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The 5-day / 4-night Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the highlight of Peru a must-see for anyone coming to the country.
Daniel and I did it in July 2017 and I have to say, it’s one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. If you’re on the fence about booking this adventure, these Salkantay trek photos may just change your mind.
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The View from Humantay Lake
Making New Friends
Climbing up to Salkantay Pass
Crossing Over Salkantay Pass
Llama Grazing at Machu Picchu
Horses on the Hike to Humantay Lake
Heading to Camp on Day One
Heading to Humantay Lake
Glass-topped Tents on the Salkantay Trek
Climbing to the Salkantay Pass
Mountain Views on the Salkantay Trek
Entering the Jungle Climate at Lower Elevation
Dinner on Day One
Aguas Calientes, the Last Stop Before Machu Picchu
View of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
Seriously, how beautiful is this trek?
If you’re still in your planning stages for your trip to Peru, I strongly suggest budgeting the time for this 5-day trek to Machu Picchu because it’s honestly unforgettable.
Read my full write-up about the trek to find everything you need to know about the prices, itinerary, and more, and then prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!
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