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Planning your trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay Trail
Planning your trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay Trail

Trip logistics: To re-create the trip described, contact any one of a number of Mountain Lodge of Peru's travel partners, including Mountain Travel Sobek (www.mtsobek.com); REI (www.rei.com/adventures) or Backroads (www.backroads.com) or contact MLP directly at http://www.mountainlodgesofperu.com . Depending on the time of year, the basic seven-day trek costs about $2,800 per person, double occupancy, irrespective of who you book through. Airfare to Lima and onward to Cuzco is extra as are extra nights in Cuzco and/or at Aguas Calientes. When to go: The route is closed in January. The winter season (May-Dec.) offers the best chance of moderate temperatures and dry weather. How to...

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