One of the World’s Best Hikes: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Are you looking to explore Peru and Machu Picchu? There are many tours to choose from, therefore it is important to choose an experienced and enthusiastic team to lead your trip. Discover one of our best packages: our recently redesigned Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lagoon tour. Explore with a passionate and qualified guide from Alpaca Expeditions and you’re sure to leave with an amazing experience.

Highlights of Salkantay Trek and Humantay Lagoon

First, this adventurous trip is best for people in moderate or better shape. The Salkantay Trek & Humantay Lagoon trip consists of 5.5 exciting days and 5 incredible nights. Begin the trip from your Cusco hotel and meet the Alpaca trekking team. From there you will be taken to the campsite in Soraypampa. That evening, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

At the campsite your guides settle you comfortably in your tents. Next savor a delicious dinner prepared by our top-rated chefs. Later that night, take in the view of the amazing night sky adorned by countless stars.

After a full night’s rest, you will wake up early to eat a hearty breakfast before the first trek. The first day’s hike begins with a visit to the Humantay Lagoon. Take in the crystal-blue waters at this famous site. Some believe that touching the icy waters ensures you’ll stay young forever! At this point you hike to Salkantay Pass, the highest point of your trek. From here you descend to your camp site.

Experience Cold Mountains and Lush, Tropical Jungles

Your second day of hiking begins in the cold mountains, but ends at a lower, warmer altitude. Explore stunning waterfalls and the lush flora and native fauna of Peru. Each day of the journey brings you up-close to the gorgeous land and people the area. Day 3 provides your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Savor the sunset over this Inca masterpiece at our private campsite.

Following that, the fourth day’s highlight is viewing an incredible waterfall that currently generates electricity for the Cusco region. Hiking the same path as the man who rediscovered Machu Picchu in the 1911, you will marvel at the natural beauty. Your hotel awaits you at the end of a long day of hiking. Rest well, the next day you explore Machu Picchu!

Your final day is what you’ve been waiting for. Visiting Machu Picchu with our expert guides is an experience like no other. There is also time to have a look around the site on your own. Or, arrange to hike Huayna Picchu. Either way, your time at Machu Picchu will be an incredible one.

Why Travel With Alpaca Expeditions?

When you book a trip with Alpaca Expeditions you can expect local, friendly tour guides, delicious food, scenic itineraries, and comfortable camping conditions. We recruit the best local guides. They expertly narrate ancient tales about the sites in Peru and Machu Picchu. Additionally, we believe that safety is paramount, therefore our guides are trained and equipped to handle any situation. To learn more about the Salkantay Trek or any other tour, contact us.

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