Take the Lesser Known Salkantay Trek to Get to Machu Picchu

The barren landscapes of upper Andean mountains can be deeply spiritual to those who take the time to visit them. The Salkantay (also spelled Salcantay) is the highest peak of the Willkapampa mountains, in the middle of Peruvian Andes. It is located around 60 kilometers from Cusco, from where Machu Picchu is quite close by. Read more..

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Doing It the Salkantay Way

Trekking to Machu Picchu seemed like an exciting idea three months ago, when I was getting organized for my big trip to South America. At the time, I hadn’t really considered what this ‘trek’ would actually involve. It’s just the ‘thing you do’… after all, I didn’t want to be one of those people who rock up at 6am to Machu Picchu on a bus with their freshly pressed jeans and shirts. I am an independent traveler and I am up for a challenge! [Continue reading…]

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My Salkantay Trek Packing List

To help other trekkers on the Salkantay Trek (or other similar adventures) I thought I would put together my packing list, and go over what was helpful, and what was a waste of money, and backpack space. I will also give you some pointers that I didn’t do…so my mistakes don’t get made again. [Continue reading…]

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