Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru - Uncornered Market
$0.66 Worth of Coca Leaves - Salkantay Trek

$0.66 Worth of Coca Leaves - Salkantay Trek

Audrey holds a bag of coca leaves we bought at the market in Cuzco for $0.66. Chewing coca leaves is a natural remedy for altitude sickness and for giving an extra energy kick. We chewed a few on our way up to the 4,650 meter (15,525 foot) pass at Salkantay glacier in Peru. Read: The Salkantay Trek: From Glaciers to Machu Picchu © www.uncorneredmarket.com

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