Pastoruri Glacier, Huascaran National Park

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Get acquainted with Peru's snowy peaks at Pastoruri Glacier. Don't miss the chance to get an up close experience with a glacier here, as it is the only one accessible by road in the entire world. The glacier has lost over 15% of its ice mass over the past 35 years, while the planet in that time has seen ten of its hottest years on record. Despite the chilly temperature, visitors are advised to take plenty of water along with them due to the glacier being 5,250 m (17,200 ft) above sea level. Arrange to visit Pastoruri Glacier and other attractions in Huascaran National Park using our Huascaran National Park vacation planner.
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  • That amazing place! Surely one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life. Very sad that is disappearing because of global warming. The climb is short, only 2 km, but due to altitude she seems much more tiring than it would be at high altitude. But totally worth the effort. I advise you to arrive in the city at least a day before to get used to the altitude so much of Huaraz, as glacier. Coca leaf also helps in case you feel bad. If you think you won't be able to complete the course, you can rent a horse for 7.50 soles. Ride more than recommended.
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  • Them recommend have planned if Iran to go with the clothes appropriate, makes much cold. Tired walk but there is a section that can go on horse. The snow-capped mountains are disappearing go sooner if is in their plans.
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  • This is gorgeous natural attraction that is located in Ancash-Huaraz.This is a big area covered with snow that is melting as a result of global warning. Many tourists take an adventurous hiking to the...  more »