After the first step of the trek I knew that I bit off more than what I could chew. Powered through the pain and negative thoughts once I saw the awesomeness of the trail.
Coming from BC Canada, i thought I was used to the breath taking beauty of mountains; turns out I was totally wrong because I ... Continue Reading
Physically demanding, mentally satisfying
I've always wanted to hike Machu Picchu. After some quick research, my friend and I decided on Inca Trail Reservations to hike the Inca trail. And boy did we make the right decision.
I would highly recommend both the trail and this company. Although the hike is physically demanding, the staff really helped keep us happy, healthy, well ... Continue Reading
Did it anyway.
I started planning my trip to Peru with Chrissy in January. In February, I sprained my left knee. I went to physiotherapy and it got a little bit stronger.
Then, a week before we left for Peru, I sprained my right knee. Two sprained knees made me feel like maybe I should back out of the ... Continue Reading
Doing the Salkantay trail was one of my greatest adventure in Southamerica. Being very lucky with the weather we climbed up the mountains to see Apu Salkantay the first two days.
Fighting with the altitude we happily arrived at the top the second day enjoying one of the best views in our lives. Afterwards we left the mountains ... Continue Reading
Gemeinsam mit meinen zwei Freunden Uwe und Peter plante ich eine Reise nach Südamerika, wir mussten nicht lange überlegen und unsere Entscheidung fiel auf Peru und den salkantay Trail und es war absolut die Richtige.
Vom ersten Tag war es unbeschreiblich der Ausblick auf die Berge einfach ein Traum. Es war alles perfekt organisiert Paul, Jimmy und die ... Continue Reading
Spider-Kuh in Peru
Seit Monaten freuten wir uns auf diese Reise und waren sehr gespannt, was uns auf dem Salkantay Trek erwartet.
Als wir das erste Mal mit Paul, Jimmy und ihrer Crew Kontakt aufnahmen war uns klar, dass der Trek gut organisiert und sehr humorvoll sein wird. Und wir wurden nicht enttaeuscht. Am ersten Tag hinauf in luftige Hoehen, die ... Continue Reading
By far the most memorable birthday! They even baked a cake for me at 16,000 feet! Mahalo to the chef, Jimmy and Paul for making an unforgettable birthday. I'm not even going to lie, the trek is challenging to say the least but the views are spectacular! The most incredible place I have ever seen. The altitude will kick your ... Continue Reading
This was the most amazing trip!.This was my first trip to Perú and I feel like I actually got to experience its rich culture and history.
We started our adventure in cold weather with avalanches and ended up in a jungle full of avocados and zip lining!.The guides were wonderful as well. We had Jimmy and ... Continue Reading
Pain is beauty :)
This was the most challenging, yet most fulfilling experience of my life! The camp set up was amazing and the food was delicious! .
All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The guides were informative and made sure you were comfortable. Everyone in the group bonded and cheered each on. It was physically and ... Continue Reading
This trek was amazing!. But be prepared for the altitude. I got very sick for the first two days but Paul and Jimmy were very accommodating.
They were constantly checking on me and talked to the guys on the trail to get me a horse to the next camp. I was better just in time for the hot ... Continue Reading
The avocado hot dog
The Salkantay trek was an awesome experience. You get a diverse exposure of Peru, from lakes to the Andean mountains and the tropical forest.
The incline hike on the first day was a challenge due to the altitude sickness. However, the view was breathtaking seeing the snow caps on the Salkantay and also hearing the Avalanche. ... Continue Reading
This trip was truly amazing. The geography is absolutely beautiful. I can't even describe how beautiful this place is.
Paul and Jimmy were great! We wouldn't have been able to do this trip without them. They were very helpful, keeping us motivated and pushing us along the path when we were very very tired. Be sure to bring ... Continue Reading
This was a very challenging but fantastic trek. We met great people from all over the world.
Paul and Jimmy kept us safe and comfortable. This is something every adventurer should do atleast once in a lifetime. The food was ah-mazing, I have no idea how the cooks prepared the great meals while on the trail, but they ... Continue Reading
The Salkantay trek was wonderful with great people and awesome guides. Even with with the altitude sickness and the mosquitos, it was worth every bite and pulsating headache.
The Andes mountains are breathe taking for those who desire adventure and wild beauty. The stars, biting cold, and guides who teach the Peruvian lore of their ancestors only magnify ... Continue Reading
Inca stairway to death and resurrection
Amazing service from porters and guide. Great hot meals each day. Our guide was Victor and he was very knowledgable about the trail and Machu Picchu itself.
Don't underestimate day 2 through Dead Woman's Pass. It was the most physically strenuous day that I can recall, esp with the big pack on your back. Incredible views ... Continue Reading