Salkantay Trek

Details: Height: 4630 m (Abra Salkantay)

When performing the Salkantay Trek, you can see very varied landscapes as well as the second highest mountain in the region of Cusco (Salkantay) which is at a height of 6,271 m.a.s.l. The Salkantay Trek has a combination of culture, traditions, flora and fauna of this region unique in all Peru

Snowy of Salkantay: height 6.271 m.a.s.l.

Salkantay Trek: Distances in the Route.

  • Soraypampa to Salkantaypampa: 7 km.
  • Salkantaypampa to Salkantay Pass: 4 km.
  • Salkantay paso to Wayramachay: 7 km.
  • Wayramachay to Chaullay / Collpapampa: 16 km.
Day Route Altitude Distance
1 Cusco - Soraypampa
  • MOLLEPATA - 2900 m.a.s.l.
  • SORAYPAMPA - 3850 m.a.s.l.
  • Considered: Moderate.
  • The area: Los Andes.
  • Distance of 15 km (approx.)
  • Estimated trekking time 7 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point of 3,800 m (approx.)
  • Camping Altitude 3.800 m (approx.)
2 Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass - Challway
  • Salkantay Pass - 4600 m.a.s.l.
  • Challway – 3000 m.a.s.l.
  • Considered: Difficult
  • The area: The Andes, Salkantay Glacier
  • Distance of 16 km (approx.)
  • Estimated trekking time 6 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point of 2.750 m (approx.)
  • Camping Altitude 1.600 m (approx.)
3 Challway - Santa Teresa
  • Challway – 3000 m.a.s.l.
  • Santa Teresa - 1811 m.a.s.l.
  • Considered: Moderate.
  • The area: Cloud Forest
  • Distance of 16 kilómetros (approx.)
  • Estimated trekking time 6 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point of 2.750 m (approx.)
  • Camping Altitude 1.600 m (aprox.)
4 Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
  • Distance of 15 km.
  • Santa Teresa - 1811 m.a.s.l.
  • AGUAS CALIENTES – 2050 m.a.s.l.
  • Considered: Moderate
  • The area: Cloud Forest
  • Distance of 7 km (approx.)
  • Estimated trekking time 2 - 3 horas
  • Maximum altitude point of 2700 m (approx.)
  • Camping altitude: 2700 m (approx.)
5 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Cidadela Inca of Machu Picchu 2430 m.a.s.l.
  • Huaynapicchu 2720 m.a.s.l.


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