Salkantay, Step By Step
Taming the invincible.
Salkanty, Perú’s 12th highest peak, gets its name from the Quechua word, “sallqa”, meaning untamed, uncivilized and invincible. Its relative proximity to Machu Picchu (to the north) has made this prominent peak, and its surrounding Inca roads, a popular alternative to the often crowded Inca Trail.
This is the trek we tackled over the course of four arduous – but highly rewarding – days on our way to the Sanctuary at Machu Picchu.
Images/Words: Martín Fernández