According to the locals, Alpamayo is the most beautiful mountain in the world. I set off on an eight day trek through the Cordillera Blanca to judge for myself. Unfortunately clouds covered our best views of the famous mountain, but there were plenty of other highlights along the way - amazing views of the Santa … Continue reading Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca
August 2015 Just south of the famous Cordillera Blanca lies Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced "why-wash"). Keen to get out of town and back into the mountains, I joined a group that was heading off on an 8 day trek in this stunning mountain range. Eight days full of beautiful mountains, glacial lakes, circling condors, four crazy … Continue reading Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?
21 July - 24 July 2015 Soon after returning from our Salkantay trek we headed off for a few days on the Lares trek. Many of the tour agencies in Cusco sell this as an alternate to the Inca Trail or Salkantay treks and the photos that we had seen of it looked pretty nice. … Continue reading Lares Trek
12 August 2015 This is the most popular of day walks in the Huaraz area. We considered heading north and doing this trek ourselves, but it worked out to be just as cheap and easier to book onto an organised tour. All tour agencies and hotels in Huaraz sell this trip for 35-50 soles (some … Continue reading Day trip to Laguna 69
You can see where I went on this trip by clicking the following link: South America 2015 on Tripline
10 - 15 July 2015 Everyone knows about Machu Picchu, but not everyone knows there is more than one way to get to the magical site. The most famous of journeys to Machu Picchu is via "The Inka Trail", but there is a strict limit on the number of people allowed on this trail each day, and … Continue reading Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu