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Huaraz Tours - Tours in Huaraz
Cordillera Huayhuash is considered by climbers to be the best of Peru's mountain areas.
This trek take us through ancient pre Inca trails surrounded by overwhelming flora and very beautiful landscapes. It requires a good physical condition.
Bus transfer to Huaraz. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Early breakfast in the Hotel, bus transfer to Yungay 2500 masl, of course making photo stops in the best places that the drivers already know or the passengers will ask from Yungay we'll start to climb to Llanganuco Valley, appreciating the biggest mountain in Peru Huascaran, each time as we climb we'll be near to Huascaran 6768 masl. Once we have arrived to Llanganuco lake, we will have walk round the lake and we will go to the end of the valley, after it we have to come back to Yungay to continue to Caraz 2290 masl 15 km north side, where we will have lunch, Caraz is the last town in the Callejon de Huaylas, and from here we will come back to Huaraz direct to our Hotel.
Back-tracking from Huaraz we take the side road at Quebrada Carpa, passing Pachacoto where we will observe the famous Puya Raymondi, the largest flowering cactus. On the way beautiful views of the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, part of the Huascarán National Park, are visible. We drive over the Huarapasca pass (4,780 m.a.s.l.), before reaching a second pass at Yanashallash (4,680 m.a.s.l.) wher we have views of the Cordillera Blanca, Huayhuash and Huallanca. The road descends to the Huallanca community. We follow the San Juan river until we cross the pass of Cuncush (4,750 m.a.s.l.) and finally descend to set up camp at Cuartelwain. Lunch on route, overnight at camp at 3,900 m.
The trail winds slowly over the pass of Cacananpunta (4,700 m.a.s.l.) with incredible views of the surrounding countryside from where we can see the peaks that surround our campsite. The pass is the watershed of the waters flowing into the Amazon to the east, and the Pacific to the west. We arrive at camp below the peaks of Jirishanca Chico y Grande, Rondoy and Ninashanca at the edge of the Mitucocha lake. (Time: 6 hrs. Distance: 5 kms).
We continue over the Carhuacocha pass at 4,600 m.a.s.l. with views of Jirishanca Chico and the peaks of Siula, Yerupaja, Sarapo and Toro. Highland savannah known as puna surrounds the campsite and the countryside. Located at another lake we have fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks which surround the western side of Carhuacocha. (Time: 7-8 hrs. Distance: 8 kms).
Late breakfast. Day free for resting and to go fishing , visiting Siula Lake or just to go exploring the area.
As we ascend to the narrow pass at Carnicero (4,750 m.a.s.l.) the peaks of the Huayhuash to our right, we will pass a series of lakes. Descending we reach our campsite below Jurau with views of the valley of Huayhuash, a small community of herders. Where there are views of the peaks of Trapecio, Carnicero and Jurau. (Time: 8 hrs. Distance: 9 kms.)
Passing by the seasonal community of Huayhuash we start our ascent to the pass of Huayhuash (4,580 m) with views of the Cordillera Raura to the south as we leave the jagged peaks of the Huayhuash slowly behind. There are views of Mt. Leon Huacanan and Quesillojanca, as well as Puscanturpa. Here we descend and camp at Lake Viconga. ( Time: 7-8 hrs. Distance: 8 kms.)
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.
Departure at 8 am, this time will be easy for the trekkers due to all going down only. Stopping for the lunch at the joining of Huayllapa river and Guanacpatay river, after we have to walk along the Huayllapa river rocky trail until Huayllapa village. Huayllapa is the small isolated peasant village lies at 3700 maasl. 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, we'll camp in the football field in the middle of this town, here the small Andean shops will provide us soda drinks, bears, and first house necessities.
5 hours walking up and 2 hours going down) Tapush pass 4800 masl. This time we'll have a bit difficult to go-up to the Tapush pass, after to get the pass, we will walk down easy trail, we will arrive to the camp place early a bit tired. From here we will feel that we are almost round the Huayhuash trekking, over night at 4600 masl.
(5 or 6 hours walking) Yaucha Pass 4800. after breakfast as always in the morning we'll start our trekking moderate going-up to the Yaucha Pass, 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 two or three 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 turists 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 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
at 4066 masl. This day is for free tour our guide will explain the turists many alternatives, as fishing, go to the upper lake Solterococha, walk round the lakes, stay at the lake washing, etc. etc. the passangers will have coordinated the day before to provide the box lunch and others. Our staff will prepare the dinner of success of this trekking.
(6 or 7 hours walking) Pampa Llamac pass 4300. 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 3 or 4 pm aprox. At the football field, we already have rounded the Huayhuash circuit, After to rest for a few minutes in Llamac, we'll leave at 4pm. This is the hometown from our donkey drivers Justino Basilio and his Staff, they will provide us the additional information about the lifestyles, traditional customs, farming, handcrafts. Llamac is the town even unknown in the handicrafts. Here Mrs. Rosario Huaranga Mr Justino Basilio's wife, and doughter of Mr Delao Huaranga from Jahuacocha, provide the tourists or interested visitors the wool blankets and sheets or other fabrics made by hand and dyed with natural colors from the plants, this handcraft is the original no mixed with synthetic wools as in the other regions, the most beautiful and typical in the whole Peru PONCHOS from wool, most turists ask for original and typical with natural colors of PONCHOS. Well Llamac town is the provider for this requirements, tour operators for Huayhuash Trekking must give their clients information about Mrs. Rosario Huaranga, after to appreciate the Mrs. Rosario Huaranga's handcrafts. then we will start 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 5 or 6 pm aprox, here passengers will stop for a moment to continue driving to Huaraz (3 hours drive) Conocoha pass 4500 masl, overnight at Hotel in Huaraz. End of services.
Bus transfer back to Lima.
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.
Transportation by vehicle to start and from the end of trek to your city of departure.
Hotel nights in Huaraz.
Two-man tents including sleeping pads.
Kitchen crew and commissary gear with all meals included.
Biingual guide on the trek, who will handle the first aid kit.
Llamas and porters.
Prices from US$ 3060.00 (per person based in double occupancy)
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