According to the locals, Alpamayo is the most beautiful mountain in the world. I set off on an eight day trek through the Cordillera Blanca to judge for myself. Unfortunately clouds covered our best views of the famous mountain, but there were plenty of other highlights along the way - amazing views of the Santa … Continue reading Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca
Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?
August 2015 Just south of the famous Cordillera Blanca lies Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced "why-wash"). Keen to get out of town and back into the mountains, I joined a group that was heading off on an 8 day trek in this stunning mountain range. Eight days full of beautiful mountains, glacial lakes, circling condors, four crazy … Continue reading Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?
The wall of ice, massive flower spikes, and one crazy Israeli guy: A day-trip to Pastoruri Glacier
August 2015 The trip to Pastoruri Glacier is a popular day outing from Huaraz. While the glacier is a very impressive sight, having the chance to come face-to-face with the amazing Puya raimondii plants made the day for me. We were picked up from our hotel by the fanciest and cleanest van that I have … Continue reading The wall of ice, massive flower spikes, and one crazy Israeli guy: A day-trip to Pastoruri Glacier
Day trip to Laguna 69
12 August 2015 This is the most popular of day walks in the Huaraz area. We considered heading north and doing this trek ourselves, but it worked out to be just as cheap and easier to book onto an organised tour. All tour agencies and hotels in Huaraz sell this trip for 35-50 soles (some … Continue reading Day trip to Laguna 69
Half-Day outing to Lago Wilcacocha
Note: This is the trip to Lago Wilcacocha. There is also a Laguna Wilcacocha further South of Hauraz. I apologise for any confusion. 11 August 2015 This is a great half-day trip out of Huaraz. It was after lunch time before I decided I should get myself out of town. I found a colectivo (1 … Continue reading Half-Day outing to Lago Wilcacocha