Aspiring Adventures is First Class!
Peru | Aug 29 - Sep 15, 2021

Gail
Gail P.
Westminster, CO | Oct 22, 2021

Aspiring Adventures did an awesome job on our recent trek in the Andean high country. Over 8 days we did 23,000' of vertical ascent (and matching descent) including one ascent to 14,000' elevation and another to 15,000' elevation and covered about 63 miles. Our guide, Orlando Ugarte was phenomenal -- he made sure that we had a great experience on this very challenging trek. Our trek took us off of the beaten path; for the last few days, we experienced the power of this special land in complete solitude. The chef, Johan, provided the most delicious meals imaginable and introduced us to a lot of the high country cuisine. Late in the trek, he even purchased a chicken from a local farmer and butchered it so we would have fresh meat in the soup! We were so grateful for the early morning wakeup calls accompanied with piping hot tea. On a trek like this, there are a lot of variables that can make the difference between a great treak and a disaster -- Aspiring Adventures did not miss a beat!

Local specialist: Katy Shorthouse
Katy
Katy Shorthouse
Local specialist in | Oct 22, 2021

Hey there Gail,
After so many months planning, then postponing your trip, the 'variable' that had me worried was your altitude issues when you arrived to Cusco... but like an absolute legend you got over them and went out there and smashed that long, hard trek - I hope you feel proud of yourself! The fact that your guide Orlando then went and got tattooed with you is possibly worthy of even more pride.... that's not the kind of thing that happens very often! I'm pretty sure this is one of the... read more

Hey there Gail,
After so many months planning, then postponing your trip, the 'variable' that had me worried was your altitude issues when you arrived to Cusco... but like an absolute legend you got over them and went out there and smashed that long, hard trek - I hope you feel proud of yourself! The fact that your guide Orlando then went and got tattooed with you is possibly worthy of even more pride.... that's not the kind of thing that happens very often! I'm pretty sure this is one of the trips Orlando has most enjoyed guiding, ever... and I really enjoyed all the months of planning as you were so kind, and considerate of us, through the pandemic. I hope we will meet again and I wish you all the very best!
Cheers, Katy