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Machu Picchu, Inn-to-Inn

Listed under Trekking in Sacred Valley, Peru.

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As an alternative to the traditional and very crowded Inca Trail, you can trek the Salcantay route from Mollepata to Aguas Calientes, along the Vilcabamba mountain range. This route has been recently equipped with first class mountain lodges, a larger one at Salcantay Base, and three smaller ones along the way, to cater to the sophisticated trekker who enjoys and active day and a comfortable night. This 4-day trek can be extended by one day at Salcantay Lodge for better acclimatization. At the end, from the village below Machu Picchu, a short bus ride takes you to the most iconic ruins of the Inca civilization. Most trekkers would enjoy a few days exploring the Sacred Valley and the magnificent town of Cusco either before or after the hike. The best months for this trek are June to October, during the dry winter months of the southern hemisphere.

Written by  Nadia Le Bon.

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“Salkantay to Machu Picchu.”

I can certainly recommend this trek to those who like to get away from it all (until you arrive at Aquas Calientes and Machu Picchu!) I walked the route from Sorayampa to Aquas Calientes passing over the Salcantay Pass (4750 m) camping en route. This is… Read more...

Written by  Ralph Johnson.

“The grown-up gapper: Salsa and Guinness”

By Ruth Holliday for The Telegraph first published 1 September 2008 I would never normally set foot in an Irish bar abroad. I've always considered them a lazy way of sidestepping local culture. If you're going to spend every evening drinking pints in a… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Telegraph, 1 September 2008

“Peru: A walk in the clouds to Machu Picchu”

By Anna Murphy for The Telegraph First Published 24 Apr 2009 There were a number of things that had long made me want to walk the Inca Trail: the idea of scaling the Peruvian Andes; of feeling as if you could reach out and touch the clouds with your ha… Read more...

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