Salkantay trek in March

Things To Know

Salkantay Trek in March offers a rewarding and diverse experience. Here are some key considerations for embarking on the Salkantay Trek during this month:

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March marks the end of the rainy season in the Cusco region of Peru. While there may still be some rainfall, it is generally drier and more stable than in the previous months. You can expect a mix of sunny and overcast days, making for pleasant trekking conditions.

Moderate Crowds

March falls between the peak tourist season (May to September) and the wettest months. This means there are typically fewer hikers on the trail, allowing for a more tranquil experience.

Scenic Beauty

The landscape along the Salkantay Trek is lush and green, thanks to the previous rainy season. The mountains, valleys, and forests are vibrant and picturesque. You can enjoy breathtaking views and take in the natural beauty.


Proper acclimatization is still essential, as the Salkantay Trek reaches high altitudes. Spend a few days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley before beginning the trek to reduce the risk of altitude-related symptoms.

Trail Conditions

With the reduced rainfall, the trail is less muddy and more stable in March compared to the wetter months. However, there may still be some residual mud and slippery sections, so good footwear is important.

Book with an authorized local agency

If you plan to hike the Salkantay trail in February, it is advisable to book with an authorized local agency. Tour agencies help ensure your safety and provide the necessary support.

Trail Availability

In most cases, the Salkantay Trek is open and accessible in March. However, it’s always a good idea to check with tour operators about trail conditions and availability.

Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek concludes with a visit to Machu Picchu. In March, you can enjoy the iconic site with fewer crowds, allowing for a more peaceful experience.

Overall, March can be an excellent time to undertake the Salkantay Trek. The weather is generally favorable, the scenery is lush and vibrant, and there are fewer tourists compared to the peak season. Proper preparation and a guided tour can help you make the most of this memorable journey.

Salkantay in the coming months

Trek through breathtaking landscapes on the Salkantay Trek 4 days, a challenging and rewarding alternative to the classic Inca Trail. Discover the beauty of the Andes, including towering mountains, lush jungles, and remote villages, as you journey to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

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