Parque national huancaini: Laguna 69 and Nevado Pastoruri

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Yesterday I hiked to laguna 69.
Before the hike the bus made a quick stop at Llanganuco
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The trail began 3900m above sea level and the laguna is located in an altitude of 4600 meter. I found it rather easy, but the majority of the group I was in did not manage to go all the way because they troubled with the altitude. I spend two hours going up, and went down a bit faster. The area is beautiful. Along the trail you see waterfalls, glaciers and several lagunes. The color of laguna 69 is incredible. It was a quite good spot for a lunch break.
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I can definetely recommend this hike if you are not afraid of altitude! It is a trip where you are surrounded by the beauty, and where you get to feel that your heart is beating.
During the walk you have a view of Peru’s highest mountain mount huascaran.
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Today I was supposed to have been to the chavín ruins, but last night I was told that the your was cancel. They are restoring the ruins…
Instead I did a tour to Nevado Pastoruri, which is a glaciers in the altitude of 5.240.
The tour was borring. I spent way too much time waiting. I got picked up at 8 am. It took one hour to leave huaraz, maybe 30 in the bus to Catac where we had 30 minutes at a restaurant. In the park we stopped to see water with gas that bobbled, agua de 7 colores, and some cactuses called Puya Ramundi. The stops in the park were ok.
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The glacier was beautiful, and it was an easy walk to get there.

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We left the glacier at 2 pm, had 40 minutes in the same restaurant as in the morning, and reached huaraz at 5. I would have loved some more walking, instead of bus travel and restaurant stops.

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