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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  • August 2, 2017
    While the rise is very demanding for the tiredness of the height I recommend go on and on because the view of the glacier is wonderful. A good option is to climb on a horse that is almost up to the top without effort.
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  • August 1, 2017
    A very nice place that one must go if or when one goes to Huaraz. You arrive and you get amazed by the place. It is a challenge to walk there (lagoons). If you have difficulties in walking, you can hire someone to which you charge or to bring you a horse.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Very cute place. Have good physical condition, because walking is regular and is at 5000 meters, but it is worthwhile for the beauty of the place.
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