Llanganuco lakes

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Snow-capped mountains are everywhere!

We (me, Ade# and Lyn) decided to go to the Llanganuco lakes, a little distance from Huaraz.  A good plan, but perhaps not such a wise idea to go without booking onto one of the tours offered by many companies for not a lot, but instead doing it oursleves.  The 6.30am bus was the first sign that all was not well, but once we arrived at the first of the 3 lakes it was clear the journey had been worth it as the views across the lake to a number of snowy mountains were awesome (and once again it was just us there, thank goodness for out-of-season!).  The water was similar ro lake Churup, a clear blue and green.

We then walked to the other lakes, nice also, and decided to carry along the road a little.

Beautiful view across the first of the lakes
  There was another lake - Lake 69 -  that we had heard of and we decided to had for this.  We passed cows and fast-flowing rivers on the way.  And a guide who told us it´d take at least 4 hours, so that was that plan scrpped.  But we continued walking until we got a really good view of a nearby snow-covered mountain emerging from the cloud that had surrounded it.

The problems really arose when we made it back to the road and waited for a collectivo to pick us up and take us home.   After a little pause we started walking, it started raining, and after 2 1/2 hours we eventually squeezed into the last 3 spaces on pretty much the only bus of the day.  Still, we survived thanks to Lyn´s packed lunch and made it back after a long but great day.

# Just out of interest Ade is orignially from Witney, can you believe how small a world it is?!

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