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TOURS IN PERU


CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH TREKKING 7 days / 6 nights (ea)
  

With new access roads into what is considered the most spectacular mountain scenery of Peru, we have developed this short trek into the heart of the mountain range. It offers a new opportunity for those who don’t have the time to do the longer, classic traditional routes. A pre – requisite however is to be well acclimatized since we get high fast.

Itinerary
Day 1 Huaraz / Chavin, 2 Huanuco Pampa, 3 Queropallca / Carhuacocha, 4 Mitucocha, 5 Rondoy, 6 Jahuacocha, 7 Jahuacocha / Llamac / Huaraz
Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Season March - November
Departures 3rd Saturday monthly or upon request


Day by day description
Day 1 HUARAZ / CHAVIN
Drive to the ruins of Chavin; located on the eastern slope of the Andes. It is the oldest pre Inca
site of the Chavin – Kotosh culture which has interesting structures and stone carvings, dinner on
your own and hotel overnight.

Day 2 CHAVIN / HUANUCO PAMPA
A four hour drive on a paved road leaving from Chavin over the pass above the village of San
Marcos to Antamina mine brings you over a paved road to Huansala and to the detour to La Union
in the department of Huanuco, picnic lunch on the way. From here a half hour drive to Huanuco
Pampa, situated on a grand plateau enables us to visit this Inca city, one of the mayor settlements
of the Incas outside of Cusco on the main Inca Road that leads from Quito, Ecuador to Bolivia and
beyond.

Day 3 QUEROPALCA / CARHUACOCHA
After a three hour drive through Rondos and Baños we arrive the road head at Queropalca. A half
– day hike will bring us to the foot of Lake Carhuacocha, a beautiful location. On a calm day the
snow-capped peaks of Jirishanca and Yerupajá are reflected in the water Camp on the shores of
the Lake. (Distance: 10km Time: 4-5 hours).

Day 4 CARHUACOCHA / MITUCOCHA
Leaving our campsite behind we hike over another pass at 4,650m (15,252ft) with great views of
the surrounding area. Once over the Punta Carhuacocha Pass we come into view of Lake
Mitucocha and again in the background Mt. Yerupajá, Rondoy and Ninashanca from the backdrop
of our day’s hike. Lunch on route or in the camp. We arrive in the early afternoon with a chance
to walk around the lake and get closer views of the mountain. Overnight and camp at Mitucocha.
(Distance: 10 km, Time : 5 hours).

Day 5 MITUCOCHA / RONDOY
Leaving our camp we head towards Cacanampunta Pass at 4, 750m (15,580ft). The winding trail
to the pass and the aquarium divortium descends on the other side back to camp below until
Cuartelwain where we have lunch. Continue over to Rondoy tomorrow’s pass. (Distance: 13Km
Time: 7 hours).

Day 6 RONDOY / JAHUACOCHA
We ascend through the Rondoy valley towards the pass of the same name at 4700 m (15,416ft)
from where we can see the snow-capped peaks of Ninashanca, Rondoy, Jirishanca, Yerupajá,
Rasac and Solteracocha. Then we descend towards to Lake Jahuacocha, camp 4000 m
(13,120ft) near the lake, below a beautiful cirque. (Distance: 9km Time: 6 –7 hours).

Day 7 JAHUACOCHA / LLAMAC / HUARAZ
We head out the valley leaving this snow – capped range behind, a unique view into the prickly
peaks of this granitic and basaltic intrusion. The valley narrows and we head over a ridge to the
west to the Llamac Pass, descending on a winding trail to the village of the same name where we
will be met by a vehicle and driven to Huaraz, where we overnight. (Distance: 14 km, Time: 5-6
hours).

SERVICES INCLUDED: Transportation by vehicle to start and from the end of trek,
two-man tents including sleeping pads, pack animals, kitchen crew and commissary gear with all
meals included as well as a bilingual guide on the trek, who will handle the first aid kit.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED: Meals in the cities, alcoholic beverages, extras, tips, taxes, laundry
service, additional tours, insurance and airline tickets (where applicable), sleeping bags, hiking
boots and other personal gear

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