Category: Peru

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The view from Intipunku (The Sun Gate) 10

Machu Picchu

I remember when I first dreamed of this adventure, the number one sight on my list for South America was Machu Picchu – probably because I didn’t know anything else. Taking the train from...

Jeep in the main square of Cuzco 2

The Long Road To Cuzco

I see on my basic maps a route passing through the middle of the mountains and set out, aiming in the far distance for Cuzco. Along the way I pass through Huánuco, The extremely...

Laguna Yahuacocha from above 7

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 7, 8 & 9

(This story begins here: The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 1 & 2) Day 7 – 1700 meter ascent / 1350 meter decent / xx km / 9 hrs Very cold night. Am happy to...

Extremely close to Cuyoc 5

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 5 & 6

(This story begins here: The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 1 & 2) Day 5 – 500 meter ascent / 400 meter decent / xx km / 5 hrs Very low cloud & overcast in...

Laguna Siula HDR 14

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 3 & 4

(This story begins here: The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 1 & 2) Day 3 – 570 meter ascent / 960 meter decent / xx km / 9 hrs Up early. Less ice on tent....

Campsite at Laguna Yahuacocha 5

The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Days 1 & 2

The Cordillera Huayhuash Hiking Circuit, second in the world only to the Annapurna loop in Nepal, boasts some very formidable statistics: 140km, 9 mountain passes for a total climb of just under 10km, always...