We set out from Cusco to the city of Puno in the southern part of Peru, where the Andean plateau widens and rises to about 12,500 feet and continues as a wide expanse into Bolivia and Chile. 195 more words
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Truth be told, there almost wasn’t any of this cake left to photograph. I had gluten free advocates around to do a taste test of my first gluten free, vegan, high altitude cake – and we nearly inhaled the entire cake within minutes of it coming out of the oven. 309 more words
I chose the alternative road to Jomsom. There was a high pass on the western side of the valley which totally avoided the road. I walked most of the way with a small local girl who wanted to practise English with me. 690 more words
I was sitting with a Buddhist nun in a cave above Manang. She blessed my impeding crossing of the Thorung La high pass by whispering strange words under her breath and tying a sacred string around my neck. 691 more words
Here’s how to prepare for an independent trek, plus a little overview of each day to (hopefully) inspire your own Annapurna adventure.
First, you’ll need to get a few boring things out of the way. 2,157 more words