This map shows the detailed salkantay and inca trail route we will follow to get to the Lost city of the Incas.
Along the salkantay tour we will travel into andes to have amazing experiences in Cusco Peru, some days are cold but all the tour is unforgettable, you will remenber all your life about this experience.
The Salkantay tour begins in Mollepata site and this depends on the days of tours that you take, then it goes to Soraypampa in the first day, at this point we are close to the sacred mountains of the Incas and of course of the Salkantay Mountain, after this point we reached Salkantaypampa, here we can see the mountains and you feel the cold, and when we got to Salkantay Pass the height that this has is about 4400 m, continuing this route we will reach Ichupata, Waynawmachay, Manchaymayo, Qollpapampa and other places that are great along this route, before to reach Aguas Calientes we will be in Santa Teresa and especially in Colcamayo where are crystalline thermal springs, and we can also get in Aguas Calientes too, before climbing to the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu.
Also this trek map show you the inca trail route and others routes turists take to go to Aguas Calientes, but as you see the two main routes are salkantay and inca trail and the inca trail is sold out very fast, but salkantay is not sold out because doesnt have any permision to get in.
Salkantay Trek is a great alternative day after day to the Inca Trail. Going this route, you'll be able to visit some of the most beautiful places in the Andean jungle and see the snow covered Salkantay Mountain (altitude is 6372 m). You will have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna and stop by part of the Inca trail, Llactapata, which is an enclosure built on the mountain facing Machu Picchu.
The Classic Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, the most popular destination in South America! It presents a unique combination of culture, with preserved proudly by the Peruvian people, and is an amazing adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. This walk is set at the highest peaks of Salkantay and Humantay Mountain, where the cold ice of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Andean jungle. This route is surrounded by the historic Machu Picchu National Park and is considered one of the 25 best hikes in the world. This trail is very diverse and rich geography hike, Andean culture and history. The Cordillera Vilcanota contains two twenty highest mountains in the Americas.
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