This morning was a early wake up call leaving the hotel at 6:00 AM we head off to Ollantayambo where we meet the other members of the hike, this is also a GAP group there are 6 from my group and 6 from the other group, joining to make the group of 12 people. Then we are off to the km 82 marker the starting point for the hike we have two guides, two cooks and 19 porters who carry most of our stuff. The new members are 1 lady and 2 men from England, a father and daughter from Ireland, and there tour leader from Turkey. We start at 9:00 AM and hike for 4 hours a easy trip to our lunch stop, where there is a cook tent and a dinning tent set up (with a table with table cloth and stools) wow, a vegetable soup and a chicken salad did not expect this, LOL. On the hike we pass many ruins as we travel through the area reaching our first camp site where our tents are set up along with the cook and dinning tents. When we got into the camp there is hot tea and snacks while we relax and wait for dinner, starting with a nice soup, main course and desert, hot tea. Time to kick back after the first day hike.
On the 28th a wake up call at 5:30 AM with a bowl of warm water to freshen up and a cup of hot coffee to start the day. A walk around a bit stretching our legs getting ready for the big climb of the hike, a nice breakfast, filling our water jugs then we are off. Today we climb up the steep path to Warmiwanusca (Dead Women Pass) it is the highest point on the trek at 4198 m (13,769 ft.) easy, HAHA. Then down the other side to our lunch stop a bit of rest then up the second pass Runkuraqay this one is only 3998 m (13,113 ft.) a piece of cake, LOL. Then back down to our camp site for the night. A nice bowl of warm water to wash up, tea and snacks, time to relax before another great dinner, off to bed.