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Inca Trail Day 3 Part 2: Sayaqmarca and the Downpours

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We headed downwards through the mist and rain past a high lagoon. It was a bit slippy and very wet, but somehow my shoes coped and it was mid morning when we reached the Inca Settlement of Sayaqmarca. Sayaqmarca was …

Inca Trail Day 3 Part 1: Morning Ascent to Runkurakay

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Day 3 was meant to be an easy one. So let’s start at 5 am where we were awoken in our campsite at Paqaymayu. An early start with a fresh cup of hot Coca Tea was just the tonic to …

Inca Trail Day 2 Part 5: Relaxing at Paqaymayu

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It was nice to have gotten ahead of the pack and arrived in Paqaymayu well ahead of time. The entrance to the campsite at Paqaymayu. I arrived with Roberta, there were only 3 from our group already there, one of …

Inca Trail Day 2 Part 4: The Easy Descent to Paqaymayu Campsite

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So they told me that Day 2 was far and away the hardest day of hiking on the Inca Trail, yet by 1 pm I had arrived at our base for the night, untired and not feeling like I had …

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Inca Trail Day 2 Part 3: Warmiwanuska – Naked Man at Dead Woman’s Pass

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After an uphill morning of mist and fast paced hiking, I arrived at the peak of the entire Inca Trail – known locally in Kechuan as Warmiwanuska, this was “Dead Woman’s Pass.” The view there is meant to be astonishing …

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Inca Trail Day 2 Part 2: The Quest For Dead Woman’s Pass

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Once we reached Wayllabamba early morning, we were given a snack lunch for the day, the reason for which i would only realise later, as we would have no more group stops until our base that evening. Our group became …

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Inca Trail Day 2 Part 1: Early Walk to Wayllabamba

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Day 2 began by wakening up to a fresh cup of tea delivered direct to our tent by the porters. In the cold misty mountains this was a lush wakening.  There are no washing or shower facilities on the Inca …

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 6: Base at Hatunchaca

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Day one came to a close in the surreal wee mountain settlement at Hatunchaca. It was misty and in the middle of nowhere. It was exactly what you should expect on this type of trek. The whole way along the …

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