Peru
Quebrada Sepregina

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  • Day46

    Across the hill face

    November 14, 2017 in Peru

    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.

  • Day46

    Abandoned habitations

    November 14, 2017 in Peru

    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.

  • Day46

    Fruit trees and roses

    November 14, 2017 in Peru

    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.

  • Day46

    Across the stream

    November 14, 2017 in Peru

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Day47

    Up, up and up...

    November 15, 2017 in Peru

    The ascent was quite steep and tge sun was beating down mercilessly by now. There was absolutely no shade. The only saving grace were the views around. I could see the various tracks across the face of the mountain on the opposite side and it was easy to see what paths we had taken the previous day. There were sections where the path took me across hexagonal basalt columns.

  • Day47

    Two thirds way up

    November 15, 2017 in Peru

    After trekking for about 3 hours, I reached about 2/3rd way up the mountain. I could see Tapay where Hristo had gone below me now, just across the canyon. San Juan de Chuccho was way below now and the Sangalle oasis was visible on the other side of the mountains. The hike had been a slow ascent in the searing sun and by now, I had almost exhausted my full supply of water. Unfortunately, there were no streams as well to refill the bottle.Read more

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Quebrada Sepregina

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