Day 14: Thursday, october 22nd
We wake up early again, for our departure to
the famous Inca Trail. We leave at 6.30 AM on
a van to Urubamba. In the van, we listen
to very nice local music.
Watch all those incredible views on this route!
From Urubamba we go
a few miles ahead, to a small village near a
river and a railway. We start at km 88 of the
Inca Trail. Our new guide, Freddy, makes some pictures
of us. n this way, he looks like a local gangster
who wants to sell some cameras...
On the Inca
Trail most people hireporters . They
ship all luggage and preserve meals. At first sight,
this seems to be a kind of kolonialism. On the
other hand, it is a good opportunity for the local
people to earn some money from all those tourists in
periods they can't work on their land. A lot of people really
are more wealthy thanks to this business!
Patricia said the porters would be running -
well, they're walking quite fast. And they really are carrying
a lot of luggage.
On this first part of the Inca Trail, we're walking all together. There are a
few mountains ans a lot of trees. This part of the trail isn't very heavy.
We see many local people
walking with their cows, sheeps and lamas.
Freddy is cool. Running along our group, busy managing everything. He sais we're the
fastest group he has ever seen.
We reach our first campsite much earlyer than we expect. Right after a bridge over a
small river, we see our tents. a very nice place to stay. The view is
After our arrival, our porters preserve a delicious dinner. They're real