Day 1: Reception in the International Airport Lima – Hotel
Our Tour leader in Lima will wait for you in the airport Lima and transfer to Bus Station for conection travel for Lima Overnight US$ 50.00 suplement
Day 2: Lima – Huaraz
Take early bus for a contrasting journey ending in the high Andes at the small highland city of Huaraz. We head north through coastal desert to Pativilca, then turn inland and begin climbing NE. As we climb, barren valley sides contrast with cultivated river banks. Cacti gradually give way to scrub, then temperate vegetation and eventually puna grassland. At the journey’s high point, Conococha (4,050 metres), we turn N and descend the Callejon de Huaylas where the huge Cordillera Blanca snow peaks to the right (E) begin to dominate the landscape. The Cordillera Blanca mountain range contains the major concentration of peaks over 6,000 metres outside the Himalayas.We arrive Huaraz (3,090m) late-afternoon.
Day 3: Huaraz – Free Day Acclimatizing
Huaraz, a bustling town of 80 thousand inhabitants, is our Andean base. The valley it sits in is known as the 'Callejon de Huaylas'. This is flanked to the east by the Cordillera Blanca, the mountain range with the highest concentration of peaks over 6000 metres outside the Himalayas. Besides offering breathtaking mountain panoramas, featuring Huascarán (Peru’s highest peak at 6,768m), Huandoy (6,395m), Churup and Ranrapalca (6,162 metres), Huaraz is conveniently placed for activities before, between and after the trek. Today we have our trek briefing and take a local walk to see some pre-Inca ruins
Day 4: Huaraz Full Day Tour to Pre-Inka Complex Chavin de Huantar
This tour is a mix of beautiful scenery with culture and history. No visit to Huaraz is complete without seeing the famous architectural ruins of Chavin, located 109 km from Huaraz in the Conchucos Region. We will leave your hotel around 9:00 a.m., driving through the villages of Recuay, Ticapampa y Catac. We will stop at Querococha Lake, from where we will start to climb until Cahuish Tunnel. From that point we are entering Callejon de los Conchucos, driving through picturesque communities of Tambillos, Machac, Quercos - until we arrive to famous Chavin de Huantar. Between 800-200 B.C., this culture developed a powerful religion which had great influence over many parts of highland and coastal Peru. The great temple contains many stone-lined galleries where Chavin priests consulted their gods (the Great Idol or Lanzon), and performed sacrificial ceremonies. There is also a on-site museum, rather small, but very interesting. We will return to Huaraz after lunch, and finally leave you at your hotel for a well-deserved rest
Day 5: Huaraz – Lake Churup Acclimatizing
Day hike to the turquoise waters of Laguna Churup (4500 meters). Approximately 6 hours round trip. Return to Huaraz
Day 6: Huaraz – Llamac
Pack your bags as today we leave Huaraz for the town of Llamac. 5 hours. On arrival relax and explore the town. Altitude of Camp: 3,300 metres. We leave Huaraz and drive south. We cross wild paramo (puna), passing the southernmost peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. The Huayhuash range, containing in a single cluster seven of the highest and most dramatic summits in Peru, reveals itself on our descent to the small town of Llamac
Day 7: Llamac – Cuartelhuain
Our breakfast will be at 7am to be ready at 8am to start the trekking. We’ll continue going-up through the Pocpa valley, and there’s a peasant town typical called Pocpa 3600 the last town in this Valley where we can buy some soda drinks for the sunny way, after a few hours trekking aprox. At 1 pm we’ll have been arrived to Pallca where we’ll have lunch. From here 2 or 3 hours we’ll get our camping place Matacancha at 4100 masl. From here we’ll appreciate the Ninashanca Mountain 5607 masl, Rondoy 5870 masl. Overnight camping
Day 8: Cuartelhuain – Mitucocha
In the morning after the breakfast we’ll get ready our things and at 8 am we’ll start our trek, this time it’s going to be a bit difficult because the climbing to the pass will take us about 2 or 3 hours. From the pass we’ll go down then we’ll go-up aprox 30 minutes, we’ll have lunch after the small climb, We’ll take the alternative trail to get early the camping place and not for walking the same route the next day, in this route the passengers will appreciate the Andean rabbits called Vizcachas. Followed to catch by local citizens by its tasty meat, so once we have arrived to our camping place early we’ll have time to go fishing around the lake while our cook prepares the dinner. We will camp at 4200 masl
Day 9: Mitucocha – Carhuacocha
as always after our breakfast and packing our things, we’ll start our trekking at 8 am today it is going to be easy. After 3 hours walking we’ll reach the pass where we’ll have lunch, We’ll walk always enjoying the white peaked mountains such as Yerupaja, Jirishanca, and Siula, we’ll get our camp place aprox at 3 or 4 pm. We’ll be surprised by a beautiful lake, keeping the mountain’s silhouettes green colored, so we will have prepared our camp place in the special place facing to the lake. we will have camped at 4138 masl
Day 10: Carhuacocha Explore Siula Lakes
Morning breakfast in Carhuacocha, today you can visit the Siula Lakes in the Base of Yerupaja and Siula mountains wonderful lakes with small iceberg, then after to explore siula lakes you can return to camp site and do your own activities in the afternoon such as washing, taking pictures, walking around the lake, fishing or just lying with nice overview to the lake Carhuacocha
Day 11: Caruacocha – Huayhuash
At 8 am after breakfast we start our trekking, relaxed after the rest day before, after going-up aprox for one hour we’ll get easy trail even going-up but not so difficult to get the Carnicero Pass at 4600, after the pass there are scenic places to have lunch next to the Carnicero lakes, from here a few kilometers going-down we’ll arrive to our camping place, that’s just next to the Jurau Lake or Huayhuash, we always use this place due to its scenic, beautiful place faced to the beautiful mountains. We’ll have camped here at 4350 masl.
Day 12: Huayhuash – Viconga
After the breakfast we’ll continue our trekking. Easy going-up to the Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass. From here we’ll go-down to the camp place Viconga to have lunch, and after it, go to the hot springs 20 minutes walking down from the camp place, the others who don’t want go to the hot springs will have free afternoon and rest in the camp place. The camp place will be at 4450 masl.
Day 13: Viconga – Huanacpatay
This day we’ll have moderate going-up to the highest pass in our whole trip, but the going-up will take us approximately 3 hours, so this time it will be enjoyable because the Cuyoc Mountain will be closer to us, we have reached the highest pass in our trekking the only one, after to get this pass we will go-down the Guanacpatay valley to have lunch, going-down from the pass is very dust and rocky after it, we’ll reach the beautiful field full of grass to walk; where we will have lunch, after few hours walking we’ll find our camping place in the peaceful Valley of Guanacpatay at 4300 masl
Day 14: Huanacpatay – Huatiac
Departure at 8 am, this time will be easy for the trekkers due to all going down only. Stopping for the lunch in Huayllapa continue, Huayllapa is the small isolated peasant village lies at 3700 masl. Citizens from this village made this small town even not having electricity or car trail arriving, so you can wonder how they made this village that now there is a school, first aid medical house You’ll have the answer visiting this village, here the small Andean shops will provide us soda drinks, bears, and first house necessities. Then after the lunch in Huyallapa, we will continue hiking up for about 3 hours to get the next camp site of Huatiac, here we will camp at 4250 masl. Dinner and overnight.
Day 15: Huatiac – Cashpapampa
This time we’ll have about 3 hours to go-up to the Tapush pass 4800masl, after to get the pass, we will walk down easy trail, we will arrive to the camp place early afternoon, here we will have plenty of time to relax its considered rest half day. From here we will feel that we are almost round the Huayhuash trekking, over night at 4400 masl
Day 16: Cashpapampa – Jahuacocha
After breakfast as always in the morning we’ll start our trekking moderate going-up to the Yaucha Pass 4800 masl, in two hours we’ll stay in the pass, after to rest for making pictures, we’ll continue going down along the Huacrish ravine for aprox three or four hours, and suddenly we’ll be surprised by a beautiful panoramic landscape. The Jahuacocha lake in the base of the mountains Jirishanca, Yerupaja, and Rondoy, beautiful green color lake that lies at 4066 masl. Where is our camp place, from our camp place we can enjoy the spectacular avalanches coming down from the base of the mountains Jirishanca. Next to our camp, we’ll find a typical Mountain hut for sheepherders; and his owner Mr Delao Huaranga will receive us with a gentle treating just being friendly or to offer us the cool bear and soda waters. It’s hard to find at this altitude the famous Coca Cola but tourists can find here in Mr Delao’s Humble hut, that he sells to the visitors or to people who camp in Jahuacocha, of course the tourists who want to know more about the Jahuacocha and the mountains Mr Delao Huaranga will provide the additional information and tourists enjoy asking for the lifestyle in the mountain as Mr Delao Huaranga’s living with his lot of sheep. Overnight in Jahuacocha at 4066 masl
Day 17: Jahuacocha Rest Day
This day is for free tour our guide will explain the tourists many alternatives, as fishing, go to the upper lake Solterococha, walk round the lakes, stay at the lake washing, etc. etc. the passengers will have coordinated the day before to provide the box lunch and others. Our staff will prepare the dinner of success of this trekking
Day 18: Jahuacocha - Llamac – Huaraz
this time we will feel that we have to leave the most beautiful long trekking, we’ll go-up easy walking to the Pampallamac place where we’ll say good bye to the Huayhuash Mountains, a few meters down we’ll have lunch, after resting for a few minutes we’ll go-down to Llamac town arriving at 1 or 2 pm aprox then we’ll leave Llamac town driving down along the Llamac river until Timpoc, where the Llamac river and the Pacllon river joins, and from here we’ll start going-up to Chiquian along the Ainin river, arriving to Chiquian at 12m aprox, the passengers will walk round the village, and after continue to Huaraz for 3 hours drive we will get Huaraz non-stop, Hotel
Day 19: Huaraz – Llanganuco Lakes
This full day bus tour starts in Huaraz city located below the Cordillera Blanca on the banks of Santa River, we depart to the North of the Callejon de Huaylas, visiting small towns and villages, making stops in some interesting points like Anta, place from where we have a nice and direct view of Huascaran, the highest Peruvian peak; Carhuaz a typical Andean town famous for their ice creams; Yungay (the sacred field), town completely covered by the avalanche caused by the earthquake in 1970 from Huascaran, there we can see some palm plants, rest of ancient buildings, the cemetery and the big rocks as witnesses of big disaster was; Yungay, small town located to the south of the ancient town, from this place we take a road to the East side of the Callejon the Huaylas up to the Cordillera Blanca, we get into the Llanganuco valley located between Huandoy and Huascaran mounts in the area of Huascaran National Park, we will find two lakes among the andean plants such as quenuals and quisuars the highest, growing trees in the world, totoras (Schoenoplectus californicus), etc. we will visit the lakes Chinancocha and Horqoncocha (female and male lakes), after to walk around these lakes we return for the same way to Yungay then to continue to Caraz, the last most important town located in the Callejon de Huaylas, famous for its dairy products specially for the milk sweets, in this town we will have late lunch. After to have lunch return to Huaraz making a stop in Taricá a Handicfrat village where you can buy some souvenirs, arriving to Huaraz around 7pm
Day 20: Huaraz – Lima
after the breakfast in the Hotel transfer to Bus Station in Huaraz and transfer to Lima, where our tour leader with his taxi will be waiting for the passengers and transfer to Hotel in Lima
Day 21: Lima – City Tours
Your guided Lima Peru city tour starts at the Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas). You will visit the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the San Francisco Church. Inside San Francisco church, the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America's, you find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementina and Capitular room, the choir, the monks library and the Profundis Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristia exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville's tiles from the XVI century and moorish arcs. You can visit the underground tombs (catacumbas). Around 12 o'clock you can see the famous ceremonial changing of the guard in front of the presidential palace.
Day 22: Lima – USA / Europe
breakfast in the Hotel and transfer to the International Airport Lima for flight Back Home.
Note: The cost include full services since international Airport Lima Peru, with Transfers and Hostels in Huaraz and full pension Huayhuash Trekking.
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