Located in the department of Cusco, Mount
Salkantay (6,271 masl) marks the culmination of a
trekking circuit that combines majestic landscapes with the
attraction of the world's most famous pre-Hispanic site: Machu
Picchu and the Inca Trail.
The route starts out following the old Inca
road carved into the rock and which leads to the citadel of
Machu Picchu. The trail crosses through a
high mountain pass between Mount Salkantay
and Humantay (5,917 masl) before heading
along the Acobamba River Canyon down to the
archaeological site. Also is well known as vilcabamba real
The trail grant hikers extraordinary views of most of Cusco's
most beautiful mountains: Mount Wayanay (5,464
masl), Palcay (5,229 masl) and Wakay Willka
or Veronica (5,750 masl), which soar above
one side of the Urubamba River Valley.
during the summer months (December-March). Sunny from May
to September. Maximum temperatures reach 27° C, while
minimum temperatures rarely drop below 11° C.
the Inca Trail, the route starts out at Km 88 of the railway.
Organized groups set out from the town of Chilca at Km 76
of the same line.
are trekking and adventure tourism companies that organize
hikes along this circuit from their headquarters in the city
Hikers will need to take along drinking water and food, in
addition to camping equipment.
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