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SALKANTAY TREK DIFFICULTY


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

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