Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash Part 2.5: Day 8

I woke up around 7am. It was eerily quiet outside. I remembered that we found an isolated spot to set up camp the previous day and I realized that I had slept almost 16 hours since. I sat up in my sleeping bag to test out my body and it felt surprisingly good. The loperamide I took before bed had worked.

Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash Part 2.4: Day 6 and 7

This day was different from all other days on this trek. Instead of climbing after breaking camp, we started this day by going downhill. We trekked almost 9 miles and lost 3,500 feet in altitude from Cuyoc camp to a small village called Huayllapa.

Hiking Huayhuash- Part 2.2: day 2 and 3

I woke up to sunlight shining on our tent. I patted around my pillow for my cell phone to check the time. It was 7 am. I could hear people moving around the campsite: tent zipping and unzipping, sleeping bag rustling…

Hiking Huayhuash- Part 2.1: day 0 and 1

We arrived to Huaraz on an overnight bus yesterday morning. Unfortunately, my backpack with our trekking gear was still in Mexico City. It was lost during our layover…

Day 4: Sunrise on Las Torres!

The night sky was full of stars and I don’t recall seeing the moon. We both wore our headlamps which seemed to send a beam of light straight into heaven when we look up. It was super cool. Our trail quickly led us into a thick patch of woods, and it was pitch black around us except for…

Day 3: A long day from italiano to Chileno

Day 3 was our longest trekking day on this trip. We planned to hike 22 km carrying our big packs from camp Italiano to camp Chileno over 7 hours. We had the option to…