We started the day not so early – around 7:30. Carlos, our guide cooked a delicious chicken and egg soup (changua). BTW, I had a fairly good night, not so cold.
A 4WD took us and our equipment to a small lodge/restaurant/grocery (“La Esperanza”) in the end of the road to La Laguna Grande de la Sierra, our first destination.
From there we hiked for 30 mins to our first camping site (at 3500 mtrs.). The place was gorgeous, just besides a crystal clear river falling directly from the glacier . This river was so inviting, and the weather so warm that I took a plunge in its gelid waters…
Camping place was ok—hidden in the bushes, but very cold during the night, there was even a thin crust of frost over the tent the following morning.