Camp Site At Ausangate
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Camp Site At Ausangate

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By the foot of the southern face of Ausangae lies a green laguna of the same name. The field nearby is maintained by the locals and one has to pay a toll to procced onto the next part of the hike - the ascent to Palomani Pass.

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A: View of Laguna Ausangate after Apachata Pass

de Arroz Marisco, la distanta de 570 metri

The view from the Apachata Pass really has nothing to write home about but on descent from it the vie...

View of Laguna Ausangate after Apachata Pass

B: The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety

de Arroz Marisco, la distanta de 860 metri

Taken a good few hundred meters from the actual Apachata Pass I managed to squeezed in the entire sou...

The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety

C: Three Laguna View of Ausangate

de Arroz Marisco, la 1.2 km distanta

The 4,850m high Apachata Pass is just moment away from here and in the distance are the three Lagunas...

Three Laguna View of Ausangate

D: The Incredibly Reflective Lagunas by the Massive Glacier of Ausangate

de Arroz Marisco, la 1.4 km distanta

The enormous glacier covering the backside or southwestern face of Massif Ausangate is beautifully fl...

The Incredibly Reflective Lagunas by the Massive Glacier of Ausangate

E: Multicoloured Landscapes from Palomani Pass

de Arroz Marisco, la 2.0 km distanta

The 5,200 m high Palomani Pass is a relatively short hard slog all the way from the shore of Laguna A...

Multicoloured Landscapes from Palomani Pass

F: On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

de Arroz Marisco, la 3.1 km distanta

It is a leisurely stroll to the small hamlet at Pampacancha down the valley from Palomani Pass. The w...

On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

G: First Glimpse of the Southwestern Face of Massif Ausangate

de Arroz Marisco, la 3.2 km distanta

As the trail lead steadily up towards the 4,850m high Apachata (Ausangate) Pass I was greeted with th...

First Glimpse of the Southwestern Face of Massif Ausangate

H: The Twin Lakes of Pumacocha Lake

de Arroz Marisco, la 3.3 km distanta

Nestled at the foot of the southwestern face of massif Ausangate, Pumacocha Lake, also known as the J...

The Twin Lakes of Pumacocha Lake

I: Serene Sunrise by Puma Cocha lake

de Arroz Marisco, la 3.4 km distanta

I was alresdy soaked to the skin having caught in one of the heaviest snow storm on the way down the ...

Serene Sunrise by Puma Cocha lake

J: Tarns and Lagunas below Nevado Sorimana

de Arroz Marisco, la 4.3 km distanta

With the snow storm subsiding the twin lakes of Pumacocha and the lagunas and tarns at the foot of Ne...

Tarns and Lagunas below Nevado Sorimana

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