From July 2015 After doing the Lares and Salkantay treks, we were keen for one more trek before leaving the Cusco area. The 4 days we spent circling the Ausangate massive have been one of the highlights of our South America trip so far. Amazing campsites below crumbling glaciers, grazing vicuñas and colourful hills. DAY … Continue reading Awesome Ausangate Circuit Trek
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
21 July - 24 July 2015 Soon after returning from our Salkantay trek we headed off for a few days on the Lares trek. Many of the tour agencies in Cusco sell this as an alternate to the Inca Trail or Salkantay treks and the photos that we had seen of it looked pretty nice. … Continue reading Lares Trek
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
Day trip to Laguna Churup
After a few days hanging out in Huaraz we were ready to get out and stretch our legs and test whether or not we had lost all of our acclimatization after a few days down at sea-level in Lima. There are many possibilities for day walks in the Huaraz area, but we decided on the … Continue reading Day trip to Laguna Churup
Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
10 - 15 July 2015 Everyone knows about Machu Picchu, but not everyone knows there is more than one way to get to the magical site. The most famous of journeys to Machu Picchu is via "The Inka Trail", but there is a strict limit on the number of people allowed on this trail each day, and … Continue reading Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu