The Inca Trail.....
Trip Start Sep 26, 2005
11Trip End Dec 12, 2005
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The porters that were on our trek were absolute stars. We puffed our way up hills that they cheerfully ran up, yelling ´vamos, vamos´ or ´areba, areba´ to us the whole way
Day two we climbed up and up and up, or so it seemed. Dead Woman´s Pass, the highest pass on the trek is 4215m. I took it slowly, and made it up without too much strain, for me it was all about plodding, not going fast, just step by step. The pass was freezing cold, the wind and rain... my poor little fingers were frozen on my walking stick, so I wrapped a towel around one hand, taking turns holding onto my walking stick. From this pass it was 6km down to our campsite, at something around 3500m. After a cold, cold night, we started our third day of trekking. I enjoyed the third day of trekking the most, it was a lovely mix of nature, ruins, and up and down - not just all uphill like the day before. It was our longest day, we left at 6am and got into camp about 5pm.
The third night was at a lower altitude two-six or something like that, and it was so much warmer. We were woken for our last little bit of trekking at 4am, and set off soon after for Machu Pichu
In summary. I had a ball. It was very impressive, and I am really happy with how my attempt at trekking went. So much better than my previous crack at Colca Canyon...
Apologies for being so crap at keeping up to date. I aim to do better over the next month. Keep posted for new postings over the next days, including... Lake Titicaca - the highest navigatable lake in the world, comnig to Bolivia - the easiest border crossing in the world, and mountain-biking Death Road - the UN ordained most dangerous road in the world. What fun. Love to all. Oh, and pictures following soon. xxxx