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Cosnihua

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  • Day76

    Condor Colca Cactus Canyon

    January 5 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Ein Colca Cactus Condor Canyon ist wie ein tiefes Tal, nur ohne Platz am Grund. Einen Fluss darfs geben, nur kein Meer, sonst wär's ja ein Fjord.

    Tag 1: 1100 Höhenmeter runter in eine Oase
    Tag 2: Surprise-prize!!! 1100 Höhenmeter wieder raus (und das morgens um 4 Uhr im Dunkeln)
    Klingt bescheuert? Nun ja, manche (bescheuerte) Leute nennen dieses törichte Unterfangen Trekking und machen das zum Vergnügen, oifach so. Ein deftiges Workout war es alle Mal und die Kulisse war eine wirkliche Augenweide (außer morgens um 4 Uhr im Dunkeln).
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  • Day10

    Hiking Colca Canyon Day 1

    October 17, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world and double as deep as the Gran Canyon.
    The 2-day hike through the canyon was very demanding, yet rewarding with unique views and a nice oasis hostel in the middle of the canyon.

    Day 1: 16km totally, 1200hm down the canyon as well as some height meters up to the hostel at the end
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  • Oct4

    Trek dans le canyon du Colca: jour 1

    October 4, 2018 in Peru

    Ce matin, départ à 3h30 de l'auberge pour prendre un mini bus avec les autres voyageurs qui nous accompagneront pendant les 3 prochains jours. Nous sommes 9 (4 hollandais, 2 espagnols, 1 français et nous).

    Nous avons d'abord fait 3h de route jusque Chivay où nous avons pris le petit déjeuner avant de nous rendre au mirador «Cruz del condor», lieu idéal pour observer les condors. Malheureusement, nous n'avons réussi qu'à en voir un de très loin.
    Nous avons ensuite roulé jusqu'au petit village de Cabanoconde (3287m) d'où nous sommes descendus à pied pendant environ 3h jusqu'au hameau de San Juan de Chuccho. Ici, nous avons passé la nuit chez l'habitant qui s'est également occupé des repas.
    Notre guide péruvien, Omar, nous a expliqué plein de choses sur le canyon, les plantes, la culture... tout au long du trajet.

    Fun fact: La musique des camions poubelle se fait en fait partout au Pérou! A Chivay, le camion poubelle joue une version horrible de la chanson «au nom de la Rose», style carte d'anniversaire musicale. Nous sommes évidemment très curieux de découvrir les choix musicaux des éboueurs dans les prochaines villes ;)
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  • Day46

    Across the hill face

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This alternate track was an isolated one, we didn't sew anyone coming towards us or behind us. It was lush with vegetation though. The initial assortment of Aloe Veras and other cactii was soon replaced with fruit trees and green bushes. There were even water channels along the path.Read more

  • Day46

    Abandoned habitations

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    It was lush green, there were water channels but we didn't see anyone. There were houses with no roofs and broken down walls. There was even hay drying on the prickly pear cactii, but not a soul in sight. We lost our way a couple of times but managed to get back on the right track using the path on Maps.me.Read more

  • Day46

    Fruit trees and roses

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Further along the hillside, we came across wild roses, fig and avocado trees. There were even mango trees and some more abandoned houses. It was about 5:10 pm by now and we hadn't seen a single soul in this direction. It was starting to get a bit low on light but the path in itself was very scenic.Read more

  • Day46

    Across the stream

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    All along we had been trying to follow the path on Maps.me. There was a stream crossing that would take us to reach San Juan where we planned to stay for the night. The path instead of going across the mountain face had been going down towards the river below for quite a while so we were not sure if we were on the the right track and the sun had started to set by now. Just then, we came to the stream crossing that was marked on our map. With that done, we were sure we were going the right way. Now the race was against the sun to reach San Juan before it became dark and we were stranded with nowhere to sleep and maybe even lose our way again.Read more

  • Day46

    San Juan de Chuccho

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    I had read on some blogs tgat at San Juan de Chuccho, there is a place being run by a lady called Gloria where one can stay. She was supposed to have clean, cheap rooms and even hot water for shower. According to the blogs, she could even provide good vegetarian meals for some extra money. Luckily her place was even marked on Maps.me. We continued our trek to try and make it before the dark. The sun in the meanwhile had set and we saw some stunning colors in the sky.
    At around 6 pm, we managed to reach Gloria's place. The shortcut had actually taken longer since we had to go down the mountain face before climbing up again, plus we had lost some time getting lost and then getting back on track on this route.
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  • Day46

    Gloria's Hostel

    November 14, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The had set and it was almost dark when we reached Gloria's Hostel. Luckily, she was in her lawn and invited us in. A double room was S/ 10 per person and the dinner would be S/ 10 extra. The breakfast would be be S/ 8 per person and drinks as per actuals. That is a very good price considering we were in the middle of nowhere with no other alternate nearby.
    We took a twin room and immediately went to take a shower since there is no electricity in the rooms or the shared bathrooms. The bathrooms had hot water and it was so refreshing after the long day of hike.
    After that, we sat in the common dining area and chatted with the other people staying at the place. The dinner was served at 7:30 pm and it was amazing. It was a 3 course meal with vegetable soup, followed by rice and cottage cheese stew and flam as the dessert.
    After the hearty meal and exchange of lot of travel stories we all went back to sleep. We were planning to have breakfast at 6 am and then have an early start to the next day's trek before the sun became harsh during mid day.
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  • Day47

    Breakfast at Gloria's

    November 15, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    As planned, we were up early. After freshening up we went to the stouts for our breakfast. Soon we were served a lovely morning meal of banana pancakes with chocolate. It was a nice beginning of the day.
    After the breakfast, we started planning our day. Hristo wanted to go to Takay, a village about 350 mts above our current village of San Juan. He also wanted to check out some ruins near Takay. I had read on the blogs that there was nothing special in the town and that the ruins were in a bad shape. In fact, I had hardly been able to find any information about either of these places on the net, so I wanted to start the trek back to Cabanaconde and rest half a day there. I also felt that doing both Takay going up 350 mts, then coming down to San Juan and then going up to Cabanaconde another 1000 mts on the the other side would be too much for a day. But, Hristo wanted to challenge himself to do the whole thing in a day.
    In the end, we decided that I would head back to Cabanaconde, while Hristo started on the ascent towards Takay.
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