Day One of our 6-day trip to the Manu National Park in the Amazon with Wild Watch Peru. We had Simon as our guide, and Jesus a young bird-expert also with us, along with a cook.
Went over a couple of mountain passes to get to Manu with stops at Ninamarca and Paucartambo. Overnight at Tambo Paititi, a 10min hike up San Pedro Creek at around 1,500m/4,920ft.
5am start for very long travel day
Stopping along Trans-Oceanic Hwy just SE of Cusco to get a huge bag of bread for the next 6 days
Smart place to sit on a chilly morning
Wari/Huari ruins near outside Huacarpay, where we left the Trans-Oceanic Hwy and turned north
Crossing the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley at around 3,100m/10,100ft
Starting the climb towards Ninamarca
The Hyundai H1 is very popular here. 6-day supplies for 3 of us + 2 guides + 1 cook.
Stopping for construction work at around 3,900m/12,800ft
5,471m/17,949ft Sinaqara to our SE in the Vilcanota Range
Ninamarca (3,730m/12,240ft), funeral pillars
View of 5,818m/19,088ft Sahuasiray to our NW in the Urubamba Range
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