The Salkantay Trek lodge-to-lodge hike is different from the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu — in terms of comfort. Now, the Inca Trail hike is amazing and those who are lucky enough to experience it say it was an experience that will never be forgotten. But, with that being said, sleeping in a tent out in the elements isn’t for everyone.
Unbeknownst to many, it’s possible to hike the Andes and reach Machu Picchu without having to camp in tents out in the wilderness — and cold. What if you could end each day of hiking at a comfortable lodge with such luxuries as hot tubs and massage therapists ready to help work out the soreness — and not to mention real beds. Would that be something that would interest you?
The Mountain Lodges of Peru is a six day trek through the Andes Mountains, going from lodge-to-lodge, exploring the magnificent views and scenery along the trails, eventually arriving at the incredible destination so many wish to experience — Machu Picchu.
To give you a better understanding of what this six day (five nights) hike entails, the journey is highlighted below, broken down day-by-day. Now, you can experience the trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu without sacrificing modern comfort and luxuries.