Alpamayo Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Lima
Day 2. Lima -
transfer by bus to Huaraz. Eight hour journey heading first north
along the Pan-American highway before turning east and heading
towards the Andes. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3. Huaraz
Free day for
acclimatisation in Huaraz.
Day 4. Huaraz
– Chavin (B)
Private trip to
Chavin de Huantar, site of the oldest pan-andean civilisation dating
back to 2000BC. Located on the outskirts of the village of the same
name. It is the oldest known pre-Columbian culture discovered and is
known as Chavin-Kotosh. Return to Huaraz where the journey takes you
over the continental divide at the high Kawish pass.
Day 5. Huaraz
– Churup-Pastoruri (B)
Trip to either
Lake Churup or Pastoruri glacier. Churup is quite a tough 1 day trek
which allows you to ascend to 4600m Pastoruri is easier to access
due to the usage of a 4X4 vehicle and allows for some time at the
wonderful glacier. Return to Huaraz and briefing on the Alpamayo
Day 6. Huaraz
- Hualcayan (3140m)
Early transfer from Huaraz to Cashapampa where you will start the
50Km tough trek around Alpamayo. The first day's hike will take you
past Conay and the Huancarhuas. Reach the first camp at Hualcayan at
Hualcayan - Huishcash
Today is a steady day with approximately 6 hours of hiking onto
Huishcash - Osoruri (4750m)
A tough day heading up until you are rewarded with views of the
CullicochaLake at 4600m. There is a spectacular backdrop of Santa
Cruz 6259m with its impressive ice wall rising above the lake. From
here you will cross the Paso dos Cedros at 4850m following with a
steep descent to Osoruri. Then a short climb to a second pass at
4,750 m. After lunch on the pass, you will descend to the camp in
Ruina Pampa totalling about 7 hours of hiking today.
Osoruri - Jancarurish
An easier day today as you will trek along the valley floor to
Jancarurish 4300m. This beautiful turquoise glacial lake nestles
beneath Alpamayo and the adjacent peaks of Jancarurish 5780,
Tayapampa 5860 and Quitaraju 6254m. Camp by the lake shore.
Jancarurish - Huillca (4830m)
Today, the expedition travels
to Safuna lagoon, which should be reached after a 4 hour hike. You
will then climb up to a rocky pass to 4830m which is known as Cara
Cara before descending to a rocky ground and arrive at a grassy
valley called Mesa Pampa.
Huillca - Jancapampa
After breakfast you will
follow the pass to Salctaycocha at 4600m. You then continue more
easily into a rocky valley with a scattering of quenual trees.
Follow the valley down to the still waters of Salctaycocha Lagoon
and continue along into the broad Jancapampa valley.
Jancapampa - Pomabamba
Today is the last day and you will pass several small villages
before reaching Pomabamba. From here you will be met and picked up
by private bus for the transfer back. Night bus back to Lima
Day 13. Lima
Arrival in the
early morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight
End of our services.
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