Peru vacation August 10 2015-1

Coca Tea and Sore Knees

top 10 reasons to hike Salkantay:
1) the views are incomparable
2) turning strangers into lasting friends
3) nothing beats warm cocoa tea when your hands are frozen
4) if your nose can adapt to mule poop, it can adapt to anything
5) village chickens and dogs are far more entertaining than you ever expected ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 10 2015

Our journey through horse poop and snow

Coming into the first day of this trip (during dry season) I never expected it to snow.
Everyone told me that the second day would be the hardest but climbing that mountain in what felt like a blizzard was the hardest thing I've ever done.
I wanted to give up multiple times but there was no greater feeling ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 10 2015-2

A Lost Mexican in Peru

The start of our trek was hot and sunny. Then woke up to snow and it was the greatest adventure I have ever taken. The food was great and got tent service every morning .
It was their dry season but you never know what kind of weather you're going to take. I suggest you do this trek once ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 10 2015

An Out Of Shape American

I was basically coerced into this trek by an adventurous friend of mine. I was not quite sure if I would be able to handle the physical challenges of the trip after reading some reviews.
Well, I'm here to tell you that I made it - thanks to my guide Juan Carlos and encouraging members of the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 09 2015-2

The tale of the great Peruvian adventure

Memories all started in Mollepata where glaciers and wild horses filled our sight. We met the wonderful Alessandro and Anne Marie as they provided us with their caring and supporting ways.
Even during the hardest parts of the trek, we all knew that we could count on them to push us further and simultaneously provide us with undying encouragement. ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 09 2015-3

Worth the pain

This trip was unforgettable. Although it was by far the most physically demanding thing I have ever done in my life, it was well worth it!.
The views are absolutely incredible: you see glacier, volcanic and jungle mountains; incredible waterfalls; mountain villages; and meet amazing people along the way. Be prepared to give it your all but if you ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 09 2015

Unforgettable adventure

As soon we find the office in Cuzco, we got a quick briefing from a funny guy. After the pickup at our hostel the great trip started in a full bus, that was very funny.
There we meet our guide and the kitchen team. We got awaked by the kitchen assistant every morning with hot coca tea against ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 07 2015-3

The tale of Jonathan Choi

When I began this trek, I believed that I was a man amongst boys with my athletic and mental prowess.
I did absolutely no training except running in video games and from girls in my dreams. I arrived in Cusco with my head held high and the thinner air in my lungs ready to tackle the small peak ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 07 2015-6

Glad we did this trek!

We wanted to book the inca trek but It was full so we booked the Salkantay trek instead. I was glad we did. The variety of climates and vegetation was amazing. From snow peaked glaciers to tropical jungles this trek had it all! The physical challenge of day two was great. We really bonded with our trek team. Eleven strangers ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 09 2015

that’s not a Condor, it’s a moth!

What an amazing experience! Although it was tough and tiring it was worth it. It's an adventure that won't be forgotten.
Every part of the trek was interesting and the scenery was breathtaking. The guides were brilliant and were more like friends than guides. We all had so much fun, especially on the third night with the pisco sours ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 07 2015-6

Best Salkantay trip ever

I came because of my friend and was pleasantly surprised on how hard this trek actually was. We originally were going to try the inca trail, but it was sold out.
As a result, we booked hate more difficult Salkantay trek which turned out to be the better decision in our minds. Although, the trek was very physically demanding, ... Continue Reading

Peru travel August 09 2015-1

The Toughest Honeymoon…

This trek was one of the hardest and most rewarding experiences of my life. It's not a traditional honeymoon destination but Christine and I have loved every minute of it and felt really lucky to be put with a fun group of people.
Lisandro wasn't lying when he described each day...easy, hard, long and climbing up and down Salkantay ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 09 2015-3

super trek

Der Trek war super schön, lustig, atemlos, eiskalt, heiss, schmerzhaft, steill, geil, nass, sonnig, lecker. Wir starteten den super Trek in Cusco mit dem Bus.
Dann wanderten wir ca. 4 Stunden zum ersten Nachtlager. Das erste Lager waren Zelte welche sich unter einer Strohdach befand. Wir wurden zum Essen gerufen in ein grosses Zelt. Das Essen war immer sehr ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 09 2015

The knees

We walked a lot but we had an excellent cook which provided us with nice peruvian food. First day we walked to the lake near Salkantay and were able to see the glaciers.
Just wonderful. My knees hurt really but It was worth it. Second day we walked till 4600m to see the Salkantay top which was still far ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 09 2015

Atemlos :) :)

Es war ein super Trek! Unser Guide hatte immer ein Witz auf Lager, spannendes über Land, Kultur und Volk zu erzählen und kümmerte sich immer um uns!.Der Weg war steil, gut und wegen dem Wetter manchmal rutschig :-).
Am ersten Tag ging es erst kurz hoch, dann alles flach, dem kleinen Wasserkanal entlang! Danach gab es Lunch ... Continue Reading