2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – To the Mountains

Hello all,

Today we left Cusco behind and traveled into the mountains to a small village called Chinchero. We visited a beautiful textile center, where local women take raw alpaca wool and spin it into works of art. Chincero is also an archeological site where colonial churches rest atop Incan ruins. From Chinchero we descended into lush forests of eucalyptus, down old Incan trails. We took a detour along the way to take some photos near an amazing waterfall. At the end of our hike we ended up in another small village called Urquillos and from there took the van to the Lamay Lodge. The lodge is nestled in the small village of Lamay at 9,705’ and includes a jacuzzi complete with grazing alpacas. We all enjoyed our day of hiking, learning and are now enjoying appetizers by the fire and of course the jacuzzi. Tomorrow we look forward to exploring Lamay and the surrounding countryside.

Saludos, Victor

1. The awe inspiring Andes
2. Local women teaching us about the art of weaving alpaca wool
3. Courtyard at the Lamay Lodge
4. The friendly alpaca, who might give you a kiss while you enjoy the jacuzzi!
5. Lucas and Hanna at the waterfall

 

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