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Rio Abiseo National Park

Rio Abiseo National Park is a world heritage listed national park in the San Martín region near Tarapoto. Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of the natural and archaeological environments.



Trujillo (Peru)

capital city of La Libertad region, Peru




capital city of Cajamarca, Peru



Cordillera Blanca

mountain range



Lake 69

Laguna 69 is a blue alpine lake at an elevation of 4,600 m (15,100 ft). It is a popular day trip from Huaraz and can be done self-guided or through a tour company. The trail starts at a site called Cebollapampa and ascends 750 m (2,460 ft) over 7 km (4.3 mi) to the lake. Most hikers reach the lake after 3 hours though it's possible to take longer if you aren't acclimatized.Tour from Huaraz - There are several companies offering tours for S/30-35 (2019). Most tours leave at 5AM and return around 7PM with several stops along the way. Not included in the price is park entry or food.Self Guided - There is a collectivo in the morning leaving from Yungay (S/15 - 2019), which is about 1½ hours from Huaraz. It's also possible to get a shared taxi from Yungay (S/40 - 2019).




capital city of Ancash, Peru



Lake Parón

The largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca, located 32 km east and 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above Caraz at an elevation of 4,200 m (13,800 ft). It is surrounded by snowcapped mountains including Artesonraju, rumored to be mountain depicted in the Paramount Pictures logo. Despite being located in the park, the park entry fee does not apply; instead, you pay S/5 (2019) to the local community.From Caraz - It is about a 2 h drive to the lake. There are no collectivos going all the way, however, taxis can be hired for S/120 (2019) including the return trip and two hours at the lake. If you are in good shape you may try mountain biking or, for an easier time, hire a taxi one way (S/100 - 2019) and bike back.From Huaraz - All day tours with several stops cost S/50 (2019), not including food or entry to the lake.




town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru



Chavín de Huántar

UNESCO World Heritage Site from the pre-Incan Chavin culture of around 900 BC



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Huascarán National Park

Huascarán National Park is in the Central Sierra region of Peru. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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