Our team enjoyed a fun night at the Colpa lodge last night celebrating Rosa Cobos birthday and learning how to make Pisco Sour’s, our namesake!
Pisco, the national beverage of Peru, is made from distilling fermented grapes and was brought to Peru from Spain in the 16th century. We learned the special recipe for the Pisco Sour and those who wished tried the cocktail while singing happy birthday to our cook. We enjoyed a light dinner followed by Rosas famous cheesecake. There is no shortage of amazing food on this trek!
There is also no shortage of great hiking, and today we descended 2,000 ft to the Lucma Lodge, learning about many varieties of orchids along the way. We also saw local crops of avocado, banana, passion fruit and coffee.
Before arriving to the beautiful Lucma lodge we enjoyed a tasting of freshly roasted and brewed coffee at a local farm.
Tomorrow we hike up to Llaptapata, an Inca site that has a direct relationship and views with Machu Picchu. Tomorrow night we arrive at Aguas Calientes and the following morning… Machu Picchu! Everyone is doing great and enjoying the trek as well as the cultural elements, at every stop.