There are no restrictions or permit for the Salkantay trek, and that is why it is one of the best alternatives to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
You don’t need a permit for the Salkantay Trek as it is not the Inca Trail that it is needed a availability .
It can be accessed all year round, but this will depend on the month you want to go, because many times, not every day, there isn’t an option to go by the number of trekkers, to be able to leave, a minimum of 5 passengers is required.
The trekking in Salkantay includes the permit to Machu Picchu (entrance ticket).
To hike Huayna Picchu requires another ticket or permit, and must be booked at least 3 months in advance.
Huayna Picchu is the highest mountain behind the citadel of Machu Picchu.
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