DAY 2 – Imagine yourself in a Lord of the Rings set

Huayhuash Circuito rainy day hike

Start: Mitucocha (4,230 m / 13,878 ft)
Pass: Carhuac pass (4,650 m / 15,256 ft)
End: Carhuacocha lake (4,150 m / 13,615 ft)
Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
Total elevation gain: 420 m / 1,380 ft

The sunny sky didn’t make it ‘till the next day. After a rainy night, we were waiting for a dry moment to break camp. What would be a relatively easy day according to the distance and elevation figures, turned out to be quite draining due to rain and hail. While we missed the views of snowcapped peaks, the clouds contrasting the green scenery created a mystic scenery. We felt like on a quest in a Lord of the Rings movie. In no way comparable with the previous day. Yes, this circuit would bless us with diverse landscapes.