Trekking in the Huayhuash mountains in Peru offers many rewards, according to one blogger who has recently completed the route.
Maarten Warnaars wrote about his experiences in the country on the Living in Peru site, noting that those who venture into the less-travelled areas of this mountain range will find "spectacular mountain passes and quaint highland villages".
He started his journey in the city of Huaraz before boarding numerous buses to reach the village of Pocpa where the trek started.
Although the eight-day trip required early mornings and long days of walking and climbing, Mr Warnaars commented that "each hiking day [is] a marvel to discover".
He acknowledged that some of the high-altitude climbs to reach the mountain passes were difficult, but stated that the views from the top were definitely worth the effort.
People who are tempted to follow in Mr Warnaar's footsteps will find that there are various trekking tours in the Huayhuash mountains, which extend for 30km.
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