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#42752 - 25/11/07 10:54 PM Alton Aragon
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 52
I've been gone from this forum for quite a while, since Kilimanjaro. We just returned from a fantastic experience doing the Inca Trail to Manchu Picchu, then some time in the Amazon, in September and are looking for next year's trek.

Has anyone experienced the Alton Aragon trek in the Spanish Pyrenees?

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#42753 - 27/11/07 02:49 PM Re: Alton Aragon
Jean from Boston Offline
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Registered: 29/11/04
Posts: 83
Could you tell us more about the Inca Trail trip? Which outfitter did you book with? Were you satisfied? We'd like to do this in May or June. Did it seem like too many people on the trail?

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#42754 - 27/11/07 11:01 PM Re: Alton Aragon
Gregg Offline
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Registered: 18/01/05
Posts: 369
Loc: Cotati, CA, USA
Taylor, I haven't heard of Alton Aragon. Is it near the Camino de Compostola?

Jean, my daughter and her husband went to Machu Picchu
in Sept. They couldn't get space on the Inca Trail, but found an 8 day trek that ended at Machu Picchu, starting at Cachora and passing through a huge archeological site just being excavated called Choqyequirao. However, this is an arduous and dangerous trek even with donkeys, guide and cook.

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#42755 - 20/01/08 06:54 PM Re: Alton Aragon
chacho Offline
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Registered: 21/05/05
Posts: 19
Loc: spain
The correct name is Alto Aragón. I only know the gr-11 that is the one which cross the pirineos. Try this for futher information
http://www.tiendaverde.es/ficha.php?lang=es&id=624

Espero os valga.

Bye

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#42756 - 21/01/08 05:18 PM Re: Alton Aragon
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 52
Jean - We used an outfit directly from Peru, Andean Life (Sherpa also has a tour there). You can find all the info you need from their website. I know other people who used their services and were very happy. If you want to do it in May or June, you'd need to book quickly as it fills up very fast.

We never thought the trail was over-crowded and always wondered where the "500-people per day" were. Some of the camps were crowded, but it really wasn't a problem.

The ruins are crowded, as people come up on buses all day long. It's a huge place though. Also, you will have seen other ruins on the trail, with no other people, so the trail certainly gives you extra benefits.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Taylor

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#42757 - 09/03/08 05:41 PM Re: Alton Aragon
Taylor from Seattle Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
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We have now decided to do the Camino de Compostola which is a 14-day walk from Leon to Santiago.

I'm looking for information on what and where to go after Santiago. We'll have 2-3 days before catching a plane out of Midrid.

Any thoughts from anyone would be appreciated.

Taylor

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