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Salkantay Lodge

Located at 12,795 feet, Salkantay Lodge takes its name from the sacred peak in Inca mythology, which stands tall at a spectacular 20,500 feet. Located between Humantay Peak and Salkantay Peak, it sits in Peru’s Soraypampa Valley, on an unspoiled landscape of towering peaks and alpine grasslands.

Salkantay Lodge is perfect spot to acclimatize in luxury. All 6 private guest rooms with private bathrooms are warmly presented with down comforters and amenities. At the end of the day, you will enjoy hot showers, fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, massages, outdoor Jacuzzi and highly personalized service from local staff.

Indulge in the creative mix of International and Peruvian cuisine, providing a refreshing take on the region’s most iconic dishes. All offerings are locally sourced – from organic coffee blends to healthy snacks.

 

Style

A small lodge, providing comfortable accommodation. This is the base lodge for the Salkantay Route.

 

Setting

In the Soraypampa Valley, between Humantay and Salkantay Peaks, this is on the trek Salkantay, an alternative route to Machu Picchu.

 

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 12 double or twin rooms, each with private bathrooms with hot and cold running water. With a funky orange exterior, this lodge sits snugly in the valley, with wonderful views out to this stunning area of Peru. There is a cosy reading room and an outdoor hot tub, as well as a fire-warmed living room in which you can enjoy a tasty pisco sour at the end of a hard days trekking Salkantay.

 

Dinning

Salkantay Lodge serves Peruvian and international cuisine.

 

Activities

Enjoy trout fishing, horseback riding and stunning views of Salkantay, the regions highest peak. There are other hiking options here too, from climbing to the summit of Salkantay Peak to less strenuous walks to glacial lakes. You can also go rafting at the Rio Blanco or go mountain biking.

This is the base lodge from which you will start the trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu. This is a lodge based trek to one of the world’s most intriguing wonders, not just for those that don’t want to sleep in tents after a hard days trekking, but for those who want to really take it all in.

 

Child Policy

We do not recommend this lodge for children as this is a hard trek Salkantay.

 

Trek Salkantay

This Salkantay Trek is an alternative route to the classic Inca Trail, considered among the 25 best in the world according to the National Geographic magazine.

With high snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests and a variety of flora and fauna, this hike offers a perfect blend of hiking, culture and nature. Far from the crowds, this is a cutting-edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a bit more privacy and authenticity, since for now it is not an agglomerated route like the Inca Trail.

The Quechua and pre-Inca peoples named this mountain Apu Salkantay (God protector). The snow is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range and is at 6 271 m.s. or 20 574 feet. Next to this mountain is also the Humantay mountain which is at 5 917 m.s.n.m. or 19 412 feet.

 

When is the best season to hike Salkantay Trek?

The best season to hike Salkantay Trek is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

 

Alternative Treks to Salkantay Trail

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. }

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

 

 

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