This adventure was exactly what I hoped it would be. Amazing views, punishing hiking (so worth it), an incredible and highly knowledgable guide, and lots of puppies to meet along the way.
The food was exceelent and the cooking staff did everything they could to cater to dietary restrictions. The hike itself was planned in such a way to make hard trails and high altitudes manageable for many people. Cesar, our guide, was consistently kind and upbeat and the extra time he took to explain the culture and the history of the places we passed made the trip feel much deeper. He also brought a level of spirituality into this trek that i very much appreciated.
Having a guide who cares deeply makes all the difference. Also there were puppies everywhere to visit with and for a human who deeply missed puppy contact on this trip, it was a very nice surprise.
I highly reccommend both our guide and this trek. 11/10 would do it again.