Salkantay Trek Machu is one of the most acclaimed travel agency and the best operator in Peru. Offer hiking to Machu Picchu, Inca Trails and Salkantay Trek. The best alternative trail to get to Inca Trail The Salkantay Trek is named among the 25 best treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2018

The Salkantay Route

This hike takes its name from the magnificent Salkantay Snowy Mountain, a natural work belonging to the Vilcabamba mountain range, located in the province of La Convención, district of Santa Teresa and is also one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region.

This mountain is also considered as one of the main Apus, since for the population it is a sacred place above the valleys, located at an altitude of 6,271 m.a.s.l

Best time to travel to Salkantay road:

The Cusco region has two types of marked climates, rainy season and dry season, so the months from May to October are considered the best dates to make such an excursion since the rains are over and the road is firm; However, this route can be done all year round, except for the month considered the rainiest of the year (February), so we suggest you think it through.

What Salkantay Road offers?

The route to Salkantay offers privileged views of the Humantay and Salkantay peaks, since with the melting of these two lakes are formed, being the most important and visited by travelers, called Humantay Lagoon, (it is currently visited by tourists from all over the world to enjoy its beauty and leave offerings to the Pachamama, deity that represents mother Earth in the Inca culture)
In addition to the snowy mountains, the route shows a variety of flora and fauna as far as the region of the jungle is concerned, since one is surrounded by a green and warm landscape that allows us to breathe pure air that does well to our body.
Marvel at vestiges and constructions that our ancestors left us as a legacy. Enjoy magical nights with a starry sky, which makes you think and say that it was worth all the effort made.

Difficulty of the walk:

The degree of difficulty for any walk depends a lot on the physical condition that one may have, in addition to already having experience in a similar route and in the state of health that one may have.

This route is considered by many travelers of greater effort since the degree of difficulty is "High", considering it a great challenge for those who do it.

Physical training:

The preparation for the Road to Salkantay, begins taking into consideration the physical condition that one has, that is why specialists consider having an advance preparation before making such an excursion, since in this way the muscles are strengthened and generate resistance. at the time of our walk to Salkantay.

So much so that gradually your physical condition will be in better conditions, since at the time of making the walk all the muscles will be prepared and in that way also our heart will pump more efficient blood that will make us have more oxygen.

jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018

Maras Moray Tour

We travel to more recondite places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Discover the best Sacred Valley Tour  start with Chinchero, where you will appreciate the beauty of its town and archaeological complex; also you will have the possibility to participate in a brief exhibition of traditional textiles, a distinctive feature of this town famous for the beauty and high quality of its fabrics and ancestral dyeing techniques. 

Then you must visit Moray, where the view is impressive thanks to colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. Its usefulness: to recreate 20 different types of microclimates, measurement that assured the agricultural production of the empire. Finally you will continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is imposing and must-see for a spectacular postcard of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Discover Moray:

It is located about 7 km southwest of Maras; It is unique archaeological group in its kind in the region. These are gigantic natural depressions or pits on the surface of the land that were used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels. It is therefore a prototype of a greenhouse or biological experimental station that is quite advanced for its time. that the American man of antiquity inherits to the humanity a 60% of the vegetable products that he consumes, that the Andean man consumes a thousand and a half of diverse varieties of potatoes, a hundred and a half of corn, and many other products.

Explore Maras - Salt Mines:

Located to the west of Cusco at 3300 m.a.s.l. From there you can see the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy summits of "La Verónica" (5682 meters above sea level) and the "Chikón" (5530 meters above sea level). Its important occupation began when the Inkan Cusquenian nobles were stripped of their palaces in the Qosqo and had They go out to settle in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made of adobes, typical of the religious architecture of the town, inside the church are kept canvases of the Cusquenian School.

Now talking about Salt Mines, it is located to the northwest of the town of Maras are about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or "irrigated" every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural spring located in the part of the wells so that when the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies, later the salt is hit and thus granulated; the salt will then be bagged in plastic bags and sent to the markets of the region; Today that salt is being iodized, which is why its consumption is not harmful. 

Are you ready to dare with the adventure? Take your package and don't doubt, visit the Sacred Valley Tour.