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Peru Trip Report

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Pictures from Salkantay Trek

Peru Trip Report

Unloading the van and getting ready at the trailhead.

Peru Trip Report

Coca leaves to keep us energized.

Peru Trip Report

The group with Salkantay in the backdrop. From left: Phil, Ben, Max, Matt, Brub, Zeke (in front).

Peru Trip Report

Phil, Max, and Brub feeling the altitude on the first night.

Peru Trip Report

Mishmi Takin Virunga jacket performing well on a cold and damp morning.

Peru Trip Report

Zeke near the high point of our trek.

Peru Trip Report

The group at the high point (15,200 ft) in our trek. From left: Brub, Zeke, Phil, Ben, Max, Matt.

Peru Trip Report

Our guide Santiago and me at the top.

Peru Trip Report

Santiago, Phil, and a beautiful lake.

Peru Trip Report

Quick break on the way down.

Peru Trip Report

The food on this trip was gourmet and delicious.

Peru Trip Report

Zeke and Phil crossing a jungle river.

Peru Trip Report

Day 3 hike to Aguas Calientes, a touristy town near Machu Picchu.

Peru Trip Report

Aguas Calientes

Peru Trip Report

The group at Machu Picchu. From left: Phil, Zeke, Ben, Max, Brub, Matt.

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Kaypi was our guiding outfitter for the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. We were thrilled with their kindness, service, cooking, knowledge, and flexibility. They are everything we wanted and more.

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