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Chavin de Huantar

We arrived in Lima at 630 pm on the 11th of June, and immediately left for the Olivos bus terminal of Movil Tours to catch our 11 pm bus to Huaraz. We stayed in Olaza's in Huaraz, which is run by Tito Olaza; we enjoyed our stay there and I had a good time chatting with Tito. In Huaraz, we did a short acclimitization hike on the 12th by taking a taxi to the outskirts of Huaraz near the Lazy Dog Inn and hiking back to our hotel. On the 13th, we took a cab to Chavin de Huantar, an archaelogical site of the Chavin, where we saw the Lanzon monolith.

_mg_1092 Laguna Querococha with Pucaraju (5322 m) on the left and Nevado Yanamarey on the right. _mg_1167 Leaf insect in Chavin de Huantar. _mg_1175 Lanzon Monolith in Chavin de Huantar. _mg_1196 Farms on the way back from Chavin de Huantar to Huaraz.