Salkantay Trail: Wayna Lodge to Collpa Lodge
ElevationAscent: 54' 17 m
Descent: -3,431' -1,046 m
High: 12,776' 3,894 m
Low: 9,372' 2,856 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“A descent through the cloud forest, featuring lots of wildflowers and pretty views.”— Ken Roberts
The trail is all downhill and when our group visited in late March, things were quite muddy. Those who are experiencing altitude-related symptoms will most likely feel much better as you descend to lower altitudes.
Close to Colpa lodge, there is a small gorge where the trail drops 300 vertical feet to a river and comes back up the same amount on the other side. There is also a zip line in place as an alternative way to cross the gorge. I dont know who governs the use of the zip line, but we were able to use it and it was certainly a fast and fun way to get across the chasm to the lodge. Safety is on par with zip lines I have used in other places.