Salkantay Mountain The Savage Mountain

Salkantay Mountain: The “Savage Mountain”

The massive Salkantay Mountain is the highest point of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. “Salkantay” is a Quechua word meaning “savage mountain.” Though somewhat lesser-known, the Salkantay Mountain trek is stunning. Travelers take a remote footpath through lush rain forests on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Mountain Trek is ranked by hikers and travel publications as one of the best treks in the world.

Discover the Beauty of the Andes Mountains

At Alpaca Expeditions we are pleased to offer several tours highlighting the Salkantay Mountain. Read on to learn about some of our popular treks.

1. Salkantay & Inca Trail Expedition

This is a 7-day tour that takes campers over 46 miles. For those who want to experience both the Salkantay and the Inca trail, this tour is for you. Starting in Cusco, your tour will take you to Marccoccassa, to Humantay Lake, the Inca Canal and Machu Picchu. This is a challenging hike and is ideal for intermediate to experienced hikers. For more information on this trek, click here.

2. Salkantay Trek & Humantay Blue Lagoon + Camp Overlooking Machu Picchu

This is a 5.5-day tour that includes a little bit of everything. You will experience the Salkantay Trek, the stunning clear waters of the Humantay Blue Lagoon, and camp in Lacatapta overlooking Machu Picchu. This is considered a challenging hike and is best for people who are in moderate shape. If this tour interest you, please click here.

3. Salkantay Trek & Humantay Lagoon to Machu Picchu

This is a 4-day trek that is ideal for those who are on a tighter schedule. The altitude is the most challenging part of this hike. Allow yourself to experience hiking, culture, and adventure all in a quick three nights. Click here for details.

Alpaca Expeditions Offers Superior Tours and Service

All of Alpaca Expeditions’ Tours include professional, local tour guides. Our guides speak English and look forward to teaching you about the region. Additionally, they are all trained in First Aid to ensure your health and safety every step of the way. Contact us today for more information about our tours to Salkantay Mountain, Machu Picchu, and the Inca Trail.


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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