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Huaraz - Santa Cruz track - Andes, Cordillera Blanca


Walking a track in the Andes is relatively easy

Climbing Alpamayo. For this hike, you can buy a ticket in advance for a comfortable bus departing from the capital of Peru - Lima to the city of Huaraz. From the city of Huaraz the road goes up and up all the time, past two picturesque blue lakes Chinancocha, Orconcocha to the Portachuelo De Llanganuco pass (4767).

South American Cordillera, or the Andes, are very popular among lovers of hiking. This is due to the beauty of the mountains, and the lack of pronounced seasons, and the presence of a large number of mysterious remnants of the Inca civilization: lost cities, temples, a long network of roads.

The Uuscaran National Park, the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with the highest peak in Peru, the Uuscaran (6,768 m), offers breathtaking views of snowy peaks, mountain lakes, and beautiful passes. Here is one of the most beautiful peaks in the world - Alpamayo. Trekking in this park will allow tourists to enjoy the beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

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Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca (Andes) in Peru

The path gradually climbs along the stream on the left slope higher and higher, and finally at the turn open high mountains. Go uphill in the hot sun is very hard. In the evening the wind rises and it becomes quite cold. As soon as the sun falls over the mountain, the Milky Way immediately turns on. Throughout the track, cows, bulls, donkeys and horses graze everywhere, in a word, around you is livestock, so you should think of water disinfection means for drinking on the road.

There are a couple of places where the flow turbulent waterfalls off a cliff, the water there may not need to be decontaminated. Around the lake are picturesque dried swamps, grass and moss, which look like artificial floor mats. Due to frost at night and freezing temperatures from November to April, the flora is not particularly eager to grow high, so dandelions grow right in the ground.

At some point, the green valley is interrupted by a giant mountain scree that has fallen off a mountain. And the whole valley becomes like a white stony desert, in some places, however, interrupted by streams. The water in the lake is clean and bright turquoise. For a person suffering from stress, lost in an expanding human civilization, the mountains have become a kind of "game space" in which he can be enriched with experiences and experiences that are not available to him in everyday life.



Cordillera Blanca consists of several mountain ranges divided by valleys. The mountains bear significant glaciation. Many lakes, often with intense color. Along the valleys pass trails, and sometimes roads. The area is of interest both for climbers and for travelers - there are several popular tracks, for example 3-4-day Santa Cruz, or a longer 10-day track around the Alpamayo peak.

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