Huaraz – Recuay – Tica pampa – Catac – Pachacoto Gorge – Lake Patococha – Geysers – Lake Pumapashimin – Puya Raimondi – Wall paintings – Pastoruri Glacier – Huaraz
Huaraz – Pachacoto 39 km of paved road; from this point to the 30 km glacier, dirty road.
The Pastoruri glacier is a circus glacier, located in the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, part of the Andes mountain range, in northern Peru in the Ancash region.
The glacier is about 8 square kilometers (3.1 square miles) in size, and about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long with a terrestrial muzzle end. The glacier is retreating quickly. It has lost 22% of its size and 15.5% of its ice mass in the last 30-35 years. Located 70 kilometers south of Huaraz, it is the most emblematic snow of the Cordillera Blanca because of its beauty and tourist attraction, it is part of the Huascarán National Park. Its glacier base is easily accessible, so it is not necessary to have great knowledge of climbing and excellent physical conditions to climb it. Only a good dose of enthusiasm and will is enough to crown its summit (5,200 meters high). But it is possible to crown the summit and climb the glacier only in the month of June on the 29th and 30th of all the years.
Take the trip to the snow to take a look at the eye of Pumapashimi gasified water and the Raimondi pudal stand, the largest inflorescence on the planet. Long and thin, the puyas reach up to 10 meters high. Its life span borders 100 years and only bloom at the end of its existence, producing almost 6 million seeds. Also known by the name of titanca, these inflorescences are native to the Andean heights.
Huaraz – Recuay – Tica pampa – Catac – Pachacoto Gorge – Lake Patococha – Gesysers – Lake Pumapashimin – Puya Raimondi – Wall paintings – Pastoruri Glacier – Huaraz.
- Departure from Huaraz towards the Pastoruri glacier.
- Grotto San Patricio (stalagmites and stalactites).
- Pato Cocha Lagoon.
- Puma pampa gasified water.
- Puya Raymondi.
- Pumapashimi Lagoon (7 colors)
- Snowy Pastoruri.
- Lunch in a tourist restaurant.
- Return to Huaraz.