The Salkantay Trek is a favorite among hikers for the Humantay Blue Lagoon, glamping at our glass cabanas overlooking the snowcapped Salkantay mountain range and at our unique Hobbit Houses with hot outdoor jacuzzis, and our exclusive campsite overlooking the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu at Llactapata!
Considered to be one of the best treks in the world, the Salkantay Trek offers a variety of Peru ecosystems; from deserts and jungles, to high alpine mountain passes, and azure lagoons!
Highlights: Stellar scenery, coffee farm, glass cabanas, Humantay Lake, Hobbit Houses, and campsite overlooking Machu Picchu.
Considerations: In order to include Humantay lagoon (Turquoise Lagoon) and Llactapata (amazing camping spot with Machu Picchu in the distance) we need to leave the afternoon before the trek starts making this trek 5.5 days and 5 nights.
Salkantay has grown in popularity and is now easily the second most travelled route to Machu Picchu after the Inca Trail. This hike is one of the most beautiful, experiencing different ecosystems each day – from mountain peaks to the jungle. And when you hike the Salkantay Trek with the expedition team, you experience a very unique, one of a kind trip. Our route is different than any other company, allowing each trekker to feel at one with the mountains. And throughout the journey, you will experience some of our most special campsites staying in glass cabanas, our hobbit inspired houses and even a campsite overlooking Machu Picchu. Join us for this 5.5 day hike to Machu Picchu and experience what makes a trip with us so special.
Unique and comprehensive itinerary
Our itinerary is completely unique to us. From glacier peaks to the jungle, hikers will head through different micro-climates drastically changing the scenery from day to day.
Because our itinerary is different from any other, our hikers enjoy the quiet magic of the mountains. We head to our first campsite the afternoon before our trek begins, giving our groups a head start on their journey. You will get a great night sleep starting at the Andean sky from your bed in our glass igloos, getting you set to begin your trek feeling great.
Enjoy sunrise over the blue lagoon, Humantay Lake, and take loads of photos of this special location without any crowds. We arrive before any other group at this beautiful spot, allowing your photos to be perfect and serene.
For our coffee lovers, enjoy a real life coffee farm where you will help them grind some beans by hand before they prepare the best cup of café to keep you awake in the mountains.