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Tours in Huaraz - Peru
Tour: Llanganuco - Alpamayo - Santa Cruz
(7 days / 6 nights)
"Specialist on high-quality, uniquely-comfortable treks in small groups"


Llanganuco - Alpamayo - Santa Cruz - Tours in Huaraz Peru


DETAILS

  Season
:
April to October
  Distance
:
55 km
  Altitude
:
2900 - 4780 meters above sea level
  Rating
:
Easy
  Weather
:
Warm to hot in the daytime / temperate to cold at night
  Trekking time

:

5 to 7 hours a day



ITINERARY

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 (4100 meters). Scenic mountainscapes announce our arrival to the Callejón de Huaylas Valley between the Cordillera Negra (Black Mountain Range) and the Cordillera Blanca. We continue to Huaraz (3100 meters), the "Capital of Mountaineering and International Friendship." We overnight at our hotel in Huaraz City.
DAY 02: HUARAZ / LLANGANUCO / PORTACHUELO / PAMPA MACHE
This morning we transfer to the Llanganuco Canyon, formed by the granite walls of Peru's highest tropical peaks - Huascarán (6767 m) and Huandoy (6395 m). Forests of silk-paper-barked Queñua and Quishuar trees cover the canyon floor, and colorful bromeliads grace the granite boulders and cliffs. We arrive at Llanganuco Lakes, and then continue beyond them ascending up to Portachuelo de Llanganuco (4760 m). The view of the spectacular iced amphitheater formed by some of the highest peaks of the tropical Andes (Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju, Chopicallqui, and Huascarán) is a breathtaking surprise. Here we start our hike descending along small lakes and streams to Pampa maché, where we set up our first camp (3760 m).
DAY 03: PAMPA MACHÉ / PARIA GORGE
This morning we hike along the Huaripampa Gorge. In the distance we can see the Andean villages of Yanama and Colcabamba. Continuing our hike, we cross Ranincuray Gorge with its magnificent views of the towers of Chacraraju East (6111 m), swampy meadows, small lakes and forests. Scenic peaks such as Huascarán, Chopicallqui, Ulta, and Contrahierbas provide great opportunities for photographing pictures. Our second camp is installed at 3780 meters.
DAY 04: PARIA GORGE / PUNTA UNION / TAULLIPAMPA
Today is filled with pleasant surprises and gorgeous views as we walk through grassy areas and along the Morococha Lakes. Climbing Incan stone-carved steps, we arrive at Punta Unión Pass (4750 m). The panorama is dominated by the impressive iced walls of Taulliraju (5830 m) above Taullicocha Lake. We camp in Taullipampa at 4150 m.
Llanganuco - Alpamayo - Santa Cruz - Tours in Huaraz Peru
DAY 05: TAULLIPAMPA / ALPAMAYO BASE CAMP / LLAMA CORRAL
We hike along Taullipampa Gorge, observing various vegetation ecosystems. The iced peaks of Artesonraju, Paria, Quitaraju and Pukajirca are visible from many different sites. A glimpse of the rocky, iced and fluted south face of Alpamayo Peak (5947 m) in all its rugged grandeur is a feast for the eyes. We climb at Arhuaycocha Lake enjoying the magnificent view of Alpamayo Peak. Then, we descend hiking along Jatuncocha Lake and set up camp at Llama Corral at 3780 m.
DAY 06: LLAMA CORRAL / CASHAPAMPA / HUARAZ
A trail down the left ridge of the deep Santa Cruz Canyon provides us with opportunities to appreciate various vegetation ecosystems as we pass from areas with high altitude plants to tracts with tropical species such as bromeliads and orchids covering the granite walls. The rocky silhouette of the Cordillera Negra on the horizon announces our approach to Cashapampa Village (2900 meters), from where we transfer to Huaraz and our hotel.
DAY 07: 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.

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Note:
This trip can be tailor-made with Cusco city, the Amazon and other interesting sites to create a unique holiday for you.


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