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... the idea of going to 5,200m above sea level seemed like too good an opportunity to miss.
After an hour's drive on the road on to the way to the trek starting point we stopped to see the Puya Raymondi - a plant that only grows in the highest parts of Peru. It flowers once in its life and grows to around 10m - pretty spectacular!
A further hour's drive along windy mountain roads took us to the trek’s starting point (5,000m ...
... br> It was a pretty nice landscape to check out, and the glacier was very impressive. I brought a couple of sandwiches and some oreos, so Mark and I sat at the top and had some lunch before heading back down. It was incredible how much easier it was to go down than it was coming up. It was as if there was no effect at all from the altitude on the way down. It was great!
Our ride back took about three hours because ...
... 2pm and had the rest of the day to relax while staring up at what I was told was voted the worlds most beautiful mountain. I was worried when I saw everyone had headlights but the clearness of the moon and stars made it easy to see. I tried to be the last to go to bed every night and the exhaustion of that took me back to the excitement of staying up past your bedtime when you're little - a very old feeling. On the third day we walked to the top of a mountain to ...
... away and we bounced our way back down the mountain towards Huaraz.
Back in town, we went to California Cafe for coffee and cookies. It was a typical backpacker hangout with sofas, book exchange, board games, WiFi and excellent coffee.
Afterwards we bought our bus tickets to Lima for Monday night, did some snack shopping and then retreated to our roof terrace for a cold beer while the sun set behind the Cordillera ...
... easy as the air became thicker. We headed back into town and celebrated our achievement at a posh café. Knowing that we had completed the easy trek and had a hard trek lined up for the following day.
Another early start, up at 530am for a 3-hour bus ride to the areas most famous trek, Laguna 69. As we were getting closer the scenery got more spectacular passing some stunning blue lakes along the road before ...