|Elevation||6,271 meters (20,574 ft) or 6,264 meters (20,551 ft)|
|Location||Cusco Region, Peru|
|Mountains||Cordillera Vilcabamba, Andes Peruanos|
|Prominence||2,540 meters (8,330 ft)|
|First ascent||August 4, 1952, by Fred D. Ayres, David Michael, Jr., W. V. Graham Matthews, George I. Bell, Claude Kogan, M. Bernard Pierre|
|Easier route||Northeast ridge: technical glacier/snow/ice climb (French grade AD)|
The Salkantay Trail in Peru connects Cusco with the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. It runs approximately 89 km/55 miles through the high Andean peaks of the Salknatay ranges into cloud forests and steamy jungles. The walk begins in the town of Mollepata, or the vicinity of Souraypampa, to the northwest and a few kilometers from Cusco.
The Inca Trail from Ollantaytambo is not the only route to reach Machu Picchu.
It presents two summits covered by snow, known as China Salcantay and Salcantay female, separated by a port that opens to the valley of Santa Ana in the province of Urubamba. Both rivers pour their waters into the Urubamba by its left margin.
The Salkantay to Machu Picchu is a beautiful route crossing the Andes’ immense mountains. To carry out this trek, you will need all the necessary information to unforgettable your trip.
|Cusco||Capital: 3,350 m.s.n.m. (Cusco)
Minimum: 2,000 m.s.n.m. (Aguas Calientes)
Maximum: 4,650 m.s.n.m. (Open Salkantay)
|Semi-tropical, hot, and humid days and cold nights with constant rain all year round
Minimum: Between -5 ° C to 11 ° C Open Salkantay (June)
Maximum: Between 20 ºC and 26 ºC Sahuayaco Beach (June)
Rainfall: November to April
We hope all this information is helpful:
To get to the beginning of our Salkantay trek, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to Mollepata. The trip lasts approximately 3 to 2 hours 30min; if you want to make this trip independently, you can take the local buses that depart from Arcata.
It does locate to the north of Cusco. Quechua of this snowy means “Wild Mountain” to be a snowy, difficult ascent to the top.
The maximum height within the trek in Salkantay is 4 600 meters. Salcantay is the beautiful Mountain of Salkantay, and the minimum elevation is 2 200 meters of Sahuayaco.
You will have no problem completing this Salkantay if you are in good health, moderately fit, and accustomed to walking.
Children under ten years old are the responsibility of their parents
Recommendations to take on the adventure trip: