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Alpamayo Trekking Tour

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DURATION: 14 days/13 nights
DIFFICULTY: Easy
MINIMUN: 2 people
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Starting and ending in the capital city of Lima, this tour gives you a couple of days to see the sites around Huaraz before taking on this extraordinary trek which circles Mt Santa Cruz, Alpamayo, Pucahircas, Taulliraju, Chacraraju and Huascaran, while crossing passes between 4500m and 4800m. You hike through the Quenual typical Andean shrub), while in deep canyons, where green and turquoise lagoons reflect the sparkling glaciers. Above are villages, where the peasants attempt to harvest their crops. The mountains are covered with "ice flutes" (incredible ice-formations hanging from the slopes).

 



  • Day 1 Lima

    You arrive into Lima and will be transferred to your hotel in the Miraflores district for an overnight stay.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    -

    Day 2 Lima - Huaraz

    You will be travelling by bus to the city of Huaraz today. Your local representative will pick you up from your hotel at about noon to transfer you to the bus station. The bus ride is about 7 hours in total and the local representative in Huaraz will be waiting to transfer you to your hostel.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    B

    Day 3 Huaraz

    A free day to acclimatize and enjoy the city. Your local representative is available to suggest activities for the day if you like.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    B

    Day 4 Huaraz - Chavin

    A day tour to the site of Chavin de Huantar. The Chavin Culture is the oldest, major culture in Peru (1300 - 400 BC). The ruins at Chavin de Huantar consist of a large main square which has a staircase leading into the "Castillo". This is a three-storey, 13 metre high building which houses many chambers and tunnels - many of them underground. There are no windows or doors (other than the main entrance) but the whole complex was so well-designed that there is virtually no mustiness. A 4 metre high stone dagger can be found in the heart of the building.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    B

    Day 5 HUARAZ - HUALCAYAN - HUISHCASH

    Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to the starting point of the trek in a private bus. We pass through the picturesque cities of Yungay and Caraz, from where appears before us the two imposing summits of Huascaran. We follow the path that ascends the first Andean buttresses. Then to Huishcash where we view our next snow-covered peak - Milluacocha. A short trek to our camp, which has a splendid view of the Yanacocha lagoon. (5 hr trek - Camp at 4250m)

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 6 HUISHCASH - OSORURI

    We continue our ascent, following the aqueduct to Cullicocha. We have our picnic lunch facing the Névado Santa-Cruz and its glacier, which falls into the Rajucocha lagoon. Then we reach the highest pass of the circuit (4850m). (4 hr trek - Camp at 4500m)

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 7 OSORURI - JANCARURISH

    A short trek to reach the Ventana Pass (4750m). At the end of the long Quebrada de Los Cedros “the most beautiful mountain in the world" appears - Alpamayo (5947m). We camp by the campsite called Jancarurish. (6 hr trek - Camp at 4200m)
    Accom – Tent / Meals – B, L, D

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 8 JANCARURISH - HUILCAPAMPA

    We continue our ascent to cross the Andes range, by reaching the Caracara Pass (4830m). We enter the immense, “Ichu” covered, Mayobamba valley and continue onto Huilcapampa. (7 hr trek - Camp at 4050m)

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 9 HUILCAPAMPA - JACAPAMPA

    From the Huilca Pass (4600m), we get the sensation that we can reach out and touch the Nevado of Pucahirca – the mountains seem so close. (6 hr trek - Camp at 3500m)

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 10 JACAPAMPA - LAGUNA HUECRACOCHA

    In the early morning, on the Jacapampa plain, we get our first glimpse of the immense Pucahirca glacier, which seems about to fall! Then we will continue our hike towards the small settlement Pishgopampa, reaching the pass Tupatupa 4360m. We continue the valley to make camp close to the Huecracocha Lagoon, which dominates the valley. (8 hr trek - Camp at 4050m)

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 11 LAGUNA HUECROCOCHA- HUARIPAMPA

    Today we ascend the Pucaraju pass (4750m). From the pass we have great views of Cordillera Blanca and Taulliraju. (8hr trek - Camp at 3800m).

    Accommodation
    Tents
    Meals
    B, L, D

    Day 12 HUARIPAMPA – VAQUERIA - HUARAZ

    Passing by Colcabamba, we start to climb towards Vaqueria where our transport will take us back to Huaraz passing by Portachuelo Pass, awesome views of Huascaran, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Pisco and Chopicalqui and the Llanganuco lakes, then we continue to Yungay and Huaraz (4hr trek – Bus journey 3hr)

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    B, L

    Day 13 HUARAZ LIMA

    You have the morning free in Huaraz before returning to Lima by bus. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Miraflores.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    B

    Day 14 Lima - OUT

    Transfer to the airport for your international flights. If you would like optional activities, such as a city tour of Lima, we can make arrangements for you.

    Meals
    B
  • What is Included:

    • Private transfers from airport to hotel and return to airport
    • Hotels in Lima and Huaraz
    • Meals as listed in itinerary
    • Public transport from Lima to Huaraz and return
    • Private transfers to bus station and hotel and return
    • Professional, English and Spanish speaking Guide
    • Private transport to and from Chavin
    • Private Transfers from Huaraz to Hualcayan & Vaqueria to Huaraz
    • 2-Person Tents
    • Foam Mattresses
    • Dining Tent
    • Camp Tables & Chairs
    • Cooking Tent
    • Cooking & Eating Utensils
    • Toilet Tent
      Trekking Guide
    • Cook
    • Donkey Drivers
    • Donkeys
    • Emergency Horse with Saddle
      Entrance fees to Chavin and National Park Huascaran
      First Aid Kit.

     

    What is not Included:

    • Medical Insurance
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Tips to Staff
    • Some meals
    • Alcoholic Drinks, Laundry and any other Personal Expenses
  • We recommend that you bring

    • Sleeping bag
    • head lamp
    • poncho or rain coat
    • sun cream
    • good hiking boots.

     

    Please note

    • plastic ziplocks bags to put documents in
    • your personal medication

     

Get in touch:

 Huaraz Office:

  • 27 de Noviembre 777, HUARAZ
  • +51 43 423375
  • +51 941 925 002