Category Archives: Kuelap

Chachapoyas sketch maps

When I was about to put away my notes on the Chachapoyas region, I found some sketch maps and drawings I made before and during my trip to that region. Well, I consider this is the best place to save … Continue reading

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The Hues of the Cloud Forest

The overall dramatic and spectacular terrain around the Chachapoyas region filled with steep mountains and deep canyons may hide small details. Every hiker should slow down his pace so he can admire the hues of nature. One of the most valuable lesson … Continue reading

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Chachapoyas´s landscapes

The truck goes over a pass situated at about 3000 meters on the Andean continental divide. To the west, the town of Celendin (in the department of Cajamarca) is still visible at the bottom of the mountain range. To the … Continue reading

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The peaceful life in the countryside

I have asked myself many times how long an urban guy like me would be able to live in the countryside: quite a few days or maybe a couple of weeks? Honestly, I do not know, but I am aware … Continue reading

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Chachapoyas descendants

They are friendly even though they seem to be introverted. They are not wealthy, but they would certainly give you not only shelter but also their own food. They are humble and they have a profound respect for nature and … Continue reading

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Yerba Buena´s Market

After three days in Leimebamba wishing to meet other travellers who were interested in hiking to the Laguna de las Momias (lake of the mummies) in group so it would be less expensive, I realized it was of no use … Continue reading

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Revash: a pre-Inca mausoleum with a cross

The mausoleum above the Laguna de las Momias (lake of the mummies) was beyond my budget, but I was told that the 12 or 15-hour hike to that lake and site is just unforgettable. I hope to do it someday. … Continue reading

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