Waking up early at the foot of Salkantay
mountain is breathtaking. A hot breakfast awaits, which you’ll enjoy while the horses are being loaded up with your gear. The Salkantay trek starts early and climbs gradually toward the pass.
You’ll take breaks, when needed, and provide plenty of water and snacks. The views are dramatic, and it's a great feeling and a privilege to be so close to such beauty. After a few hours, we arrive at the pass (4660m). The air is thin and the weather unpredictable, so we won’t linger too long.
You may have the chance to witness small avalanches in the surrounding mountains, and you’ll be able to capture some great photos before beginning the descent. The downhill is long and steady, and the views are just as stunning. It's a beautiful hike through the high Andes and the variety of vegetation, birds, and views makes it one of the best in the world.
After around 9 hours (including breaks), you’ll arrive at a camp called Chaullay
. It's located at the end of the Salkantay Valley and connects us to La Playa, Santa Teresa, and our goal—Machu Picchu. Dinner is served, and the remainder of the evening is yours to relax!
- Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner