TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Brit'S Huaraz
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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 ...
... Yuval, and Michal), and they are traveling all around Peru for a month. It was good to chat and hear about what they’ve done and seen in Peru so far so I could get some tips.
It was about a two and a half hour ride to Pastoruri, including a stop to have some coca tea and buy some snacks for the trip. Once we got to the glacier I met a French guy named Mark who I walked with up to the glacier. It was only about a ...
... later the road was built 30 years ago when the lake's dam was built and never maintained since).
It was still cold when we arrived at the start of the track, the sun hadn't risen over the 5,000m ridge on the eastern side of the lake. It wasn't going to be too hard of a walk today, once we climbed the 50m up to the lake which sat at 4,474m, it was just a walk round the glacier lake's edge.
At the ranger hut, we ...
... we could have spent an entire afternoon bathing in the river and enjoying the sun at a beautiful camp site, we could have lived with the mosquitos. We think that perhaps our guide was more keen to get to the town and hoped that we would all choose to head back to Huaraz tonight. From this site it was another dusty hour and a half down hill until we made it to the end of the track, and the two of us joined Diana from America and Corinna from Germany at the river to soak our ...
... and a majority of the glacier was behind a barrier which apparently means nothing to the locals as they didn't only jump across the barrier but were also scraping ice off the glacier in order to pose with it for their pictures. I took a couple of pictures and marvelled at the nature around me before slowly making my way back down again. Back in Huaraz I went for a stroll around town before getting some food and passing my time until my bus to Trujillo later on that ...
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