New Zealand is famed for it’s wilderness, outdoor pursuits and stunning landscapes. It was one of the reasons that I moved here in the first place. One of my aims is to get outdoors more and explore some of the amazing vistas and landscapes which are endemic to New Zealand. One of the most popular pastimes here is to go ‘tramping’; which is basically New Zealand’s way of saying hiking or trekking. I was asked to join on a tramp to Orongorongo Valley in the Rimutaka’s; a 45-minute drive out from Wellington. So I went and honestly it was fricking amazing!
Colca Canyon slices through the High Andes for more than 100km. It is shade shallower than nearby Cotahuasi Canyon at 3,400m at its deepest. This makes it almost twice as deep as the more famed Grand Canyon in the USA. This is what I spent three days trekking through. Needless to say it was pretty darn epic. Continue reading Colca Canyon