great experience

by: , American -
October 04, 2012

Being a first time hiker, I had no idea what was really getting myself into by doing the 5 day 4 night Salkantay Trek with Salkantay.Org . I came into the experience rather confident of my fitness, and thought that hiking would be a breeze.

The first day kicked my you-know-what. I was completely exhausted. I thought there would be no way that I would make it all 5 days. However, the staff and my fellow hikers were all super supportive, and also noticeably exhausted, so I felt a bit more comforted. As the days went by in the trek, the scenery was too breathtaking to be complaining of any pain.

The snowy glaciers and green, lush rainforest completely made any blister, bug bite, or sore muscle worth it. In addition to the natural beauty of the trek, we were fed well every day, and were given unexpectedly comfortable sleeping arrangements. The trek far exceeded my expectations, and on the final day when we were able to tour Machu Picchu, I couldn´t keep a smile off of my face. It made every exhausting second of the trek more than worth it. Seeing one of the wonders of the world is not something you can explain in words, you simply have to experience it for yourself.

I would hands down recommend this trek to anyone who is up for taking a challenge, with a tremendous pay-off.

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