After a day and a half of flying 6,400km, sleeping for a few hours and then bussing it about 300km, we have arrived in the gateway to the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. Albergue Churup will be our base for the next few days while we acclimatize. We are very pleased with our room and the ambience here.
The bus ride today took us from sea level in Lima to 3,000m (9,850 feet) along some amazingly arid desert right beside the Pacific ocean. Tomorrow we will explore Huaraz and plan our first hike in some mountains.