Hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Hikers who love a challenge are heading to the Salkantay Pass for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Machu Picchu is, of course, a renowned cultural site that attracts visitors from all over the globe, but increasing numbers of travelers are looking to combine their visit with a world-class hiking experience. The Salkantay Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime Andean excursion that is filled with incredible highlights. If you’re up for the challenge, start packing your gear!

Andean Enchantment

When you take the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, you’ll encounter majestic sights that include glacial peaks, stunning cloud forests, historic Incan mountain passes, and dazzling mountain scenery—all of which seems designed for the camera. This little-traveled part of the world features pristine terrain that requires some level of fitness to traverse. Making the Salkantay Trek is for individuals who can handle hikes of moderate difficulty. Alpaca Expeditions has designed a trek that showcases the natural grandeur of the Andes and the trail to enchanting Machu Picchu.

The Hike

Alpaca Expeditions features experienced, knowledgeable guides whose enthusiasm for Alpine exploration only grows with each hike to Machu Picchu. When you book your place on the Salkantay Trek with Alpaca Expeditions, you’ll be able to look forward to an unforgettable adventure that includes private campsites and delicious food that will fuel you for the journey. The hike is a chance to experience comradery with other hikers and our guides, to witness this an ancient landscape, and to test your own skills as you trek to one of the world’s most fantastic archaeological sites.

Machu Picchu

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu is located in Southern Peru on an eastern slope of the Andes Mountains. The 15th century Inca citadel is perched 2,430 m above sea-level complemented by lush mountain forests, waterfalls, and other visually arresting scenery. This archaeological site is the culmination of the Salkantay Trek. Witnessing Machu Picchu is truly an experience hikers will never forget.

It’s impossible not to use words like magical, enchanting, and even surreal when hiking the Salkantay Trek. Alpaca Expeditions invites you to come and see why. If you are able to endure alpine hikes of moderate difficulty amidst dramatic temperature fluctuations, you are a candidate for this unique journey. Contact Alpaca Expeditions today!


Our goal at Alpaca Expeditions is to create the best experience for all of our clients. We create journeys that are to be remembered for a lifetime. Journeys you can be proud of and can share with everybody around you.

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