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. Take a look at our Huascaran National Park trip planner to schedule your visit to Pastoruri Glacier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In ten years from now, it's estimated that the glacier will disappear completely, so if you have a spare day in the Huaraz area, you can spend it visiting this glacier. It's still impressive despite i...  more »
  • Years ago it was a very popular place for Peruvians and tourists, but now it is the path to show the damage done by mankind to the planet. Shown traces of the number of kilometres that has receded glacier, or rather snowed. It is a place to visit if you're in Huaraz, is to see it, unfortunately before it disappears...
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  • 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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