Andes Inca Trail campsite in the clouds

Sherpas setting up camp above Phuyupatamarca on the Inca Trail in The Andes mountains of Peru. The mountain top site offers spectacular view over ruins, snowy mountains of over 6000m, the subtropical rain forest and is called ‘the place of the clouds’.

Phuyupatamarca itself is at an altitude of 3670m and for most of the year is surround by big and thick clouds but offers a view of The Salcantay, altitude of 6721 meters, a sacred and important mountain to the Inca Empire.

 

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