You’ll begin the day with hot coca tea delivered to your tent to give you a much-needed boost to start the day. You’ll have breakfast and then take off no later than about 6 a.m. This day is an epic adventure, and you’ll most likely be snowed on as you ascend to one of the highest points in the area, at about 15,190 feet (4,630 meters) above sea level. Here, you’ll get a beautiful view of the sacred mountain Salkantay, which stands at a dizzying 20,574 feet (6,271 meters). You’ll then descend into a valley where you’ll have lunch, and continue into the jungle where you’ll stay for the night.
What to Wear
You’ll want to wear waterproof boots on this day, so that your feet don’t freeze in the snow and rain. You’ll be following a freezing stream all the way up and down the mountain, so your feet will get soaked unless you have proper boots. People do it in running shoes, but it isn’t encouraged.