One of the most physically challenging treks I have ever done. With being 4,600m (15,200 ft) above sea level, the oxygen was extremely thin to say the least.
Our way down from the Salkantay Pass, we had gone through at least 10 different climates. Considering Peru has 30 of the 32 climates in the world, this should’ve been somewhat expected. We had descended from snow covered mountain tops into the high-rainforest. Swatting at bugs and lathering on bug spray.
Rising at 4AM to make our final trek to Machu Picchu.
Boy was this a site to see, finally back in civilization!
My one day here, Peru was celebrating a holiday for the Battle of Angamos. When I had asked my Airbnb host why they celebrated, she replied laughing “For whatever reason, one of our biggest holidays is in celebration of a lost naval battle with Chile.”
After a week of hiking in the Andes, my next stop was Ushuaia, or better known as “the end of the world.” This little port town is the most souther city in the world.
This vast land consisting of 50,000 acres was a diverse landscape of forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, and of course, PENGUINS!
One of the last growing glaciers of the world, trekking across this glacier was the most surreal experience I have ever had.
A beautiful look at Cerro Fitz Roy from a more unfamiliar northern angle.