Inca Trail
An adventure through the path of the Sun

Salcantay Trek

Salcantay Trek details.

The Inca trail is unquestionably the most known of the Treks in Peru to get to Machu Picchu. But there is an alternative, slightly different and above all without the limitation of availability, it's the Salcantay Trek. It must not be considered as a last resort solution because it is only an alternative. To sum up in a few words, differences of this Trek are: longer, higher, less crowded, more "immense" landscapes, less archaeological ruins.

For its growing success and because we know that it meets the wishes of the most demanding ones, we have created a website dedicated to it:, where you will find all the necessary information and the possibility to book online.

Treks comparative

2-day Inca trail 4-day Inca Trail Salcantay Trek
Duration 2 days 4 days 5 days
Availability From March to January, according to availability From March to January, according to availability Generally from April to September, depending on the season
Departure point Cuzco Cuzco Cuzco
Arrival point Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Machu Picchu
Total walking distance 7.5 miles (12 km) 28 miles (45 km) 36 miles (58 km)
Equipment porters - Porters Horses
Maximal altitude   13858 ft (4224 m) 16174 ft (4930 m)
Hotel in Aguas Calientes -
Visit of Machu Picchu
Return to Cuzco by train