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Peru - Day 6 (July 11, 2023)

Inca Trail Day 2

Description

Inca Trail Day 2 - The big one!
Ascended Dead Woman Pass 4,215m/13,828ft
Long descent to campground

Lodging

Camping at Pacamayo 3,500m/11,483ft

Details

After a good night's sleep, we woke up early at 5:00AM and enjoyed tea/hot water in the tent before a sumptuous breakfast. (I could get used to having 2 chefs preparing my meals). Then we set out for the longest day hiking. (Why is the second day always the hard one?) We saw little yellow orchids and Percy said there are more types of orchids at the end of the rainy season. We also learned that July is the best month to avoid bugs. There are clouds of the pests in August.

We ate lunch at a beautiful spot and saw a shepherd bringing in a herd of llamas and alpacas.

Percy pointed out our first view of Dead Woman Pass. It was a looong way off and it seemed quite daunting that we were going to get there in one day. It also looked quite high. But we got there indeed and enjoyed our accomplishment, relaxing up there and taking in the beautiful views.

Then we had a long descent to our campground. Kevin and I arrived at dusk but Percy said we were not the slowest trekkers he had guided. Someone else didn't get to camp until midnight! We were happy to see our tent already set up. After a short clean up and clothes change we enjoyed another great dinner.

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Posted by rewagner 23:47 Archived in Peru

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