The ride to Huaraz was really one of our craziest, as we drove that day from sea level to over 4200m.
And although our bodies got used to the high altitude in Bolivia and Chile, we felt this time not good, and so we took a nice hostel in Huaraz, which is the gateway to the National Park Huascaran.
Next day the headache was gone and we decided to make two guided tours, to a lagoon and a glacier as they were not expensive.
And it was really great!
Turquoise water surrounded by high mountains, little villages and a beautiful glacier, that will soon disappear due to the climate change. But a really highlight waited for us next day. We drove with our car the most beautiful road we traveled so far which runs directly through the National Park and the view was just fantastic. Snow covered mountains and glaciers on both sides, a wild river, a tunnel on over 4000 m, lakes and all that with a blue sky and sunshine.
And at the end of the day we found a really good camping spot in the garden of a hotel who let us stay for free :)
Coming from the mountains our next stop was a little village named Huanchaco at the ocean. Here we found our first camp ground with pool, had a great dinner with friends we met before in Bariloche and watched the surfers and some beautiful sunsets! And we had a new pet, just say it is very old and loves strawberries ;)
Close to Huanchaco we also visited some great ruins, Huaca del Sol and de la Luna. And Chan Chan which was once the biggest pre-Columbian city in the world.