Salkantay Trek Distances and Altitudes along the trek to Machu Picchu

 

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu passes through stunning landscapes varying from the cloud forest to the high mountains. Along the way you will see the fantastic views of second highest mountain in the Cusco area - Salkantay ("Savage mountain" from Quechua) standing at 20,574' (6,271 m). This trek to Machu Picchu goes through unfrequented areas and combines culture and tradition with the incredible flora and fauna offered by Peru. You will be in the real Andes and the perfect conditions to get a sense of the life in the area.

Altitude

  • Starting Altitude - 2900m / 9515ft.
  • Highest Altitude - 4650m / 15,200ft
  • Walking Distance - 60.5 km / 37.5 miles
  • Longest Day - Day 2, approximately 18 km/11 miles
  • Coldest Night - Day 1 around 0º celsius
  • Overall Difficulty - Difficult

Salkantay trek Distance

  • Soraypampa to Salkantay Pass  - 7 km (4.5 Miles)
  • Salkantaypampa to Salkantay Pass   - 4km ( 2.5 Miles)
  • Soyrococha to Salkantay Pass: 1km (06. Miles)
  • Salkantay Pass to Wayracmachay 7 km (4.5 miles)
  • Salkantay Pass to Chaullay/ colpapampa 16km (10 miles)

First Day

  • Total distance 15 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 7 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 3,800 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 3,800 m (aprox.)

Second day

  • Total distance 19 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 8 - 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 4,650 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 2,750 m (aprox.)

Third Day

  • Total distance 16 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 6 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 2,750 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 1,600 m (aprox.)

Fourth Day

  • Total distance 7 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 2 - 3 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 2,700 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 2,700 m (aprox.)

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