Here's How Léa Spent A Few Snowy Nights In Peru
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9th Dec | 1 min read

Léa is a 26-year-old French woman who grew up at the bottom of a famous Ski Resort in the Alps: L´Alpe d´Huez. She studied International Business and during her Gap Year she realized 2 internships with Adidas: 1st one in Germany and the 2nd one in Panamá where she met her Boyfriend. Léa has been living in Panama for 3 years now. In this post, she breaks down her trip to Peru, where she visited Lima and Huaraz. To get more of Léa's adventures, make sure to follow her on Instagram.

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Inspiration For My Peru Trip

My boyfriend Luis is Peruvian, we came to Lima for the Christmas Holidays. He knew I would miss the winter atmosphere for that time of the year and suggested that I go to Huaraz in the high mountains of Peru.

How We Planned For The Trip

We planned the Huaraz Trip about 10 days in advance: booking the Bus Trip, the Hotel and the Trip with the agency. We packed mountain type backpacks and warm clothes, as well as durable hiking shoes.

Peru Itinerary 

We went from Panamá to Lima and then from Lima to Huaraz. We spent 3 nights 4 days in Huaraz and for both trips we went by a night bus which was really efficient. (8hours from Lima) 

Food Items You Can’t Miss Out On In Peru

Everything is amazing about Peruvian Food! But for a Mountain kind of trip, I would recommend to try : Emoliente & Hot Wine Beverages in the Streets, Cuy meat, Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes in a very typical sauce)

Favourite Memory From The Trip

Snow falling at our arrival to a Refuge at 4700m on New Year's Eve.

Some Ways To Keep Your Costs Low

Travelling by bus, nights in a hostel, a local and recommended agency to book excursions with.

Hikes & Sights Not To Be Missed In Peru

Laguna Parón, Laguna Churup & Laguna 69 are must! One of the most beautiful things I´ve ever seen in my life was the Laguna 69 from above.

Top Suggestions For First-Timers In Peru

Warm and waterproof clothes, booking the agency for the mountain trips in advance. Listen to recommendations, trust locals with traffic (restaurants etc..)

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