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Collpapampa Perú in the region of Apurímac is a town located in Peru – some 273 mi (or 439 km) East of Lima, the country’s capital.

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Peru is Sacred City of Caral-Supe in a distance of 83 mi (or 134 km), East. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Carhuaz, Tinco, Acopampa, Carhuac and Marcara District. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Weather of Collpapampa Perú

  • Morning Temperature: 10°C / 51 °F
  • Even ing Temperature: 12°C / 53 °F
  • Night Temperature: 10°C / 50 °F
  • Chance of rainfall: 1%
  • Air Humidity: 14%
  • Air Pressure: 1015 hPa
  • Wind Speed: Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from East
  • Cloud Conditions:  Clear sky, covering 1% of sky
  • General Conditions: Light rain

Best travel period to Collpapampa, Peru

The best time to travel to Collpapampa Perú is from April to November, where you have a mild climate or pleasant climate and hardly until little precipitation. The average maximum temperature in Collpapampa Perú is 17 ° C in September and 15 ° C in January.


The average climatic figure for Collpapampa Perú is 7.4. This is based on several factors, such as average temperatures, the possibilities of precipitation and the climatic experiences of others.

Collpapampa Perú has a tundra climate. It is cold here all year. Average temperature and average precipitation in Collpapampa Perú or the periods when more rain or snow falls, here is all the information. So you can be well prepared! Our monthly climate statistics averages are based on data from the last 10 years.

Salkantay trek to Collpapampa

Salkantay trekking is for purists, for those who know that there is more than the classic Inca Trail or the short Inca Trail. If you are interested in the Salkantay Trek in Peru, then you know that the Incas created other beautiful trails and that there are more ways to get to Machu Picchu. One of them is the Salkantay Trek. If you decide on the salkantay trek 4 days and 3 nights you will discover a little-known side of Peru. Of course, the Salkantay route is not for cowards. For the Salkantay path, you need to have that adventurous spirit running through your veins. Do you think you are enough for the Salkantay Trail in Peru? Come on!

What is Salkantay trekking?

The Salkantay trekking is one of the many trekkings that can be found in the Cusco region, Peru. It is about 75 km (46 miles) away and about 3,000 m (10,000 ft) in altitude, making it considered a tough trek, compared to the other trekking options in the area. A typical walk through Salkantay begins in Cusco, where you are picked up from the hotel to take you to Mollepata or Soraypampa. A great attraction of the Salkantay trekking is that not only can you see Machu Picchu, but you can also see Llaqtapata. Pronounced as “Yakhta-Pata”, Llaqtapata is an archaeological site about 5 km from Machu Picchu. It is believed that in Inca times, it was a resting place on the way to Machu Picchu. Even today, in some walks, Llaqtapata is used as a resting place. Be sure to choose the correct itinerary if you want to spend the night here.


The Salkantay trek is all about the Salkantay pass. These 4580 m of altitude are the highlight of the tour and one of the reasons why Salkantay trekking is not easy. You can suffer from altitude sickness while doing this walk. Later, we will tell you what you can do to prevent it from happening to you. The Salkantay trek was named after the Salkantay mountain, also known as Salcantay or Sallqantay, in Quechua. It is the highest peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range and is called the wild mountain. This is because the word Sallqantay means something like wild, uncivilized, or invincible. Now do you understand why we ask you if you are Sallqantay enough?

How difficult is the Salkantay Trek?

We hope we did not scare you the previous paragraph. You might believe that Salkantay trekking is extremely difficult. Don’t worry, it isn’t. None of the itineraries of the tours to Machu Picchu are designed for mountaineers. They are designed for tourism, which means that all people with a moderate physical condition are capable of doing it. The same applies to Salkantay trekking. It is not easy, but it is not very difficult to achieve either. When considering doing the Salkantay trek, you just need to be aware of a few things. We list them here.

Spend at least an additional day in Cusco to get used to the altitude. The second day of the Salkantay trek is the hardest.

To get the most out of your trip, you should always take it as calmly as possible. It is not a mountain race, so you better take the time to enjoy the scenery. You don’t spend every weekend in the Andes. Bring plenty of snacks and hydrate yourself properly. At higher altitudes, more water is needed and one of the benefits of trekking is that many calories are burned. 😉 If you have difficulties the first day of the Salkantay trek, you have to know that you can rent a horse for the second day. This can help you relax when climbing the Salkantay Pass. You will not need any help during the rest of the trip. You will enjoy more

When should I do the Salkantay trail?

If you are thinking of trekking Salkantay, it is good to know what weather conditions you are in. The Cusco area in Peru has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season lasts from April to October and the driest months are June, July and August. The latter is also the season with the highest number of visitors. Don’t worry, it’s not like the classic Inca Trail, so you don’t have to worry too much about permits. The rainy season is from November to March and the worst months for trekking to Machu Picchu are December, January and February. It is not impossible, but you must ask yourself if it is worth it. Do you like rain? Then go ahead! At least the Salkantay trail, unlike the classic Inca Trail, is not closed in February.

How much does the Salkantay Trail cost in Peru?

It is not a minor question. If you want your Euros, Dollars or Soles to go further, you should investigate the options carefully. Most people prefer to do the Salkantay trek with a trekking company, but of course it can also be done in a private way. Below we give you a rough estimate of the costs of your next trek.

How high is the Salkantay pass?

The Salkantay pass is your biggest obstacle during the Salkantay trek. The pass has an altitude of 4600 masl (15 100 feet). On a typical Salkantay trek, you are more likely to cross the pass on the second day. It is essential to take things slowly. If you are prone to altitude sickness, then this is where it can happen. Luckily, once you cross it, you will descend quite fast. This will help acclimatization and should resolve the worst symptoms of altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness during the Salkantay Trek in Peru

Altitude sickness (MAM) can ruin your trip to Machu Picchu. Often people who want to do the Inca Trail or the Salkantay are in a hurry and fly from Lima, which is at sea level. Then they are in Cusco at an altitude of 3399 masl. To give you a perspective, mountaineers like to ascend the so-called “three thousand”, mountains at 3000 meters above sea level. You can understand that Cusco is high and from there it rises even more because the Salkantay trekking crosses the Salkantay pass (4600 m). There are some good “four thousand”. The dangers of altitude sickness must be taken seriously. Our trekking experts always advise those interested in Salkantay trekking to spend at least one day in Cusco. The ideal is to spend two days. And why not? There is a lot to do. It is a great city and spending some time there will help you get used to the altitude. Our experts are well aware of the dangers of altitude sickness. They have written blog posts about MAM during trekking in Nepal and know that there is no rushing up Mount Kilimanjaro. There is a golden rule that applies during trekking at height: Listen to your body.

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