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Tour to Pastoruri Glacier and Puya Raimondi


Pastoruri Glaciar at 5240m/17,192ft

Time:  Day
Grade: Difficult
Altitude Max: 17,192ft / 5240m

To visit Pastoruri Glacier and Puya Raymondi is an full  adventure day tour which  offers a great opportunity for a close up view and contact of the Pastoruri  glacier, located  at 17,192ft / 5240m in altitude, you need to be well acclimatized before going (we recommend to spend at least a day in Huaraz first). For many visitors, the contact with this glacier is a unique experience. Because it is one of the easiest snowcapped peaks to reach, it is a very well-known destination of the region located 50 miles / 80 km/south of Huaraz.


Puya Raymondi the Gian Planta

 Inkaland Treks offer this day trip as acclimatization day or just to relax after completed an adventure trekking program but looking forward of a close up view and contact of the glacier experience and enjoy taking photos of the giant plan Puya Raimondi. This adventure trip is combined with a visit to the valley of Carpa area to the south of Huaraz, where the Puya de Raimondi plant grows. These strange plants, looking more like mutated cacti, are actually the largest member of the bromeliad family (relative of the pineapple). This species can be found in only a few isolated areas of the Andes.
The low bushy base of the Puya Raimondi forms a large rosette of spiky, long leaves, about 1½m across. The plant flowers just once in its life which can be up to 100 years. This usually takes place in the month of May, when a huge central stem is pushed up to 12 meters into the sky, covered in many thousands of blooming flowers. The plant dies shortly after it blooms. If you are lucky enough to witness this event, it's an unbelievable sight set against a spectacular snowy mountain back-drop.

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            Pastoruri Mt: Easy  accses to reach the glacier                                          Stop time at Aguas Gasificadas

After breakfast at your hotel we start early driving South from Huaraz drive straight to Pastoruri Glacier  to the parking area , where we start ascending for a close up view of the Pastoruri Glacier.The hike up to the glacier takes about 1 hour, although horses and mules are usually available to help the weary, horses and mules take us to the half way then we hike up on the right side for  a close up view and touch the glacier,spend time taking panorama pictures of the glacier, have break enjoying the magnificent landscape surrounded and eating our taste box lunch.Then return down to the parking point drive back to the Carpa sector stop there for the pictures of the Puya Raymondi giant plant. Finilly drive back to Huaraz Hotel . Full day adventure journey 7-8 hours.

Previously it was permitted for foreigners and Peruvian citizens bring their skis, snowboards and walk on the glacier  . This is no longer the case because about fours years ago it was restricted by the Huascaran National Park in order to preserve the glacier

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