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: www.salcantay.info, where you will find all the necessary information and the possibility to book online.
||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|
|Arrival point||Machu Picchu||Machu Picchu||Machu Picchu|
|Total walking distance||7.5 miles (12 km)||28 miles (45 km)||36 miles (58 km)|
|Maximal altitude||13858 ft (4224 m)||16174 ft (4930 m)|
|Hotel in Aguas Calientes||-|
|Visit of Machu Picchu|
|Return to Cuzco by train|