Hatun Wasi Urubamba
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... a little bit homesick since it reminds me so much of Canada. The little moment of homesickness also made me feel relatively guilty because it's not often that I see the mountains at home and really appreciate how pretty they are, especially when I thought about how I've been speechless at the similar landscapes in Peru. I'm hoping to get out to Banff or BC when I can this summer and do a few hikes. The climb back down was almost as hard as up, your body takes a beating ...
... got to another inca site, huge terraces again built on a cliff with no one else there. The final 20 minutes from there to our last camp were pretty tough. - We arrived at around 4pm. Pable took us to a final inca site near the campsite with our hot chocolates. Dinner was beef, mash and egg fried rice with a huge cake for the birthday of two of the deaf people - all sang a bizarre happy birthday in sign ...
... driver back as I had the intention of hiking back to Maras (around 9km) to save on the taxi fare.
After taking a look around the ruins, I was about to head back when the weather started to turn and I began to question the wisdom of sending the taxi back. At this point a japanese/ US couple started chatting to me, saying they had a spare seat in their taxi and could give me a free ride. Ideal!
In the taxi my new friends explained that they were ...
... in and having their bags weighed. As there is a limited number of people on the trail at any one time the checkpoints in and out monitor the people in between, plus as this is the middle of the Andes it's not as if people are going to be joining the trail over the high peaks. For the bags there is a limit of 25kg per Porter which is a massive weight to be carrying around. Justino, our main guide for the trail, told us that up to around 5 years ago there were no ...
... etc. Abandonment was thought to have occurred due to Inca civil war and an influx of refugees surpassing the city's ability to feed them.
We climbed further above the city on the Inca Trail up to the Sun Gate which, as I recall is the gap between two peaks through which the sun rose in summer. At 2800m or so, it was a hard climb but an achievement for we two ...
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Great rustic- villa feeling hotel with very accomodating staff.
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