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Punta Yauche

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The two mountain passes of Tapush and Yauche, both roughly at about 4800m a.s.l. are normally tackled on the same day as they are not too far apart. It is customary to take the downhill trail here but if your knees are not seizing up, a subsidiary trail to the left here could take you up to a hillock with breathtaking view of the twin lakes of Jahuacocha and Solteracocha as the concluding highlight of this extraordinarily beautiful trek.

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A: On the Ridge below Punta Yauche

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This is on the ridge a good half an hour's walk from Punta Yauche, the 4850m high mountain pass near ...

On the Ridge below Punta Yauche

B: Sunset at Laguna Jahuacocha

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It would had been an easy hike had we taken the beaten path after Punta Yauche at 4800m, instead our ...

Sunset at Laguna Jahuacocha

C: Punta Tapush

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Punta Tapush at 4800m is a relatively easy pass to do in comparison as the climb is mostly very gentl...

Punta Tapush

D: Rio Huayllpa enroute to Punta Tapush

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Just before the village of Huayllpa, the trail turns north to follow upstream the river of the same n...

Rio Huayllpa enroute to Punta Tapush

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...

Leaving Laguna Carhuacocha

F: 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...

2nd Lake Of Quesillococha

G: By the Shore of Laguna Siula

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On the way to the 4830m high Siula Punta (Quesillococha Pass) one passes a series of three consecutiv...

By the Shore of Laguna Siula

H: Arriving at Laguna Carhuacocha

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After the 4630m high Carhuac Pass, the trail follows a narrow gully that opens into the spectacular L...

Arriving at Laguna Carhuacocha

I: 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 "Touchi...

Twin Lakes of Laguna Quesillacocha, Huayhuash, Peru

J: Quesillococha Lake, Another View

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

Quesillococha Lake, Another View

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