19 Must-See Photos of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

by | Aug 16, 2017

The 5-day / 4-night Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the highlight of Peru a must-see for anyone coming to the country. Daniel and I did it in July 2017 and I have to say, it’s one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. If you’re on the fence about booking this adventure, these Salkantay trek photos may just change your mind.

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Humantay Lake on the Salkantay Trek

Humantay Lake


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The View from Humantay Lake


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Making New Friends


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu


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Climbing up to Salkantay Pass


campsite puppy on the Salkantay Trek

Campsite Puppy!


Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Crossing Over Salkantay Pass


llama at Machu Picchu

Llama Grazing at Machu Picchu


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Horses on the Hike to Humantay Lake


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Heading to Camp on Day One


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Heading to Humantay Lake


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu


glass tents on the Salkantay Trek

Glass-topped Tents on the Salkantay Trek


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Climbing to the Salkantay Pass


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Mountain Views on the Salkantay Trek


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Entering the Jungle Climate at Lower Elevation


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Dinner on Day One


Aquas Calientes

Aguas Calientes, the Last Stop Before Machu Picchu


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View of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate


PS are you looking for more to do on your trip to Cusco? Don’t miss the surreal landscape of Peru’s Rainbow Mountain, or these 7 easy day trips from Cusco


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  1. Kay Wert Minardi

    Fabulous photos!

    • Slight North by Dianne Minardi

      Thank you!!


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