To reach Salkantay, you must go to Cusco from the capital city, Lima, Peru, or another department.
The buses from Cusco to Mollepata depart very early and pass through Limatambo. We suggest you visit the fortress of Tarahuasi. You can see the Apurimac River and part of its impressive canyon from the road. Keep in mind that the area is cold and reaches an altitude of about 5,000 m.s.n.m. Already in Mollepata, some people offer the services of bunkers and muleteers. To make the Mollepata – Santa Teresa circuit, you must provide food for six days.
It is at 2,803 m.s.n.m. At altitude, Mollepata allows rising gradually toward the Salkantay. On the way, there are herds of auquénidos. After climbing a step, height can have an impressive pyramidal view of the snowy Salkantay. From Mollepata, it takes two days to go down to Huayllabamba and join the second day of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
When making this Salkantay trek, we will know Mollepata place, where is the famous snowy Salkantay.