Arco Iris Del Puente Lodge
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... our trek. (Later we learned that is was because of the passport issue but luckily LlamaPath responded quickly and we encountered no other issues on the trek. The Peruvian government is very picky about who goes on to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.).
It was a short bus ride from Ollantayambo to KM 82. We got off the van and gave our gear to the porters. Then we headed through the checkpoint. Here we ...
... then headed down
to the official entrance. We were already inside but had to get our passes
checked again, and we also met up with Andrew and Edward again. We dropped Oli’s
backpack off at the luggage storage and headed back in for a detail tour of the
ruins. By this time the sun had well and truly risen and it was a hot and sunny
morning with blue skies, perfect. Sonia gave us some history on the site and
certain structures that would have been ...
... br> Each hiker carries their own day pack, water and walking sticks. The porters carry everything else. We were each given a small duffel bag to carry our clothes, toiletries, sleeping bags and mattresses. These duffles could weigh no more that 6 kilos! That doesn't leave much room for clothes, so it was a bare bones kind of thing. I didn't end up with enough warm clothes for the evenings or dry shoes for after a day of rain, but I survived! We met five new group members - a ...
Took a great 90 minute train journey towards Macu Picchu. Everyone in party very sympathetic. We had both hoped to catch up on a lost nights sleep but we were allocated seats with other people in the party so inevitably spent the time chatting. Macu Picchu is relatively low at 2,400m and we both felt better. From the train we went on a manic ...
... ultimate destination, Machu Picchu, lies about 75 miles away, and we will not be there for a couple of days. The weather here is cooler, but not cold, with daytime temps in the 50s and 60s, depending on altitude. The Andes so far look nothing like the Rockies - no rocks and no snow, at least not yet. The only thing I've seen like them is in Hawaii; they are very steep with pointed peaks and cloaked in greenery. (It's the rainy season.) They ...