Peru

By bus to Punta Olimpica

Rough road across Cordillera Blanca

Petr Liška
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By bus to Punta Olimpica
Inserted: 19.03.2013
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Rough road leading south from the highest mountain in Peru – Huascaran connecting Carhuaz with Chacas works both for tourists as well as an interesting starting point for treks in the national park. Moreover, it is not necessary to pay for expensive private transport since it is also one of the highest roads in the world, where busses run. Just jump at the right time, maybe just at its highest point – Olimpica pass (4920 m asl) and the trek can start.

Not far from the pass Olimpica

The road is situated in the rock. Fractured boulders advise that there was a glacier not long ago. The driver must be very careful not to disappear deep in the ravine.

Not far from the pass Olimpica
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Lagoon Cancaracá

Highway in the east direction drops through 16 twists to the turquoise lagoon Cancaracá. But the view of it from the pass is unfortunately hidden largely by a rocky ridge.

Lagoon Cancaracá
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Under the pass

Almost nobody would say that along this road in nearly five thousand meters above the sea level ride buses.

Under the pass
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Patroness of the road

Praying to the patron saint of the road for safe passage is not a bad thing at all …

Patroness of the road
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The view of the valley Ulta

The twists from Ulta valley are even more impressive – altogether 34 twists wait here for the driver. The kilometer long side above the valley must be defeated somehow:-)

The view of the valley Ulta
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Huascaran (6768 m asl)

From the pass there is in ideal weather a beautiful view of the highest mountain in Peru – Huascaran.

Huascaran (6768 m asl)
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Cordillera Blanca?

In bad weather the mountains look pretty depressed and have nothing in common with white mountains.

Cordillera Blanca?
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Nevado Ruricocha

Featureless ridge, but since it continues right to the pass, it is quite easy to see it.

Nevado Ruricocha
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Peaks of Nevado Ruricocha

Peaks of the ridge are nicely glaciated.

Peaks of Nevado Ruricocha
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