Salkantay Trek diary – Part 5: Santa Teresa and hot springs

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This is the fifth part of my Salkantay Trek, folks. To read the fourth part, please click here. Today we will leave Chaullay, and this will be the third hiking day of the Salkantay Trek towards Machu Picchu. The last two days were quite challenging, and especially the yesterday’s descent which lasted about 6 hours, left its marks. I don’t know how the other ones feel but by waking up I felt a pretty intensive muscle ache in my legs. So hiking sticks* are very advisable for those trips, folks. At least to mitigate sore muscles.

Salkantay Trek diary – Part 4: Anyay Salkantay or the second day of the trek

This is the fourth part of my Salkantay Trek in Peru towards Machu Picchu. To read the third part, please click here. We are still in Soray Pampa and about to walk the second section towards the mighty Mount Salkantay. Today, we will reach the highest peak of the whole trek which is located about 4600 m (appr. 15000 ft) above the sea level. So read on folks and gather useful information in case you would like to do the same Machu Picchu hike.

Salkantay Trek diary – Part 3: My new family Pachacutec or the first day of the trek

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This is the third part of my diary series when I was trekking in Peru the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Click here to jump to the first part of the diary, folks. This part it about the first trekking day. If you are interested in walking this Trek, you should continue to read. For you could gain a lot of useful information for your own trip to Peru. We will begin with the moment when we got picked up in Cusco.

Salkantay Trek diary – Part 2: Acclimatization in Cusco

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This is the second part of my diary series about my trekking trip when I was walking the Salkantay Trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Click here to jump to the first part of the diary, folks. This part it about the second day in Cusco we spent to acclimatize ourselves for the trek. As I wrote in the travel guide about the Salkantay Trek, it is advisable to stay at least two days in Cusco to acclimatize a bit before you start with your trek. Of course, this applies to all trekking activities in the mountains with altitudes higher than 3000 m (9800 ft), not only to Salkantay Trek. But now, let’s continue with the diary.

Salkantay Trek diary – Part 1: Viva el Peru

This is the first part of my diary series about my trekking trip to Peru when I was walking the Salkantay Trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. What will you get from reading this diary? Well, my former plan was just to publish the travel guide for the Salkantay Trek. But later I got clear, that publishing this trip diary too, could give you a deeper view about what you can expect from the whole trip. If you also would like to walk this trek and looking for a travel guide, please read my guest post on the website of Cory & G from youcouldtravel.com. But now, let’s start with the diary, at the point of arrival in Cusco…