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.

jueves, 9 de marzo de 2017

Salkantay Trek Tips

Tips to trek salkantay:



  • Hydrate:

Is essential to hydrate with frequency during the trek and it’s something we shouldn’t forget. Bring water, it’s difficult to find water during the trek. Bring your own bottle of water and try to drink all the water you can.

  • Get acclimatized:

The highest point of the trek is at 4,600 – 4,800 meters (15,100 – 15,700ft.). Each person reacts in different ways but in general we feel the effects of elevation when we reach 10,000 – 11,000ft. The key to deal with altitude sickness is to spend 2 or 3 days before in Cusco so you get acclimatized.

  • Clothes.

The climate will be below the freezing point on the first night in the mountain. You should have winter clothes and a good sleeping bag of 0 degrees. Bring chemical foot warmers or boiled water to warm your feet at the bottom of the sleeping bag. It will get very hot during the day, especially at lower altitudes. Synthetic light clothing is essential. A good pair of hiking boots is advisable. You will carry a lot of weight uphill and then downhill for 3 days. You need shoes that are going to protect your feet.

  • Other supplies.

Sunglasses and sunscreen: You need a sunscreen of high altitude protection.
Insect repellent: At the end of the second day you arrive to a tropical climate and the insects are going to be really annoying.

Salkantay Trek Machu was created to provide an excellent service for tourist to experience the adventure of the Salkantay Trek, even if you choose a Superior or a Budget tour, the service is always going to be the best.


NOTE:
If you want to take a trip to the Salkantay Snowy Mountain or a many days journey to Machu Picchu www.salkantaytrekmachu.com for more information or the e-mail contact@salkantaytrekmachu.com to book a tour. 
you are now able to get to this amazing place in 5 day from Cusco, Peru  

¡ Enjoy !
More information: Salkantay Trek

martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Tips to arrive to the city of Cusco

Even if you arrive by plane or bus, you’ll be a potential prey to tourist hunters. They will offer you accommodation or taxis that leads you to the city center. Nevertheless, the city center is just a few minutes away from the airport and the city is not that big. Crossing it by feet may take you about 2 hours. The ideal is to take a taxi outside the airport and to make deaf ears to the pullers (unless you are really interested in their proposals).

There are dozens of transport companies of all price and quality on most cities of Peru. Usually travelers arrive from Lima, Arequipa or Puno. Given the informality of the routes, we recommend taking the best possible services on buses as they do not stop so much to collect people on the way. The duration of the trip Lima – Cusco can last between 15 and 21 hours depending on the service you choose.

What to see and do in Cusco?

There are many things that will inevitably form part of your journey, like the cobbled streets with stories to tell, the crafts markets, the stone of twelve angles, the great cathedral and several churches that will cross your path. These are however some of the most advisable things to browse in the city:

San Blas.

This is a mandatory place of passage. Starting from the main square by the Andean narrow streets you’ll arrive after a few uphill steps. The tourist, Andean and romantic atmosphere will catch you while you get to see the city from the heights.

San Pedro Market.

It is one of the most varied and exotic place for food and regional products. Fresh coca leaves, pure cacao, best quality coffee, fruit juices and typical dishes are just some of the things you will find. It’s ideal to go there if you want to save money.

Sacsayhuaman.

Going upstairs and along the winding road that goes in the direction towards the Christ that observes the whole city, you will find the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. This is the first approach you will have with the Inca architecture before going to Machu Picchu. Galleries, steps and windows made of stone ate the main attraction as well as a big esplanade to relax the view. Watch out for the girls in colorful attire walking llamas. Taking pictures of them is not free.

Temple of the moon.

Not far from Sacsayhuaman you will find archeological remains of the temple of the moon.

Qoricancha.

This was originally the temple of the sun but then the Spanish built the convent of Santo Domingo above it. It is currently one of the most interesting temples in the heart of the city of Cusco.

NOTE:
If you want to take a trip to the Salkantay Snowy Mountain or a many days journey to Machu Picchu www.salkantaytrekmachu.com for more information or the e-mail contact@salkantaytrekmachu.com to book a tour.
you are now able to get to this amazing place in 5 day from Cusco, Peru  
¡ Enjoy !
More information: CUSCO

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

10 TIPS FOR THE INCA TRAIL

The Inca Trail is a trek that starts in the mythic 82 kilometer near Ollantaytambo. It is one of the most popular and exclusive treks in Peru. It comprises a journey of more than 23 km where different ecoregions, altitudes, temperature variety and amazing landscapes can be found. All of this makes your journey unforgettable. The route ends in Machu Picchu (Lost city of the Incas).



The scenery and landscapes changes among the trek. In the first two days the landscape is an Andean type with the presence of steep mountains, snowy mountains, woods and streams. On the other hand, the vegetation is more tropical on the third day. You can see llamas, hummingbirds, hawks, lizards and sometimes even deer among the way. You also trek across parts of Incan traces used by them to communicate different cities of their empire.

You really can’t miss a single part of this amazing trek, that’s why we give you these 10 tips to trek the Inca Trail.

1.- Get Acclimatized.

The best option is to arrive in Cusco 2 days before the trek so your body gets used to work properly in height. Rest at least 1 hour at your hotel after arriving, walk slowly and do not hesitate to take a taxi even when the journey is short.

2.- Try to drink coca leaf tea.

We recommend to take infusions of coca leaves (mate de coca) when you arrive to Cusco. All public places and hotels offer it and some hotels give it to their customers for free.

3.- Appropriate backpack.

Depending on the road you choose, the trek could last 2 or 4 days, so every gram counts. Bring only the strictly necessary and make sure that the backpack you take is the appropriate one for trekking because as you're moving, everything becomes heavier.

4.- Appropriate footwear.

It’s recommendable to take trekking shoes with good grip or mountain shoes for the Inca Trail and similar treks. It’s not convenient to bring new footwear because these will cause you blisters. It’s also advisable to take a pair of sandals to rest your feet at night.

5.- Food.

Eat light, without excess fat or heavy meals for digestion.

6.- Hydrate.

Is essential to hydrate with frequency during the trek and it’s something we shouldn’t forget. Bring water, it’s difficult to find water during the trek. Bring your own bottle of water and try to drink all the water you can.

7.- Bring candies.

In addition to what your guide brings, we recommend having some solid candy to suck while climbing. They seem to give you energy and they distract your mind from climbing!

8,- Bring a Camera.

The landscapes are really beautiful and you really can’t lose the chance to take great pictures so bring your camera and take as many photos as you can.

9.- Physical condition.

If you have a good physical condition you shouldn’t have any problems with the trek. If you’re not in a good physical condition walking before the trek could help.

10.- Go with your own rhythm.

It’s not a race. Do not hesitate to stop and rest if you feel oxygen lacks. We also think it’s more enjoyable to stop and rest frequently to admire the sights.

NOTE:
If you want to take a trip to the Salkantay Snowy Mountain or a many days journey to Machu Picchu www.salkantaytrekmachu.com for more information or the e-mail contact@salkantaytrekmachu.com to book a tour. 
you are now able to get to this amazing place in 5 day from Cusco, Peru  

¡ Enjoy !


miércoles, 25 de enero de 2017

10 tips to trek the Rainbow Mountain

HERE ARE THE 10 TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK:


The Rainbow Mountain is one of the most attractive places on the road to the Apu Ausangate. Stories tell that the Mountain gives every traveler that visits this place a new opportunity. It’s inspired by the motto “If you want to see the rainbow you have to face the storm” and this teach us that there’s always a prize for our efforts as well as a new opportunity. It’s named one of the 100 places you should to go before die by National Geographic.

 Rainbow Mountain 1.- Acclimatization in Rainbow mountain:

For several days you will be high above sea level. Your body needs to acclimatize slowly so you don’t suffer the annoying altitude sickness. It’s better to stay in the city of Cusco at least 2 days before the trek starts to acclimate correctly. so take precautions to be on time in the place indicated.

2.- Appropriate clothing and footwear:

The climate in the Andean zone can take sudden changes. The sun can be suffocating but once it’s hidden behind a cloud the temperature can fall quickly. It’s important to wear a coat for the night as the cold can be harmful. The footwear must be for special trekking. Take care of wearing the covered ankles to maintain better stability. It’s necessary since the terrain is often difficult and slippery.

3.- Carry Sticks:

The canes will help you a lot during the whole trip. If you have no practice with them you will soon learn how to. They will help you move safer and more comfortable by unloading some of the weight and giving you stability.

4.- Sunscreen:

Don’t forget to bring sunscreen to the trek and try to avoid exposing parts of your body to the sun. Bring a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

5.- Go with your own rhythm:

It’s not a race. Most of the tours have adequate time to take things slowly along the way. We also think it’s more enjoyable to stop and rest frequently to admire the sights.

6.- Physical condition:

If you have a good physical condition you shouldn’t have any problems with the trek. If you’re not in a good physical condition walking before the trek could help.

7.- Bring Water:

It’s difficult to find water up there. Bring your own bottle of water and remember: In height you lose a lot body water by perspiration. Try to drink all the water you can.

8.- Consider chewing coca:

This is a personal option. It can give you a little push to finish the trek but it has a particular flavor you need to get accustomed to.

9.- Bring candies:

In addition to what your guide brings, we recommend having some solid candy to suck while climbing. They seem to give you energy and they distract your mind from climbing!

10.- Bring a Camera:

The landscapes are really beautiful so bring your camera and take as many photos as you can. If you follow the tips all you need to do is enjoy the Rainbow Mountain!

NOTE:
If you want to take a trip to the Salkantay Snowy Mountain or a many days journey to Machu Picchu www.salkantaytrekmachu.com for more information or the e-mail contact@salkantaytrekmachu.com to book a tour.
you are now able to get to this amazing place in 5 day from Cusco, Peru  

¡ Enjoy !

More information: Rainbow Mountain

jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

SACRED VALLEY

Ollantaytambo

it is located 97 km north-East of the city of cusco(1 hours and 30 minutes by car) and was built during the incan period, as fortified area which includes temples benched terraces and an urban sector, two ectors can be distinguished; One denominated "araqama Ayllu"; and area related to worshipping and religious activities and the other, "Qosqo Ayllu" which is a compound of living quarters.as its fortified walls and towers show it, along witch traces of ancient paths and aqueducts.

the village of Ollantaytambo is called "live incan Village",as its inhabitants maintain the ancient customs. you can visit the village of willoc, the inhabitants of which speak Quechua and stand out by their red clothes that identify them as members of a region and different ayllu to then rest of then region. Ollantaytambo's archeological area is an other monumental aster work of incan archtecture, as it was built on two mountains, in a strategic place that visually dominante the whole valley.

in its time ollantaytambo was a miltary religious, Administrative and agricultural complex, the entranceto the city was made through a door called Punku-Punku. On top there is the master work of incan architects and stone utters. Ollantaytambo is the only incan city that is still almost intact and its houses still serve as hoes in which live the descendants of that great culture.

for visitors we recommend they'd take a walk around the village's urban area, where "chicherias" (local "pub" or tavern where "chicha" is begin serverd) are abundant, along with exquisite trapezoidal door styles. the city's design ,its axes,urban structure, the beauty of its volumes and contrants between light what attract the visitors. the main church has a facabe with six pink granite monoliths brought from some other place and perfectly fit in the stone wall.

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miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2016

INCA TRAIL

TRADITIONAL INCA TRAIL

it is part of the trail network the incan developed to unite the main administrative and religious center sin the whole tawantinsuyo.One of these day journey requires,as the incan trail passes by mount Salkantay's slopes. Stopovers take place around archaeological sites and the most popular programas that of four days and three nights. On this journey full of beautiful landscapes, one goes through various ecological levels and archaeological sites on the way. thanks to this,the Incan trail has gained the reputation of being one of the world's best hiking destinations, although it is a pilgrimage for many. On the way the incan trail goes up to mountain passes that get close to 4,000 m.a.s.l, such as that of Warmiwañusca (4,200 m.a.s.l) and Runkuraqay (3,860 m.a.s.l) to then head down to 2,000 m.a.s.l on the jungle's edge, climbing up and down large stairways cut into the rock and passing through tunnels of up to 20m. length This circuit of the Incan trail stars on the Piscacuchu stretch, on km. 82 of the Cusco - Machu Picchu railroad track.

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viernes, 14 de octubre de 2016

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE CUSCO

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE CUSCO

QORIKANCHA (ENCLOSURE OF GOLD)

Initially built as religious enclosures of the ancient inhabitants of the Huatanay Valley, it was transformed by the inca Yupanqui and known as the Temple of the Sun. It was one of the incan Cusco's most impacting constructions. as inside it , there were walls completele covered with gold sheets and gardens with gold sheets and gardens with full size corn plants and was composed of six enclosures of wich only two are conserved, as the rest was destroyed to build the church and anlarge the Dominican cloister,in the 16 century.

Since 1534, the conquerors erected the church and the dominican monastery upon the Incan foundations and both were destroyed as a consequence of the 1650 earthquake and rebuilt around 1681. this fact allowed the original incan walls to be discovered, as these had been covered with a lime plasterwork. The Monastery of Santo Domingo possesses a very valuable painting collection, with canvases from the 17 and 18 centuries. It is built with perfectly jointed. finely lapidated rectangular stone blocks. A disc of massive gold that existed above its door, with the design of the Sun, was hidden by the natives and on one ever knew what happend to it, thus contributing in giving more veracity to the legend about the incas incomparable wealth

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