Lares Trek - Day 3

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intrepid on a sunny portion

Today we wake up again to a nice morning, once again cold last night. We are given some nice hot tea and then breakfast. Breakfast today is pancakes with chocolate syrup on top, totally amazing.
We then pick up our things and head off for the final leg of our trek.

As it turned out we were faster trekkers then expected. We were mostly going downhill all this morning on lots of loose rocks.

We end on the pathway to which it changes in to almost a roadway. It is here where our guide Marco says this is it and now we wait for a our van.  The morning´s walk followed the road down to the town of Ollantaytambo passing thorugh beautiful mountainous countryside and steep sided gorges on the way.

This is the end of the Lares Trek.

The van arrives and then we head off to Ollantaytambo.

We reached Ollantaytambo at lunchtime and do abit of a walk around in the town. Ollantaytambo, one of the many places in the area to have kept its original Quechuan name, a bustling little village clustered around the railway line.There are lots of ancient ruins here and to which we join Marco for a final lunch together.

Then after lunch we gather our gear and meet up with Andres again and we rejoin our group and head to Aguas Calientes.
Arriving into town, we get off the train and our accomodation is directly at the train station, to which a hot shower is welcomed.

This evening we go for dinner at a decent restaurant nearby and have some soup and pizza, to which it goes down quite well.
Then off to bed in my clothes as tomorrow is an early start.lean and filled (both our appetites were starting to come back now) we fell into bed excited that tomorrow we would be seeing Machu Picchu, the most famous Inca civilisation in Peru and a dream of ours for too many years to remember. So our start time tomorrow is 4 am or so.
Stay tuned.

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intrepid on a sunny portion
intrepid on a sunny portion
pancake breakfast
pancake breakfast
photo by: Momentum80