he highlight of the 4-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the opportunity to walk in the shadow of the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain (6,264 meters). Unlike the classic 3-day Inca Trail trek, which requires you book a spot at least 5-6 weeks in advance (in the low season), the Salkantay Trek can be booked in Cusco […]
arrived in Huaraz (elev: 3,100 meters), at the foot of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, just as the rainy season was getting underway. I didn’t care. This was the gateway to Peru’s tallest mountains, including Huascaran at 6,768 meters (22,205 feet), and I wasn’t going to miss it on my first visit to the country. After all, […]
Check out epic views of the Swiss Alps in Winter.
Sun worshipers have been flocking to vacation on the Canary Islands for years.
This is a guest post by Lorraine Aubert. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. Mammoth Lakes, a small ski resort community tucked inside the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California is NOT just for skiing. While snow sports are definitely the #1 tourist attraction, I’d like to introduce […]
As we walked to Deurali, we passed through gorgeous rhododendron forests with pink and white flowers. The forest felt magical, almost like ” Lord of the Rings.”? After we descended the valley, we walked up along a stream past some cute goats and dogs. — from Day 8 – Waiting for the Sun
I was awoken way too early, around the hour of 7:30 am, by Max Blanco – slobbering canine friend. Another smaller dog also made himself at home on my mattress, practically pushing me off of it. Oh, the joys of living with dogs! After awhile, I gave up on the idea of reclaiming my bed, […]