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Dannible

Guides required in the Cordillera Blanca?

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I read in an old TR (from 2006 I think) that some people thought that guides are now required in the Cordillera Blanca, but it didn't seem like it was being enforced. Does anyone know anything about that?

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As of last season it was not being enforced for non guided parties. I've heard rumors that foreign guided parties were being required to hire a Peruvian guide as well, but that was just rumor.

 

I can't see them ever enforcing this rule. Unless you go through one of the road checkpoints you're not even forced to buy a park pass, let alone hire a Peruvian guide.

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They taxis will stop at the checkpoints so you can go get a pass. The only place I've run into this so far is at the Llanganuco valley. One time in the Ishinca a couple guys were wandering around "selling" park passes but it looked very unofficial and sketchy. Unless your going to be in the Llanganuco I don't think you'll be paying for a pass.

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In the Huayhuash the locals would charge you to pass through their village. This applied if they were there and out (so not after about 4) and you didn't give them other things (one local much preferred fresh caught trout to a couple soles)

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Were you able to get your hands on a fishing pole?

 

brought a 5wt trout rod. ok fishing in the lakes, mostly small 9" or so. rumours of monsteros (2' range) from locals. If you enjoy flyfishing its worth it to bring along a small travel rod + a few flies

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