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…