Cordillera Real Trek Day 11: Alka Khota To Juri Khota

Previous Post:  Day 10 – Laguna Khotia To Alka Khota

  • time: 7:45 – 1:45 … six hours
  • distance:  10 kilometers
  • high point: Paso Sistaña (5096 m)
  • campsite: Juri Khota
Day 11 - Distance and Elevation

Day 11 – Distance and Elevation

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.

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looking back at our Alka Khota campsite the next morning

looking back at our Alka Khota campsite the next morning – bottom end of lake on left side

break time above Alka Khota

break time above Alka Khota

Alka Khota panorama

Alka Khota panorama

looking back at the Cordillera Real above Laguna Alka Khota

looking back at the Cordillera Real above Laguna Alka Khota

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Cordillera Real Trek route – Day 11 – a satellite view from a more westerly direction

looking Southwest to the small laguna above Laguna Sistaña

looking Southwest to the small laguna above Lago Sistaña

a last look at the above laguna and Cerro Wawanaki behind it

a last look at the above laguna and Cerro Wawanaki behind it

coming up to the pass which will take us down to Juri Khota

coming up to the pass which will take us down to Juri Khota

Cerro Kuntur Phusthana (4816) - the peak behind the cairn

Cerro Kuntur Phusthana (4816)

the cairn at Paso Juri Khota

the cairn at Paso Juri Khota

Straight behind the cairn was Cerro Kuntur Phusthana, 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.

looking down on Juri Khota and our campsite

looking down on Juri Khota and our campsite

Juri Khota panorama - Ricardo takes in the grandeur

Juri Khota panorama – Ricardo takes in the grandeur

heading down to our Juri Khota campsite

heading down to our Juri Khota campsite

tents on the shore of Juri Khota

tents on the shore of Juri Khota

building at Juri Khota

building at Juri Khota – the room on the left became our dining room for the day

preparing the net for some late afternoon trout fishing in Juri Khota

preparing the net for some late afternoon trout fishing in Juri Khota

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.

work day done - grazing at Juri Khota

work day done – grazing at Juri Khota

Next Post: Day 12 – Juri Khota To Chiar Khota

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