A short stop for a view of the sacred valley, and you can instantly see why it’s sacred. This is a life line from our planet.
Spot, The Mountain Dog
In our passing through of Cancha Cancha village, in the Lares Valley. We met some of mens best friends, one of them was this dog, I named Spot. He followed us to the river crossing, where we were greeted by another dog to take us from there. Seemed as all the dogs had their greeting ambassador territories :)
Traditional Quechua homes, made of mud brick and grass thatched roof are still common to communicties all over the ande mountain regions of peru, including the Lares Valley.
Past the Cancha Cancha House
Trekking the Lares Valley, through the Canch Cancha village, Peru. This passage took us through the local community, a spiritual and humble place. This photo shows a traditional rock and mud house, home to a mother and yonge son. I think I gave my last bag of Coco leaves to this family, they were so appreciateive. In the far distance, you can see our porters and our group of three, hiking through the valley past the village.
Gracing with Dolls
Lama’s gracing along the Urubamba river flowing down the Lares Valley. A wonderful moment, but even in this serene place, it’s hard to capture a moment that does not have a human footprint. At closer look you’ll find a plastic doll littered up amongst the rocks and some red plastic rubbish on the corner right of the river. Plastic waste is a huge problem, only teaching the young and old will help reduce it.
Trekking By The Cliff
Followed the Urubamba river to our first night's camp, greeted with a fantastic view this cliff, which would be the western pass to a view of Sahuasiray mountain, covered in snow at 5818m.
Trakking in the Cancha Cancha valley, following the Urubamba river towards our first nights camp, where we'd rest before the next days chalange. A trek up Canchacanchajasa , a 4,987-metre-high mountain pass, where we'd be greeted with a glorious view of Sahuasiray mountains.
Lares Valley Campsite
Lares Valley Trek in Peru, our first campsite. A night view of the Andes at the start of the Lares Valley.
Looking Down at Base Camp One
This was a morning to remember. A gorgeous view of Lares valley, looking down at our first night's campsite. Just one of those morning’s, I woke up, strapped up my hiking shoes and started whistling; ‘everything’s gonna be all right.’
Desolate Pachacutec Pass
After an exhilarating and exhausting trek up the Pachacutec Pass (4500m), the view of the Cordellera opened up with welcoming glacial lakes and green pastures. A truly unexpected view, we couldn’t have imagined when camping out in the valley.
Road to Quishuarani
Lying at the foot of Kiswarani Mountain range, is the rural community of Quishuarani. We camped out here for a night. I wandered around till dark. Greeted by kids playing by the river, old ladies tending sheep and it's magnifiant views, it was a perfect moment.