Inca Trail Day 3 - Chaquicocha – Wiñayhuayna

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3 happy Dutch: Maike, Ron & Martjin

As usual, the day started early. This time we walked down. We were almost in the rain forest. This part of the geography is known as Ceja de Selva. Besides the beautiful landscapes, including a bit of rainforest and low highlands (Yunga), we were able to see some Inca Remains.

One of the Remains we were able to visit was: Phuyupatamarca 3,600 m.a.s.l. Today the walking was easier than the day before. But honestsly I found it easy climbing stairs than going down... anyway. The weather was perfect. A sunny day not too warm. The landscape was different, without doubts. The flora and fauna from the Rain Forest :)

It was our last day, because the next day we would arrive to Machu Picchu. So the last day of the trekking was this one. We had lunch and kept on enjoying the views.

rests of the Inca Trail
Our last stop was Winayhuayna (2,650 m.a.s.l.). There were some Inca Remains too and was the place for our last campside.

Nevertheless this campside was different. We used to be camping alone. I mean, all the different groups in different campsides. This time all the groups were together. We weren't just in the middle of nowhere. It was next to a building. One of the guides of one of the groups told me that building used to be a hotel, but not anymore. Now it was a restaurant and bar. The perfect place to chill out after being hikking for days.  Oh! very important, they have showers with HOT water. AMAZING!!!! I was missing the hot water so bad...

We had dinner with our porters and thanked them for all their effort and help. I admire these guys. They work so hard without getting so well paid. We were chilling out and had a blast not only with them, but also with the rest of the people camping. But as cinderella, we had to go to bed (well sleeping bag) at midnight. The next day we had to wake up at 4am!!!!

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3 happy Dutch: Maike, Ron & Martjin
3 happy Dutch: Maike, Ron & Martjin
rests of the Inca Trail
rests of the Inca Trail
starting the 3rd day!
starting the 3rd day!
Martjin and Runcuracay as backgrou…
Martjin and Runcuracay as backgro…
paying to the Apus - the Apus ar…
paying to the "Apus" - the Apus a…
the landscape was changing
the landscape was changing
nice mountains
nice mountains
first flowers
first flowers
Runcuracay
Runcuracay
going to Runcuracay
going to Runcuracay
Runcuracay ruins
Runcuracay ruins
flowers in Selva Baja
flowers in Selva Baja
great vegetation from the Rain For…
great vegetation from the Rain Fo…
the fun porters after our last sup…
the fun porters after our last su…
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photo by: Vlindeke