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Salcantay

The Salcantay is a mountain in the Vilcabamba mountain range and the second highest peak in the Cusco region after the Ausangate. On the paths around the Salcantay, wonderful and varied landscapes open up to the hiker.

Salcantay

Geographical location

About 128 km northwest of Cusco.


Altitude

6271 m.

 Salcantay

Climate on the trail

Average day and night temperatura

January: 15 C / 5 C, February: 15 C / 6 C, March: 16 C / 6 C, April: 18 C / 6 C, May: 18 C / 3 C, June: 18 C / 0 C, July: 17 C / 0 C, August: 17 C / 0 C, September: 18 C / 3 C, October: 19 C / 5 C, November: 19 C / 5 C, December: 18 C / 6 C.

 

Average rainfall

January: 142 mm, February: 114 mm, March: 102 mm, April: 41 mm, May: 8 mm, June: 3 mm, July: 3 mm, August: 8 mm, September: 20 mm, October: 48 mm, November: 66 mm, December: 107 mm.  

Foto: ANDINA.



Travel programs:

Salcantay 

PTW-CUS007

Via Salcantay to Machu Picchu

4 days / 3 nights

An alternative route to Machu Picchu, which does not have as many archaeological remains as the Inca Trail, but offers wonderful landscapes in the transition from the snow-capped mountains to the lush mountain jungle. This route is only used by a few tourists.

 


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