My experience on the Salkantay trek was amazing. the guide, juan carlos, was so passionate about the history of his people. he told amazing stories and everyone in my group was so thankful that he was our guide.
The trek was very challenging, especially the second day. everyone is exhausted from climbing uphill to reach the salkantay pass as well as the increase in altitude. but once we finally reached the top, it felt so good and it was so easy to keep going knowing what we had accomplished. Once we arrived at machu pichu.
Juan carlos led us on a tour that lasted about 2 hours, telling us stories about his Incas ancestors and helping us understand the importance of the place. after that we had time free to explore, and machu pichu was amazing. overall, the trek was one of the best things i have ever done and i encourage anyone else to do the salkantay trek and hope that juan carlos is your guide.