Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu


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August 3rd 2013
Published: October 7th 2013
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The alarm went off at 4am and I got up ready to be picked up and driven to Mollepata village, the starting point of the Salkantay Trail. I greeted some of my bleary-eyed companions as I boarded the bus and tried to get some more sleep on the journey. We had breakfast in the village, before each introducing ourselves. The group was made up of: couple Briohny and Graham (I'd been confused at bre... Read Full Entry



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23rd October 2013

Fab pix
Great pix and what a place. Really fancy it myself I must say. Altitude could be a problem thoughxxxx
25th October 2013

Thanks Kate. Yes it was pretty special. Machu Picchu itself isn't that high but the Salkantay trail takes you quite high, and similar for the official Inca trail I think. You just need a few days in Cusco to acclimatise. The people who had issues didn't do that. x

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