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“Salkantay trek 5d/4n”

Peruvian Highland Trek
Ranked #281 of 554 Outdoor Activities in Cusco
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Owner description: Peruvian Highland Trek specialises in trekking and adventure travel holidays with small groups around Machu Picchu. From the awe-inspiring Salkantay Base Camp Trek to the magnificent classic Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, from the beauty of the iconic Lares Trek to the Machu Picchu.
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I had the best time with this Salkantay trek, I can highly recommend it. The trail has a great variation in geography, which is said to be a great advantage over the Inca trail.
Everything was taken care of perfectly, good equipment, perfect food (made by Wilfredo in my case), everything from start to return in Cuzco is perfectly arranged. Horseman Manuel went ahead with all the equipment and food, so that our lunch/diner was being prepared at the time we arrived. Our guide Jeguel was amazing as a travel guide, but also as good company and as nature and inca guide, knows a lot and is very willing to share his knowledge.
They go with small groups, so another agency may be bettter if you want a lot of company. You certainly won't regret booking this trek, go and enjoy!!

5  Thank Karinholland
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We came to Cusco and booked this tour operator a couple of weeks ago. Reservation was more or less easy. Viktoria speaks a proper english and was helpful. We booked a 5d/4n Salkantay trekking tour in a smaller group (max. 6 participants, but ended up with only 4 ;-)). We paid 520 USD. Larger group was 420 USD. When we arrived in Cusco we met the guide in the tour office and got a helpful tour briefing. Our guide's name was Alfredo - try to participate to his group. He is special!! Can highly recommend him. Next day we were picked up at 5h at the hotel. After a 2-3h drive we came to Mollepata and met the rest of the team (1 cook, 1 horse man, 1 assistant). The donkeys took over parts of our luggage (you can leave your stuff not required at the hostal in Cusco). In our daypack we only carried rainy/ warm clothes, water, sun creme, sun glasses and little snacks to eat. Food was phenomenal: We were accompanied all the time by the before mentioned crew. They were extremely friendly. The cook was brilliant. Even at high altitude on a small gas cook he prepared awesome break fast, 3 courses lunch, tea and little snacks at 17h and 3 courses dinners. This tour was special because of the little things we received, which no one would have expected on such a tour: hot water bottles for the cold nights, a proper cake, warm pop corn, Coca tea every morning delivered to our tents for wake up, hot water in the morning and at night for our little bath, nicely decorated food. Everyday we received fantabolous food - we felt like in a high standard restaurant in Cusco. The cook also always prepared a veg course as one of or participants was a vegetarian. The trek is fantastic eventhough a little challenging: approx. 20km trekking per day, up- and down hill, sunny, raind, warm and cold, fantastic view and nature always included. Expect the last night we slept in good quality tents. Don't forget a sleeping bag which also works for -5 degrees celcius in April. It can be cold.. But: I have never seen more stars at night on the sky. Reaching the peak of Salkantay glacier (or better said: opposite of the glacier) is a unique moment you will never forget. And ofcourse arriving at Machuu Picchu is the absolute highlight of the tour. What I learnt from other bag packers: The standard inca trail is less phsically challenging and less attractive re nature. The Salkantay trek (also due to the altitude) is challenging for a normal sportive guy like me (you likes doing sports a lot). But once you survived day one and once you got used to the alititude this is a great adventure and you will quickly forget the burdens of the trek. It is doable, but there are passages, where you have to fight a little bit. Finally the tour guide: Alfredo with all his knowledge, experience, dynamics, humor entertained us a lot and helped us to make this adventure unique. He took care of all members of our expiditions and brought us safely to Machu Picchu. Finally arrived back in Cusco all of us got a little gift. Isn't this fantastic? I never expected such a good service on this trip!!

11  Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

I came by myself to Cusco and Peruvian Highland Trek kindly helped me to join a fantastic group of argentinians. Then the whole trek was awesome, excellent food, excellent itinerary, very serious everything. The guide was also very well prepared and charismatic, too. He knew really a lot about the trek and also about history which made this trip a real pleasure. He took care of us, making sure we enjoyed and had no problems of anykind. At the office, employees are always friendly and helpful. I do recommend Peruvian Highland Trek.

11  Thank Julio A
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