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Huaraz Tours - Tours in Huaraz
In Quebrada Cedros we observe ancient agricultural terraces and the diverse turquoise shades of the Cullicocha lakes reflecting the awesome Santa Cruz Peaks.
The view of the magnificent Alpamayo West face (5947m), the world’s most scenic iced face, is breathtaking.
In Llanganuco Canyon we enjoy astonishing views of the spectacular iced amphitheatre formed by the highest peaks of Peru and the tropics.
Los Cedros Trek
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
In our last day we spend hiking along Huaripampa Gorge until Vaqueria, appreciating some native communities living within the National Park, such as Huaripampa, Yanachaca and Collo. Upon arrival in Vaqueria (3,715 masl), we take our car and drive up to Portachuelo de Llanganuco (4,767 masl). View of the spectacular iced amphitheater formed by some of the highest peaks of the tropical Andes (Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju, Chopicallqui, and Huascarán). We descend along the Llanganuco Canyon, formed by the granite walls of Huascarán (6,768 masl) and Huandoy (6,395 masl) peaks. We drive along the beautiful turquoise Orcococha and Chinacocha lakes (3850 m) and small forest of silk-paper-barked Queñua tree and Quiswar trees that covers the canyon floor. We continue to Huaraz, and to our hotel.
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 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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