Ausangate Trek, Peru - Guide leading horses with equipment along trail

Ausangate Trek – Logistics

AUSANGATE TREKThe highest Andean Peaks in Cusco, alpacas grazing on steep slopes, secluded farmers, glaciers, local children asking for candy, starry nights, cold weather and hot springs is what’s offered on the Ausangate Trek. It is an ideal alternative to the frequently visited Inca Trail and in my opinion the better option. Other options for trekking…

Ausangate Trek, Peru - Mount Ausangate on clear day

Ausangate Trek – Day 5

Ausangate TrekDAY 5Rolling farmlands, children asking for candy, distant mountain views and a striking last impression of Ausangate is what is offered on day 5.    What to expectNot expecting much on the last day, we leave Pacchanta at 6:30am. It is foggy and the camera is packed away, our goal is reach Tinque for our…

Ausangate Trek, Peru - mount ausangate

Ausangate Trek – Day 4

Ausangate TrekDAY 4Incredible mountain views, local wildlife, different coloured lakes and hot springs are available on Day 4.    What to expectAnother early start at 5:50am, breakfast is porridge and pancakes once again. The coca tea consumed to prevent oncoming altitude sickness expected from the upcoming pass. Leaving at 7am, we arrive at Q’ampa pass (5000m…

Ausangate Trek, Peru - coloured mountain on ausangate trek

Ausangate Trek – Day 3

Ausangate TrekDAY 3The highest pass, snow-capped mountains, trudging through snow, alpacas, rivers, marshes and incredibly starry nights is what you can expect for Day 3.    What to expectWith an early rise at 6am we get a delightful breakfast consisting of porridge and fluffy pancakes with dulce de leche. We leave at 7.15am for Palomani pass…

Ausangate Trek, Peru - high altitude lake with llamas and snow capped mountain

Ausangate Trek – Day 2

Ausangate TrekDAY 5Two passes, glaciers, high-altitude lakes, alpacas and multi-coloured mountains is what is install for Day 2.    What to expectWith an early start of 6:00am, our guide prepares us breakfast (omelet on bread and coca tea) before we set off for the day. The rolling grass fields are left behind for a rockier environment…

Ausangate Trek, Peru - Guide leading horses next to lake

Ausangate Trek – Day 1

Ausangate TrekDAY 1The largest mountain in Cusco – Ausangate, looms ahead far in the distance as we inch towards it over rolling grasslands. Local farm-children ask for sweets and smile gratefully yet are dumbfounded as they shyly take them from your hand. Alpacas eye you wearily and scamper past in the safety of their herd as…

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour - Salar De Uyuni

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Day 4

UYUNI SALT FLAT TOURDAY 4Salt fiends. Today is the day, your day, the day of the Uyuni Salt Flat Tour you have been waiting for – the Salar De Uyuni. It is big, it is white, it is flat and it is salty! Get out those small plastic figurines, set up your tripod and run…

Salar De Uyuni - Uyuni Salt Flat Tour - jeep tour

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Day 3

UYUNI SALT FLAT TOURDAY 3Desert, lake, volvano, lake, volcano, lake, lake, lake, lake, volcano, volcano, volcano, lake, volcano, desert – is the general sequence of events for day 3 of the Uyuni Salt Flat Tour. Day 3 is more relaxed and provides you ample time to ponder the meaning the life while overlooking majestic lakes with volano…

Salar De Uyuni - Uyuni Salt Flat Tour - jeep tour

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Day 2

UYUNI SALT FLAT TOURDAY 2If you have never seen a volcano before, you will be able to cross that off your bucket list ten times over after Day Two of the Uyuni Salt Flat Tour. Add some high altitude lagunas of varying colours, weird rock formations, hot springs and bubbling geysers sizes and you have yourself…

Salar De Uyuni - Uyuni Salt Flat Tour - Jeep tour

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Day 1

UYUNI SALT FLAT TOURDAY 1Anticipation and excitement levels are high on day one of the Uyuni Salt Flat Tour. Leaving Tupiza at around 8am with a number of early stops at the Quebrada de Palala, Sillar and of course, to see Llamas grazing. The roads are winding and the jeep is jumping which naturally assists in…

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Logistics

Salar De Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat TourSurreal landscapes that will make you feel like you are not on this earth. The Salar de Uyuni Tour is hands down one of my most recommended ‘must dos’ in Bolivia and South America. Take my word for it because I have done it twice in my life, 2010…

Quebrada de Humahuaca - The coloured mountains Northern Argentina, Jujuy - mountain landscape

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Quebrada de HumahuacaThe coloured mountains of Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina were for us, a highlight of the trip. We stood in awe of the majestic landscape vista and pondered the reality of the situation. To put it short, Quebrada de Humahuaca look surreal, almost like a painting of a landscape. Ever seen the Truman show?The…