This is a stunning trek to Machu Picchu. Once Inca Trail permits are sold out, this is the only option that allows you to walk to Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay trek is a real journey through changing ecosystems and landscapes. You cross the shoulder of Salkantay, beneath spectacular glaciers, before heading down into tropical coffee-growing regions on the edge of the jungle. Along the way you get a fantastic view of Machu Picchu that few ever see, from the recently uncovered ruins of Llactapata.0