Travel Blogs from Huaraz, Peru

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A quick update, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

A quick update

A travel blog entry by bred

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... valleys, and a bull attacking a guide going in the other direction. IŽll post a more detailed account of the last week or so tomorrow from Lima. IŽm taking an 8-hour night bus from Huaraz to Lima, then IŽm going to Cuzco on Saturday. More ...

Getting ready for a trek, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Getting ready for a trek

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... fine, if not a little odd – and then went back to the hostel to pack.  I’m not too sure that we gave Huaraz as a place too much attention, and to be honest it didn’t look like it needed any.  As a staging area for some ...

Last chance to get high in South America!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Last chance to get high in South America!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... - I had to go and check this out! By the time I managed to get from Nasca to Lima (7.5 hours on a bus) and from Lima to Huaraz (another 8 hours on a bus) all in the same day, I arrived with only 3 full days left to spend in Huaraz at 7am in the morning, ...

The hiking Mecca of Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

The hiking Mecca of Cordillera Blanca

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... over 20 snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the most notable is Huascaran (6,768m), the highest mountain in Peru." And its true :) We spent a few days in Huaraz just chilling (yes we do seem to do rather alot of that)but it was hard to do ...

Acclimatising again, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Acclimatising again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived here about 6am this morning ready to embark on reacclimatise again having sacrificed our height going to Lima. Town is pretty small and not a lot to see but the views are stupendous of the mountains around covered in snow. We eventually found ...

Red faces and sore arses!!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Red faces and sore arses!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Huaraz. High altitude towns and cities seem to be causing me problems whereas Jade is completely unaffected. Huaraz is 3100m above sea level so we decided to give ourselves a few days to acclimatize before actually doing anything. However i got ...

Cloud touching: a lesson in high altitude living, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Cloud touching: a lesson in high altitude living

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... mud?? It was PeruŽs Independence Day which meant it took us two extra days to reach our destination of Huaraz as all the buses were full, but this is Peru and whilst waiting for a bus we wandered around the vast ruins of an ancient mud brick city, ...

Travel plans made, kind of..., Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Travel plans made, kind of...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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So I have kind of been thinking a bit the last few months. Should I just stay down here in South America until Christmas, or should I try to make my way to New Zealand and/or South-East Asia? It's the one positive (or negative, depending on how you look ...

Back to the City of the Snowcapped Peaks, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Back to the City of the Snowcapped Peaks

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Back to Huaraz... I needed a break from the big city so I decided to come back to Huaraz with two guys I became great friends with at the hostel in Lima. Ben and Leon are two crazy Brits that came to Lima for a day and ended up staying for 10 ... thanks ...

The City of the Snowcapped Peaks, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

The City of the Snowcapped Peaks

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... usually 10. Fortunately, the buses here are the big luxury coaches and nothing like the "chicken bus" experience through Central America. Huaraz is situated in the 2nd highest mountain range in the world and is surrounded by 22,000 foot snow-capped peaks ...

Mancora, Huanchaco, Huaraz, Mancora, Huanchaco, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Mancora, Huanchaco, Huaraz

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... to us apologizing for the uncomfortable conditions on the bus and their fellow countryman's dishonest behaviour. A visit to the Andes Huaraz is a town in a stunning location amongst the snow capped peaks of the Andes. This part of the Andes is ...

Happy to Find a Little Bit of Home, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Happy to Find a Little Bit of Home

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... a bus to the town of Chavin, located adjacent to the ruins of Chavin de Huantar. The bus ride between Chavin and Huaraz is pretty spectacular, even though the clouds prevented us from seeing the whole white-capped landscape. The road between the two ...

Now weŽre movinŽ, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Now weŽre movinŽ

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... bloody dog, vicious combo of the very suspect burger I ate before getting on the bus, no sleep, and the 3000+ metre altitude of Huaraz, our current location. Ah hah, so its not all fun and games they think! Well, I slept for 23 hours straight, literally, ...

Huaraz - Day 98, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Huaraz - Day 98

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Arrived in Huaraz at 6am and was approached by several guys offering hostels and treks. At this point I just wanted to get my head down for a proper sleep after being completely frozen on the bus for most of the 9 hour journey. Must be close to freezing ...

Trekking in the Corillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Trekking in the Corillera Blanca

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... be good enough for basic communication. With his wide smile and chiselled features, Juan looks a bit like a Peruvian William Defoe. Day 1: Huaraz to Cashapampa to Llamacoral We get up at 6am and eat breakfast in the hostel. By 6.30am we are in a ...

Santa Cruz Trek 2012, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Santa Cruz Trek 2012

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... high mountain pass at Punta Union, it's a pleasant two day walk down hill to finish in Cashapampa.   Day 1:  November 13 Huaraz to Vaqueria on a bus (4 hours) Hike:  Vaqueria to Paria - guessing about 6 miles (9.7 kms) Altitude: 12,697 ...

smashing times at chav ruins and hot brown pools, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

smashing times at chav ruins and hot brown pools

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... years later. All the tunnels were designed with natural air conditioning which means no musty smell. .   We left Huaraz the next evening, on an 8 hour overnight bus to the capital city, Lima. The most entertaining part of ...

Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , and there have been many devastating tragedies in the last century. In 1941 an avalanche and resulting flood above Huaraz destroyed half the city and killed about 5,000 inhabitants. Another huge avalanche in 1962 completely destroyed the small town of ...

Major information download, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Major information download

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Major information ...

Huaraz gateway to the Cordilera Blanca mountains, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Huaraz gateway to the Cordilera Blanca mountains

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... We must have had a good few hours of sleep and felt fully refreshed, so we went out to explore the local area. We walked around Huaraz and it's actually a lot bigger than I first thought. It's an Andean community, high in the mountains, yet it still has a ...

Huaraz, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Huaraz

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Huaraz in our entry from Lima, Peru entitled 'Darkest Peru'. Cheers, K & ...

Second highest mountain range in the world!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Second highest mountain range in the world!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... The butchers overcooked the meat so bad that it was pretty much impossible to chew.  After paying $5 (which is a fortune in Peru) and waiting 5 hours I only had one bite of meat.   Everyone ended up giving their meat to the dogs that ...

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed., Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed.

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... fed and sun kissed, we felt ready to take on a trek in the Cordilleras. The mountain chains run parallel either side of Huaraz. Cordillera Negra is west while the snow capped Cordillera Blanca sits east of Huaraz; it offers some of South America's most ...

Men in Tights, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Men in Tights

A travel blog entry by camille

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... out to be great and so comfy for sleeping so we took it in turns to sleep the night away to Lima. What I Learned * I can handle altitude * It is funny (and possible) to kiss a man wearing tights * Huaraz might be dirty, but it has beautiful ...

Snow-capped peaks and glaciar lakes!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Snow-capped peaks and glaciar lakes!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... , the scenery changed again and we came across lush green valleys, snow-capped peaks and very bumpy roads! We arrived in Huaraz late afternoon, found a cheap & cheerful hostel and decided to frequent a pizza place named after Pep...Pep's Pizza place! You ...

Santa Cruz Trek - Final day, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Santa Cruz Trek - Final day

A travel blog entry by pavandsim

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... our stuff, we got into a taxi and buzzed off back down the mountain, changing to local rammed collectivo at Caraz, and back to Huaraz for 2pm. It was possibly the best shower weŽve ever had after four days of grime build-up!!    That night ...

Have No Words!, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Have No Words!

A travel blog entry by tamurai

After my last blog entry, I received this very touching email from a special friend of mine...Thank you Dan!!! Mucho amor my friend!!! Subject: Have no words! all the new and fun and scary things you have been up to! Am sitting in a big stupid black ...

Semana Santa, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Semana Santa

A travel blog entry by tamurai

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What a great first day in Huaraz!    First of all I want to thank Manuel for urging me to come to Peru and whose family I am staying with while I am here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am sure this will be an experience I will never ...

Some more trekking, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

Some more trekking

A travel blog entry by dave-mcgowan

... awake and wanting to relieve us of our money, and we found our way to a hostel. Slept unitl a reasonable time before hitting up Huaraz. Spoke to the tour agency in the hostel and decided to do the 4 day santa cruz trek in nearby Parque Nacional Huascaran. ...

The short march up and the long march down, Huaraz, Peru travel blog

The short march up and the long march down

A travel blog entry by pavandsim

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   We woke with a contrast to yesterdays low cloud to bright sunshine and we all packed for what we thought was going to be warm day of trekking. We set off at a similar time to yesterday and made a steady climb up the valley into a ...

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