LOKI MANCORA - NEWS
THURSDAY, 20, MARCH, 2008
Yesterday March 19th at 4.19pm marked a important time as this is when we got news that all documents in the public registers had been approved and that the house in Mancora was now definitely ours. Then we met with a architect and discussed some plans and designs with her and today we are going to talk to a engineer as well.
Watch this space for up and coming work in progress news on Mancora and photos of before and after
INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU
WEDNESDAY, 19, MARCH, 2008
The classic Inca trail is the most popular way to visit Machu Picchu, but due to limited spaces each day there is a lot of people who miss out. Currently the availability is very slim with only limited spaces left through July and then the next available dates are in August. These early months of the Inca trail sell out fast because it's dry season and because it has only just re-opened at the begining of March. Some people are given the impression that you only need to book the trail a month in advance, this all depends on the time of year you are planning on doing the trail. Late October to early December, there is a better chance of getting on the trail with shorter notice, however it is always best to book the trail with as much notice as you can give. With the month's of March and April there is possibility of booking a month in advance but the dates for these months sell speradically, and fast closer to the time. May is the first month to sell out, so If your future plans were to do the Inca trail in May you should book at the start of the year at the latest. For the Months of June through to September, you normally need to book at least 2 months in advance if not 3, this is mainley due to the trail being sold out through May and April, so they are the next available dates come the end of March. Christmas and New year, although in wet season, also sell out a month or 2 in advance.
All this said, for those of you who do miss out on the classic Inca trail, there are alternative treks going to Machu Picchu. These treks are more widely available without the need to book too far in advance, although through the middle of the year in dry season they get very busy. here is a brief description of the three alternative treks we offer:
Lares trek 4 days 3 nights – Trek through traditional villages, over mountain passes, past turquoise lakes and waterfalls before coming to the best
Salkantay trek 5 days 4 nights – Trek through the
Vilcabamba trek 5 nights 5 days – Trek along traditional Inca trails and visit original Inca sites, while taking in the sights of all of the different plant life, animals and have spectacular views of snow-peaked mountains. Relax in
Even though these tours are all from Cusco this information is to help you to be informed of the situation before you get here, to try to avoide any disapointment.
THE LOKI GUIDE
SATURDAY, 15, MARCH, 2008
If any of you stayed in one of the Loki hostels in the last year and a half you have probably seen and used The Loki Guide.Over 20,000 guides have been used by loki guests and friends in that period.
We have just printed the 3rd version and decided to put an online edition of the guide here.
You are invited to browse through it, help others and help us improve the next version (to be printed in 2-3 months) by commenting on the different pages with more information and suggest new places to be added to the guide.
We have also added a ZIP file that has all the pages in it so you can download it, use it on your laptop, psp, Ipod and other mp3 players, even on your camera. or email it to friend for their use.
NEW PRE INCA SITE FOUND NEAR CUSCO, PERU
FRIDAY, 14, MARCH, 2008
PRE INCA TEMPLE FOUND IN CUSCO, PERU
BBC News reports of a new pre-inca temple found close to Sacsayhuaman in Cusco where the archeologists think the site might have been built by the Ayarmaca culture that controlled the area between 900-1200 AD.
The team's excavations began last summer and are expected to continue for another five years.
THE CUSCO HOUSE
FRIDAY, 14, MARCH, 2008
As whoever visited Loki probably knows that Loki Cusco was our 1st hostel and currently the biggest of the Loki hostels. The house itself is nearly 450 years old national monument and was a huge restoration project.
We have finished setting up a few pages with the story of the Loki Cusco house, its history and the construction process that got it to what it is now.
Check it out at http://www.lokihostel.com/cusco/the_house
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