Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trekking Route Salcantay Machu Picchu considered among the top 25 in the World

The influential and well recognized magazine National Geographic Adventure has published “The World's 25 Best New Adventures of 2007”, an annual report on innovative trips. In this article, the Salcantay-Machu Picchu route is promoted as one of the most exciting treks of the world.

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay Peak (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally join the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu lies directly north of Salkantay, at the end of a ridge that extends down from this mountain. Viewed from Machu Picchu, the Southern Cross is above Salkantay's summit when at its highest point in the sky during the rainy season. The Incas associated this alignment with concepts of rain and fertility, and considered Salkantay to be one of the principal deities controlling weather and fertility in the region west of Cuzco.

This amazing journey, led by expert guides, through glaciers, rainforests and Andean mountains is a magnificent experience that you can take contacting the online travel agency and tour operator in Peru.

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