Tariy ’09: The Callán Pass to Huaraz

I woke up to a beautiful day in Casma so OK! here’s where things get very interesting. After a quick breakfast and thanking my family for their hospitality, I waved them goodbye as I made my way towards the bus stop at Alas Peruanas. My transport was a small blue bus that seated about 50 people. The 6 hour route this bus would follow is one known to few tourists, normally if you were to travel to Huaraz from Lima you would take a paved road that branches off the Pan-American highway near Barranca. This route known as the Callán Pass would see me climb to an altitude of 4,622 meters or 13,866 ft above sea level.

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Tariy ’09: The Twins of Casma

There is always an air of anticipation before going a long road trip. You hope that everything will go as planned, but as a seasoned traveler you know in your gut that nothing will, and that it’s better this way. It’s traveling into the unknown that makes road trips so attractive, and although I had traveled this route before I knew that it would not be the same.

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