Travel Blogs from Huaraz
... of the mountain to the top but if the donkeys with all our gear could do it, so could we. At 4750 meters we reached the top of the pass and our lunch spot for the day, with an amazing view of the valleys below. After a 2 hour slog down with fantastic views we reached camp and were rewarded with some tasty deep fried rolled pastries with cheese in the middle. We still had a lot of time to kill, before dinner so some of us went for a little walk to check out a huge slip. Apparently ...
... song every time we got to the top of a pass. We walked over 150km and did over 6700m of vertical up and a similar amount down which is almost like climbing the highest mountain in Peru Huascaran from sea level to the top and then down. Our biggest single day was 2 passes with the highest at 4850m, 8 hours of walking and it led me to go straight to bed with no dinner as I was so tired. Each of the passes had their own ...
... Heaven, a curry place owned by a British guy, and we were super impressed - our curries rivalled those from home! We both love our Indian food so it was a nice reminder of home :-) The next day we were up and out at 6am for our hike to Laguna 69. After a 3 hour drive we reached the starting point and set off at our own paces. The hike was very scenic and took 2 1/2 hours but we were going pretty slowly as we climbed from 3800m to 4500m and ...
... was gorgeous (once I woke up). The second day started with the usual horrible South American breakfast.... Jam and bread. In this case, already stale bread. Luckily I (meaning the donkey carried it) brought some muesli. Today was the tough one, we'd walk from 3800m up a pass of 4750m, then camp at 4200m. My residual flu made my breathing tough (plus my unfitness), so getting up Punta Union pass was hard work. Your heart is pumping, ...
... eggs with runny yolks English eggs as most yanks want the yolks hard) with 2 very strong coffees and the lovely sunny warm morning. Surprised though, given the proximity to the Cordillera Blanca that there were no views of the snow covered peaks.
On the hour plus combi ride to Huaraz the tops did start appearing on the left and the scenery was lovely with lots of little villages with raging rivers and local ...
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