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The Inca Trail

The night before the start of our Inca trek Josh fell ill. I knew it was serious when he announced that he didn´t want any dinner; I left him to sleep and hoped that the early night would sort him out. It didn´t. Early the next morning as we made our way up to the start of the trail his head...

permalink written by  steve_stamp on July 3, 2009 from Ollantaitambo, Peru
from the travel blog: The art of being lost



Lucky me! A village anniversary celebration

After taking the train to leave Aguas Calientes, arrived in Ollantaytambo that is, by lucky for me, celebrating its 133rd anniversary. There, I did one of the best picture till now (check the 2nd picture). A lot of costumes, dances, food and no tourists. Great! I don´t want to leave! Eat a...

permalink written by  thetourist on October 29, 2007 from Ollantaitambo, Peru
from the travel blog: No news, Good news! in Peru & Argentina



Inca trail - Day 3

Longuest day with 18km and 2 passes. We start from 3640m up to 4000m (Kununakay) then down to 3300m and up again to 3700m to the 2nd pass of the day (Sayaqmarka) where we have lunch Suddenly the rain arrived making the downhill of 1000m more difficult on those very high steps The we...

permalink written by  thetourist on October 27, 2007 from Ollantaitambo, Peru
from the travel blog: No news, Good news! in Peru & Argentina



Inca trail - Day 2

The most difficult day of the program and I was happy to know they could repair my shoes if needed :-) I still wonder if they ever repaired one size 47. We start at 3100m to reach the highest point of the trek at 4200m (the Warmiwanusca pass), the down to the valley to reach the Pacamayo...

permalink written by  thetourist on October 26, 2007 from Ollantaitambo, Peru
from the travel blog: No news, Good news! in Peru & Argentina



Inca trail - Day 1

After a bus ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, we are ready to start our 40 km trek in 4 days (better said 3 as the last one will be in Machu Pichu) Today is a gentle 10 km trek up from 2682m to reach 3100 for our first camp night at Wayllabamba On the way, the first inca archaelogical...

permalink written by  thetourist on October 25, 2007 from Ollantaitambo, Peru
from the travel blog: No news, Good news! in Peru & Argentina



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