Looking for a complete itinerary to Peru?
- One Month Backpacking Itinerary for Peru (bucketlistly.blog/posts/peru-one-month-itinerary-backpacking)
- Backpacking Guide to Huaraz, Peru (bucketlistly.blog/posts/huaraz-hiking-backpacking-guide)
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Peru is hands down my most favorite country in South America. There's so much to do here other than Machu Picchu. First I started off going to the other old cities in the North in Trujillo, spend a few days relaxing in Huachaco, and then a full blown hiking and climbing mountains in Huaraz for 2 weeks.
Huaraz is by far the best place to do alpine trekking and mountaineering second to only the Himalayas. The alpines here are stunning and not too difficult to climb. In Huaraz, I went to Laguna 69, summited Mateo, trekked Santa Cruz independently and went way up to 5000m to see a glacier. I could spend like a month just in Huaraz. It's like a little Kathmandu here but with much less tourists!
After Huaraz, I went down to Huacachina for some rest time, went up into the sky in Ica to see the Nasca line and went to Cusco for Machu Picchu and hiked the rainbow mountain. Cusco is awesome, but the mountains around there are no match for Huaraz. From Cusco I went down to Arequipa and Puno and eventually finish my Peru trip.
Throughout my journey, I found myself seeking solitude in the Andes in Peru more than any where else especially in Huaraz. It is truly a destination for avid hikers and adventurers alike and if you come to Peru, be sure to go up north, get away from tourists in the south and explore the real Peru.
I hope you enjoy the video!
Location: Huachaco, Trujillo, Huaraz, Lima, Ica, Nasca, Cusco, Arequipa, Puno
Camera Gear: Sony RX100 M3 (blog.bucketlistly.com/post/145558191893/travel-photography-gear-guide-light-travel)
Music: The Never Ending Road - Dardust
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