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Photostory PERU
"SANTA CRUZ TREK 2006"

Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Nazca - Huaraz - Punta Union / September 2006



     
   
     

Following the Inca trails - Pisac, Sacred Valley
Peru, September 2006

     
   
     

Megalomaniacal and eternal walls of the Inca temples,
shaped with copper hand tools and astonishing accuracy

More ... about the Inca Empire

     
   
     

Colours of the traditional Peruvian costume

More ... about Peru

     
   
     

Never completed Incan metropolis Machu Picchu

More ... about Machu Picchu

     
   
     

"The Lost City of the Incas"
- the holy city and the residence of Incan nobility, 2,340 m a.s.l.
One of the "New Seven Wonders of the World"

More ... about the Wonders of the World

     
   
     

Religion forbade looking directly at their highest diety - the Sun God (Inti),
one could only observe him in the reflection...

More ... about the Sun God

     
   
     

Vendor of coca rolls and energy treats

     
   
     

Coca seller - wholesale merchant

     
   
     

Remains of pre-Incan culture in the underworld of Chavin

More ... about Chavin

     
   
     

Best company

     
   
     

A meal on the job

     
   
     

Omnipresent tradition of handweaving
which once served for storing information and was used instead of writing

     
   
     

Flight above pre-Incan "Nazca Lines"

More ... about geoglyphs

     
   
     

Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca

More ... about the mountain chain

     
   
     

A morning view from the tent after a rainy day - revelation which shows promise

     
   
     

Ascent over the pass

     
   
     

Conquered Punta Union, 4750 m a.s.l.

     
   
     

A view on the other side

     
   
     

"The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World"
Alpamayo, 5947 m a.s.l.

More ... about Alpamayo

     
   
     

Descent through the Santa Cruz valley

     
   
     

Back in the civilization - Miraflores, Lima

More ... about Lima

     
   
     

Before departure from South America

 

 

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