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The best time to do the Salkantay trek is during the dry season in the Peruvian Andes, which runs from May to September. These months offer more stable conditions, with less rainfall and pleasant temperatures during the day.
The Salkantay trek is a challenging trek, so a moderate to high level of fitness is recommended. It is important to perform cardiovascular exercises, such as walking and running, as well as strengthening the muscles of the legs and back before undertaking the adventure.
The Salkantay trekking usually lasts between 4 and 6 days, depending on the chosen itinerary. The total distance covered is approximately 74 kilometers, from Mollepata to Machu Picchu.
The maximum altitude reached during the Salkantay trek is at the mountain pass called Abra Salkantay, at an altitude of approximately 4,600 meters above sea level. It is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness.
The main difference between the Salkantay trek and the classic Inca Trail route is the scenery and the experience. While the Inca Trail follows ancient Inca trails, passing by ruins and archaeological sites, the Salkantay trek offers a more scenic and natural experience, crossing valleys, mountains and breathtaking landscapes.