Machu Picchu trip August 20 2014-2

Inka Trail 4 day / 3 night

Overall, this was a fantastic experience!! While there were definite challenges, especially at Dead Woman's Pass, this excursion was extremely rewarding! Juan Carlos and Cesar were amazing guides who were very helpful and informative about the historical sites we visited along the trail.
The porters are also worth mentioning, specifically since they inspired a family-vibe with all their hard ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2014-5

Salkantay trek rules

Once I arrived in Cusco I knew we would have an amazing time. It was beautiful. the drive to the beginning of the trek was long, and I was ready to begin hiking! Hiking was difficult but lots of fun. Walking to Humantay and seeing it get bigger and bigger was amazing.
Americo, our guide, was very knowledgeable about ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu travel August 20 2014-6

Salkantay trek

The Salkantay trek has been an experience I will never forget. This was my first real hiking / camping experience. I had read many blogs, but still had no idea what to expect when we were picked up early in Cusco.
Our first day was filled with amazing views of the Humantay Glacier, as well as an amazing visit ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 17 2014-1

Salkankay

Ich wusste ja gar nicht, wieviel ich an einem Tag wandern kann. Jetzt weiß ich es! Nach einem Aufwärmtag mit einer eiskalten Nacht zwischen Gipfeln, Pferden und anderen Wanderern, hoch auf 4630 Meter hochgewandert zum Fuß des Salkankay: Eine unbeschreibliche Erfahrung! Völlig fertig aber glücklich, außer Atem und erschöpft steht man vor diesem riesigen Berg und ist einfach nur glücklich! ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 17 2014-3

Wind und palmen

Ohne einen Vergleich zu haben, kann ich den Salkantay Trek sehr empfehlen. Wir haben die 5-Tage/4-Naechte-Variante gewaehlt. Der erste Tag, die Wanderung nach Soraypampa, war sehr entspannt und belohnte uns mit toller Aussicht und einem rau-unwirklichen Campingplatz.
Am zweiten Tag stand schon der mit Abstand ansrengendste Aufstieg an: die Ueberquerung des Salkantay Passes. Wir stiegen 700 Meter auf - ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 17 2014-1

Salkantay war wahnsinn

Der Salkantay Trek war unglaublich. Ich kann ihn jedem empfehlen. Um mit unserem Guide zu beginnen, wir verbrachten 5 Tage mit Carlos, er war grossartig. Abgesehen von seiner guten Laune und Energie konnte er uns wirklich viel ueber die Landschaft, Natur, Pflanzen und seine Inkavorfahren berichten. Niemals fuehlte man sich gestresst von ihm um weiter zu gehen, wenn unsere Gruppe ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 17 2014-3

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Trek was spectacular, the Salkantay Pass was stunning and really worth the effort to get up there! An absolute highlight.
Each day we saw quite different scenery with our fabulous guide , Carlos took the time to explain. He described the many different animals and various plants, fruits and flowers. He also told us many stories about the ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 17 2014

Salquanquay

Salkantay trek was an amazing experience! The landscape is stunning and it was really fulfilling to master the task of walking up Salkantay mountain.
Our staff, especially our guide Carlos , was perfect. We got a lot of explanations about nature and culture, we had very nice food and were treated very friendly and warm. So getting up very ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu vacation August 17 2014-2

Salkantay trek

Bellissima avventura in mezzo alla natura incontaminata! Molto dura, in particolar modo il secondo giorno, il che però rende il tutto molto più gratificante. I panorami sono davvero mozzafiato e lasciano senza parole.
La partr che ho preferito è senza alcun dubbio quella del secondo giorno dove abbiamo scalato il monte Salkantay, arrivando ad un'altitudine di addirittura 4650 metri. ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 17 2014-3

Salkantay Trek

Awesome trek with Carlos ! He was very informative, funny and a great guide !
The Salkantay pass was incredible with the lagoons being highlights of the trip !
I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of the night 1 campground, the lagoon, the stars at night were fantastic and waking up to seeing the sun rising was amazing.
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Peru travel August 16 2014

Salkantay trek 5 day / 4 night

Excellent trip! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime. The staff were extremely helpful and gave awesome advice throughout the trip. The guide was amazing! The scenes were amazing!
It is incredible to experience different weather conditions from day to day. On one of our days we experienced snow covered mountains, and in the following days we experienced ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 16 2014-1

Salkantay trail 5days 4nights

I really enjoyed the whole experience on this tour. Thought that the scenery (route) was amazing and would not take any other route.
Our guide Raul was excellent. He showed patience, humility and great character over all. He understood everyone's needs and understood that different people have their own pace of walking, attitudes and handled every situation in ... Continue Reading

Peru vacation August 16 2014

Salkantay

The trip was great. There were lots to see and the experience can not be put into words. The guide was very educated about the trails. He even educated us about the history of Peru and its wildlife. He was able to answer all of our questions. He participated with all of our activities and was well involved.
The ... Continue Reading

Peru trip August 16 2014

Salkantay Trail 5 days 4 nights

This was a once in a life time amazing experience that I hope to come back to and will suggest to all friends. The scenery and trek were beautiful and rewarding. The first two days were tough but it was great to accomplish the hike and get to see the beautiful mountains as well as the lagoon and come back ... Continue Reading

Machu Picchu trip August 11 2014-3

Salkantay 4 days / 3 nights

I enjoyed seeing: the glacier, the condors, and the Inca monuments. Quite seriously, those are easily the best part of the trip.
The hikes are difficult on your knees, and be careful to apply lots of sunscreen and mosquito spray. You will definitely need it in the humid jungle environment.
I had a good experience with both my ... Continue Reading