Machu Picchu Lodge Trek Team #2: Let the Trek begin!

Today our team began our Journey toward Machu Picchu on the Salkantay trek. We stared our by driving alone windy mountainous roads to the village of Limatambo, where we visited the Inca site of Tarawasi which is named after a medicinal red flower. Our next stop was at a farm that will eventually supply the lodges with food, farm to table style. We tried passion fruit, avacado, cheese, corn and local coffee. A good break from the windy roads!

From there we drove to the trailhead at 11,000 ft.and hiked for around 8 miles to the Salkantay lodge. Along the way the views of Humantay and Salkantay came into view, at over 20,000 ft. they are prominent against the Andean landscape of steep cliffs dropping off thousands of feet to the valleys below.

Everyone did great and got to enjoy the evening at the beautiful Salkantay lodge, in the hot tub, by the fire or just lounging in the epic mountain scenery. We had a lovely dinner and made our plan for tomorrow, a day trip to Humantay Lake.

-Anna Zajicek

(photos to follow when internet connection starts working faster!)

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