We are just outside the Andean village of Chawaytiri—meaning Village of the Llama, or Eye of the Llama—that sits at 12,000 feet in the highlands, just 50 kilometres from Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
In the Peruvian Andes, explorer Jeff Fuchs treks across high-altitude valleys, guided by a force that defines mountain life: reciprocity.
While reading up on Peru and the Andean world, I remember my first view of the Quechua word “ayni.” In Peru, I learned its true meaning.
In the Peruvian Andes, explorer Jeff Fuchs treks across high-altitude valleys, guided by a force that defines mountain life: reciprocity
PERU Through the Lens: JEFF FUCHS hits the trail in the spectacular Andes and takes tea atop Machu Picchu. PLUS+ In an excerpt from her book about a mostly-solo global motorbike trip, Elspeth Beard takes one epic wipe out and writes about the people who came to her aid. Robert Brodey treks up Volcan Concepcion in Nicaragua just to contemplate the allure of travel, while Supriya Pant explores village life in the Indian Himalayas!
For centuries, the rich fleece grown by Himalayan sheep was harvested for wear in the world’s cultured capitals. How did it get there? Join Outpost editor-at-large Jeff Fuchs as he treks the vast plateaus of northern India to explore the ancient trading routes of pashmina wool
Tea has been Asia’s beverage of choice for more than a millennia. For Jeff Fuchs—a long-addicted tea fanatic—the journey to Yunna is a step into nirvana.