Walking in the High Andes
The sights seen on this trip are truly spectacular. I never believed you could see such a range of colours in one vista, almost the full spectrum! That, plus the quality of the walks, make this an amazing and unforgettable experience. The various included lunches were surprising. The mid-trek lunches were prepared by the accompanying local guides (how do they do it; keeping white wine chilled after a 4 hour walk?). The other two lunches, at the Fincas, were of outstanding quality.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking with llamas has to come top (but only just). There are two treks with the llamas, one a full day, one shorter. The llamas go at their pace, which tends to be slow. Those worried about walking at altitude can be reassured, no racing here! The walks in the Quebrada de las Conches and Chalcaqui Valley rival the siq at Petra, but longer and less populated. Condors wheeling in the deep blue sky.
What did you think of your group leader?
Fantastic. Luciano was a thoughtful, knowledgeable and helpful guide.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Be prepared for some scrambling, but don't be worried by this: the guides are very conscientious and quick to help anyone experiencing difficulties.
Is there anything else you would like to add?