When I returned from the Salkantay Trek, I spent 2 days in Cusco before I flew back to Germany. One evening I was sitting in a restaurant with my partner and there was a band playing some Peruvian music. Among other songs, they played one called “Pachamama” which seared into my memory, because it said: “America Latina es un misterio, America Latina es un enigma”. And that’s what makes Peru such exciting. It’s about one of the greatest legacies of mankind. I’am speking about the Inca empire and everything they created.
In Peru you can walk different treks. The best known of them is the Inca Trail. But I dediced to walk the Salkantay Trek because it is not as crowded as the Inca Trek. Read here about my experiences during these 5 trekkinig days I wrote down in my travel diary. The diary consists of seven parts, and the first two parts are about the arrival in Cusco and acclimatization to the altitude.