How Difficult is Salkantay?
All of the treks are fairly difficult in Peru and you should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting the trail. You have to be moderately fit to complete this hike.
Try trekking 10km in a day or go to the gym a month before the hike because we will cover a lot of distance in the first 2 days. The good news is that everyone in the last few years who started a trek has finished it! If you are really struggling, we have emergency horses that you can ride if you are not fit for the trek.
The second day of the hikie will be the longest and hardest. After an early breakfast, we will start hiking up a moderate climb for three and half hours until we reach the Salkantay Pass (4,600m/15,092ft). From this point, we can soak in spectacular views of Cusco’s second highest peak. At the pass, you can leave a piece of rock carried from the bottom as a present for the mountain spirit.
DIFFICULTY OF SALCANTAY TREKS
|Tour||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N||easy - moderate||dificult||moderate||easy||-||-||-|
|Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N||easy||moderate||dificult||moderate||easy||-||-|
|Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail 7D/6N||moderate||moderate||dificult||dificult||moderate||moderate||-|
|Salkantay trek by Llactapata 4D/3N||moderate||moderate||moderate||easy||-||-||-|
|Salkantay trek by Llactapata 5D/4N||moderate||moderate||moderate||moderate||easy||-||-|
DIFFICULTY OF INCA TRAIL
|Tour||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Inca Trail To Machu Picchu "Short" 2D/1N||moderate||moderate||-||-||-|
|Inca Trail To Machu Picchu Classic 4D/3N||moderate||moderate||moderate||easy||-|
|Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 5D/4N||moderate||moderate||moderate||moderate||easy|
DIFFICULTY OF OTHER TOURS
|Tour||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
|Lares Trek 4D/3N||moderate||moderate||moderate||easy|
|Choquequirao Trek 4D/3N||moderate||moderate||difficult||easy|