North America, South America · 30 Days · 65 Moments · November 2015

Bhavana's adventure in Peru

21 December 2015

Hum Paanch ๐Ÿ’•
The whole group ๐Ÿ˜Ž
We woke up at 1:30 AM the last day. We hiked the trial from Hunay Huayana to Intipunku (Sun Gate). We were a bit unlucky to not get a good view from that place :/ Never mind - Honestly this beauty could not be captured in a camera. It was a visual retreat !

29 November 2015

Raghu made it to the top โœ‹โœ‹โœ‹โœ‹
First view of Machu Picchu ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

28 November 2015

Farewel to Porters โ˜บ๏ธ
More tunnels !
Cute Llama !
Did not get a good picture is Sayacmarca - This is situated above the trail and the only access is climbing a narrow stone staircase ~200 steps
Tunnels during the hike :)
Near Runkuracay - This building is known to have been a Tambo, which was in Inca times a resting post for the couriers who ran/walked the trail to Machu Picchu. It had sleeping areas too !
Moments during Day 3 before lunch
Runkuracay !
Day 3 started out soo well ;)

28 November 2015

View from the tent after waking up on Day 3. Not a great capture but who cares ๐Ÿ˜

27 November 2015

The bag mike tied to his pants contained Coca leaves. When you chew them, they will give you energy and helps adjusting to higher altitudes.
After Dead Woman's pass, its all the way down. We descended 600 meters to reach Day 2 campsite. We were dead tired that day. Raghu did not even wait for dinner. He went straight to the tent and slept. I have no idea what i ate. But my legs nearly died hiking 1200 meters up with a backpack ๐Ÿ˜ From this day, I did not take photos of food as I was famished and too tired to take pictures. As soon as you see food, grab it before any one else does ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ
After hiking 1200 meters up ! Dead Woman's pass lived up to its challenge. I was almost on the verge of tears when i saw the last 100 steps ๐Ÿ˜ง
Almost done with Dead Woman's pass ๐Ÿ™„
With our guides Freddie and Mike. They were really a dynamic duo. Always full of energy, constantly reminded us to stay happy, walk slowly and enjoy the hike. They never rushed us, stayed with us if we are tired, also offered to carry our bags.
Shilpa and Yara
Shilpa and Dave. Dave and Yara are from New Zealand. They quit their jobs to start their adventurous trip ๐Ÿ‘ Mucho wow :)
Started raining. It was even harder to hike while it was raining. We have to wear ponchos. Weather change is dramatic as we are at higher altitudes. Will be sunny for an hour, rains for a few hours, sunny again and then immediately after you remove your poncho to be free, it rains again ๐Ÿ˜ก
At first pit stop
Day 2 - Views and moments before lunch ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Day 2 - Started at Wayllabamba. This will be a challenge as we are going to hike 800 meters up before lunch. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Here's the map of Inca trail !

26 November 2015

Successfully finished Day 1. Good night ๐Ÿ’ค
Day 1 - views and moments after lunch
Love this photo ๐Ÿ˜
Day 1 - Relaxing after lunch
Day 1 - Lunch. Rice, Avocado, Fish fry and beans. I did not expect such a good lunch ๐Ÿ™
Day 1 - Views and hiking moments before lunch
KM 82 !! Start of Inca trail โ›ฐ๐Ÿ”
At Inca Trail starting point
Breakfast stop. Scrambled eggs and crossiant. Fresh papaya juice and green tea ๐Ÿณโ˜•๏ธ
All set for hiking ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

25 November 2015

All set for Inca trail tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Good night ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Ziplining ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Vishus bag is not here yet. Wearing same shirt and jeans for 3 days straight. Dont ask me more ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
If you want collectibles, go to Estacion de Colectivos. They also had full body massages for S/. 90

24 November 2015

Stayed in Polo Cusco Suites. Most of the hotels here do not have Air Conditioning. If you cannot sleep without it, make sure you double check what the hotel provides. Mahi: We experienced the tremors while were sitting in the hotel room. All of a sudden we felt like we were swinging and then we ran downstairs. Later we came to know that there was an earthquake of 6.5 intensity near Peru-Brazil border and what we experienced was minor effect of the major earthquake away from Cusco.
Going to cusco now !!

23 November 2015

#nightlife #casino Raghu won 1:10 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ He won 600 silos when he went in with 100 silos ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ
Live Cena Show as a part of Barranco/Cena show tour. Its totally worth it ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
Strolling on Barranco roads
Cathedral De San Francisco
Cathedral of San Francisco
Presidential Plaza/ La Plaza Mayor
Main Square
Main Square again
Restaurant in Downtown Lima - Chifa Casa China. Their menus are in spanish only. You definitely need a guide to eat here :) We ordered Lomo SaltAdo Y Chaufa and pollo con tausi y chaufa. Pollo means chicken. And the winner is ... pollo con tausi y chaufa :) Always ask for Akki (chilli sauce)
Lima Downtown
Huaca Pucclana #ancient ruins
PLaza De Amor โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Infinity Pools @ Hilton
Breakfast at Hilton ! Poached eggs in pomodoro sauce <3
View from our room :)
Woke up .. As usual ashwin is asking everyone to take bath :)

22 November 2015

Hilton - Friendly staff but expensive
Mezze - Mediterranean food ! 3 out of 5. Mahitha ordered Ceviche ;) Its raw fish, stay away :) Falafel, Hummus and potatoes with peruvian hot peppers.
Las Pizzas Bar ! Very good food - lots of vegetarian options too. Ordered green rice with chicken and lomo saltado ! Peruvian beer was also light and good. Lively place โค๏ธ
Parque Del Amor ! Nice place with lots of shops๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘ขand food. Very nice views !
Trip started off in style #upgrade #businessclass