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The Salkantay Trail is an old alternative trail to the Inca Trail, along the route you can see beautiful places with ecological diversity of flora and fauna, an excellent trekking route for travelers who love adventure. Also this excursion is called as one of the alternate routes to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. So it is time to travel through this magical land that Hoteles Ferré Cusco and Machu Picchu awaits you.

Best time to travel

The Cusco region has two types of marked climates, rainy season and dry season, which is why the months from May to October are considered the best dates for this excursion.

What does trekking offer?

The route to Salkantay offers privileged views of the snowy Humantay and Salkantay, since with the thaw of these two lake formations occur, being the most important and very visited by the travelers, called Humantay lagoon.

What to wear

For Salkantay Road

  • Backpack.
  • Wear a super warm jacket.
  • Extra clothes in case any change is required.
  • Hiking pants that are removable, since we can give them double use.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Have accessories: Water bottle, sticks, flashlight and binoculars.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Bring health items with you.
  • Cash for extra expenses.

Difficulty of the walk to the Salkantay Trail

The degree of difficulty on the Salkantay Trail for every walk depends a lot on the physical condition that one may have, in addition to already having experience in a similar route and in whether the state of health that one may have.

Physical training

The preparation for the Road to Salkantay, begins taking into consideration the physical condition that one has, that is why specialists consider having an early preparation before making such an excursion, since in that way the muscles are strengthened and they generate resistance when making our walk to Salkantay.