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The Apu Salkantay is a snow covered mountain , considered a God for communities. He is caring their crops , their children and provides water that is synonymous with life.
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Cusco 08002, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, Socrates, ... yes. Socrates was amazing. This hike is not for the faint of heart. it's tough, but doable. Peru in general has some of the best landscapes in the world, but this trek in particular has been one of my favorites.

Thank Rarygeaves
Reviewed yesterday

This was a fantastic trekking experience. The scenery was varied from crossing high mountain passes to descending through the cloud forest. One of the highlights was seeing Machu Picchu from across the valley. The lodges were very comfortable and the food was great. We encountered...More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular scenery, reaching the 4.700 mts near the Salkantay Mnt., descending afterwards to a gorgeous pre-rain forest.

Thank Luís M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very tough hike for someone my age, 61. But I am glad I did it. It was tiring but exciting and challenging.

1  Thank jnbenedict1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are too old to camp and Mountain Lodges of Peru made this hike available to us. While the hike can be strenuous, it was fulfilling and memorable. Out tour guides identified important local plants and wildlife. We understand others comments about what the horses...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from the 7 day Salkantay Trail trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru. Will certainly be one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We were two in a group of 13. You'll experience three seasons on this trek -- we had sun...More

Thank technotarek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled with Papi's Treks (guide: Mike) and had an amazing experience! They did carry most of our equipment for us, so truly we just had to the walking. Some steep hills, but a good tour guide will set the pace for you - it...More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 Stars for the trek! 0 for (almost all of) the tour companies which are destroying everything. The full Salkantay Trek is really beautiful. My girlfriend and I did it in 5 days. Finding the trail is really easy, walking with all the equipment in...More

Thank steve-raw24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this trek with Alpaca Expeditions - the 5D/4N version. The first day, with the mountain climb, was really hard. I often thought I wouldn't make it and was reduced to 10-15 steps between rests (the thin air, not the muscles). But what an...More

Thank Imabizzybee
Reviewed 19 May 2017

t's not easy, the 4100 meters altitude (and counting), make the breath difficult, but when you get to the lake, the your gonna lose your breath! Go for it! Take your time, it's going to worth your time!

Thank sharkcuca
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Hi, May I ask which company you did the hike with ? We want to do it mid/3rd week of April 17. Many thanks and if you have any other advice they will be most welcome. Cheers George
8 January 2017|
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Response from godofthearmadillos | Reviewed this property |
Karikuy---All aspects of the trip were very good. Only problem was guide hitting on my woman friend. Offered her a private massage and gave her his cell number in Cuzco in case she got bored with me. Did not learn that until... More
Emmy, my wife and I from Melbourne are thinking about trecking the Matchu Pitchu in April 2017. May I ask why you did it in October and why not the classic Inca trail ? and did you spend much time to acclimatise in Cusco.. Can you also share any other advise ... our plan is to fly to Santiago then El Calafate (Patagonia), Buenos Aires, Julianca (Lake Tticaca), Lima then Cusco ... What do you think.. hoping that the stay in LIMA and couple of days in Cosco before the trek will help us acclimatise and minimise the altitude sickness.... Many Thanks , George Li
20 November 2016|
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Response from Tommy B | Reviewed this property |
Gooday mate! We did it in October because we're doing a tour of SA and that just happened to be the time we went through Cusco. We did Salkantay over Inca because you have to book that months in advance and we didn't (also... More
Esther R
My husband and I would love to to the self guided option of the Salkantay Trail staying a local houses. I'd be VERY grateful if anyone could let me have the name of the company/ies that do this - and any advice on this. We are experienced trekkers. best wishes Esther
2 July 2016|
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Response from Nicke153 | Reviewed this property |
I did the Salkantay trail in May with Valencia travel guides. There were many self guided trekkers on the trail hiking to machu picchu. You will encounter many farms and small villages along the way that will let you camp on... More