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Chocho – The most beautiful Andean Super Food

Chocho is one name for the native Peruvian plant Tarwi. Also known as the Andean Lupin, this plant flowers into remarkably stunning blue and purple flowers, making the whole crop look like a sea of indigo fire. Its popularity comes … Read More

Unique Uses of the Potato in the Cordillera Blanca

TOCOSH One of the unique uses of the potato in the Cordillera Blanca is Tocosh or “Togosh” in Quechua meaning “wrinkled”. It is an ancient Incan medicine made from fermented potatoes which produces penicillin-like properties, and was traditionally prescribed by … Read More

What You Didn’t Know About the Potato

WHAT EXACTLY IS A POTATO? We all seem to be familiar with the potato, a starchy staple in most diets around the world today. But how much do you actually know about this famous tuber? The potato plant as a … Read More

Cordillera Blanca Glacier

Acclimatization Guide for Visiting the Huaraz Area

Elevations of the Cordillera Blanca & Huascaran National Park The Andes in Peru reach soaring heights. In Peru, the word breathtaking takes on a dual significance: describing both the stunning scenery as well as the shortness of breath many travelers … Read More

Growing Quinoa in The Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Growing organic, heirloom, quinoa in the Cordillera Blanca mountains, just outside of Huaraz, Peru, using sustainable and indigenous techniques. … Read More

How to Pack for Cordillera Blanca Day Hikes & Treks

Weather in the Cordillera Blanca The Lazy Dog Inn Mountain Lodge is located at the base of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, near Huaraz. We are on the border of Huascaran National Park, a Natural World Heritage Site, and the … Read More

Laguna Churup, Cordillera Blanca

Best Day Hikes Near Huaraz

Best Day Hikes from The Lazy Dog Inn Some of the best day hikes just outside of Huaraz are located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range next to The Lazy Dog Inn Mountain Lodge. The Southern side of the Cordillera … Read More

Farm to Table at The Lazy Dog Inn Mountain Lodge

Mountain Eco-Lodge Zero Waste Systems

To Be an Eco-Lodge: Zero Waste Systems It seems like the term “eco-lodge” has become used to the point where your average hotel is now using the label, without any sort of effort towards conversation. We here at The Lazy … Read More

The Cordillera Blanca

Orientating Yourself to the Cordillera Blanca The Cordillera Blanca is part of the Andean chain and spans 200KM or 124 miles, running South to North West.  Home to some of the highest tropical glaciers in the world the range has … Read More

The Lazy Dog Inn Cordillera Blanca View

How to Get from Lima to Huaraz

How to get from Lima to Huaraz Huaraz is located in the Andes North-East of Lima. You can get from Lima to Huaraz one of three ways: Bus Plane -currently the only airline serving Huaraz has shut down and we … Read More