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10 differences between (Classic Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trail).

Hello bloggers from Dreamy Tours, today we will talk about the difference between (Classic Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trail). Read on to find out more.

Learn more about the differences between these treks (Inca Trail vs. Salkantay Trail) for Machupicchu, Cusco, Peru, South America.

1° Final destinations?

Both have as final destination, the Inca citadel of MachuPicchu, Cusco, Peru, South America.

2° Booking in advance?

The Salkantay Trail does not require advance booking or payment to complete it. On the other hand, the classic 4 or 2 day Inca Trail by Dreamy Tours requires advance booking and payment.

3°. Duration of days of the Inca Trail vs Salkantay.

The route, the trail usually lasts 5 or 6 days, whereas the classic Inca Trail lasts only 4 days and the short one 2 days. Most of the route is flat, with some slightly ascending sections, so it is said that it can be walked by walkers with a low level of physical preparation.

4° How high is the Salkantay route.

The Salkantay mountain, has 6,271 meters, you will climb, go in higher attitudes than the classic Inca Trail, by Dreamy Tours if you have many altitude problems, you may not be able to do this route.

5° Difficulty of the Inca Trail vs Salkantay.

Difficulty, you have to be, have a good physical fitness to do this route, since it is a route trail you will have to climb the mountain to its top which is all covered with snow.

The Salkantay trek by Dreamy Tours is recommended for more experienced hikers as it is a longer route with some difficult and steep sections.

6°. How many kilometres is the Salkantay trail route.

The Salkantay trek has about 48 km and is completed in about 4 days, where it takes between 8 and 10 hours a day, as it is on the Inca route.

7°. How many kilometres is the Classic Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail is shorter than the Salkantay Trail is 32 km long. This means that you will have to start walking from the first day of your trip.

As the trek takes approximately 4 days, the daily hours for walking are between 8 and 10 hours per day.

8°. Crowded with tourists: Salkantay vs Inca Trail

The Inca trail is always full of tourists all year round, on the Salkantay trail you will not see many tourists.

9°. Archaeological places to visit: Inca Trail vs Salkantay.

If you want to have an experience connected to the history of Peru’s ancestors, the Inca Trail is for you. If you want to live an adventure connected with nature, the Salkantay trekking is your option.

10° Price of the Classic Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trail.

The price without doubts of the Salkantay trail to Machupicchu by Dreamy Tours is much cheaper because you don’t pay for going through it, as for the Inca trail, you have to pay to go through it to get to MachuPicchu.

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