SALKANTAY CHALWAY TREK - THE SALKANTAY AMAZING

The Salkantay Trek. Salkantay trek in private cabins experience salkantay trek. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Awesome. Refugios Salkantay is a team of families living along the Salkantay route. There is no travel agency or middleman operating the company.

SALKANTAY CHALWAY TREK - THE SALKANTAY AMAZING

Typically, Mollepata traded products such as livestock (dried /salted meat), corn and barley products, as well as the famous “agua ardiente “ literally translated as “burning wáter” or more commonly known as “moonshine” which is a delicious alcoholic beverage similar to whisky. They interchanged and bartered their products in Santa Teresa for coffee, cocoa, achuete (annatto), bananas and other fruits that are not cultivated in Mollepata. So historically and for many centuries, our small village was the centre of the Exchange of products and a resting place for the ancient traders who exchanged their products between villages.

In the past, we offered basic lodgings to the neighbouring villagers and with the onset of tourism in the area in more recent years, the travel agencies started to visit the area en massive numbers bringing with them their own team of guides, mulemen, cooks etc from Cusco and we dedicated or time to seling basic snacks and wáter , sodas etc,