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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Stateside

Kaela, Instructor

Peru 4B landed in Miami at 7 am ET. We are headed to customs and then will part ways for our domestic flights. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us over the last month! We can’t wait to share more with you....Read More

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On Our Way Home

Kaela, Instructor

Peru 4B has so many emotions as we board the plane in Lima for Miami. We had a farewell dinner with Vanessa and Gabriel and thanked them for taking such good care of our group over the past month. They were our lifeline to understanding Peruvian......Read More

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Runakuna and mountains

Hayden McJunkin, Participant

Yak of the Week

The Quechua people of the mountains are deeply sewn into their environment to create a way of life that is very different from our own. The people (Runakuna), the watchers, and places (Tirakuna) weave a band of fabric through collaboration. As an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Last couple of days in Urubamba

Barrett Liebermann, Participant

We just came back from the stunning Ausangate trek. It was amazing to be able to trek through the clouds, sleep under the night sky, beautifully lit with the shining stars, cooking loads of pasta with my friends in the warm cooking tent, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Caitlin Jago, Participant

This is Caitlin checking from Urubamba, our last location before we head home. We recently returned back from our trek in Ausangate. This was definitely the hardest hiking/backpacking experience I’ve done due to the altitude and difficulty of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Jacob Schorsch, Participant

Hello from Urubamba! We just finished our four day trek around Ausangate, the 22,000 foot mountain in Peru. It was extremely challenging, especially the high pass, as we climbed about 2,000 feet in 3 hours. The views were incredible, we got to cook......Read More

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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INTERNATIONAL RETURN GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate Trek

Sam Gold, Participant

Hi! We just got back from our four-day hike around Ausangate mountain where we camped at various sites, visited hot springs to relax after a long day of hiking, and cooked our own meals for breakfast and dinner. Compared to living in New York City,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Reflections on Austagate

Katherine Tupac, Participant

The mountain of Ausangate is roughly 21,000 feet up in the air. I was only 15,000 feet in the air and I still felt lack of pressure. Most of the trek I felt ill with a cold or mild altitude sickness. Although I did not feel great it did not stop me......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Hayden McJunkin, Participant

We are now in Urubamba, and I have had a chance to reflet on my experience at the base of Ausangate. Upon arriving to our second camp, I began to realize how strikingly beautiful the landscape was around us. Our group was fortunate enough to climb......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Alexander Auge-Opman, Participant

During our trek at Ausangate, we experienced incredible views, beautiful animals, such as alpacas, and met amazing people like our tour guides, the Condory brothers. Sadly, on the second day, I came down with a case of altitude sickness. Throughout......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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mountains

jonah jowell, Participant

just got back from our back packing trip. It was long and hard but in the end everyone made it safe and kinda healthy....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Ausangate

Dev Deepak, Participant

hiking around Ausangate was one of the hardest experiences i have ever been through. it showed me that i am stronger than i think i am. we as a group witnessed sacred rituals and immensly gorgeous landscapes all while sweating hard and dragging our......Read More

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Ready for Ausangate

Vanessa, Instructor

After an amazing time in Machu Picchu, we are now in Ocongate getting ready for a 4-day hike to Ausangate mountain. This happens to be the most sacred mountain for the Quechua people in Southern Peru. Everyone is excited because of the challenge of......Read More

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Machu Picchu a la vista

Vanessa, Instructor

This morning we woke up at 5 am to climb up early for about 3000 feet to get to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. It was hard but we managed to do it all! Even though it rained the whole night and it was cloudy for the mort part, we could enjoyed......Read More