Day 01 : LIMA / HUARAZ
Our comfortable vehicle takes us via the Pan American Highway along the Pacific Ocean coast, across sand deserts and through coastal valleys to Pativilca. Here we take the Pativilca - Huaraz Highway and drive up into the Andes until we reach Conococha Lake (4,100 masl). Scenic mountains capes announce our arrival to the Callejón de Huaylas Valley between the Cordillera Negra (Black Mountain Range) and the Cordillera Blanca. We continue to Huaraz (3,100 masl), the "Capital of Mountaineering and International Friendship." We overnight at our hotel in Huaraz City.
Day 02: HUARAZ / HUALCALLAN / HUISHCASH
We drive along the Callejón de Huaylas Valley admiring picturesque villages and the magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Blanca encompassing Peru's highest tropical peaks, among them Huascarán (6,768 masl) and Huandoy (6,395 masl). We arrive at Molinopampa at the beginning of the Pato Canyon. We start our hike in Hualcallan village and continua across the archaeological site Huallcallan and to arrive to Huishcash, where we camp (4,250 masl).
Day 03: HUISHCASH / OSORURI - RUINAPAMPA
After breakfast we hike along pre inca way toward Cullicocha Lakes (4,625 masl). We enjoy the astonishing panoramic view of Santa Cruz iced peak (6,259 masl). We continue to Cullicocha Pass (4,850 masl). Excellent view of Milluacocha iced peak (5,480 masl), on the way we enjoy the view of ancient’s pre inca terraces. Our camp is set at 4,800 masl.
Day 04: RUINAPAMPA / JANCARURISHL (ALPAMAYO BASE CAMP)
Today we climb in the Alpamayo gorge. On the other side of the river once again we see ancient agricultural terraces. We continue our ascent along Alpamayo River until we arrive at base camp of Alpamayo. We camp at 4,600 masl. From here we visit Jancarurish lake, and we enjoy the astonishing panoramic view of Alpamayo iced peak, the most beautiful mount. In the afternoon we rest in our camp site.
Day 05 : JANCARURISH / KARA KARA PASS / HUILLCA
We ascend the Karakara pass (4,830 masl). Spectacular view some iced peaks such as Quitaraju (6,036 msnm), Santa Cruz, Alpamayo, Jancarurish (5,578 msnm) y Tayapampa (5,657 msnm). We descend afterwards to the Mayobamba Gorge, and climb to Mesapata pass (4,500 masl). We enjoy the view of the iced peaks group of Pucahirca (6,100 msnm), and the beautiful east side of Alpamayo. We descend to the Tayapampa gorge until we arrive at Huillca camp site at 4,000 masl.
Day 06: HUILLCA / JANCAPAMPA
This morning we ascend the Yanajanca pass (4,600 masl) hiking along Sactaycocha Lake, and descending to the Jancapampa gorge where we camp (3500 m).
Day 07 : JANCAPAMPA / HUECROCOCHA
Today we cross the typical Andean village of Pingospampa, and we climb the Tupa tupa pass (4,400 masl). We observe the iced peaks of Taulliraju (5,850 masl) and Pucahirca. We descend to the Quisuar gorge to the Huecrococha lake where we set up our campsite (3950 m).
Day 08 : HUECROCOCHA / PARIA
We ascend the Alto Pucaraju pass (4,650 masl) admiring the peaks such as Taulliraju, Paria and Chacraraju. Then we descend along the ancient pre inka way until Paria where we set up our campsite at 3,800 masl.
Day 09 : PARIA – COLCABAMBA / MOLINOPAMPA
We continue along the Huaripampa gorge, crossing the typical Andean villages of Colcabamba (3,300 masl) and Challhuá (3,560 msnm) from where we continue our hike up to Molinopampa. Camp (3,650 masl). We appreciate the iced peak of Contrahierbas (6.030 msnm).
Day 10 : MOLINOPAMPA - MIRADOR
We ascend along Keshu gorge between the forests of queñua, a typical Andean tree. We continue at Mirador. We set up our campsite at 4200m. We appreciate ice avalanches that occur in the Contrahierbas iced peak.
Day 11 : MIRADOR - ULTA CHICO PASS - QUEBRADA ULTA / HUARAZ
We ascend the Ulta Chico Pass (4,850 masl). We enjoy the view of the iced peaks of Contrahierbas (5,960 masl), Ulta (5,875 masl) and Chopicallqui (6,354 masl. We descend to the Ulta gorge where our car will be waiting to transfer us to Huaraz, and our hotel.
Day 12 : HUARAZ / LIMA
After a relaxing breakfast we return to Lima, carrying with us unforgettable memories of our experiences in the world's largest tropical high-mountain ecosystems and the friendships we built with our adventurous companions on the trails of Cordillera Blanca and the Huascarán Biosphere Reserve. We arrive in Lima in the afternoon.
• Hotels in Lima and Huaraz / Dinners in town / Personal expenses: camping gear, specific medicines equipment, phone calls, extra meals, drinks, tips and others of personal nature.
MB = Mountain Breakfast L* = Lunch on board L = Lunch D = Dinner
• Transfer Lima - Huaraz - Lima in public bus (non-stop buses with air conditioning, chemical toilette, TV, lunch on board, hostess)
• Private car transfers in Huaraz: bus station - hotel - bus station.
• Private car transfers to all starting and returning points to/from the hiking destinations
• Bilingual trekking guide.
• First class trekking services: Cook and full meal in the mountains, according to program.
• Donkeys and donkey drivers, and a Horse.
• Sleeping tents (for 2 or 3 persons each), kitchen, dinning and toilette tents.
• Air mattress.
• All cooking gear and dinning equipment.
• First aid group kit.
• Entrances fees to the National Park.
• Upon return from Huaraz transfer from the bus station to the hotel or to the airport.
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