Dragon's Jaw - The Valley of Llanganuco
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Dragon's Jaw - The Valley of Llanganuco

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Awestruck by nature, I decided to hop on the bus that once again took me to this precarious stretch of the road that meanders this part of the Andes and walked my way back. On this outcrop, the Langanuco Valley is like the jaw of a dragon with the peaks on either side jagging up like the fangs piercing the clouds and the valley floor like the tongue holding the gem, in this case the twin lakes of Llanganuco. On the left: Chopicalqui(6,354m), Huascaran East(6,768m). On the right: Chacraraju(6,112m), Pisco(5,750m) and Huandoy(6,070m).

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A: The High Pass of Portachuelo

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The High Pass of Portachuelo

B: Sky road

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Sky road

C: Valle Llanganuco

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Valle Llanganuco

D: Chacaraju overlooking Cebollampampa

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Chacaraju overlooking Cebollampampa

E: The Hidden Gem of the Andes, Laguna 69

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The Hidden Gem of the Andes, Laguna 69

F: Laguna Orconcocha

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Laguna Orconcocha

G: Laguna Llanganuco

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Laguna Llanganuco

H: Laguna Chinancocha

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

Laguna Chinancocha

I: Quebrada Huaripampa

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Quebrada Huaripampa

J: Laguna Paron

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Laguna Paron

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