The Salkantay trek is something I heard about from my brother and some friends. I live in the mountains yet didn't realize how intense this would be.
I had trouble with the altitude which was discouraging but luckily our guides and group were awesome, fun, funny and super encouraging and I felt supported the entire time. This makes a big big difference when you're at 12,000-15,000 feet. I had so much fun and made new friends and felt very challenged!.
I can't think of a better way to experience the Peruvian Andes, Peruvian jungle, and learn about the amazing inca people.
Muchas gracias !! -Sarita.