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Made it to Huaraz, situated around 3000m and arrived at our hostel (which was more like a hotel) who took us to our rooms even though it was only 6am! Having booked some tours with a guy from the hostel next door, at 11am we headed up the nearby mountain of the Cordillero Blanco where we were dropped with some mountain bikes to cycle back down to …
Three nights of a city of 8 million was more than enough, so
we headed to the hills – literally. We left behind the noise, pollution,
incessant car honking and dirt of Lima for the noise, pollution, incessant car
honking and dirt of Huaraz. Bugger.
Huaraz turned out not to be the tranquil little mountain
It would be quite easy to stay in Huaraz for a while, but there were so many more places I still wanted to visit, so after the trek I decided to take a couple of day trips by bus (and rest my weary bones, especially knees).
So, on Friday 23rd I took a loooong and not particularly comfortable 3 hour bus tour to the site of the Chavin …
Woke up at the crack of dawn to meet the bus and the four others who were joining me on the trek. In fact the trek had only been given the go-ahead the afternoon prior as it required a minimum of four people. Fortunately another couple booked so were five, which was good news for me as I would get my own tent! This, by the way, was to be my first …
After stuffing myself with food in Lima, it was time to work off the extra weight gained! From the coast then up to the Cordillera Blanca, the highest mountain range outside the Himalayas. My base for the next few days was Huaraz, not much of a town, but the views around it are something else. Arrived in Huaraz late afternoon on the 16th and spent …
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