SALKANTAY

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Mount Salkantay & Humantay Lake

Mount Salkantay

Mount Salkantay or Sallqantay (in Quechua) is an iconic mountain for modern day Cusquenos; standing at 6,271 meters above sea level it is the highest mountain in the Willkapampa range and the 13 highest in Peru. Ancient Incan’s however, held its importance at a higher level, attributing it as a deity and as such it obtained the title of ‘Apu’. An Apu is believed to be a mountain which hosts the spirit of an ancient God. They believed that God that resided within Salkantay controlled the weather. Their belief originated from the fact that from Machu Picchu’s sun-dial, the Southern Cross constellation during the rainy season, presided directly over the top of Salkantay’s peak. The mountains name in Quechua has the meaning of savage or wild due to its difficulty in conquest for mountaineers.

Humantay Lake

This hidden Lagoon filled with glacial melt creates crystal clear waters with bright hues of blue. Lying 4,200 meters above sea level high in the Andean mountains, this cool blue lagoon is in stark contrast to the bright white snow capped mountains which is found in. It is an outstanding natural phenomenon that begins your journey on the Salkantay Trek.

This hidden Lagoon filled with glacial melt creates crystal clear waters with bright hues of blue. Lying 4,200 meters above sea level high in the Andean mountains, this cool blue lagoon is in stark contrast to the bright white snow capped mountains which is found in. It is an outstanding natural phenomenon that begins your journey on the Salkantay Trek.

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The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world, boasting diverse cloud forests,

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CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world,

INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world, boasting diverse cloud forests,

INCA TRAIN WITH SALKANTAY

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