Where is Río Paya Huichinta ?
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Where is Río Paya Huichinta ?

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The valley on this side of the pass ia supposed to hold the river Rio Paya Huichinta that drains into Laguna Tuni  - Can you spot it from here ?

We took the trail that skirts to the left to tackle the second pass at Cerro Mulamaniya which at 4650m should really be a piece of cake after the first pass at 5100m.

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