The Salkantay Treks to Machupicchu is a alternative trek to the Inca Trail, and it is addressed to all those people who could not obtain a permit for the Inca Trail since these permits are limited. So if you are thinking about trekking to Machupicchu, the Salkantay Trek is the best alternative. This trek has the best landscapes in comparison with the Inca trail, visiting the Huamantay lagoon and with a spectacular view of the snowy mountains of Salkantay and Humantay. The Salkantay mountain is one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region, together with the Ausangate snow cap in the Vilcanota mountain range which is located further south. Nevertheless and without hesitation, it is the grandest in its splendid isolation and the greatness of its two-headed mole, with the addition of being one of the mountains of this magnificent Andean region that present major technical problems in all its aspects. This is attested by the six itineraries open to date by the different aspects of this white giant.