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Jr. Simon Bolivar 589, Huaraz, 043, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Huaraz


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


... a
bench and no light – sufficient glimmers come through the glass door from the
shower/changing area so not as claustrophobic as I expected or as suffocating
as some locals I spoke to expected. 15 mins and then a cold shower was just
about right – didn’t fancy the baths so headed back towards Huaraz.

Waited just outside town for a colectivo to Wilkawain but
being market day it was crammed with people and things – just piled in like ...

Up the River Santa to Huaraz

A travel blog entry by jim.coates


... roads of the Huaraz valley. There was a particularly harrowing section called the Caņon del Pato (Canyon of the Duck ) -- remember Blue Duck anyone? -- that called for zig zagging straight up the side of a mountain above a hydroelectric plant. Of course, the harder the struggle the greater the reward - and arriving in the green flat valley bottom was priceless. I watched the sunset with the family of a wood merchant along the road to Huaraz.

Touching the Void

A travel blog entry by rainman2468


... out a large number of Chinese immigrated to Peru to work as laborers/slaves in the sugar plantations (this historical fact meant we had a decent meal on night 1 in Huaraz).

The following day we slept in before heading out for some brunch and a wander around the local markets. Most of the markets were selling similar clothing to places we had been before with the one exception being hiking equipment. We were mostly window shopping except for when Megan bought a sun ...

A sexy lake

A travel blog entry by gretchenwolf


I had been reading about a magical lake that had earned the reputation as being the most beautiful lake in the Cordillera Blanca--Lake 69. A memorable name. Despite the weather looking a bit questionable, I booked the hike and headed out early the next morning into a full van and a 3.5 hour drive through misty mountains. The photos really do the talking here, so I wont rattle on, except to say that the round-the-corner first ...

Huayhuash circuit

A travel blog entry by hastie_gringo


3 days in Huaraz and already a range of emotions experienced. We arrive, taxi drivers fight over us. Its a buyers market but No one will take us for the lonely planet recommended price of 3 soles. We settle on 5....and have a tour operator join us in the cab. Little do we know this man is to become our stalker....

Shall we do a warm up trek? No we decide, we are here to do the huayhuash and dread the thought of a recurring or new injury(I step into a hole on the ...


This hostel, located on Jr. Simon Bolivar 589, Huaraz, is near Parque Nacional Huascaran, Archaeological Site of Chavin, Plaza de Armas, and Monumento Nacional Wilcahuain Ruin.
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