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SALKANTAY LANDSCAPE,ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY TREK TO MACHUPICCHU
The Salkantay Trek it is the perfect hike for astrophotography, landscape, Sunset,Sunrise,it is the best hike in south America and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. It presents a unique combination of culture and mistic, with preserved proudly by the Peruvian people, and is an amazing adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. Salkantay trekking is set at the highest peaks of Humantay Mountain, where the cold ice of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Andes. The hike is surrounded by the historic Machu Picchu (National Park and is considered one of the 25 best hikes in the world). Salkantay trek is very diverse and rich geography hike, Andean culture and history. The Vilcanota Mountain range contains two twenty highest mountains in the Americas.
The Milky Way the road to the sky.
Throughout the andes the milky as believed to be a river mayu in the inca language the source of all wáter on earth for the inka eart and sky are connected and the river Mayu morrors of the qhapac ñan or the inca Trail both are sacred,alive,and parts of the oe whole.
Many andean cultures seen figures in grouping (constellations ) of stars the inka astronomers often they found their constellations in the dark spaces between the stars,know yana phuyu or interestellar dust ( Dark clouds) in the dark clouds they were able t osee some animals and other things from their daily lives .
Micheq Or Shepperd.
Many say the shepper is a woman, since the andean communities wome own the llama flocks while the men take care of them this shepper stends her arms towards the llamas and her legs are closet to the paws of the fox this example it is posible t osee it at choquequirao inca site.
The fo xis found at t the feet of the llama as if the were chasing her.look closely. The celestial llama seems to be kicking the fox. The sun passes through this constellations in december the tme the baby foxes are born.
Llamacñawin with Unallamacha | Eye of the llama with baby llama Orquchillay and Katachillay
This was the most important constellation to the Inka. The bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri serve as the llama’s eyes, easily spotted when the constellation rises in November. The constellation consists of two llamas, mother and baby, with the baby below the mother, nursing.
Yutu | Tinamou
The tinamou is a partridge-like bird. In the Inka sky, this kite-shaped constellation seems to pursue the constellation of the toad. (Tinamous eat small frogs and lizards.) It appears in the sky in October and stays until July, its disappearance marking the end of the potato harvest.
Hanp’atu | Toad
The toad was a very important animal for the Inka. They believed that the more toads croaked, the more likely it was that rain would soon begin. The appearance of the toad in the sky meant that it was time to plant. That is the reason why mosto f the pre cultures they just display to the todas, in mosto f the places you Will find Stone carvind toads
Mach’acuay | Serpent
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