Salcantay

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Sal·can·tay

 (săl′kən-tī′, säl′kän-)
A peak, 6,271 m (20,574 ft) high, of the Cordillera Oriental in southern Peru. Salcantay was revered as a deity by the ancient Inca.
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Sure, some achievements - like the five-day Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu, night-trekking with creepycrawlies in the Amazon, and cycling the "World's Most Dangerous Road" - were actual challenges, but ignoring my British aloofness to befriend strangers was an accomplishment, too.
Alternative routes include the four-days-and-nights Salkantay Trek, offering spectacular hiking into the Andes Cloud Forest, back down into the jungle, and culminating in the wondrous Inca Ruins.
A track leads off from this trail to Salkantay. To take part in this excursion, tourists must contact a specialized tourist agency or an official tour guide.
In this way, it is planned to increase the number of national and international tourists from 5,500 visitors annually to 150,000 during the first year of operations, and integrate it into the tourist circuit Salkantay, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Sure, some achievements - like the five-day Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu, night trekking with creepy crawlies in the Amazon, and cycling the 'World's Most Dangerous Road' - were actual challenges, but ignoring my British aloofness to befriend strangers was an accomplishment too.
PERU: Last Frontiers (www.lastfrontiers.com; 01296 653000) offers a 13-day Mountain Lodges of Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from PS3,730pp (two sharing) - saving PS400pp.
The challenging seven-day Salkantay Trek became MLP's flagship programme and was paired from the start with social initiatives supporting health, education and environmental projects, created and supported by MLP's non-profit arm, Yanapana Peru.
Some of the company's many trips include: the less traveled Salkantay route (bit.ly/BambaSalkantay), the Choquequirao Trek (bit.ly/BambaChoquequirao) along the Apurimac Canyon, Lares Trek (ow.ly/nEVis), Inca Trail trek (ow.ly/nEVld), and its Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure (ow.ly/nEVnJ), which includes biking and rafting.
The withered terrain is in stark contrast to the canyon's lush northern slopes, watered by the glacial peaks of Salkantay, a few hundred feet away as the condor flies.
In 2008, it began operating tourism services at destinations along the Salkantay trail, where it operates five mountain lodges that primarily cater to travelers from the United States and Europe.
In Peru, I participated in the five-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.