These are 4 luxury lodges along the Salcantay Route to Machu Picchu used in our Luxury Lodge Trek. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery without sacrificing creature comforts. The lodges offer warmth and comfort after the day's exertions in beautiful, remote locations. The lodges have been designed and built in accordance with traditional building techniques and local architecture and with respect for the environment.
Each lodge has an outdoor jacuzzi, ideal for soothing tired limbs after the day's trekking. Meals, based on delicious local cuisine, including the innovative 'Andean Energetic Cuisine', created by the MLP's food and beverage director, and drinks are served to fit in with the trekking itinerary.
All enjoy wonderful settings in the Cordillera Vicabamba, the Andean mountain range which includes Machu Picchu. All are well away from the camp sites of the Inca Trail, so guests can relish the spectacular scenery in peace and tranquility.
Mountain Lodges of Peru's committment to sustainable tourism has been recognised with Highly Commended status in the 'Best in a Mountain Environment' category at the 2011 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.
Open: The lodges are open from March 1st to December 31st.
Location: The lodges are located at strategic points along the route. Salcantay is at Soraypampa and the others at Huayraccmachay, Colpapampa and Lucmabamba, where guests spend one night each. Lucma Lodge is close to coffee plantations - and guests are served the excellent local coffee.
Rooms: Salcantay Lodge has 12 rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms, while the other 3 lodges - Wayra, Colpa and Lucma - each have 6 ensuite rooms. All lodges provide ample hot water. Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner are available. The lodges are heated to a comfortable 23 degrees centigrade, and the beds feature goose-dwn duvets.
Activities: Trekking, village visits, cultural excursions, fishing*, horseback riding*, mountain biking*. *Depending on the lodge.
Facilities: Jacuzzi, massage
Dining: Meals are eaten communally in the dining room.
Children: As the trekking can be fairly demanding, the lodges are not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Health: This region is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access, and the lodges also have satellite telephones.
A stunning lodge to lodge trek in the Peruvian Andes, ending in Machu Picchu.
"All totally excellent with lovely simple rooms and great views from the lodges. The staff were so welcoming after a long days hike, food excellent and even the hiking boots were cleaned while we slept."