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... at just under 3,100m and walking quickly on the street or climbing the staircase had you panting like you had just run for 5km. Laguna 69 is at 4,600m so it is not to be taken too lightly as altitude sickness is quite common. We were sold and booked a walk to Wilcacocha for tomorrow for 80 Soles for two of us.
We bought some tuna fruit from an indigenous lady selling them peeled on the street corner. David had never tasted the fruit which ...
... trek while the rest of us were on a 4 day trek. We guess our guide didn't want to walk back up the hill from town to the nice camp site, hence he talked us into camping in town. With only 7 of us in the tent for dinner tonight it was a very quiet meal but we at least had room to move for a change. All of us were pretty shattered so it was an early night again. With 2 sleeping mats and a sleeping bag under us it was a considerably more comfortable night, it was just a shame ...
... were long and drawn out, some were quicker but ridiculously steep none of them was easy! Some of the downs were even harder but the views from the top were absolutely breath taking.
Highlights from the trek were
Day 1 – spectacular sunset over the range and surviving 1450m uphill in 4 hours.
Day 2 – 2 passes including highest pass at over 4850m, spectacular views over Lake Cullicocha ...
... and Katrin and me we did together.
We finished this awesome trek at small store of the aerea drinking some well deserve beers!
It was an amazing experience that i will never forget. (Especially next days when i will be at the gym - saying myself: i have to train more!)
We got at the hostel around 2:30pm. Everyone was crazy for taking a shower and why not a thermal shower like spa!?? We got a few hours for this so Raphael and I went for it. Relaxing ending after all this ...
... As Ben succinctly put it "Why wash when you´re in Huayhuash"). The shower allowed us to get to know our fellow trekkers a bit better. They turned out to be 3 Isralies (the nice kind not the obnoxious rude kind) and a Polish amateur photographer who we relied on to take our pictures for us. The Isralies tought us how to play Cambio and this too set a precent for the rest of the week, one that ultimately resulted in a pack of cards being rendered ...