- On the whole the tour was very good. I think it would have been better to get everyone to Lima a day earlier so that there is a chance to get over the jetlag before you have to cope with altitude. The final time in Lima after the trek felt like just marking time and was a bit of a let down.
Condor Travel who handled the ground arrangements and the trek were magnificent and the porters couldn't have done more for us. Including carrying me off the mountain on a stretcher when I fell and damaged my knee. My heartfelt thanks to Tito and his colleagues.
The guide seemed to want to keep the group together at all times and had made the decision about where to eat without reference to the group and they did seem to be 'tourist' restaurants. More freedom to explore the fantastic local food and restaurants on offer would have been appreciated. The knowledge, enthusiasm and passion of the 3 guides we had was amazing and inspiring.
Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to see Peru - make sure your fitness level will let you enjoy it rather than endure it though!! I would always recommend that they took altitude sickness medication that is readily available from your GP on a private prescription. It meant I didn't suffer any of the ill effects of walking at altitude despite being an asthmatic.
Published on: 22 October 2016