Finally arrived in San Pedro de Atacama in the heart of the Atacama Desert. No luggage missing. MISSION READY TO START!
I met Hans and Adrian the SPONDYLUS guides, nice guys, I´m sure we will have a great time together. We visited Moon Valley where the NASA used to train the first moon landing project. A moon-like landscape in a zero humidity environment. Althgough no vegetation is visible and the predominant colours are brown and grey it is a highly interesting place to visit, the atmosphere is amazing. On our hike through the Salty Mountain Range we already reached an ALTITUDE OF 2500 METERS OVER SEALEVEL!
Monday 23 we leave this lovely place to start with the initial acclimatization trek. Report to follow when we return for the desert to the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama.