Peru · 5 Days · 12 Moments · June 2017

Machu Picchu #salkantay #trekking


5 June 2017

Sooo we spend a lot of time at this great building, walking to the Inka-Bridge where we saw crazy steps in the mountains and just relaxing like all the other people. #richones ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ•Š #backpackers ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿฆ #kids&oldies ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฏ Walking down and grabbing the train ๐Ÿš‚ at 7pm for driving 2 hours to a town where we get picked up by a car ๐Ÿš— and then driving 2 hours more back to Cusco.
Again early wake up at 3:45 for walking up to the Machu ๐ŸŒฟbecause the doors for walking opens at 5am and there were almost 50 people waiting till we arrived at 5am. Walking 1 hour and 15minutes up the Inka-steps and met our guide waiting at the top for a tour. After this we take some snacks for breakfast with a beautiful view.

4 June 2017

Oooh but before we take lunch in Hydroelectric we took a short bus ride ๐ŸšŒ and then we walk the 3hours ๐Ÿ›ค to the last stop before Machu ๐ŸŒฟ Seeing the ruins from the camino ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ At 3pm we arrived at our nice Hotel, took a hot shower ๐Ÿšฟ, eating dinner #day โœ… #tomorrowMachuPicchuday ๐Ÿ‘ป What you can learn from this trek: I found out that i can speak with Siri in Chile-Spanish ๐Ÿฆ†
Today the best breakfast ๐Ÿณ and last food from our cook ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ with ๐Ÿฅ‘, ๐Ÿณ &๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž & โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿซ at 7:30. First activity is Zip-lining in the mountains but we're just relaxing at this place looking at the people doing this. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜… #easyday โ›ฑ #walkingjustthreehours #nextstophostelinAguasCalientes ๐Ÿก

3 June 2017

Such a nice place in this Aguas Thermales in Cocalmayo next to our Camping Area โ›บ๏ธ in Santa Theresa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘ฉ. Hot tubes ๐Ÿ›€ in the middle of the mountains letting all the walking-bones-muscles relaxing with this warm water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜Œ After this we take our tea-time and an hour later our dinner ๐Ÿด #sohungryon1500m โ›ฐ๐Ÿ• #partytimeat9pm #spanish&internationalmusic #everybodycelebratesthemselfes ๐ŸŽ‰
At 6am we took breakfast ๐Ÿณ which was nice with omelette and chocolate-cake and we realized that we can eat more that the day before ๐Ÿ˜ Walking just 5 hours this day with breaks, seeing a lot of fruits on trees ๐ŸŒฒ and getting a bus transporting for our lunch spot. #awsomefood ๐Ÿฅ™ #wecaneatmore&moreononly1800m Next transportation to our campsite โ›บ๏ธ where we arrived at 14:30. Our guide is watching Champions League right now ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 1:1 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ so we drive to the aguas thermales at 16o'clock.

2 June 2017

The hardest day isn't over so walking 4 hours to the campingspot โ›บ๏ธ was exhausting and most of the time the same landscape. But arriving at the camp at 5 we took a cold shower ๐Ÿšฟ and get a tea-time and an hour later dinner ๐Ÿดon only 2900m. From the high mountain area we were walking slowly into the jungle and this night was warm. (For us two the night before wasn't that cold because of our sleeping-bags from Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท which fits together ๐Ÿ›Œ๐ŸŽˆ
Sure, after getting up you had to get down and you realize that going down is more shiddy then up ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ Eating the lunch after 2hours going down on 4000m. Your stomach doesn't work that well on this altitude but it's ok. Again the weather changes very fast and we had luck with the fog.
Finally after 3 and a half hours we got it to the highest point of the trek. On 4600m with great views in every direction with a lot of coca-healthyness in the body. A Peruvian walk the Mount Everest without Oxygen. #surehecandothis ๐Ÿ˜ #noproblemeforaPeruvian ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช
At 5am the cook ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ came with a coca-tea โ˜•๏ธ to our tent for waking us up. #breakfastat5:30 #walkingat6 #westarttowalkat7 ๐Ÿ˜… Slowly up the mountain to the Abra Salkantay Glacier (yesterday it was another one) Breathing is hard and walking even harder. Slowly we walk and walk with other people, carry-horses and this awesome nature ๐Ÿ—ป

1 June 2017

After lunch at 3900m we take a walk to a nice Lagune right in front of the Glacier. Walking one hour only up and up and up up to 4300m which was hard but really worth it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค— Going down is really easy, i thing the whole body knows he's going down ๐Ÿ‘Œ The fog comes 5minutes after visiting the Lagune. #notliketheFitzRoyday ๐Ÿ’จ #todaysomuchluck ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐ŸŽ‰ After this cold 4300m we drink a hot tea โ˜•๏ธ and hot chocolate ๐Ÿซ at our campsite with popcorn and some crackers ๐Ÿฟ. An hour later eating dinner and sleeping soon, because the next day will be hard.
So the map is really well made ๐Ÿ—บ and you see where we were in Peru ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ #flyfromLimatoCusco ๐Ÿ›ฌ #afterthebusride-->relaxing ๐Ÿฆ‘ And for the last thing ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช we walk to Machu Picchu โ›ฐ the Salkantay Trek booked by the same company as for the rainforest #quechua First day at 5am we get a pick up at the hostel and drive 2hours to a small village where we eat our breakfast which we brought by ourselves. ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿฅ‘ #stayingaliveontheplaylist ๐ŸŽถ #whiledrivingacurvyroad ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ˜… One hour more driving on top of some mountains we arrived at the starting point for walking. #horsemanwaiting ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’‚ #cookwaiting ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ Only a daypack we have to carry and started to walk for 2hours and arrived at the camping area โ›บ๏ธ where we had lunch ๐Ÿด.