Cuesta Serena Boutique Hotel
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The first 24 hours of our time in Peru was a blur -- 11:00PM bedtimes, 3:45AM wake ups, checking in and checking out of airport hotels, etc. However, our arrival into the pristine Andean mountain town of Hauraz quickly snapped us out of our travelers' haze. Our mode of transit into Hauraz was a small prop plane that runs once a day, two times per …
... the idea of going to 5,200m above sea level seemed like too good an opportunity to miss.
After an hour's drive on the road on to the way to the trek starting point we stopped to see the Puya Raymondi - a plant that only grows in the highest parts of Peru. It flowers once in its life and grows to around 10m - pretty spectacular!
A further hour's drive along windy mountain roads took us to the trek’s starting point (5,000m ...
... was tough to breath, especially going up such steep inclines. I really wasn’t sure if I was going to make it at one point because it was so tough. Luckily I had a couple of other people who were feeling the same way and we all pushed each other to get to the top. Mark (the french guy from yesterday) was on the same walk today, and I saw that he was constantly ahead of me and I didn’t want to hear from him later on how awesome the lake was. ...
... I think that’s a sensible plan.
I also checked out my itinerary and it looks like I have plenty of time to spend an day here, so I might as well take in the scenery while I can. This will all be good practice for the Machu Picchu trek too, so it’s good.
Huaraz seems like a nice little town, but there’s not a lot here. Because it’s Sunday there were all kinds of markets on, so I checked those out for most ...
... before climbing onto the plains at 4000m. There were badly dubbed Spanish films and an in-coach meal - what more could you want?! Maybe Snowsports should invest in coaches like this one for their trip to the alps! Today in Huaraz we caught a 'collectivo' out of town to the natural baths, for only 1 sol, about 23p! Neither of us anticipated quite how warm and sunny it would be, a pleasant ...