Travel Blogs from Huaraz
... and I retreat downhill to the Carnaval procession.
Again, each parish sends a contingent, this time of costume clad dancers and musicians – by the time they arrive they have been parading since 10am from the outskirts and the procession is barely moving as they all have to perform in front of the town hall, so many are drunk and tired and sat in the road waiting for the next parish to be called.
Proceedings are livened up ...
... via ferrata with ropes and rocks to climb; I'd say it was worth to do this walk, the laguna Churup is very nice as well as the mountains around, even if we could catch just a few glimpses of them through the clouds and the mist. At least it's a peaceful place, as only three other people were there with us; a welcome relief after the uproar of last night. On the way back it started to rain, and we arrived at our appointment with the taxi that took us back to ...
On Monday evening we took a night bus from the beach town of Huanchaco to Huaraz, a city in the Andes mountains eight hours south east by bus. On Tuesday morning we arrived in Huaraz at 4:30 am and schlepped ourselves ...
... An 800 metre climb to camp probably rates as the toughest part of the trek for me to date. Stinking hot, a colca canyon type episode is avoided by a well placed river but once again the heat has the better of me. A quick stop for a swim....which turns into a wash when I feel how cold the water is refreshes me and we make camp in good time, once again back in the mountains.....
A long day on the trail we are told. 2 passes to cross so we get an early ...
... to admire the views. The lake was a lot smaller than I thought, much smaller than the lake we had seen on the bus. However, the size of the lake did not lack any of the beauty, it was a lovely turquoisey blue colour. The lake sits below some glaciers that fall into the lake and stunning cascades of waterfalls flow into it too. We sat there to admire the views and had some lunch. The air was thin up here and it was pretty cold so we didn't want to hang around for too long. ...
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