Peru

 
Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 1996

Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 1996

Distance :  50km The trail was approximately 62km when I did it in 1996, however, it has since been shortened due to the opening of a major road through to the popular Llanganuco lakes area. Avg. Time :  3 days Start / Finish : Vacqueria – Cashapampa Both trailheads are accessible by regular bus services […]

 
Volcan Misti, Peru, 1996

Volcan Misti, Peru, 1996

Distance :  38km approx. Avg. Time :  2 days Start / Finish : There are three alternative routes to the summit. I started and finished my hike in the village of Chiguata, due to the fact it was easy to access via public transport from Arequipa. This is the longest of the three routes at […]

 
Kuelap, Peru, 1996

Kuelap, Peru, 1996

Distance:  7.5 miles (12 km) Avg. Time:  5 hr return Start / Finish : Tingo  The closest sizable town is Chachapoyas. There are regular buses that run between here and Tingo. The journey takes approximately 2 hours. I arrived in Tingo by way of a memorable bus ride from another highland town by the name […]

 
Quebrada Honda, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 1996

Quebrada Honda, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 1996

Distance :   47KM Avg. Time :  3 days Start / Finish : Marcara / Vicos – Chacas From Huaraz there are regular bus services to both trailheads. From Marcara you can either walk or hire private transport to Vicos (7km from Marcara). Season :  May to October Maps / Info : IGN 1:100,000 Huari [19-i]. […]

 
Inca Trail, Peru, 1996

Inca Trail, Peru, 1996

Distance :  38km Avg. Time :  3 to 4 days Start / Finish :  KM 82 – Machu Picchu Season : Best time is between May and September. Closed in February. Maps / Info : This is by far the most popular trail in South America. Finding information and maps is not a problem. For […]

 
Colca Canyon, Peru, 1996

Colca Canyon, Peru, 1996

Distance :   60 km Avg. Time :   4 – 5 days Start / Finish : Cabanaconde – Andagua Both trailheads are accessible by daily bus services from Arequipa. Season :  May to early October. Maps / Info : Three IGN 1:100,000 topographic maps cover the trek: Chivay 32-S;  Huambo 32-R ;  Orcopamba 31-R. You can […]