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- time: 7:45 – 1:45 … six hours
- distance: 10 kilometers
- high point: Paso Sistaña (5096 m)
- campsite: Juri Khota
- route: kml file here
Walking along the east shore of Alka Khota for the first hour of the day, we would then head in a more southeasterly direction to the day’s high point, Paso Sistaña at 5096 meters. After an easy bit on a path on the slopes which led to the top of Lago Sistaña, we curled south and then east to the day’s campsite at Juri Khota.
Straight behind the cairn was Cerro Kuntur Phusthana (4816 m), partially hidden by the day’s clouds. However, the real “Wow” view of the day was to the north – Juri Khota and Cerros Janchallani and Ventariani above it. At the bottom of the Khota, we could see a structure. Our campsite would be right next to it and we would make use of one of the rooms instead of putting up our dining tent that night.
The non-vegetarians on the trip – all except me and one other who did, however, eat fish – were to be treated the next day with some freshly-caught trout from Juri Khota. The locals – they were from the communidad down the valley – had undoubtedly been told of our arrival and were there not only to catch the trout but also to collect the camping fee and sell the cans of beer and other beverages they had brought along.
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