Today we meet our fellow travelers, the mules and their keepers, with whom we will share our crossing. A muleteer’s work is difficult and meticulous. The paths are narrow and slippery, and the loads the mules carry can be heavy and destabilizing.
We leave the lake, for another region, the high plateaus where we are surrounded by fields of quinoa and potato plantations. The view opens up to expose the glory of the Cordillera Real.