Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-18

Unforgettable moments

The trip has been fantastic. The Salkantay trek is a much more challenging trek than I thought having climbed Kilimanjaro and the Atlas Mountains. I assumed that it would not be as hard and I wish I had trained more as the difference here is that you start the trek at a higher altitude than the others and so the ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 07 2014-14

My first trek

Once upon a time I decided to go on a trek and hence ended up in Salkantay ! Although not a starter trek it was an awesome trek and would definitely recommend it to anyone. We had beautiful views, amazing waterfalls, great summit, lagoon, jungles... The best part of the trek was the Salkantay pass and another 15 min walk ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation September 07 2014-17

My long walk, 50 plus

For the 50 and older crowd, this is a long, arduous trek. It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to test your fitness. Our trek totaled 42 miles, and was a great experience. The terrain was quite varied from alpine meadows to the jungles. Water was everywhere including great waterfalls and a glacial lake.
The peak elevation ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-15

La Muerta

Coming into the trek having never hiked before, you could say that I bit off a little more than I could chew. The first day was one of the easiest, and yet I found quite a bit of difficulty doing it. From then onward though I was able to accommodate my needs appropriately, and the guides were very pleasant in ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-3

Are you ready to conquer the Salkantay Trail ?

It was such a great experience and I can only recommend it to anybody who would like to challenge himself while enjoying the beautiful nature and culture of Peru.
The guides and as well all the other people on the trip are so lovely and they do everything to make your trip unforgettable. Especially, because I am lactose intolerant ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014-16

Once in a life time experience

The trip was a one of a life time ! The guides were so nice and helpful, the trail could be very difficult at times but they were there to help you every step of the way. The sights were breathtaking and truly amazing. The food was great, every meal and the locals nice.
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Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-14

Amazing adventure

A truly amazing trek. The guides where very professional and nice. The trip would have not been the same without them. I would recommend everybody that is interested to have nice adventure to go with Salkantay.org - Inca Trail Reservations. You won't be disappointed.
The food was also really nice and the guides did their best to make sure ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 07 2014-14

Over the mountain and through the jungle

We highly recommend this memorable adventure across the Salkantay pass and through the high jungle to the impressive approach to Machu Picchu ! This trek features remarkably diverse landscapes, from cold high glacial passes to warm humid jungle trails. What a perfect way to see the ancient land of the Inca.
Prepare appropriately for the temperature and altitude and ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014

Great views, great food, and a few stairs

The trip was great ! Of course the highlight of the trip was arriving in Machu Picchu. It is truly spectacular, and not something you will ever forget, but you have amazing views the whole hike. You are hiking with towering mountains on all side most of the way. The sweat and hard work is so worth it when you ... Continue Reading

Peru travel September 07 2014-7

Up in the mountains

I got on the Inca Trail not really knowing what to expect. We've been picked up early in the morning to start the trail. The following days we have experienced a one time adventure. Accompanied by a caring but also easy going guide we went to our limits climbing the Death Woman's pass, we have passed many astonishing ruins and ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel September 07 2014

Step by step

Crossing the bridge the adventure started. A good night sleep after a wonderful first meal by our cook team. Up and up, step by step, that was the challenge ! But together with the team we made it. Then down down down, again step by step. The magnificent weather and view made it all a lot easier.
Every lunch ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-11

Cuchihuato ! My Peruvian family

When I first learned about Machu Picchu, I was in 3rd grade and it was just another magical place that my history book had brought to my attention. I really had no expectations, other than the normal sentiments a new place would bring. When the morning of my family's adventure came to be a reality, Juan Carlos met us at ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-8

Started from the bottom … Now we’re here !

What an incredible adventure ! The entire trip (Salkantay 4 day trek) was a whirlwind from start to finish. As I am not an avid hiker nor an athlete in any means, I was definitely scared for the trek but thank god I had Hilton, Juan Carlos, and Marcos as tour guides !
From the start they made sure ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation September 07 2014-6

Spirit of Salkantay

Starting out the trek, I went in with no expectations. Juan Carlos picked us up from the hotel, and from the beginning, we were all in a great mood, joking around and laughing. I slept for most of the bus ride so I can't comment on that. Starting in Challacancha, I was a bit apprehensive, not knowing whether or not ... Continue Reading

Peru trip September 03 2014-4

Marta Morrone

Un'avventura e un'esperienza fantastica ! Durante il trekking puoi vendere micro climi differenti ... Passi dall'inverno al caldo quasí tropicale ! Complimenti alle guide Carlos e Nemias competenti e pronti a resolveré ogni imprevisto e Che hanno fatto sentiré un grupo di 10 persones conosciute prima di salire sul bus come una famiglia !
Un grazie anche agli chef ... Continue Reading