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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.

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.

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>

The Rolling Plains of Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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A glorious morning as I set off on the Ausangate trek the balzing sun seemed to  have set the rolling plains below the masive Aus<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-rolling-plains-of-ausangate-peru">...(more)</a>

First Glimpse of the Southwestern Face of Massif Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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As the trail lead steadily up towards the 4,850m high Apachata (Ausangate) Pass I was greeted with the<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/first-glimpse-of-the-southwestern-face-of-massif-ausangate-peru">...(more)</a>

The Incredibly Reflective Lagunas by the Massive Glacier of Ausangate

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The enormous glacier covering the backside or southwestern face of Massif Ausangate is beau<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-incredibly-reflective-lagunas-by-the-massive-glacier-of-ausangate-peru">...(more)</a>

Storm over Pumacocha Lake

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The first snow storm had just subsided by the time I set foot on the shore of Pumacocha and the landscape looked even bleaker having re<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/storm-over-pumacocha-lake-peru">...(more)</a>

Brewing Storm over Yanacocha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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As one descends from Arapa Pass the first real lake that one skirts past is the dark coloured Yanacocha. The blue sky that started o<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/brewing-storm-over-yanacocha-peru">...(more)</a>

The Twin Lakes of Pumacocha Lake

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Nestled at the foot of the southwestern face of massif Ausangate, Pumacocha Lake, also known as the Jatun Pucacocha lake is actu<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-twin-lakes-of-pumacocha-lake-peru">...(more)</a>

First Hurdle of the Ausangate Trek - the 4,850m High Arapa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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It took about an hour and a half or so  to hike from the small settlement of Upis to the first hurdl<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/first-hurdle-of-the-ausangate-trek-the-4850m-high-arapa-pass-peru">...(more)</a>

Snow Storm on the Way to Puma Cocha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The 4850m high Arapa Pass was like a breeze to me but I was soon caught in a snow storm that soon engulfed the entire landsca<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/snow-storm-on-the-way-to-puma-cocha-peru">...(more)</a>