The High Pass of Portachuelo

The dirt road that leads up to the high mountain pass of Portachuelo(4767m) is tortuous but never scary - a far cry from the hair-raising ride to Punta Olimpica on the other side of the mountain.

The view is superb along the way but the jewl is no doubt the twin lakes of Llanganuco again.

Over at the pass - where the road seems to disappear behind a big rock jutting out from the shoulder of the mountain a more subtropical world awaits a thousand metres below.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 01/09/2009
Uploaded: 07/09/2011
Updated: 22/03/2015


Tags: portachuelo; santa cruz trek; laguna llanganuco; chacraraju; yanapaccha; huandoy; pisco; huascaran; cordillera blanca; andes; yungay; ancash; peru
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