Category Archives: Wilderness Treks

Vinicunca, The Rainbow Mountains

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We finally made it to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountains! The trailhead started at approximately 4400 meters and ended at 5000 meters. It was a pleasant day hiking through the green valleys next to the glaciers of Ausangate. This trek has … Continue reading

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Full Moon Over Nevado Ausangate

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We just returned from a 3 day trek around Nevado Ausangate (6,384 meters/20,945 feet) in the Cordillera Vilcanota which is south/southeast of Cusco. The trek starts in the town of Tinke although we picked up a taxi to get us … Continue reading

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Hiking the Northwestern Chicon Glacier

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I decided to explore another glacier on Chicon Mountain and went up camping for a couple of nights at around 4800 meters(15,750 feet). It takes about 7-8 hours to hike up to the glacier but you must have stamina and … Continue reading

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Hiking the Chicon Glacier

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I just returned from a grueling hike to Chicon Glacier at an altitude of 4800 meters(15,750 feet). We started in Urubamba which is at 2800 meters and headed up into the valley looking for a trail and a burro. We … Continue reading

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