One of the best off-the-beaten-path activities you can do in the Cusco region is the hike around Kinsa Cocha. About 45 minutes outside of Pisac in the Sacred Valley are the stunning three lakes of Kinsa Cocha, which in Quechua literally means “three lakes”. A winding taxi ride up into the mountains will take you… Read More The Complete Guide to Hiking Kinsa Cocha Three Lakes | Pisac, Peru
A few years ago, I conquered the beast of a hike which was Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Since then, it’s probably become the most common sight I’ve seen on Instagram. It is without a doubt Cusco’s most popular day trip, and despite the 3 AM wake-up call and brutal high altitude conditions, hundreds of travelers a… Read More Palccoyo vs. Vinicunca: Which Rainbow Mountain Should You Do?
I first visited Cusco’s now world-famous Rainbow Mountain about four years ago. At the time, it had just been recently discovered. Something like that doesn’t stay hidden for long, though. It has easily become Cusco’s most popular day trip, and one that often sets travelers up for disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, I had an… Read More The Complete Guide to Palccoyo, Cusco’s Other Rainbow Mountain
A city tucked away in the mountains of Peru’s Andes, Huaraz is a can’t miss destination in Peru. This is a region of the world that rivals any other mountain meccas out there. Despite its jaw-dropping views and affordable adventures, Huaraz is still relatively untouched by tourism. Most travelers coming to Peru seem to flock… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Huaraz, Peru
One of the biggest things I missed my first couple of times around in Peru was the famed Colca Canyon. This stunning region close to Arequipa is one of the top attractions for travelers passing through Peru’s White City. It’s easy to see why, considering that Colca Canyon is the world’s third deepest canyon, offers… Read More Colca Canyon: Should You Do A 2-Day Or 3-Day Trek?
Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash range is the stuff of dreams. As an avid trekker and chaser of views, hiking the Cordillera Huayhuash circuit was something that had been on my bucket list for years. When the opportunity opened up to take a trip back down to South America, I immediately knew that I wouldn’t let the… Read More The Complete Guide to Trekking Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash
The city of Huaraz is one of my favorites in the world. But not because of the city. While the city of Huaraz itself is nothing spectacular, the region surrounding it is among the most beautiful in the world. With Peru’s finest Cordilleras at your doorstep, Huaraz is a gateway to some of South America’s… Read More The Best Day Trips From Huaraz, Peru
Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the best things you can do in your life, ever. If you love travel, mountains, and the great outdoors, then even better. The Cordillera Huayhuash deserves to be bumped up to the top of your bucket lists. Immediately. Day 1: Let’s Have Some Fun No trekking today. You leave… Read More Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash In A Nutshell: The Crash Course Guide
The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done. Eight days of trekking across 130 kilometers of brutal terrain, high altitudes, and exposing yourselves to whatever mayhem Pachamama wants to throw your way. It isn’t easy. It’s even less easy if you get awful weather. During the dry season, many travelers… Read More Should You Do The Cordillera Huayhuash During The Rainy Season?
The hike up to Laguna Churup was one of my favorite day trips that I did during my time in Huaraz. You’ll get an incredible abundance of views, some good practice for higher altitude treks, and best of all, you’ll be back in Huaraz by lunchtime. Laguna Churup’s ideal location only an hour to and… Read More The Ultimate Guide To Hiking Laguna Churup in Huaraz, Peru