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An exceptional destination, exhausting but satisfying, Salkantay trekking is an alternate route to the magical city of Machupicchu.

The big difference compared to the Inca trail that is always crowded with people because of its popularity, Salkantay is very quiet and lonely.

To begin the journey a very important advice for tourists and travelers who want to take the course, it is necessary to acclimatize to the environment to avoid soroche or also known as altitude sickness.

You may also be interested: What is altitude sickness or Soroche?

At the beginning of our trip you can see Andean places that will constantly change with each step we will take, this detail will make the tour much more pleasant.

The cold weather that will go hand in hand with us until we reach a part of the low jungle, will diminish its strength to be more pleasant and warm.

The Salkantay to Machupicchu tour has unique places that will leave you amazed, one of them is the Humantay Lagoon a popular destination visited by hundreds of tourists, it is characterized by its simple beauty and captivating colors, its parameters give you the opportunity to explore around to be able to assemble the traditional rock tower.

During the nights we will be able to appreciate clear skies with incalculable stars that will light our camps and keep our dreams according to Andean beliefs.

To observe the snowy Salkantay more closely, we will make our way between steep trails and high ravines, mountains of all sizes will accompany our passage to guide us to the feet of Salkantay.

During the mornings this mountain is usually found in fog, but as the hours go by it clears to appreciate the charm and grandeur that Salkantay offers.

On the slopes of the snowy mountain there is arid terrain with innumerable rocks of different sizes and colors that spread on the ground. On the other hand, the white snow that covers the top of the Salkantay mountain gives it a sublime appearance

After having appreciated the attractions mentioned above, we will continue with our journey.

From this point the roads are more lush, we will encounter dozens of waterfalls and streams that will cross our path.

Next, we will undertake descending paths, we will find small towns that have in their care fruit tree crops such as avocado, bananas, papayas and other tropical fruits, the people there are usually very friendly, shortly after we will meet Llactapata. A very beautiful archeological center that is located right in front of the mountain that houses Machupicchu.


Posted by salkantaytrail 21:30 Archived in Peru Tagged landscapes waterfalls mountains lakes trains machupicchu

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