This month, June 2019, represents the 5th anniversary of the designation of the Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan) as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. What is implied by this designation, and how did it come about? In today’s edition of El Comercio,
Today we visited the archaeological site, Pachacamac. It contains evidence from three separate historical periods and cultural groups. In Quechua, “Pacha” means land, or earth. Pachacamac means “Spirit of the Earth.” The name is pronounced pa•cha•ka•MAC in Spanish or pa•cha•KA•mac in Quechua.
Photo by Art Sherwood
If you are participating in the hike to Vinicunca (July 6), the following information may prove helpful as you prepare. The weather on this very high mountain is unpredictable. Dressing in layers is advisable. Rapid changes in temperature are not uncommon. While