Peru has always held a certain fascination among travellers and hikers alike. One cannot fail to be mystified and blown away, the moment one first casts their eyes on the hidden ancient empire of Machu Picchu. Our Salkantay trek lets you discover this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site and so much more as you embark on an adventure in the company of an experienced guide, a trip that is suitable for even the most moderately active walker.
The Salkantay trek takes you on a journey that you will be slow to forget. Unlike the over popular Inca trail, the Salkantay trek lets you escape the crowds and trek in the ‘hidden Peru‘. Discover the bustling city of Cusco, the seventh largest in Peru before you set off on a journey that is bound to take you back in time. Visit the Sacred Valley and its important Inca sites before arriving in Ollantaytambo, the last Inca village to still be inhabited. Hike through valleys where lush tropical rainforest collides with huge snow-capped mountains, making each turn in the path an unforgettable visual feast. Discover the rich heritage of the Incan people and mingle with locals as you pass through several indigenous towns on your route. Alas, soak in the wonder of this impressive UNESCO world heritage site as it looms from the mountainside. Embrace the mystical beauty of this sacred archaeological heaven and take some time to reflect on your journey through one of the most beautiful countries on Earth.
Highlights: Cusco, Peru’s Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes hot springs, Machu Picchu.
Accommodation: Camp during the trek and 3* hotel in Cusco and Aguas Caliente.
Mandatory specialist Equipment: Sleeping bag comfort -15c, sleeping mat, High-Grade Trekking boots, Thermal underwears, Snow-Grade Down Jacket, headlight, gloves, sun-cream, hat, Mosquito Repellent.