Matthias McCoy-Thompson, 21, USA
The Salkantay Trek was five days of the most impressive views and intense hiking I have ever had in my life. The high altitude and tough trails took every ounce of energy I had but I was consistently rewarded with incredible picturesque views of mountains, valleys, rivers, plains, and jungles.
This trek gives you a chance to see the truly impressive scenery that Peru has to offer. Our guide, Ramiro, was incredibly knowledgeable about the Incan culture and our surroundings. He pushed us to keep going and made sure we were all having a great time. It was so nice to be able to walk into camp each day after a long and tiring trek to find hot food waiting and our tents already set up.
The porters, cooks, and guides made everything so easy for us so all we had to do was focus on the trek and the views we were seeing. I can think of no better way to spend five days in Peru. This was a life changing experience.
I seriously loved every minute of my time on the Salkantay Trek and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was no picnic but worth every minute.