Hotel Imperial Abancay Apurimac Peru
Travel Blogs from Abancay
... and Anita has offered us the use of her washing machine.
This trip has been a major effort. There were few major hiccups, few unexpected hitches, other than my "illness" for a few days. I have seen parts of Peru that I didn't see before, but even Cuzco and Machu Picchu seemed so different that it was like new. In many ways Naomi was my guide, I would have got lost many times without her quick sense of direction and exchange.
... they were never able to successfully climb to the top to honour the mountain God. To this day no one has ever successfully made it to the top. They have either died or turned back.
When we reached the top of the Pass, our guide Joel had each of us honour the Salkantay Mountain God. Before we started the trek, he asked us to pick up a stone we liked along the ...
... which would be performing the ceremony. they serenaded us along the way with the beautiful music of the Andean flute. it was such a wonderful addition to the gorgeous scenery we enjoyed along the way. The hike was obviously, a bit of a climb, but we were all rewarded with the wonderful first sight of the beautiful lake, which was receding a bit due to winter and the end of the rainy season. The lake was basically at the base of Humantay mountain and the glaciers above ...
We arrived at the Lodge just in time for afternoon tea at 4 and after getting settled into our wonderful room, we headed out for more hot mint tea and desserts. I had a bit of a headaches developing, I'm guessing more from my too heavy backpack than the altitude. The Lodge was absolutely beautiful. All of these lodges we will be visiting were built relatively recently by two investors..one Peruvian, the other European. They are mostly used by trekking ...
After an amazing morning, we met back at the hotel to meet our guide and our group. Unfortunately, Miguel has hurt his knee and is out of guiding/trekking for 2 mos at least. So, our new guide is Dalmiro and assistant guide is Johann. We met our group, 9 of us in all: La and I, Maureen and Tim- from SF Bay Area, Ben and Carolina (hales from Venezuela) from New Jersey..he's an active military OT but that's not what he's doing .., JoAnn from San Diego area, ...
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- Free parking