Salkantay trek

by: , Canadian -
August 06, 2014

Over the 5d and 4n trek we traveled from Cusco through the Salkantay pass and to Machu Picchu. The first day was mostly flat with an after lunch climb up to a glacial lake. It was good training for the second day which was by far the most difficult, involving an ascent of over 800m up the Salkantay pass. From then on, the trek was much easier as the rest of the trail was mostly flat or descending.

The cooks provided to us with 3 meals and 1 tea time each day throughout the journey. Sometimes the meal portions were preset and other times we enjoyed buffet style meals. The food was sufficient calorically, but was a little bit lacking in protein. It rained most nights and mornings during our trek and the tents provided were generally sufficient to keep us dry. We had to be careful not to place items close to the walls to prevent water entry. The guide was superb, he was very knowledgeable and taught us much about vegetation, geography, and history throughout the trek.

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