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Salkantay altitude

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek Altitude


Salkantay altitude

The standard route on the mountain is the Northeast ridge. Accessing the route typically involves three days of travel from Cusco. The climb involves about 1,800 m (5,900 ft) of vertical gain, on glacier, snow, ice, and some rock.

ELEVATION ALONG THE ROUTE TO MACHUPICCHU

Salkantay Altitude

DAY 1 – Cusco – Soraypampa.

  • Starting Elevation “Mollepata” . 9,515 feet (2900 meters)
  • Campsite Elevation “Soraypampa” – 3850 meters / 12631ft
  • Considered : Moderate
The area : Andes

DAY 2 – Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass - Challway

  • Highest Elevation “Salkantay pass” – 4600 meters /15090 ft
  • Campsite Elevation “Challway” – (3000m/9842f)
  • Considered : Difficult 
The area : Andes, Salkantay Glaciar

DAY 3 – Challway – Santa Teresa.

  • Starting Elevation . “Challway” – (3000m/9842f)
  • Campsite Elevation “Santa Teresa” – 1811 meters / 7055 ft
  • Considered : Moderate
The area : Cloud Forest

DAY 4 – Santa Teresa – hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes.

  • Walking Distance – 15km / 9 miles
  • Starting Elevation “Santa Teresa” – 1811 meters / 7055 ft
  • Hotel Elevation “Aguas Calientes” – 2050 meters / 7986 ft
  • Considered : Moderate
  • The area : Cloud Forest

DAY 5 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Machupicchu Inca City 7,972' (2,430 m)
  • Huaynapicchu sacred Mountain 8,924' (2,720 m)

Day

Altitude

Distance

1 Cusco – Soraypampa
  • Starting Elevation “Mollepata” . 9,515 feet (2900 meters)
  • Campsite Elevation “Soraypampa” – 3850 meters / 12631ft
  • Considered : Moderate
The area : Andes
  • Total distance 15 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 7 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 3,800 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 3,800 m (aprox.)
2 Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass - Challway
  • Highest Elevation “Salkantay pass” – 4600 meters /15090 ft
  • Campsite Elevation “Challway” – (3000m/9842f)
  • Considered : Difficult 
The area : Andes, Salkantay Glaciar
  • Total distance 16 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 6 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 2,750 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 1,600 m (aprox.)
3 Challway – Santa Teresa
  • Starting Elevation . “Challway” – (3000m/9842f)
  • Campsite Elevation “Santa Teresa” – 1811 meters / 7055 ft
  • Considered : Moderate
The area : Cloud Forest
  • Total distance 16 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 6 - 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 2,750 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 1,600 m (aprox.)
4 Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
  • Walking Distance – 15km / 9 miles
  • Starting Elevation “Santa Teresa” – 1811 meters / 7055 ft
  • Hotel Elevation “Aguas Calientes” – 2050 meters / 7986 ft
  • Considered : Moderate
  • The area : Cloud Forest
  • Total distance 7 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time 2 - 3 hours
  • Maximum altitude point 2,700 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude 2,700 m (aprox.)
5 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Machupicchu Inca City 7,972' (2,430 m)
  • Huaynapicchu sacred Mountain 8,924' (2,720 m)