Abril en Perú // Backpacking the Salkantay Trek

May 1st, 2018

A glimpse of Peru’s notorious Salkantay Trek, ranked one of the top 25 hikes in the world by National Geographic, through a fixed 50mm lens.

Distrito de Mollepata: Following a windy 168 km road from the ancient city Cusco, the small, local town of Mollepata appears among the Andean trees, far from civilization. Mount Salkantay: Stemming from the Quechua word sallqa, meaning “wild, savage, and invincible,” the 20,574 foot, dramatic glacier peak has gathered attention throughout history. Machu Picchu: Referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” this World Heritage site, meticulously constructed in the 1400s, is rich with history and truly worthy as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

"Abril" is the first installation of a three month long profile throughout Perú, Chilé, and Argentina by photographer Evan Ruderman