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Cordillera Blanca

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Cordillera Blanca is a region of Peru.

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  • Chavín de Huanter -- The ruins of Chavín de Huanter are one of the oldest in Peru. They date from 1000 to 400 BC. For more info see wikipedia:Chavín_de_Huanter. The site is not that impressive. It can be visitted by public transportation or tour (around s/.20). The entrance is s/.11 and there is a 50% discount for students.

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Trekking

The Cordillera Blanca and its Huascarán National Park offer excellent possibilities for trekking.

Laguna Churup

Duration
4~6 hours.
Get In
The trail starts at Llupa. There are frequent combis leaving from Huaraz. It's also possible to hire a taxi and start at Pitec.
Description
From Llupa it's about 1 hour walk to Pitec. From there it's about 2 hours uphill to the laguna. The last part involves a bit of rockclimbing. From the laguna there is a short trail leading to the smaller Laguna Churupita.

Laguna 69

Duration
1~2 days.
Get In
The trail starts at a site called Cebollapampa. There is a combi in the morning leaving from Yungay, which is about 1.5 hours from Huaraz. It's also possible to get a shared taxi.
Description
It's about 3~4 hours from the trailhead to the laguna. The views on the way are excellent.


Santa Cruz

Duration
4 days.

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