Salkantay Trek Machu is one of the most acclaimed travel agency and the best operator in Peru. Offer hiking to Machu Picchu, Inca Trails and Salkantay Trek. The best alternative trail to get to Inca Trail The Salkantay Trek is named among the 25 best treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

martes, 18 de diciembre de 2018

Salkantay trek by your own

Unlike the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trek can be done without a tour, on your own and without a tour guide. To take this walk you must take all the necessary precautions. Follow these recommendations to do the Salkantay trek on your own :

  • Book the Machu Picchu tickets in advance before performing the Salkantay trek. Otherwise, you can go back without knowing the Wonder of the World. 
  • The route to follow is the same as the Salkantay trek with tour. 
  • The journey on your own may take more or less days, depending on the visitor’s capacity. 
  • The first step is to reach the town of Mollepata from the city of Cusco. 
  • The cars are taken at the bus terminal of ‘Arcopata’, in the city of Cusco. 
  • From Mollepata begins the ascent. 
  • It is advisable to bring what is strictly necessary (food for 5 days and equipment to sleep) to avoid loading excessive luggage.

What to bring for the Salkantay trek?

  • Sleeping bags. 
  • Hat or cap. 
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Trekking backpack. 
  • Waterproof coat. 
  • Trekking pants 
  • Poncho for the rain. 
  • Water. 
  • Water purifying tablets. 
  • Sunscreen. 
  • Personal hygiene items. 
  • Snacks. 
  • Cash.

Tips for the Salkantay trek 

  • Acclimatize one or two days in the city of Cusco before performing the Salkantay trek. 
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages or foods with a lot of fat. 
  • Altitude sickness or soroche in Salkantay and Machu Picchu is one of the greatest difficulties. Perform a little exercise prior to the Salkantay trek. You do not need to be in excellent physical shape but a little exercise will help. 
  • No matter what part of the year, wear warm clothes during the Salkantay trek.
  • The nights are especially cold in the first two days. 
  • Plan up to the smallest detail the Salkantay trek on your own.

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