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Trek around Alpamayo

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DURATION: 8 days/ 7 nights
DIFFICULTY: Moderate - Trek
MINIMUN: 4 people

This extraordinary trek circles Alpamayo, Huandoy, Taulliraju and Huascaran, while crossing passes between 4500m and 4800m. Hiking through the “Quenual“ (typical Andean shrub) while in deep canyons, 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).



    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, not far from our camp there is a splendid view of the Yanacocha lagoon. (5 hr trek - Camp at 4250m). Accommodation Tents Meals L, D


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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). Meals B, L

  • What is Included:

    • Transfers Huaraz-Hualcayan & Vaqueria-Huaraz
    • 2-Person Tents
    • Foam Mattresses
    • Dining Tent
    • Camp Tables & Chairs
    • Cooking Tent
    • Cooking & Eating Utensils
    • Toilet Tent
    • Guide
    • Cook
    • Donkey Drivers
    • Donkeys
    • Emergency Horse with Saddle
    • All Food while on Trek from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 8
    • First Aid Kit

    What is not Included:

    • Entrance Fee to the “Parque Nacional
    • Huascaran”Medical or accidents Insurances
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Tips to Staff
    • Hotels & Food in Huaraz
    • Alcoholic Drinks, Laundry and any other Personal Expenses
  • We recommend that you bring

    • Duffel bag, large (to hold all gear and store extra clothes/souvenirs at hotel while trekking)
    • Duffel bag, medium (to hold gear and sleeping bag during trek)
    • 2 large plastic trash bags to line duffel bag if it rains
    • Rain cover or 2 large plastic trash bags for your pack
      Daypack, 2000-2500 cu. in. to carry lunch, camera, water bottles, etc.
    • Camping Gear Sleeping bag with stuff sack (rated to -10°C)
    • Clothing Midweight fleece or wool sweater
    • Midweight fleece pants
    • Midweight thermal underwear top and bottom, synthetic or wool
    • Hiking pants, lightweight, synthetic and loose-fitting
    • Hiking shorts, synthetic and quick-drying
    • Long-sleeve shirt(s)
    • T-shirts
    • Underwear
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Casual socks
    • Clothing Accessories Sun hat
    • Wool or fleece hat
    • Wool or fleece gloves
    • Thin liner gloves
    • Outerwear Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
    • Rain or wind pants, waterproof and breathable
    • side-zip pants are highly recommended
    • Insulated parka/ski jacket, down or synthetic, able to accommodate your sweater underneath
    • Footwear Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread
    • Camp shoes (tennis shoes or sandals)
      Gaiters, ankle-high
    • Travel Accessories 2 one-quart water bottles or hydration system
    • Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries/bulb
    • Pocket knife or pocket tool
    • 1 roll toilet paper
    • Water purification tablets or filter
    • Bic lighter
    • Sunglasses and retainer strap
    • Small washcloth and small bath towel
    • Baby Wipes or hand sanitizer gel
    • Personal first-aid kit (including Moleskin and Band-Aids)
    • Insect repellent
    • Optional Field Gear
    • Altimeter
    • Whistle
    • Small freestanding flashlight/lantern for use inside tent
    • Knee supports
    • Trekking poles

    Please note

    • Cellphone and charger
    • Digital camera, batteries, memory cards
    • Ipod/Mp3 playes, headphones, batteries
    • Camera case
    • Foreing –language dictionary or phrase book
    • Journal/notebook & pen
    • Reading material

 Huaraz Office:

  • 27 de Noviembre 777, HUARAZ
  • +51 43 348890
  • +51 941 925 002