Colca Canyon Hike – Three days in the canyon – Part 2

posted in adventure

Colca Canyon Hike – Three days in the canyon – Part 2

9442984538_e2c50a03c9_z

Thurs May 16, 2013

I was woken up to Juan Carlos calling out my name. It was 5:30 am, I had overslept. The group had started up the track while JC went looking for my room. I threw on a pair of pants, checked I had everything in my pack, made a quick pit stop at the bathroom then we were on our way.

It was still very dark and super cold but as the track is steep and hard going, the cold was refreshing rather than unbearable. There was a light drizzle of rain at times but nothing to worry about.

9350420998_23d30fff22_z 9350407812_6e5b29bf53_z

Throughout the 2-3 hour hike up 1.2 km of steep, winding track to the top of the canyon the light slowly started to illuminate the massive walls of the canyon. The sunrise made this the most beautiful part of the trek by far and at 6:30 when the sun finally hit the tops of the mountain range, I stopped to get some photos – the whole Colca Canyon trek was worth it just for this morning.

9442966018_b7cff8cc5a_z

As the groups reached the top, there were many high fives and lots of group photos. Everyone was in a great mood. The morning was beautiful and the conclusion of the hike left everyone feeling good.

9442973638_ce5c1a2d5c_z 9440181585_432e6e7d08_z

It was then off to the local town for breakfast.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *