The great cordillera blanca

Trip Start Apr 22, 2010
Trip End Aug 27, 2010

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Sunday, June 27, 2010


We arrived in the early morning after my longest journey in bus I've ever made (36 hours) with of course 7 hours of delay. You get used to it in this country :)
At the bus terminal we followed a guy who came getting tourists for his hostel. We've done that a lot as most of the time the rooms offered are cheap and good. This time as well it was really good. The owner directly proposed us to do some tours and we agreed to do one directly. Crazy but as we wanted to see the game of Spain we had only 2 days to do some tours/trekkings. 
The tour was going to several villages (Caraz...) and up in the mountains (Cordillera Blanca) to a laguna. It was nice but I would not particularly recommend that one.

The second day we did what another traveller had advised us. We went trekking for a day into the Cordillera Blanca to the Laguna 69. The trek is pretty hard as it start at 3800m altitude and it goes to 4600 where the lake is situated. Well the trip was just amazing. This is defenately one of the nicest trek I've ever done!


En la cordillera blanca no hemos disfrutado todo lo que habriamos querido porque no teniamos suficientes dias para hacer lo mas significativo: el trek de Huayhuash (que son unos diez dias) ni el trek de Santa Cruz (cuatro dias). Asi que nos tuvimos que contentar con hacer tours orientados a familias (el tour de Llanganuco, bastante aburrido, no lo recomendamos) y un tour en el que solo contratas el transporte hasta el inicio de la excursion y luego subes y bajas tu solo sin guia (el trek a la laguna 69). Este ultimo es asi un poco durillo, yo sufri un poco para llegar hasta arriba, la verdad. Pero una vez llegas la laguna es impresionante, un color azul!!! super bonita!

En total nos quedamos 3 dias en Huaraz, que es una ciudad normal y corriente, nada en especial a destacar. Lo unico interesante es que de aqui puedes empezar varios treks por la region, que es impresionante, la cordillera blanca con sus imponentes nevados...

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conxa raspall on

Fantasticas fotos, maravillosos paisajes. Y Cuidaros que el viaje aun sigue...
Un besazo para los dos.

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