Acclimatisation Day


Given that we´re puffing and panting like grandads after walking up a single flight of stairs, today´s programme was met with huge sighs of relief when it was announced at this mornings breakfast briefing.

A coach would meet us at the hotel and drive us up to 16,000 feet, then we would walk back down hill to Cuzco.

Easy peasy.

And so it was.

Highlights of the day:

Braw sunny morning.

Magnificent mountain views (see above).

A lunch stop in the middle of nowhere that included full buffet meal, proper tables and chairs, toilet tents and even a live Peruvian panpipe band, all set up just for us.

And a visit to an ancient Incan archaeological sight that sounded suspiciously like Sexy Woman.

Don´t believe me? Here’s the evidence:


Off to dinner now (mmm… roast guinea pig anyone?)


The trek starts tomorrow in earnest and we will be away from internet access, electricity, mobile phone signal and running water until friday, so no more blogging till then.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.


One Response to Acclimatisation Day

  1. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos so far and it all sounds very exciting if a bit too relaxing to be called acclimatisation.

    Look forward to hearing how it goes – Happy trekking!

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