Pastoruri glacier

Time: 8 hours
Distance: Huaraz – Pachacoto 39 kmpaved road; from this point to the glacier 30Km, dirty road.

The Pastoruri glacier is a cirque glacier, located in the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, part of the Andes mountain range, in Northern Peru in the Ancash region.

The glacier is around 8 square kilometres (3.1 sq mi) in size, and around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) long with a terrestrial snout ending.The glacier is currently retreating quickly. It has lost 22% of its size and 15.5% of its ice mass in the last 30–35 years.

Itinerary: Huaraz – Recuay – Tica pampa – Catac – Quebrada de Pachacoto – Patococha lake – Puma plain carbonated water – Pumapashimin lake – Puya Raimondi – Wall paintings – Pastoruri glacier – Huaraz.

 

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