Huaraz Travel Blog› entry 38 of 92 › view all entries
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.
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?!