Best time of year for the Salkantay Trek
The best time for the Salkantay Trek is the dry season, which runs from April to October. June and July are the busiest months on the trail. Technically you can do the Salkantay Trek at any time of the year, but bad weather can make it impassable at times.
Peak season on the Salkantay Trek
If you'd like to miss the biggest crowds on the Salkantay Trek, we recommend going in April or May, or sometime between August to early October.
Bad weather can wash out sections of the trail. Snow can make the Salkantay Pass impassable.
The whole point of the Salkantay Trek is enjoying the incredible mountain scenery. So we advise going in the peak season to enjoy as many clear skies as possible.
No permit is required