Salkantay Trek Weather Along the Route

Weather on Salkantay Trek

Weather on Salkantay trek is very varied, due to the fact that it winds its way through wildly different terrain at different altitudes. The only place where weather is a serious concern is the Salkantay Pass, and the nearby areas. Temperatures here, and at the nearby Soraypampa campsite, can fall below freezing. The other camps are much warmer, due to their proximity to the cloud forest.


The months September, October, November and December have a nice average temperature.
On average, the warmest month is September.
On average, the coolest month is January.
The monthly mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year in Cusco, Peru (FAHRENHEIT)


Weather on Salkantay trek monthly mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year in Cusco, Peru (Celsius)


Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in December – March .



This is the mean monthly relative humidity




This is the mean monthly wind speed (meters per second)


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This Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail. Going this route, you’ll be able to visit some of the most beautiful places in the Andean jungle and see the snow covered Salkantay Mountain (altitude is 6372 m). You will have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna and stop by part of the Inca trail, Llactapata, which is an enclosure built on the mountain facing Machu Picchu.

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Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun

The Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun in Peru

It makes perfect sense to worship the sun, After all, what is the true source of life giving energy on this planet, but, the sun? It helps plants grow, like the hundreds of different types of nourishing Andean potatoes. Sun nourished green, leafy life forms give us air to breathe and feed grazing animals like llamas, which are perhaps the coolest creatures on the planet. That many cultures actively praise this life giving behemoth of scorching gas is a testament to the undiluted awe our ancestors felt upon seeing the sun. The Incans were sun masters as they built their temples ever closer to the sun, and their festivals are a lasting tribute to that fireball in the sky.

The name of this is from Quechua “Inti” “Sun”, “Raymi”  “Festival”, the Inti Raymi (festival of the sun) was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire, dedicated to the divinity Sun, one of the most venerated gods in Inca religion. It was the festivity of the Winter Solstice and the Inca New Year.
During the Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most significant of four rites feasted in Cusco. The ceremony was also said to show the mythical descent of the Incas. It was crowded with colorific dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to thank Pachamama and to ensure a good cropping season.

In 1944, a historical reconstruction of the Intiraymi was directed by Faustino Espinoza Navarro and indigenous actors. The first reconstruction was largely based on the chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega and only referred to the religious ceremony. Since 1944, a theatrical representation of this festivity has been taking place at Sacsayhuamán, two kilometers from its original celebration in central Cusco) on June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors.

A weeklong celebration begins prior to the new year festivities with concerts and street fairs. This part is less about tradition and more focused on fun. Lose yourself in song and dance at Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas while sampling local Peruvian cuisine and just generally absorbing the good times.

Read more about this specila tour for you Inti Raymi Festival, this included visit machu picchu.

Salkantay Trek Reviews

Salkantay Trek Reviews



Salkantay Trek

Salkantay trek review 1:

“I done the 4 day 3 night trek which was Amazing from start to finish! Our guide Carlos ‘the mountain king’ was brilliant and so was the horseman who carried our duffle bags and set up the tents also the Chef Antonia who cooked all of our delicious meals everyday! The trek takes you to some of the most beautiful.”

Salkantay trek review 2:

“Fantastic 5 days, 4 night trek to Maccu Pichu Guide, Miguel was the amazing. Knowledge, care, attitude. All 150% Chefs on the trek were sensational. Honestly are like a king and queen all day. Horsemen to carry and set up tents absolutely fantastic.”

Salkantay trek review 3:

“My boyfriend and I booked the 4 day / 3 night Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. We had a great time from the beginning, we have been the only ones in the group, which was very cool! The trek itself was quite challenging, but not as hard as we anticipated.”

Salkantay trek review 4:

“We’ve had a great trek with a small group. There were only 4 of us. On the way we saw groups with over 15 persons…not what I would have wanted. They don’t put people from different agencies together. Our guide Willy was great and Nicolas the cook was excellent. We were very well taken care of.”

Salkantay trek review 5:

“My husband and I took the REI Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in May of 2015. It was spectacular. We hiked from lodge to lodge and over the 15,200 foot Salkantay pass. The two tour guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and pleasant. The scenery was breathtaking, the food and lodging were excellent.”

Salkantay trek review 6:

“We 6 had an unforgettable time at the salkantay trek . Booking the trek was simple and I had several questions which Ryder promptly answered. Our guide, Wilbert, was simply amazing, he is so in touch and respectful of the land and people of the highlands, incredibly knowledgeable, and always prioritized the safety and comfort of the group.”

Salkantay trek review 7:

“Being new to the backpacking, I was nervous about doing a five day trek. However, Salkantay provided us with the best accommodations, food and motivation. I wouldn’t use any other organization. Trip of a lifetime.”

Salkantay trek review 8:

“One of the best hiking experience ever, from the terrific trail that varies in altitude to our charming guide Sam, and to our artistic chef.”

Salkantay trek review 9:

“Salkantay trekking was great doing the salkantay trek to machupicchu. The transport to everywhere was very safe. Berny our guide was two thumbs up! Very knowledge helpful and considerate. The food was super delicious. I was surprised. Horseman very good no issues.”

Salkantay trek review 10:

“We recently completed a 5 day hike on the Salkantay Trek and I have to say that it was a great experience overall. It was nice that our tour guide  and his crew are actual locals which made it a very authentic experience. First of, I was highly impressed by the details provided in preparing us for the journey, everything was on time and well thought out. Secondly, I was amazed by the service provided by the chef along with the rest of the porters. They displayed incredible diligence assisting us with the transportation of our personal belongings and materials for the trek, while getting to the campsite before us to set up our tents and prepare our meals, they were hands down the unsung heroes of the trip! Meanwhile our tour guide Raul was very entertaining and knowledgeable throughout the journey.”
“Overall, the service provided by Salkantay Trek Company made it a very luxurious journey to the point all that’s left to do is to enjoy every moment with your friends.”
“I would highly recommend this team they are just an amazing group of people.”

Top 3 Alternative treks to Machu Picchu

1. Inca Trail:
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most popular tours, this road is full of beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by mountains, cloud forests, etc. They are somewhat natural appeal of this road which was created by the Inkas centuries ago, this path made of stones used it to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu.



2. Salkantay Trek:
This Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Going this route, you’ll be able to visit some of the most beautiful places in the Andean jungle and see the snow covered Salkantay Mountain (altitude is 6372 m). You will have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna and stop by part of the Inca trail, Llactapata, which is an enclosure built on the mountain facing Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail

3. Inca Jungle:
The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is a popular alternative route where you can not only go trekking, but also biking, zip lining, and rafting while enjoying the great views, an original Inca trail, and fruit and coffee plantations! The following route is the typical 4 Day option of going on the Inca Jungle Trail to machu picchu.

Cusquenian Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Cusqueño

Considered one of the most lavish celebrations of Cusco, it is the procession of 15 images of saints and virgins from the various parishes of Cusco, to greet the Body of Christ. Multitudinous celebration held in the Plaza de Armas, complemented by gastronomic traditions, being the Chiruchu (cold picnic) representative dish religious holiday.


It is known that when the Spaniards arrived in Cusco, viewed cult deities or mummies that were carried in procession by the Incas, reason for which and using the gospels ended that demonstration considered pagan and inserted instead of the gods images of virgins and saints, thus he was born the holiday. Today there are 15 images that come out in procession:

1. St. Anthony parish of San Cristobal
2. St. Jerome’s parish district of San Jeronimo
3. St. Cristobal parish of San Cristobal
4. St. Sebastian parish in the district of San Sebastián
5. St. Barbara parish district Poroy
6. St. Anne parish of Santa Ana
7. James Apostle of the Parish of Santiago
8. St. Blas parish of San Blas
9. St. Peter’s parish of San Pedro
10. St. Joseph’s parish in Bethlehem
11. Virgin Nativity Parish Almudena
12. Virgin of Remedios church of Santa Catalina
13. Purified Virgin parish of San Pedro
14. Our Lady of Bethlehem in the parish of Bethlehem
15. Virgin of the Immaculate Conception also called “La Linda” of the Cathedral.


The Chiriuchu is an emblematic dish of the feast of Corpus Christi, that pottage dates from the time of the Incas and the colony, chiriuchu means Chiri = cold and uchu = chili, this dish has the ingredients the boiled hen, baked guinea pig, ch’arki or chalona, accompanied with rich flour tortillas or torrejas, toasted corn, cheese, sausage, seaweed (algae), chorizo and egg cups fish or “cau cau” and for those who like spicy, is present infaltable rocoto.



Launch the Feasts of Cusco 2016

Feast of Cusco 2016

Ancient fire ritual was staged to begin the Festivities of Cusco and the Inti Raymi.

More than 200 actors on stage gave life to the ancient Inca ritual called ‘Willqa Nina’ on Explanade of Qorikancha, to officially begin with the Feasts of Cusco 2016.

Lanzamiento de las Fiestas del Cusco 2016


Guided by the Inca, played by Cusquenian player Nivardo Carrillo, musicians, priests and Inca warriors danced a ritual fire, whereby they asked the gods and apus (guardians) tutelary of Cusco, your permission, to begin honror festivities at the Imperial City.

Lanzamiento de las Fiestas del Cusco 2016

More Information

The Inti Raymi festival in Peru is a feast of the Sun God and Patchamama (Mother Earth), the main Gods of the Inca civilization. These Gods were considered to be the creators of all that exists. They rule over the destinys of mankind and the universe!


On June 24, the feast in honor of the Sun God (Inti Raymi), is done in the three historical and natural settings usually used

On June 24, the feast in honor of the Sun God, is done in the three historical and natural landscapes that are commonly used for the staging:

  • The Qorikancha: In Inca times was the main temple dedicated to the sun.
  • The Plaza de Armas (the old Auqaypata or Plaza del Guerrero ): During Inca times, this vast square was fully developed ceremony in the great ushnu or ceremonial platform.
  • Saqsaywaman (voice derives from the Quechua “saqsay” and “wama ” that translate to Spanish means “sacíate Halcon”). This impressive archaeological site is 3,555 m.s.n.m., one kilometer Inca Qolqanpata neighborhood.
  • FINAL dramatization – ACTS ( SAQSAYWAMAN )

Skylodge hotel in Cusco,Peru

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To sleep at Skylodge, you much first either climb the 1,312 feet to the top of Via Ferrata, or hike an intrepid trail through ziplines. The Skylodge is composed of three exclusive capsule Suites with a total capacity of 8 people. These vertically hanging transparent capsule suites are situated at the top of the mountain and offer 300 degree views of the Sacred Valley. Hand crafted out of aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, each suite comes complete with four beds, a dinning area and a private bathroom.

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Interesting Facts About Peru-2

11. Peru is a surfer’s paradise. Chicama has the world’s longest left-handed wave at 4km’s long, and Mancora (close by) has the world’s largest left-handed point-break.


12.   Cotahuasi Canyon in the Arequipa region is considered one of the world’s deepest canyon at 3,535 meters (11,597 feet) deep – twice as deep as the Grand Canyon USA.


13. The oldest occupation of man in the America’s is traced back to the sacred City of Caral-Supe a few hours north of the capital Lima. The 626 hectare (1546 acre) site dates back 5000 years.



14. Peruvian engineer Carlos Villachica invented a simple machine to isolate gold from sand without using mercury. The small machine instead uses water and biodegradable chemicals to isolate the gold. They also invented the artificial tree, that cleans the air from pollution.


15.    Peru’s Huascarán National Park has more has 27 snow-capped peaks 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) above sea level, of which El Huascarán (6,768 meters / 22,204 feet) is the highest.



16.     Peru has 1625 types of orchids of-which 425 can be found growing naturally close to Machu Picchu. The Inkaterra Hotel in Machu Picchu has South America’s largest privately owned collection at 500 varieties.


17.    Cusco in Peru was the most important city in the whole of the Inca Empire, and governed as far north as Quito in Ecuador and as far south as Santiago in Chile.


18.    There are 3 official languages in Peru: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, but east of the Andes in Amazon Jungle regions it is thought that natives speak a further 13 different languages.


19.    The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was lost to the Jungle for hundreds of years, until it was re-discovered by Hiram Bingham the American explorer.