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From Andes to the Amazon 1
Peru

After the high mountain pass of Salkantay, the trail begins its long descent from the arid landscape of the Andes to the subtropical cloud forest of the Amazon. Along the way, the biodiversity gradually increases.

This valley with the glaciated peak of Nevado Humantay ( 5,473m) looming above is aptly called the Quebrada Humantay.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
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Taken: 29/03/2013
Uploaded: 29/03/2013
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: salkantay; amazon; machu picchu; andes; cusco; peru; humantay
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