Salkantay Mountain is the tallest mountain near Cusco. Machu Pichu is really just on a shoulder of Salkantay Mountain. This is a big, important spirit surrounded by beauty. It’s also relatively accessible, so you can… Read More »Review: The one-night Salkantay Pass Trek
If you’re visiting Cusco and you’re doing some hiking, there’s a high probability you’ll hear about this place called Machu Pichu and you may want to take a trip there. You can hop on the… Read More »Review: 4 day Inka Trail to Machu Pichu w Evolution Treks
There’s one piece of digital nomad hiking gear I’ve been so impressed with, that it’s the only piece of gear I’ve got two of: the Darn Tough midweight cushion boot sock. After 9 months of… Read More »Is the Darn Tough boot sock really that incredible?
The past year has been full of multi-day hiking trips and long walks across town to get tortas. It was a big decision with a lot of research to pick the footwear I’ve worn on… Read More »Review: Inov-8 Roclite Pro G 400 – Comfy vegan waterproof hiking boots
Your Guide recently did a 5-day trek to Choquequirao with Alpaca Expeditions, a 4-day Inka Trail trek to Machu Pichu with Evolution Treks, and an overnight run up to the Salkantay Pass with Salktany Trekking.… Read More »My packing list for Choquequirao and the Inka Trail
When this Guide began planning hikes around Cusco, one trail immediately jumped out: the hike to Choquequirao. It’s an archeological site spanning an area larger than Machu Pichu, but the difficulty of the journey, and… Read More »Day-by-day review – the Choquequirao Trek with Alpaca Expeditions
Salkantay Mountain is one of the tallest mountains in Peru. Close to Cusco, the historical center of the Incan empire (and the universe), the mountain is steeped in mythology and practical importance to the region’s… Read More »Salkantay Mountain is a good mountain
Cusco, Peru and the Sacred Valley are beautiful. It’s so easy to connect with hiking groups or do some solo hiking (but smartly: Can you hike Choquequirao solo?). They’ll be adventures you remember for the… Read More »Inca Trail prep workout with no equipment