Recently “Hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar” was released, the first Peruvian film released by the streaming platform Netflix. Today, it has become the most-watched film by Peruvian users, but it has also achieved success in other countries.
What is the reason for this?
In this romantic comedy film, we can see incredible locations in southern Peru, one of them, our imperial city of Cusco.
The main characters arrive at the majestic Machu Picchu by doing the challenging and rewarding alternative Salkantay Trek. That’s right! The actors trek through diverse landscapes of the Peruvian Andes to reach our Wonder of the World. Incredible, isn’t it?
This film has become an excellent opportunity to show the richness of our country to the whole world.
What is Salkantay Trek?
It is a challenging trek. The Salkantay (6,271 m.a.s.l.) is the highest peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range and is known as “the wild mountain.” It was chosen as one of the 25 best trekking routes in the world by National Geographic magazine.
Main attractions of the film
During the film, you will be able to observe other places in Cusco to connect with nature and yourself:
We recommend you acclimatize days before making this fantastic trek. The Salkantay pass is 4,650 m.a.s.l. and is a trail where you will be able to appreciate diverse flora and fauna.
You will have to climb up to approximately 15,100 feet to see the imposing Salkantay snow-capped peak. Don’t worry! After reaching the pass, there is an easier trek. Just enjoy the calm and tranquility of the area.
It is one of the most beautiful sceneries that the region of Cusco has. Here, several people perform the well-known ritual in honor of Mother Earth.
The climb is not easy, but don’t give up! You will have a great reward when you appreciate its turquoise waters that contrast with the snow of the surrounding glaciers.
Cocalmayo Hot Springs
After an arduous hike on the route, you will arrive at paradise. Can you imagine taking a relaxing bath with thermal medicinal waters in the valley after reaching the highest point?
The hot springs of Cocalmayo are a must-see destination for travelers seeking a connection with the earth and balance. Here, you will find 3 pools of different sizes, and their temperature varies between 38 and 44 degrees.
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of Peru’s most precious treasures and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. More than a citadel, it is an architectural complex where you can appreciate: temples, terraces, aqueducts, stairways, and roads.
In the movie and on several occasions, Machu Picchu is a must-see destination to recharge your batteries and feel renewed.
As you can see, the Salkantay Trek is an alternate route that the Incas created to reach the majestic Machu Picchu, traveling through beautiful trails and discovering incredible views that the characters in the movie had the fortune to appreciate.
We are sure that watching “Hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar” will make you want to explore the Salkantay Trek, and if you have already done it, don’t let it be the last time you set foot on this sacred place. Get ready to see Cusco as you have never seen it before!
Written by: Estefany Huamaní.