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SALKANTAY

SALKANTAY : The mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba rise to form a ragged chain between the regions' two great rivers; Urubamba and Apurimac. Salkantay -Along the cordillera's northern side, massive snow peaks collide with lush tropical rain forests

 

SALKANTAY :LOCATED

Located northwest of Cusco, Nevado de salkantay , the cordillera's tallest peak, is at the eastern end of the chain and rises to 6271 meters above sea level. " means 'Savage Mountain' which may refer to the swirling clouds that rise up from the jungle lowlands and engulf the peak.

 

 

SALKANTAY TO MACHU PICCHU

 

Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek normally takes 7 days and has become popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. For the first 4 days you will be surrounded with magnificent scenery and rarely see other groups of trekkers. Salkantay On the fifth day you join up with Inca Trail at Wayllabamba and continue to Machu Picchu arriving early on day 7.

 

 

The famous Salkantay named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, is a trek open to everybody, with no limitation on spaces or permits (at least for now). Connecting the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.salkantay

 

 

salkantay:Located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south central Peru by the Cordillera Vilcabamba and rising to 6271 meters above sea level (20574 ft) Mt. Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local indians. The name Salkantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain"

                                                  

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