Peru Day 9: Salkantay Trek – La Playa to Aguas Calientes

Start: La Playa 2,064m (6,771 ft)

Finish: Aguas Calientes 2,050m (7,986 ft)

Trek Time: 9.5 hours (including a short lunch)

The final morning of our trek began earlier than usual, and it was our first day starting out in pouring rain. We packed our stuff in the tent and did our best to keep things from getting wet and muddy, had a quicker than usual breakfast and then said goodbye to our chefs. Despite the rain and impending 3 hour ascent, everyone was in great spirits as we headed out on our last day of hiking.

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