Travel Blogs from Huaraz
... 8217;t want it he was happy to take us but it would be hard. He is 27 and tiny but very friendly and has been guiding since he was 15. We went with him and bought a huge amount of food. The good news being we were going to be fed well the bad news a lot of weight. The packs we both have are bigger than we have ever carried before. We leave tomorrow at 8am and will be away for 8 days if all goes to ...
... for my team mates, as I know they really wanted to summit. But we could only see about 50m around us, there was so much snow. Normally there was only 5cm of snow. Then we started the long descent down. In the end, I ended up sliding down rocks and mud on my ass. The descent from base camp with our gear was difficult, as was a steep muddy descent that was covered in ice and snowmelt and we had our packs on. So it was a difficult, but great ...
... was pretty, overlooking the
colonial cemetery and valley views but the upper site, with even more chullpas
had an even better setting, with snow covered peaks as a backdrop as well.
Got a propositioned by the man next door who was hanging his
meat out on the line next to his washing (have photographic evidence to prove
it!) and then had to rouse the site guard from his lunch.
Had seen a signed (this proved to be the only sign!) path
across the road ...
... bags into a taxi that took us to our hostel. That day we walked around town, booked a tour for the next day, got used to the elevation change (from sea level to 3,091 meters in Huaraz) and bought tickets for the night bus to Lima on Thursday.
... way up. We cook up a big feed then its off to bed.....listening to the mining trucks coming up and down the road. Ahhh the serenity.....
Our first pass of the trek. About 4600m. With no suitable humans to challenge her Amanda decides to race some donkeys to the top. She would have won too IF it was the top. Damn false summits. We spend the rest of the day at over 4000 metres, crossing another 4600m pass in our 6 1/2 hour slog to the campsite. Unfortunately ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center