After replenishing our strength with a hot breakfast, we'll continue our trek, following a small track climbing over moraine walls (sediment and rock deposited by glaciers). You'll find it well worth the effort as we're treated to striking views of massive Lake Titicaca, sacred Sun Island (the mythical origin point of the Incas), Ancohuma's edge, and finally, Glacier Lagoon.
At 16,529ft, Glacial or Lichikhota Lagoon is one of the highest lakes in the world. It's called glacier lagoon because a glacier resting in the saddle between two mountains, IllampÃƒÂº (21,220ft) and Jankhouma (21,092ft), falls upon the very shore of the lake, quite literally pouring itself in. In the face of this once in a lifetime panorama, we'll rest while the cook prepares lunch.
After enjoying our lunch, we'll begin to explore the surroundings of this rarified place. After our trek, we'll set up camp, eat, and then sleep under the stars of the southern hemisphere.
Our estimated trekking time for the day will have been 7-8 hours.