Tony has it correct - the guides wore gumboots so that is an indication as to how wet it was.
Terrible conditions, but did wonders for our acclimatization. We can walk and sleep at over 4000 mts without a problem - 10 days ago that was not the case.
The flora was wonderful and we saw some wild llamas.
One day we trekked to 4700mts to a glacier - barely visible in the horrible conditions. Why do we do this?!!