Mirador Punta Olimpica

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RolandM1971
Spijkenisse, The Netherlands28 contributions
Wonderful mountain pass to the world's highest tunnel
May 2016 • Friends
The new road between Carhuaz and Chacas was opened in 2013 and shortened travel time for the roughly 80 km stretch from 9 hours down to about 2.5 hours. The road is very well maintained and almost fully asphalted, with the exception of a small stretch through the village of Shilla. The road snakes up the mountains and offers some truly magnificent views on a.o. the Huascaran peaks. It passes through a tunnel at roughly 4,760 meters above see level, and hence it is advisable to only do this trip once you've gotten used to the altitude or take some medication against altitude sickness. The village of Chacas at the other end of the road is also very worthwhile, small but very picturesque with excellent wood carvings throughout the village and a very nice church
Written June 27, 2016
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LoneWolffe
North Branford, CT23 contributions
Sit here for an hour or a month...
Jul 2015 • Friends
After taking the time to navigate dozens of switchbacks and the occasional road hazard (boulders, rock slides, and roaming cattle are all par for the course), it does one well to stop and relax and consider your steps. More specifically, stop at the lookout and just sit there. Personally, my favorite spot isn't the lookout itself, but in front of it, by a couple hundred meters, to overlook the valley below. Words and pictures simply do not do the view justice. Breathtaking is the first word that comes to mind, but there are many others, if you give yourself the time to come up with them. Honestly, I could sit here for a day and not get get tired of it.
Written September 24, 2015
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