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The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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13 - 18 October 2010
Inca Trail
Peru
13°18'S
72°15'W
2000 - 4215m ASL
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Prologue - << Start here

 
 
 
 
 

Day 1 - From Jungle to Mountains

Gasping for Breath

 

The Briefing

 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - Descendants of the Inca

Leaving Cuzco

 

Potatoes and Incan Descendants

 

Mountain Storm

 

Ollantaytambo

 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - Walking Amongst the Giants

Where Porters buy their Equipment

 

The Gate and the Swingbridge

Cemetary

 

Ruins at the Bend

 

The First of many Standing Ovations

 

The Camp is just past the Bridge

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4 - Mountain Passes in the Clouds

Overnight Rain and Snow

 

Climb to the Top Camp

 

The Climb to Dead Woman Pass

 

At the Summit

 

Steep Descent to Lunch

 

The Storm

 

Ruins in the Clouds

 

Heavy Rain at the Campsite

 
 
 
 
 

Day 5 - Lost Cities of the Cloud Forest

I was up Early

 

The Inca Tunnel

 

Mountaintop Campsite

 

Ruins and Forests in the Sky

 

Campsite perched at the Edge of a Cliff

 

Forever Young

 

Farewell Dinner for the Porters

 
 
 
 
 

Day 6 - The City of Old Mountain

The Locked Gate

 

The Sungate

 

The Ultimate View and the Park Entrance

 

Tour around the City

 

We are down Here!

 

Residential area under the Mountain

 

Town at the Bottom of the Chasm

 

Return to Cusco

 
 
 
 
 

Epilogue

 
 
 
 

Blog from today:
The Inca Trail

 
 
 
 

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