The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a beautiful journey through breathtaking Andean landscapes and it's increasingly popular among travellers. Being a key part of your trip, there are a few things you might want to know before you depart.
The trek itself lasts for 4 days (but you can do it in 3) with the Inca Citadel being the highlight of the last day, day 5. There are daily departures all year round so this is a great option for those booking at short notice.
There are a variety of different climates and landscapes you will be going through. You will cover long distances, out in remote Andes. For these reasons packing well is an essential requirement to enjoy the trek and avoid bad surprises.