Having lost 50% of its surface area over the last 20 years, the glacier is expected to have completely gone within 20 years.
A small pre-Inca village on the side of Cerro Ushno. Initially occupied at the start of the late-intermediate period (1000-1475).
Amazing earth and rock formations formed by wind and rain eroding away the side of a mountain.
Thought to have been the Hatun Jauja (capital of the Xauxa people) a massive complex with over 3000 buildings.
In 1534 Jauja became the capital of Spanish Peru. In 1535 it was decided to move the capital to be Lima.
An site originally built by the Huari, then used by the Huanca, then destroyed by the Spanish, then destroyed by the Inca.
One of the first churches built by the Spanish in Peru. In one of the first towns built by the Spanish in Peru.
Originally an extensive Huanca (then Inca) site, today few buildings remain, primarily 16 Colcas used for food storage.
The Peruvian costal desert areas has a horrendous problem with dumped plastic rubbish along the main roads.
One of the famous and challenging hikes. Distance & ascent are not too bad, it’s the altitude its at that makes it difficult.
Two lakes Chinancocha and Orconcocha in the Llanganuco valley, Huascarán National Park in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
Less than a week later and time for another carnival, this one for the Sierra Hermosa Barrio (Huaraz).