Wake-up under a grey sky for this first day of trekking… After a good breakfast (toast, jam, butter and coffee) our group of 7 people (Caro and I, our guide Eyner, Myriam & Matt (sister and brother from Quebec) and finally Simone & Jochen (a german couple) leave the camp.
The google map below shows our journey in red between the two green tents.
While we starting walking, it is Tico, our arriero that will finish packing the camp, loading the donkeys. He will then setup the camp tonight before we arrive. Indeed either he is faster than us or he takes shortcuts that allow him to arrive at the camp site before us.
We slowly walk up to the unique pass we will go through today at 4,700m. Cacananpunta pass.
The view from up there is great, and a reward after the slippery ascension… It is just a shame that the sun is not here.. But fortunately it didn’t rain which would have change the track into a mud river..
At the top, the arriero caught with us and we leave him going down first… I don’t really want to get hit by a donkey slidding in the mud…
Around 12 O’clock, just on time for lunch we arrive at our camp located at 4,400m on the shore of the Mitucocha lake.
We are so lucky…. The tents are already setup by Tico and just arrived, it starts to rain… and it will rain all afternoon, evening and night. Lucky we have a brand new tent without holes…
Bag wise, we have two small daily bag for us and a big 55 litres bag where we put all our change clothes. One thing which is sure, we don’t have any computer or Ipad with us.. Cut from the world.
In summary for our second day, a nice day on a field that is going to be ours for the next few days: mud, passes at around 5,000m and the rain…
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