Mountain Lodges of Peru

For the Salkantay Trek

Location

Salkantay area, Andes

Accommodation Type

Mountain lodges

Accommodation Level

Mid-range

Price Guide
£££££

Mountain Lodges of Peru

These four stylish lodges are wonderfully welcome rest points along the Salkantay trekking route to Machu Picchu. Woodburning stoves, hot showers, outdoor hot tubs, lovely food and comfortable beds with goose-down duvets and crisp fine linens all add up to a memorable element of an unforgettable adventure.

From their boutique hotels to their stylish mountain lodges, Mountain Lodges of Peru do things very well indeed. The seven-day Salkantay Trek travels through 15 different eco-systems in the footsteps of the Inca, visiting ancient archaeological sites and traditional villages, trekking past turquoise lakes, over mountain passes and through cloud forest before arriving at Machu Picchu.

After a night at El Mercado in Cusco you stay in four exclusive lodges that combine traditional building techniques with contemporary design and are in magnificent, peaceful settings. Salkantay Lodge at Soraypampa has incredible views of the Salkantay mountain, while cosy Wayra Lodge at Wayraccmachay is the most remote, tucked under Mount Humantay. Colpa Lodge sits among cloud forest-covered mountains at Colpapampa, while Lucma Lodge, styled to resemble a treehouse, is in an avocado orchard on the edge of the jungle, close to an organic coffee plantation at Lucmapampa. You’ll eat communally with your fellow hikers, and at Colpa you’ll enjoy a Pachamanca lunch, cooked in a hot stone underground oven.

Outdoor jacuzzis are the perfect way to ease away any aches from the day’s trek, or you could opt for a relaxing massage before enjoying a gourmet meal, fine wine and a restorative night’s sleep under a toasty warm goose-down duvet. There’s even Wi-Fi, should you want to catch up with the ‘real world’ at some point.

Times to Go

The best time to take this trek is from May to October. The lodges are closed in January and February.

Mountain Lodges of Peru highlights

  • Luxurious eco-conscious accommodation in the Andean mountains

  • Magnificent settings and unobstructed views from every angle

  • Relax in style and comfort after a day’s trekking

  • Hot tubs to soak tired muscles

  • ‘Andean energetic cuisine’ to fortify you for the next day’s hike

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Mountain Lodges of Peru location

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Lucma lodge

Colpa Lodge

Wayra Lodge

Details

  • 12 en suite rooms – Salkantay Lodge
  • 6 en suite rooms – Wayra, Colpa and Lucma lodges
  • Open from March 1st to December 31st
  • This can be quite a demanding trek, at altitude, so not recommended for children under 12.

Facilities

  • Dining room/bar
  • Outdoor jacuzzis
  • Wi-Fi
  • Massage

Activities

  • Trekking
  • Village visits
  • Cultural visits
  • Horse riding (depending on lodge, additional cost)
  • Mountain biking (depending on lodge, additional cost)
  • Zip line (depending on lodge, additional cost)

Mountain Lodges of Peru

The rooms in each lodge are decorated in a calm, contemporary style, with white bedlinen and stylish, colourful textiles. They have double or twin beds, with goose-down duvets. The en-suite bathrooms have copious supplies of hot water for the showers and toiletries are provided.

Salkantay Lodge

Wayra Lodge

Colpa Lodge

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“Mountain Lodges of Peru are committed to environmental and social sustainability and work closely with local communities. They sponsored the creation of a non-profit organisation called Yanapana Peru, which backs various innovative projects. For example they teamed up with the people of the remote hamlet of Huacahuasi to build Huacahuasi Lodge. The community invests actively in the lodge, and some are trained to join the lodge staff.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Peru Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of South America and Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

You can click on Luis to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.

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