A great alternative to the Inca Trail

by: , American -
September 28, 2014

We missed the opening to book the Inca Trail tour and instead opted for this route. Based on the more difficult hiking and less traffic, it appealed to what we were looking for. I'm happy to say that we weren't disappointed and felt like it was a great experience overall.

The second day is definitely tiring, but very satisfying when complete. There were some sketchy moments along the way, but also some great ones, namely summiting the Salkantay pass and officially marking a new highest point I've ever been to at over 15000 ft.

In addition to these experiences, we met some great people along the way. If you had your heart set on the Inca Trail, but can't find availability, the Salkantay trek is a great alternative !

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