Alpamayo Circuit Trekkingoffered by supplier M18167 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 21 - 24 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Walking Tours
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: USA / Europe – Lima. Arrive to Lima no more than 10 pm flights can be arranged as our tour leader will be waiting for you at the international airport Lima Peru and take you to your hotel in miraflores district lima for the overnight
Day 2: Lima – Huaraz. After the breakfast we will arrange the private minibus lead to Huaraz for a paved panamerican highway, driving about 200 km north pacific shore until Pativilca for 4 hours, then right up clims the cordillera negra until 4500 masl the highest pass conococha, where the impressions of the White mountain and the begin of the Callejon de Huaylas valley, heading to north side arriving to huaraz after 9 hours drive from Lima, huaraz at 3090 masl charming city where your adventure begins, accommodation into your hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Huaraz – Chavin de Huantar full day Bus Tour. After breakfast in the Hotel in Huaraz, aboard the bus and start with tours driving to south side Huaraz, direction to the archaeological center of Chavin; at 25 km south of Huaraz we will pass the province of recuay 2300 masl, after a short stop in the town for the personal needs and shop some drinking water or just use the toilets, continue driving crossing the santa river to east side by a little Andean traditional viallage of Huancapamapa, where nice scenery starts panoramic landscapes as we advance to highland flat areas, continue driving until the lake called querococha 3980 masl, here we will make a short stop of 30 minutes aprox for mate de coca tea hot drink, you can take pictures here the wonderful landscape, here is cold as you need warm clothes if you go outside of the bus, then after that conmtinue by the narrow valley of Conde towards the querococha lake, after some minutes we will be in the highest point in this route called Cahuish at 4500 masl, so this point is the pass of Cordillera Blanca by a tunel of 450 meters long, this point is very important for someone who is interested in hydrographic because this is the division point of the waters flowing to Atlantic Side in the east side and water flowing to Pacific side in the west side, after to sort stops in both sides we continue down along the tambillos valley passing many peasant small villages until to arrive to Chavin, we will arrive around mid-day and immediately you will be settled in a recommended restaurant for Lunch in the small town of Chavin, after lunch, we will enter to the ruins two hours guided tours visiting may labyrinths inside the ruins, stone carved heads, many monolithic and general ruins buildings, the tour will end with the visit the modern museum in town, then around 4 pm start drive back direct to Huaraz arriving around 7 pm transferred direct to your hotel.
Day 4: One day Hiking to Huilcacocha. Hiking one day to Huillcacocha or Willcacocha, one will saty for the next challenges for the Cordillera Blanca or Huayhuash for long treks or Climbings, the good feature with M18167 is the we do the Circuit to different place for not using the same trail back to Huaraz. The Amazing place in the Cordillera Negra, actually preferred by internationals coming for Trekking and Climbing’s and using for acclimatization purpose, Huillcacocha is easy access to beginners and experts, with clear marked trail combined with cultural interchange with its local community around there. Huillcacocha can be done by itself in case you don't need arranged, our company gives you detailed steep by steep itinerary and information while you approach to our guest service front desk. Huillcacocha that lies at 3600 m, plenty if wild ducks and other humming birds, the stunning view of amazing Cordillera Blanca is real impressive for its wide range with snowcapped peaks and magnificent landscapes. To complete the hiking circuit to the lake, our guide pick you up and take you to public minivans station (private groups – private car) and we’ll drive to Chiwipampa for about 10 km paved highway southside Huaraz, here cross the Santa River by the small bridge direction to Santa Cruz Village where we will start hiking-up to the Huillcacocha Lake. The short trek is a moderated ascent up on a local trail for about one hour. During your course meet local people still wearing their traditional colorful Andean clothes. passing closely to their typical mud brick houses, appreciate farming fields and observe the products they farm such as wheat, Barley, Oats Corn and potatoes and other products that in Europe or USA are unknown, once you arrive to the lake you will be surprised with the wonderful views of the Cordillera Blanca, notoriously the impressive Huascaran massif being the highest peak in the Cordillera Blanca with its 6768 masl, there is alternative trail to cross to north side towards the cordillera Negra and get the Huascar village where the car wait for returning back to Huaraz, and avoid the same trail to come back to Huaraz, or you can come back to Huaraz the same way also.
Day 5: Huaraz - Cashapampa – Llamacorral. We will leave Huaraz around 7 am, so breakfast will be at 6 am, passengers will be transferred to the trail head Cashapampa 2900 masl, where we will meet our donkey drivers, then we will start hiking by narrow valley, we will go up for about 2 hours, then we will have lunch down the tree’s shadow, then we will start going up moderate almost flat area to the first camp Place Llamacorral at 3800 masl. Overnight camping.
Day 6: Llamacorral – Taullipampa. Today we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichicocha and Jatuncocha, turquoise lakes, the we will arrive to nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, then after it we will go up to the Alpamayo south base camp, then after to take pictures we will return short walk then continue for few hours to the next camp place called Taullipampa camping at 4200 masl
Day 7: Taullipampa – Tuctupampa. Early in the morning after the Andean breakfast we will start hiking to the PuntaUnion Pass at 4750 masl, we will climb zigzag path, then we will get the pass around 11 am then after to enjoy nice views we will descent to the nice lake Morococha to have lunch, then after few hours walking we will arrive to the camp place Tuctupampa at 4200 masl overnight camping.
Day 8: Tuctupampa – Quisuar. Today we will start climbing to get the Pucaraju pass 4640 masl. We will get there at around 11 am, then go down zigzag path nice landscape surrounded by highlands straw and many trees, we will get the Huecroncocha lake to have Lunch in the nice spot. Then after few minutes walking dawn we will get small village called Quisuar, where we will camp in the left side at 3900 masl.
Day 9: Quisuar – Jancapampa. We will start our hiking going up moderate path, enjoying field of sheep, we will get the Tupatupa pass 4360 masl easily, then we will go down by the base of the Pucajirca mountain and then we will arrive to the next camp place of Jancapampa 3600 masl overnight camping.
Day 10: Jancapampa – Huillca. We will start hiking early to get the pass on time, Yanacon pass 4610, as always we will be surprised by nice different landscapes, after the pass we will go down to the next camp place called Huillca overnight at 4000 masl. camping.
Day 11: Huillca – Caracara. Moderate walking first 2 hours to get the Mesapata pass at 4460 masl. Then we will walk flat area to the water stream in moyobamba valley to have lunch, then we will continue to the base of the caracara pass where we will camp at 4400 masl Caracara.
Day 12: Caracara – Jancarurish. Today first 2 hours will be windy, once we will get the Caracara pass 4830 masl we will be surpriced by many white peak mountains, then after to take pictures we will start going down and in the middle of going down we will be faced to Alpamayo in its north face, then we will going down we will arrive to our camp place of Jancarurish at 4200 masl overnight facing at Alpamayo’s north face.
Day 13: Jancarurish Rest Day. Today is rest day and we will walk to the Base camp of Alpamayo in north side, from there we will get many pictures of the mountains and we will return to the base camp for overnight at 4200 masl.
Day 14: Jancarurish – Osoruri. Today we will walk down along the Alpamayo valley until Ruinapampa, where the pre-inkas terraces we will appreciate, from here we will start climbing zigzag path and in the middle of climbing, we will have lunch, then we will get the Ichicvientona pass 4770 masl, then after short rest and take pictures we will descent for a few minutes to the camp place of Osoruri and overnight at 4650 masl.
Day 15: Osoruri – Calamina. After breakfast we will walk up for about one hour to get the Jatunvientona pass 4860 masl, then we will go down a few meters down and we will be surpriced by a nice spot, a beatuful blue lake of Cullicocha in the base of Santa Cruz massif, we will get offshore the lake to have lunch. Then after rest in the lunch time we will continue going down to the camp place of Calamina, from this camp place we will appreciate nice sunset over the Black Mountain in front us. Overnight at 3650masl. camping.
Day 16: Calamina - Hulcayan - Huancarhuaz. Today our last hiking day, we will arrive first to the small village of Hualcayan where we will find very basic shop, and National Park entrance control, to check out, then After few minutes walking we will have lunch and we will get early to Huancarhuash Hot springs for relax and camping in the Small village of Conay or Huancarhuas at 2850 masl.
Day 17: Huancarhuaz - Cashapampa - Huaraz. After the last Andean breakfast we will aboard the bus at 9 am aprox. We will feel that we rounded Alpamayo circuit, then we will arrive to the first town of Caraz 2293 masl, then we will continue driving to Carhuas for lunch, we will stop in the nice spot to have Lunch, then we will continue to Huaraz arriving at 3 or 4 pm aprox and overnight in Hotel – Huaraz.
Day 18: Free Day in Huaraz.
Day 19: Huaraz - Lima.
Day 20: City Tours in Lima.
Day 21: Lima - Europe.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
All inclusive. Food in the cities are not included and sleeping bags.
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M18167 adventure travel company stablished in 1998 in Huaraz, actually operating as local tour operator and final destiantion of your tours destination without intermediating, to keep prices cheap for all your summer vacation travels around Peru. our operation places are mainly Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash,...