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La Ventana del Colca

La Ventana del Colca

This is the "Ventana" as seen from the south edge of the canyon (we're looking northeast in this picture.) The cliffs are at their tallest at the Ventana (maybe 200m?) and mark the eastern end of the rocky canyon. The rest of the canyon (and all other pictures) lie to the west of this formation.

The road to this area runs along the north edge of the canyon, passes behind the Ventana, then switchbacks down to the right. A tiny bit of road switchback can be seen through the Ventana gap, just above the cloud's shadow.

The easiest approach is to get off the bus before descending the switchbacks and descend a wide gully to the Aleta campsite.

The gap at the foot of the Ventana in this picture is not a good way in, it is actually quite narrow, requiring fifth-class scrambling and it may be difficult to pass, depending on water level.


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