Salkantay Trekking
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OUR TOURS ARE CLASSIFIED INTO LEVELS OF TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORTDIFFICULTY LEVELS

Difficulty levels

1 - Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

2 - Mild

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

3 - Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

4 - Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

5 - Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

Why Book with Us?

Salkantay Trekking pioneered trek-based adventures over ten years ago, and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

Expert Guides

Expert Guides

Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success.

Small Groups & Big Adventures

Small Groups & Big Adventures

Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

Our Experience

Our Experience

With ten years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.

Fantastic meals

Fantastic Meals

The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance, and nutritive food along the trail, most of our meals are buffet with.

Environmental Sensitivity

Environmental Sensitivity

Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.

Camping Equipment

Camping Equipment

When renting a camping tent or renting a backpack from Salkantay Trekking Company, you are renting camping gear and backpacking.

jonathanhill1969 jonathanhill1969
Derbyshire, Reino Unido
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The adventure of a lifetime!!!

Firstly I'd like to mention our guide Raúl Bueno because he was an absolute mega-star! Nothing was too much trouble for him. He kept the slowest and the fastest members of our group together. Read More
Sachin B Sachin B
Fremont, California
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Amazing journey for the amazing destination

Three of us did the classic 5D4N Salkantay Trek Aug 21-25. Everything from booking, orientation, the trek, food, guides and journey itself was awesome. Read More

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