2019 TAPS Team Explores Machu Picchu!

Hola amigos, familia and loved ones!

Today was our day to visit the famous lost city of Machu Picchu. So we got up early to be on site to catch the sunrise.

Photo 1: Explorers of the lost city!

Photo 2: Beautiful condor’s eye view of Machu Picchu

Photo 3: On site with the TAPS trekking team.

Photo 4: Our week of trekking paid off with an educational tour of the mountain top village. Domingo teaches us how to shape stones for building the Temple of the Sun! We learned of the fascinating Inkan history and took lots of photos.

The whole team is well and will soon be heading home.  Thank you so much for following our progress. See you soon.

All our best, Carolina and Vern Tejas


2019 TAPS Team Completes Salkantay Trek!

Hola friends, family and loved ones!

Five fun filled days of trekking got us over the 15,000 foot sacred Salkantay Pass. Along our way we visited Humantay Lake, Salkantay Mountain and a coffee plantation.

Photo 1: Our team and local staff in Soray Pampa. From here we climb the terminal moraine of Humantay Glacier to take in the view.

Photo 2: Lakeside with Mount Humantay!

Photo 3&4: Then the trek began in ernest with clouds moving up the valley to swallow us up. A very cloudy pass could not dampen our spirit

Photo 5: We finished off the day with a celebration! Cake and hot cocoa, what more could one want!

The team has pulled together and is very supportive. Members are growing each day and enjoying the process.

All our best,Carolina & Vern Tejas


2019 TAPS Team Update

2019 TAPS Team Power around Humantay Peak

2019 TAPS Team Adjusting to Higher Altitudes in the Salkantay Valley

Yes – it was great.  Particularly enjoyed the hikes, cultural experiences, lodges, guide quality. Ben did a great job teaching the group high altitude techniques -breathing, rest step, hydration, etc.  


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