Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Part 1

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 P1070258 P1070262 P1070263 P1070277 P1070280 P1070281 P1070289 P1070306

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

P1070318 P1070317 Setting off on day tour. Our Campsite with a nice view. P1070328  P1070340 P1070330 P1070358   P1070363 P1070359 P1070374

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.                P1070378 P1070379 P1070366 Celebrating reaching the top!

One thought on “Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Part 1

  1. It looks like you guys are following a great trail! I have replied to your comments on my blog, Aisling. I’m around if you want to drop me a line about your travels. Take care, safe travels.


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