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Attractions along the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek is a hiking in south America and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. It presents a unique combination of culture and mistic, with preserved proudly by the Peruvian people, and is an amazing adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. Salkantay trekking is set at the highest peaks of Humantay Mountain, where the cold ice of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Andes. The hike is surrounded by the historic Machu Picchu (National Park and is considered one of the 25 best hikes in the world). Salkantay trek is very diverse and rich geography hike, Andean culture and history. The Vilcanota Mountain range contains two twenty highest mountains in the Americas.


Chonta - Canyon of the Condor

The Natural viewpoint of Condor's Flight is located at Chonta community in Limatambo, Anta - Cusco. Along the trail, you can see natural attractions (landscapes, valleys and sacred mountains) that are located on the right margin of the Apurimac River.

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Humantay Lake

This lagoon formed by the thaw of the Humantay mountain presents a unique landscape of the district of Mollepata (Anta). The Humantay Lake is a place that impacts with its immensity, traces and colors in the landscape, which make it one of the unmissable tourist destinations in the bowels of Peru.

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Apu Salkantay (Salkantay Mountain)

Salcantay or Salkantay (in Quechua) is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th-highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth-highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascarán.

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Cocalmayo hot springs

The hot springs of Colcalmayo are a popular destination among travelers who seek a connection to the land and its balance. On your trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, you can take a hot bath, in an impressive environment of abundant vegetation next to a huge river; the place seems out of a fantasy.

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Llaqtapata

Llaqtapata (Quechua) llaqta = place (village, town, city), pata = elevated place, pronounced 'yakta-pahta', hispanicized Llactapata) is an archaeological site about 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Machu Picchu. The complex is located in the Cusco Region, La Convención Province, Santa Teresa District, high on a ridge between the Ahobamba and Santa Teresa drainages.

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Huayna Picchu Mountain

Huayna Picchu is a sacred mountain. It is located over Machu Picchu. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top.

Huayna Picchu may be visited throughout the year, but the number of daily visitors allowed on Huayna Picchu is restricted to 400.

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Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain

The Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain is the most spectacular alternative to Huayna Picchu, available at the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

The starting time for visiting Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain can be in any of these two schedules: From 7am to 8am or from 10am to 11am.

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