Laguna Orconcocha
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Laguna Orconcocha

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The turquoise Laguna Orconcoha, the larger of the two lakes that make up Laguna Llanganuco is at a slightly higher altitude and is connected to its partner Laguna Chinancocha by a small stream.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Peru

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A: Laguna Llanganuco

di Arroz Marisco, 640 metri di distanza

Lying deep in the Llanganuco Valley with the imposing Huascarán(North:6768m ; South:6655m) and Huando...

Laguna Llanganuco

B: Laguna Chinancocha

di Arroz Marisco, 1.1 km di distanza

Laguna Chinancocha, the smaller lake of two that make up Laguna Llaganuco is mesmerizing with its tur...

Laguna Chinancocha

C: Dragon's Jaw - The Valley of Llanganuco

di Arroz Marisco, 4.3 km di distanza

Awestruck by nature, I decided to hop on the bus that once again took me to this precarious stretch o...

Dragon's Jaw - The Valley of Llanganuco

D: Valle Llanganuco

di SAREFOTO, 4.4 km di distanza

Valle Llanganuco

E: The High Pass of Portachuelo

di Arroz Marisco, 4.5 km di distanza

The dirt road that leads up to the high mountain pass of Portachuelo(4767m) is tortuous but never sca...

The High Pass of Portachuelo

F: Sky road

di SAREFOTO, 5.0 km di distanza

Sky road

G: The Hidden Gem of the Andes, Laguna 69

di Arroz Marisco, 6.4 km di distanza

Laguna 69 is so named as a pair of "gringos" were found engaging in the namesake act of passion - I'm...

The Hidden Gem of the Andes, Laguna 69

H: Chacaraju overlooking Cebollampampa

di Arroz Marisco, 6.5 km di distanza

A short climb along the moraine of Chararaju (6,108m) not only rewards one with a panoramic view of t...

Chacaraju overlooking Cebollampampa

I: Laguna Parón

di Arroz Marisco, 9.1 km di distanza

This turquoise blue lake, largest of all the glacial lagoons in the cordillera sits deep inside the v...

Laguna Parón

J: Laguna Paron

di SAREFOTO, 9.1 km di distanza

Laguna Paron

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

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Text by Steve Smith.

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