Salkantay Mountain (6,271m/20,569ft) is one of the highest and most stunning peaks in the Peruvian Andes. It is the 38th-highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth-highest in Peru. Machu Picchu, a sacred citadel for the Inca civilization, is a World Heritage site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
The Quechua culture, which excels in traditional weaving and other handicrafts, is believed to have begun in the early 15th century, well before the rise of the Inca Empire. Nearly a quarter of the people in Peru speak the Quechua language, most of them concentrated in the Andean mountains. The trek terminates at Machu Picchu, the sacred Inca citadel. This World Heritage site is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Abra Malaga is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,256m (10,682 ft) located in southern Peru on the Continental Divide.. The road to the pass is extreme, unsecured with many hairpin turns. Santa Teresa is about 6.5 km northwest of Machu Picchu, located within the Wilka Pampa mountain range The trip includes a trek to Machu Picchu, a sacred citadel for the Inca civilization. This World Heritage site is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Rediscovered late in the 20th century, after Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is another “Lost City of the Incas.” It is both larger than Machu Picchu and much less well-known. In Quechua, the indigenous language, Choquequirao means "Cradle of Gold." Located between the Salkantay and Humantay mountains, it is at almost 3,000masl (9,842 ft) set above the Apurimac River.
Ausangate, part of the Vilcanota mountain range in the Peru Andes, is a spectacular snow-capped mountain that rises to 6,372 m (20,900 feet). The mountain plays a significant role in Inca mythology. On a clear night the Willkamayu (Milky Way) stretches across the sky, creating a direct path to Ausangate. There is believed to be a cosmic connection with Apu, the spirit of the mountains.