Travel with Hugh
Over the past fifteen years Hugh has led many trekking groups – usually on foot not horseback – to the Andes near Cusco, including destinations like Choquequirao and Espíritu Pampa: he has worked with leading specialist travel companies like Steppes and Mountain Kingdoms.
He has occasionally also led and organised private groups, for which you would need: minimum normally of 4 people, or becomes expensive per head; allow about £2000 – 3500 per head , very much depending on itinerary; to plan six months ahead or so, and aim to be there in dry season, April to November. There are treks that also suitable for families. Those with serious interest in going with a group should contact Hugh direct .
He is currently planning a unique tour of Highland Peru to visit alpaca breeders: obviously of appeal to those. like Hugh, who own some of the 10,000 alpaca in the UK, but also of interest to anyone intrigued, like Kate Humble in her recent programme, by how these wonderful animals live in the Andes and the tight bonds they have with their Quechua owners. Again, those with serious interest in going on this should contact Hugh direct. And no, they won’t spit at us. And yes, we will also visit Machu Picchu and experience the best of Peru along the way.
past treks include:
From Steppes / Oxford Alumni brochure
“Join the author of The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland and Cochineal Red: Travels through Ancient Peru on this in-depth journey through the Inca heartland of Cusco and the Sacred Valley developed specially for the Oxford Alumni Travel Programme, and open to all.
This trip takes in the Senor de Torrechayoc Festival in Urubamba, Sacred Valley, where the Senor’s cross is paraded as if it were an Inca Emperor and in preparation for the festival of Qoyllurit’i . We will travel to rarely-visited ruins, enjoy spectacular views and learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Inca civilisation.”
And far too many other ones to list! – but have included many treks to Choquequirao, to Espiritu Pampa and of course to Machu Picchu itself by various routes.