Monday, March 12, 2012

South America Day 12: Ollantaytambo to km82 Inca Trail

December 2011

We left Ollantaytambo by bus in the mist and arrived at km82 of the Inca Trail at 9:30 am. We organised our packs and walked to the checkpoint, to show our passports and get on our way.

You start at an altitude of approx. 2,650 m and progress to your first camp, about 12 km away at 3,000 m. We walked for about 3 hours, stopping for snacks and drinks along a moderate to easy track.

We stopped at Patallaqta Inca site view point before stopping for lunch. Like I said in the previous post, we did the Inca Trail with g adventures and our lunch today (as everyday) was set up in a large tent (and it poured during lunch so we were very glad to be out of the elements) and we enjoyed soup, and fish with rice.

We continued on our walk at about 2:30 pm to the next checkpoint, and then onto our campsite (the last km was the most difficult today).

We set up our things (our tents were already put up for us) and we enjoyed dinner in our tent (chicken soup and chicken stir fry) before heading off to sleep, with the upcoming Dead Woman's Pass in our dreams...

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