Inca Trail Day 2 - Lluncachimpa – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha

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taking a break uffff

This is our second day and it was the longest and highest. Although the trekking just lasted 7 hours, for me it was looooonger. Because we were climbing the whole time.

 

The porters wake us up really early. They knocked at the tents asking if you wanted to drink coca tea! Almost hotel service, hehehe. I was already awake when they came to my tent. Further more, my hair was brushed and I was ready :)

We had breakfast and got a fruit and candies for snack during the trekking. Then we started walking and left them.

 

The sunrise was the best time to take a look of the nice and enigmatic scenery.

climbing: Maria, Yadi, Ron, Maike and Martjin
Although we were climbing it was getting sunnier and warmer, so starting the day early was a great idea, so it was still cool. We started climbing through Lluncachimpa valley (3,300 m.a.s.l.),

Lulluchapampa (3,850 m.a.s.l.). We took a break and kept on climbing.

 

The more we were climbing, the cooler it got. Finally we arrived to the highest of the Trail: “Paso de Warmihuañusca” at 4,200 m.a.s.l. There we could see the Snow Mountain "Verónica" and some notorius Remains of the Inca Trail. The landscape there was completely different as the one we had a couple of hours ago. Almost no vegetation and the only habitants there were some llamas. You are supposed to "pay" to the Apus "mountain gods" when you arrive safe there. It's enough leaving some stones you should have picked up in the campsite before leaving. Anyway, we took another break. We were really needing it and started walking.

 

We arrived to a low valley Pacaymayu (3,500 m.a.s.l.) where we had lunch. Remember I told, we left the campside before the porters, well. By the time we arrived to the campside, lunch was already done and served. Wow! We stayed there but not so long, because we had to keep on walking. This time going up again, but not that high, just til 3,950 m.a.s.l. to Runcuracay. There we could visit the Inca Remains of Sayacmarca.

 

Finally we arrived to our campside "Chaquicocha" at 3,650 m.a.s.l. We ate and slept like babies. We were exhausted

wouternet says:
Wow, I so much want to go there.
Great blog!
Posted on: Apr 09, 2008
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taking a break uffff
taking a break uffff
climbing: Maria, Yadi, Ron, Maike …
climbing: Maria, Yadi, Ron, Maike…
the mountains...
the mountains...
starting the walk of the day...
starting the walk of the day...
starting the 2nd day of trekking
starting the 2nd day of trekking
starting going up!
starting going up!
the 2 Peruvian girls of the group:…
the 2 Peruvian girls of the group…
Maria wants to take a break too an…
Maria wants to take a break too a…
beautiful vegetation
beautiful vegetation
Yuncachimpa (3,300 m.a.s.l.)
Yuncachimpa (3,300 m.a.s.l.)
at Yuncachimpa (3,300 m.a.s.l.)
at Yuncachimpa (3,300 m.a.s.l.)
the group: Maike, Martjin, me & Ro…
the group: Maike, Martjin, me & R…
at the highest point. We did it ;)
at the highest point. We did it ;)
I did it!!
I did it!!
the only habitants there... the ll…
the only habitants there... the l…
getting lost at 4,215 m.a.s.l.
getting lost at 4,215 m.a.s.l.
flora keeps on changing while we w…
flora keeps on changing while we …
flora was changing...
flora was changing...
having lunch in Hulluchapampa (3,8…
having lunch in Hulluchapampa (3,…
at the top!
at the top!
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photo by: Vlindeke