Salkantay Trek is into the top 03 most well-known and popular alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Therefore, If you want to see nature and wildlife to the lost city of the Incas (Machu Picchu) this is the best option. even, on the last years there some local towns that open their houses in order to enjoy the experience of coffee farm where you can harvest, peel, see how they dry the seeds, toasted, grind, filter the coffee for have and taste a fresh coffee. Also, you can see other products as avocado, banana, passion fruit, and others.
all over the world there a many hikes but this is into 10 of the most well-know if you want to hike over the andes where you can find amazing ladscapes with flora and fauna of this region. So do Salkantay Trek will be the best option as Alternative Inca trail if you dont find the classic Inca Trail because, you must booked long time in advance or just do around Salkantay Snow-Capped mountain (the 2nd highest in Cusco and most important behind of Ausangate Mountain.
Also, if you do Salkantay Trek you can see Machu Picchu inca site from the mountain in the front called (Patallaqta Inca Site) and have a diferent perspective of this incredible place that we will visit the last day of the hike and do part of the famous Inca trail because just as a little spoiler the inca trail are over than 60,000 km (40,000 Miles).
So, it´s not just 42 km (26 miles) as many people think about it if not there are as Salkantay trek, Lares trek, or Huchuy Qosqo. that is why we invite you to explore and do this amazing hike to Machu Picchu enjoying the mountains that surround this magical places, landscapes, local villages with experience on the way.
Salkantay Trek: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow !!!