Pastoruri Glacier, Huascaran National Park

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Geologic Formation
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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  • Ascent is already fantastic, over 4000 m. Very cold, BUT rewarded by the beauty of the place. On reaching the base, at this altitude, unnecessary but easy for anyone who has the will.
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  • amazing. great view of course. fresh air. just a boy and his thoughts and the mountains what more could you ask for  more »
  • I would recommend it for people who are not able to trek to much but they want to be in 5000 m above the sea level and in same time they want to experience nice glaciar and lake views. Just please be ...  more »