3 Things to Know Before Starting the Salkantay Hike

If in your future plans you plan to travel to Peru, know Cusco and experience an extreme adventure while undertaking the Salcantay Trek to Inca Trail quarry trek 4 days, it is important to take note of this information.

1. When to Travel? 

Before you start planning your trip, you should know that there are certain times of the year that are more recommended than others for the Salkantay hike. The best time of the year to undertake this adventure is the dry season, between the months of May and October, May being the preferred month, since the wet season has just ended and vegetation is still thriving. In addition, the coldest month is June.

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2. What To Bring?

For this trip, it is recommended to travel light and bring only the strict necessary, since you will have to carry your bag on your back for most of the way. The clothes brought must be adequate for the hike: in the mountains, the temperature is cool during the day (between 10 and 15 degrees on average), but the nights are very cold. It is also important to remember to bring your personal hygiene items such as a towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet paper, etc. Also bring your personal medicine to your needs, such as pellets for altitude sickness or diachylon or dressings to treat blisters and wounds. On this 6 Day Trek to Machu Picchu you will enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna of the Andes, ecosystems and the scenery as well as the famous Salkantay mountain and Humantay lake you will see is breathtaking.

3. Altitude Sickness and How to Avoid It

It is very important to take the time to acclimatize to altitude before embarking on a mountain hike. We recommend that travelers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before departure. Pellets for altitude sickness can also help and are used by most hikers. It should also be well hydrated, coca mate is also recommended. Eat light meals that are easy to digest such as soups, vegetables, and carbohydrate-rich foods. Sleep also helps greatly in acclimatization. In summary: keep your body warm, eat before hungry, drink before thirsty, cover yourself before feeling cold and rest before you feel tired

Do not worry, for the duration of the trip, you will be accompanied by our experienced guides who will assist you in case of problems.

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