Mountains of Ollanta

Tunupa's Face in the mountain

The town that we are living in now is called Ollantaytambo (pronounced OH-YUN-TA-TUMBO) It is in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and is in fact a real living, breathing and authentic Inca town that has survived the Spanish Inquistion and was left pretty much in tact. We are here until August, working at Apu Lodge. The towns setting is breathtaking, it is set in the cleft of a Mountain and is completely surrounded by mountains. Also, according to Inca mythology, Tunupa’s Face (Tunupa was a god that the Inca’s believed created just about everything) has been enshrined into the mountainside just above the lodge that we are in. So, take a look at the top image of this post and see if you can see his face.. We are so happy to be living in such a beautiful place, the mountains are amazing and the setting is spectacular…

Fortress on the mountain
Last light on the mountains
The sun sets on Ollanta
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3 thoughts on “Mountains of Ollanta”

  1. Beautiful, and we also found it a fascinating town/area when we were there in 2006. There are so many sites like this that are overshadowed by Machu Picchu’s fame but deserve their own recognition.

    David and Lin

  2. Had a look at the Apu Lodge website: VERY nice and VERY reasonable price …. and REAL toilets!!! Didn’t expect that!

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