Salkantay trek with kids?

Jun 14th, 2019, 03:42 AM
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Salkantay trek with kids?

Hey All,

Did anyone hike this trek with kids (older..~10-11) ?
We're planning a trek with horses as backup...
I would appreciate any feedback

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Jun 14th, 2019, 10:33 AM
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You need to check this out with the tour operators. Some (possibly the more reputable ones) insist on a min age of 14, other, less reputable ones, may take kids as young as 10 as the are reluctant to turn away business. We haven’t done the Saltankay hike but have done numerous other treks in Peru and I can’t recall ever seeing any 10 year olds on those.

Whether children or adults, these treks are tough and are at high altitude and should only be taken on by those with reasonable fitness levels. Altitude prep is important, more so for kids, but it is not the only consideration. Generally speaking horses are used for carrying equipment and not for passenger use. Andean Travel Web - Independent Travel Guide to South America is a good resource for sourcing trek outfits.
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