9th – 13th June We did the Salkantay 5 day 4 nights trek to Machu Picchu. On the fifth day, we hiked up to Machu Picchu and spent the day enjoying the sites. The trek covered 72kms, our legs were so tired after it all! The tour started with a 3am pick up on the first day. Normally we walked for 7-8 hours a day. It was hard going at times but really enjoyable as the views were great. We were in a group of 19 tourists. The group were good fun, we got to know each other over the trip. Pictures from day 1
On the second day, we hiked 1700m, 24km to the summit of the Salkaney mountain. This was the toughest day, as the route was trekking uphill at a steep incline. We started out about 5am. Pictures from Day 2
For the first three nights we camped. The first night was especially cold as we were by the mountain. Each night we had tea and popcorn before our dinner. The food on the trip was ok, alot of carbs which was good to provide us with energy for all the trekking. Celebrating reaching the top!