Las Casitas del Colca
Travel Blogs from Yanque
... out something funny about John. John was happy to run down steep paths, slide down scree slopes, run up steep slopes and jump off big boulders but when it came to a suspension bridge he whimpered and crossed so slowly it was hilarious, he really didn't like it. Despite the walk being a smaller one we still ended up doing 4.5hrs of walking around 16km including over 1000m up and 1000m down before reaching our campsite ...
... room was basic, but adequate and we showered just as the light faded. Being this deep in the Canyon means that the darkness creeps up on you alot earlier than normal as the tall Canyon sides block the sunlight before the sun sets. It was about 7pm when dinner was served and we ended up playing cards and having a few beers before retiring to bed for the night.
The following day breakfast was at 8am and surprising consisted of pancakes covered ...
... walk up the canon 1100m high your ******* kidding! What makes you feel like a sloth is the old Peru ladies and guys doing cartwheels up the canon past you, laughing. Can only imagine what there thinking....stupid gringos haha. Watch out for donkeys coming down! They don't stop get out of the way quick, make sure your mountain side too! But really it was fantastic! These paths have been used since inca times and you feel like you've steeped ...
Was a lovely sunny morning and the French started gabbing at 6am so was glad I decided on an early start – legs were ok so decided on the massive but scenic climb up to Tapay, a little colonial village in a lush terraced valley overlooked by snowcapped peaks.
Met some friendly locals on the way and one toothless hag who cursed me out for my not giving her a tip because she was in my photo – the Colca valley clothing is quite distinctive ...
The 3am start was a killer though I should be getting used
to them by now. It was 3.5 hours to our first stop in Chivay so they dished out
the cushions and blankets and I eventually dozed off. Woke up in snow covered
ground and cold – we were going over the high pass to get to Colca Canyon –
from here it was downhill along winding roads with great views barely visible
in the early light from the steamed ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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