Salkantay Trek diary – Part 7: Machu Picchu – a citadel that never was lost

This is the seventh and the last part of my diary about my journey to Peru and the Salkantay Trek. Click here to read the sixth part, folks. As we approached at the bus station this morning at approximately 5 a.m., we assumed to be the first ones. But not a chance! We saw there about 100 people standing in line and waiting for the busses. Our consideration, arriving at 4:45 a.m. would have been too early, and Ramiro would exaggerate. But it turned out he was right so we worried now to miss the first bus and arrive at Machu Picchu at a time where it would be too crowded…

Salkantay Trek diary – Part 6: A rude awakening or the fourth day of the trek

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This is the sixth part of my diary and the fourth day of the Salkantay Trek, folks. To read the fifth part, please click here. Our destination Machu Picchu is getting closer, and I am looking forward for this fourth trekking day. Yesterday, after several hours of hiking, we drove the second part of the day by bus to our night camp which is located in Santa Teresa and visited the hot springs. Today we will walk to the place called Aguas Calientes and have to send our luggage via train to Aguas Calientes. So read on, folks.

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.