The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snow capped mountain (6,280m) and three others over 6000m. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently.
Attractive Salkantay trek ; made for trekkers has a changeable landscape; it is under sunrise code decentralization of trekking tours, since other tourist circuits have gotten famous in the last few years it's getting crowded, this trek is totally different than the others, it's not dirty, nor popular, so therefore it's not full of tourists going on this trek you may see distinct ecosystems spread across its different zones of altitude and climate. This trail runs from high valley up to the mountains and descends into a lush valley. The ecosystem is transformed rapidly.
|Best time to travel:
| April - Nov December Jan - Mar
|Medium / Easy
|Culture, History, Fauna, Flora, Trekking & Hiking.
|Cusco, Mollepata, Salkantay, Chaullay, Hidroelectrica, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
|Private bus, Train and Hiking
|Camping and Hostel or Hotel in Aguas Calientes
|(no more than 7 travelers)
|From your Hotel in Cusco city