Awesome Ausangate Circuit Trek

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

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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