Chaska Wasi Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChaska Wasi Hostel Ollantaytambo
This is a nice friendly hostel right on the main plaza. The owner has had a hostel in town for over 10 years & is a mine of information regarding the entire Sacred Valley as well as genuine volunteering options in the area. The hostel was clean & welcoming. The roof terrace had fantastic views to the surrounding hills. The charm to Ollantaytambo is that it is a small working town; yes tourists come through here in their droves to visit MP etc but you will see farmers working the fields of the very fertile sacred valley. Katty asks that guests contribute to the local community; a 1kg bag of sugar or rice helps in a big way. 4Kg of sugar from the local market cost me 10soles, approx 2pounds. One thing to note is that Katty moved her hostel from another part of town a few years back. Another hostel opened in the same area with pretty much the same name run by an English woman. Poor show really!
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... across the valley and there were alpacas grazing on the grass. We stopped for a short break, since we had a further 400m to climb to the highest point, Dead Woman's Pass at 4200m. A couple of oreos later and we were on our way...just as the women arrived with the donkey! The next climb was the toughest part of the whole Inca Trail. The path had changed from the muddy path that locals could also use without paying the fee, to the Inca Trail proper, uneven laid stones. ...
... culture. While travelling along the Urubamba River in Peru in 1911 he came across a family living by subsistence farming on the banks of the river. They had in their possession an old Inca vessel that attracted old Hiram's attention and they told him that many such objects lay strewn across the old ruins up the mountain.
Now this is a truly magnificent part of the Peruvian pre Andes range ...