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Twin Lakes of Laguna Quesillacocha, Huayhuash, Peru

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The Huayhuash Circuit is one of the most beautiful trek in the world, made famous by the film "Touching the Void". Here the view is taken just about 45 mins away from the Pass of the same name (I think)  towards a series of lakes, where there should be three but only two are really in view here. On the left are Carnicero(5960m), Siulá (6344m), Yerupajá(6635m) and Jirishanca(6094m) respectively. The camp site for the ascent to the summits are on the other side of the mountains.

  • David over 1 year ago
    this would be a nice place to visit, even though vaccines needed
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    A: Quesillococha Lake, Another View

    Par Arroz Marisco, à 300 mètres

    This is just another take on the twin lakes of Quesillococha - at a slightly higher level and beyond ...

    Quesillococha Lake, Another View

    B: Quesillacocha pass, Huayhuash, Peru

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    The 4800m pass above Laguna Quesillacocha is made less strenuous than one would realize by the engros...

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    C: By the Shore of Laguna Siula

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    D: 2nd Lake Of Quesillococha

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    The trail to the pass skirts around the edges of three succesive lagunas of Quesillococha, of which t...

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    E: Leaving Laguna Carhuacocha

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    About 30 to 40 minutes or so the trail leaves the turquoise Laguna Carhuacocha behind to run alonside...

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    F: Laguna Carnicero enroute to Huayhuash

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    At 4441m a.s.l. Laguna Carnicero, named after the peak of the same name (5960m) is a rather convenien...

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    G: Arriving at Laguna Carhuacocha

    Par Arroz Marisco, A 4.7 km

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    Arriving at Laguna Carhuacocha

    H: Sunset at Laguna Carhaucocha

    Par Arroz Marisco, A 4.9 km

    This is Laguna carhaucocha, one of the most beautiful lake on the circuit. Across the lakes are some ...

    Sunset at Laguna Carhaucocha

    I: Carhuac Punta Pass, Huayhuash Circuit

    Par Arroz Marisco, A 8.4 km

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    J: San Antonio Pass, Huayhuash Circuit

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