Our 2010 Inca Trail trek series was just featured on Maptia.com as part of their “Wonders of the World” special feature!
Perched at 12,556 feet high, on the shores of a mammoth lake and at the southeastern tip of Peru, the city of Puno has a distinct feel all its own — and we were fortunate enough to catch Puno on a day when […]
After spending a memorable night on Amantani Island with a local family, we caught a mid-morning ferry to nearby Taquile Island — home to some of the most famous handwoven textiles in the world. This article is part of a series of […]
Covered in agricultural terraces and and dominated by two ancient-temple-topped peaks, the remote island of Amantani is unlike any other island we’ve visited. We’ve arrived on Amantani intending to stay the night before continuing on to neighboring Taquile island the next day. […]
And now for something a bit different. At 12,500 feet above sea level (3,800m), Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It’s also home to the Uru-Aymara who live across 44 self-constructed floating islands of reed! This article is part of […]
We awoke at 3:30am on our final day to hike up to Machupicchu, the icing on our trekking cake. We lined up at a control gate along with over a hundred other hikers (we were close to the front) and at 5:30 the control gate opened and let us through.
Day two was the most difficult by far–16km (10 miles) over two 13,000-foot+ passes with a gross elevation gain of 4,373ft. and gross elevation loss of 3,402ft., totaling eleven of the most grueling and rewarding hours of our lives.
Instead of taking the traditional tourist route to Machupicchu, we followed the 500-hundred-year-old segment of the Inca trail (Camino Inka) from kilometer 82 to Machupichu, commonly known as the “Inca Trail”