Sunset at Laguna Carhaucocha
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Sunset at Laguna Carhaucocha

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This is Laguna carhaucocha, one of the most beautiful lake on the circuit. Across the lakes are some of the most prominent Peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash, from left to right: Siula(6344m), Yerupaja(6634m) and its lesser peak Yerupaja Ch(6121m), Jirishanca(6094m) and Jirishanca Ch(5445m).

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