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Tanta andean portraits

Traveling to the main center of Peru, we went to Tanta village to be part of a new tourism activity arranged by the llama shepherd traders, they are working on keeping alive the ancient use of llamas for trading along the main Inca trail from Tanta to Jauja, passing by Pariacaca mountain.
Tanta is a village located in the middle of the Andes

Los Lomeros

Once the hills of the coast, start to become green in July, the “lomeros”, the transhumance people that use these lands, begin to descend with their animals from the Andes to spend the winter there. For centuries a way of life.
In between january and april shepherds from the western Andes live at highlands in the Andes along the whole country. Then the rain ends and dryness starts to reign, so in June when rain begins in the coast and practically everything is dry at the mountains, the families of lomeros start to prepare their stuff to come down to the coast. Usually is in august that they are at their camps along the “lomas”. the Peruvian coastal hills.