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pleasant dayhike

Purhuay is not as exciting and dramatic as some of the higher elevation hikes in the Cordillera... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
SteveN1685
Pleasant lake, good place to camp or for lunch

Not as exciting as higher altitude lakes just below the peaks, but pleasant. Quiet at night for... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Pierre W
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Jun 8, 2019
“pleasant dayhike”
Oct 13, 2018
“Pleasant lake, good place to camp or for lunch”
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Purhuay is not as exciting and dramatic as some of the higher elevation hikes in the Cordillera Blanca, but it made for a very enjoyable dayhike when I recently stayed in Huari. It's a pretty easy day hike from Huari, but it also makes a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Not as exciting as higher altitude lakes just below the peaks, but pleasant. Quiet at night for camping. A restaurant offers a good, cheap trout meal. Llamacorral is a small archeological site just 10 minutes an foot. It is popular with Peruvian tourists by car....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

Lake Purhuay is located 7km northwest of the town of Huari in the Conchucos Valley, at 3580m. It is one of the largest lakes in the region being 3km long, with a depth of approximately 130m. Its waters have a blue/green colour and are surrounded...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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