Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek by MLP
This unforgettable experience from Mountain Lodges of Peru (MLP) combines the exhilaration of a 63 km trek in the towering Peruvian Andes with the comfort and delights of lovely mountain lodge accommodation. Guests on the little-known, relatively uncrowded Salcantay Trail pass through numerous eco-systems at heights ranging from 2100 to 4600 metres. Original Inca paths offer views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers, winding their way to waterfalls, rivers and turquoise lakes. Local inhabitants live isolated in simple houses, much as their ancestors have done for centuries.
In small groups and covering 4 to 6 hours a day, walkers are rewarded with rarely seen views of Machu Picchu, before visiting the ruins on the final day. In contrast to the traditional Inca trail, guests are pampered at their overnight stops by attentive and friendly local staff, with excellent cuisine, comfortable rooms, hot showers and even heated outdoor jacuzzis.
MLP also offer the same route once a month on horseback.