Inca Trail to Crioco

We took a short break last week and went to La Paz. We met up with our friend Caz and she decided to join us on our 3 day walk along an ancient Inca Trail from La Paz (Choro) to Croico. It was amazing. We started at 6 am and were taken up above the snow line by a 4 x 4 truck. We climbed to the summit at 5000m and then it was all down hill for three days. The path followed a powerful river falling over rapids and huge waterfalls. We saw llamas carrying things to market and small houses perched on the hillside in the middle of nowhere. On the first day we descended over 2500m and walked through many different eco systems. We camped each night and our guides managed to cook us delicious food, (sometimes trout caught fresh from the river).

The second and third days were all downhill (our knees were, by this stage, beginning to ache… feeling our age) and we walked through dense jungle, saw the most beautiful butterflies, ate fresh mangoes and bananas, climbed over waterfalls, gazed at the stars, saw amazing coloured flowers, chatted, laughed and generally had an awesome time. It was really good to relax and spend time in the middle of nature. In Crioco we had a night in a hotel and went horse riding with Caz. We returned to Sucre (14 hours on the bus) feeling completely relaxed and ready for work.

The start

The uphill bit

Hiking in the mountain… like Lord of the Rings

Llamas!!

On the edge…

Having a rest

God’s amazing creation … awe inspiring nature

Dean and Caz riding in the jungle

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2 thoughts on “Inca Trail to Crioco

  1. oh my gosh, the views, the scenary, so perfect.
    At home in watford its hard to believe that these undescriable views exist. fresh mangos and bananas, just a tad better then asda’s =p.
    and snow, we finaly got some tpday, start of april…. typical. and by 4pm, it was sun shine bright.
    all the best, still thinking of you guys,
    jo x

  2. Hello Mrs Such and Dean, this is francesca Esses and Isobel maclean , and Sophie Rolph, from abbots hill, hope you both are alrite, and having a good time? you both look like you are enjoying yourselves. missing you from school, and see you soon, x

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