Lima, Peru | Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:01 pm | | |
Nice article. Specially the one about Yauyos. I would like to coment though, that I beleived that the rainy season in the sierras, was from November, until April. So, is this really a good time to visit ? Also, anyone knows, how is the road condition ?# Pabel Alvarado says :
# david palomino meneses says :
Beauty picture and great article, I would like to visit places like Yauyos Conchas and Marcahuasi in my free time.
Thanks Diana Schwalb to share with us this article.
Well I found this web page and I think that´s u great for me# TOM says :
thanks so much for the information
Can anybody tell me about temperatures in MARCAHUASI at night? (in June)# Joshua says :
# dan says :
@ TOM: The temperatures at Marcahuasi at night are extreme. I would venture they are well below freezing. My party and I were completely unprepared for this, and despite sleeping in all of our clothes (which included multiple layers) and double socks, one of us actually contracted hypothermia and all four of us were concerned about frostbite on our toes (which had completely lost feeling around midnight). Please be careful and pack your gear accordingly. Nontheless, this is a spectacular place and despite the harrowing bus journey and nearly freezing to death, we had a smashing time. Not for the faint of heart ;-)
Your not alone Joshua lol! I was there last weekend completely unprepared. I stayed at Daniel Russo's abandoned cabin with three layers of pants and one sweater over my thin shirt. I never slept for the whole night with my cousin who had 3 sweaters (a dumb and dumber moment later occurred) Anyways long story short, I ended up having to unfortunately spoon with my cousin to keep warm throughout the night and breathing under my sweater as well as closing my sleeves and bringing my arms inside my clothing to constantly create friction for heat was what saved me other wise i'd have ended up a dead icycle. Be prepared with more than 3 layers of clothing including socks and be sure to have wind proof equipment because the wind and altitude is what drops the temperature to -20# Neil says :
What about carrying a -1° sleepeng bag?
Could that work?