The Salkantay Trek is incredible. Prepare to sweat, laugh, eat amazing, view some of nature's finest mountains and bundle up in warm clothing.
Inca Trail Reservations will truly handle all your needs. From emails back and forth, to picking you up at "hostals" that are more like hotels with free wifi, hosting an info meeting prior to the trek, telling you when you need to be ready, how long each portion of the hike will take before your next rest break to setting up your campsite, train, bus and airline tickets. Our group of 10 (Las Pumas) truly became a family.
We ranged in age from 17-46, average age of 30. Our tour guide Victor (papa puma) was friendly, positive and real! The chef and co-chef will feed you plenty. Only bring snacks that you need daily for hiking. Gus, power bars, Many of us took the plunge and swam in the lake! Chilly but awesome.
Please do yourself a favor, book the trek and spend the $. Everything is catered to make your vacation EPIC!