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Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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I was warned that it was unsafe to venture out so early in the morning by the staff at the hotel I was staying but it turned out t<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/dawn-over-plaza-de-armas-cusco-peru">...(more)</a>

Gully Behind Western Face of Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Immediately after Arapa Pass the trail becomes very sandy and skirts around the western edge of Ausangate. A huge verdant gully opens up below the trail contrasts sharply with the semi-arid sandy slope above.

The Very Rugged Landscape of Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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A short side trip to this small bluff above the gully allows me an opportunity to have a commanding view of the highly rugged landscape further and beyond the confines of the valley.

Rain Coming My Way Enroute to Pacchanta

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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There are two more lakes further down along the way to Pacchanta. I did this side trip to take a better look at this larg<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/rain-coming-my-way-enroute-to-pacchanta-peru">...(more)</a>

Camp Site At Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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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 ha<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/camp-site-at-ausangate-peru">...(more)</a>

Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The plain below this bluff is seriously boggy and one should tread with care. The clouds had by now all came together as one great blanket and soon another snow storm would follow.

The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Taken a good few hundred meters from the actual Apachata Pass I managed to squeezed in the entire<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-glory-of-the-southwestern-face-of-ausangate-in-its-entirety-peru">...(more)</a>

First Glimpse of Nevado Sorimana

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Skirting along the sandy slope of the western face of Ausangate after Paso Arapa, one finally reaches the first tarn of many along the way with the view of the towering Nevado Sorimana in the distance.

Tarns and Lagunas below Nevado Sorimana

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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With the snow storm subsiding the twin lakes of Pumacocha and the lagunas and tarns at the foot of Nevado Sorimana could be seen clearly. A large herd of llamas and alpacas had just left this spot by the time I arrived.

The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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On the way to the village of Pacchanta one could not but be gobsmacked by the sight of three beautiful lakes lying at the foot o<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-sacred-laguna-of-minaparayoc-peru">...(more)</a>

View of Callangate on the way to Pacchanta

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Just before the small settlement in Pacchanta, I took another shot of the mounatins before they were all smothered by the thickening clouds later on.

First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Despite the cloudy weather the twin lakes of Comacocha (or Qomacocha) still shone with a dazzling turquoise colour at the foot of the 5,950m high Pacchanta, a minor peak of the Massif Callangate.

On the Way to Arapa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Just another view of the massif Ausangate on the way to Arapa Pass. 

Rio Upis of Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Rio Upis follows a northwestern course from here and with a open hot bath nearby camping along the banks of this river is very popular with hikers.

View of Ausangate en route to Arapa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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At 6,384m high Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cusco region. I was contemplating with the idea of doing the cir<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/view-of-ausangate-en-route-to-arapa-pass-peru">...(more)</a>

Sunrise over Plain of Upis

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The house on the left where I had spent the night before belongs to my guide, Alejendro Gonsalo (alejandrogonsalo@hotmail.com) whom I <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/sunrise-over-plain-of-upis-peru">...(more)</a>

First Glimpse of Mapacho basin from Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The rolling plain ahead is part of the upper reach of mapacho basin at the foot of Ausangate.  From this ponit onwards the trail is almost all the way downhill to the next settlement at Pacchanta.

The 5,000m high Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Qampa Pass at last with the stormy weatherfront just about to pass over the mighty Callangate Massif (6,110m) to my left here.

A Lull before the Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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There was a sudden break in the thickening clouds and for a split second the landscape was lit up by the azure sky above before the storm finally arrived with vengeance.

Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The following day saw another storm coming our way and with the terrain all cover with snow our guide was also lost  and<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/gathering-storm-on-the-way-to-qampa-pass-peru">...(more)</a>