Today was another mix of incredibly scenic trekking coupled with fascinating exploration of Incan culture. From Lares Pass (14,566′), we hiked down the Incan trail to the small community of Totora (12,070′).
After lunch, we toured the town of Ollantaytambo and explored the town. There were traces of the Inca everywhere from the aqueducts that still run down the streets to the original stone masonry at the bottom of most buildings.
To wrap up the day, we visited an artisanal brewery. Many of their beers are made with local products. We were impressed.
Do you want to trek through the beautiful Sacred Valley while eating gourmet food, communing with llamas AND getting up close and personal with fascinating Incan archeological sites? You’re in luck! Gordon and I have been so impressed with the Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure that we are going to be adding it to our trekking repertoire for 2018. Stay tuned for more details on that and photos from the rest of our recon mission.