Huayhuash Circuit Hiking

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Dates 2 May '15 to 24 May '15

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 1,800 - 2,100 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Huayhuash Circuit Hiking

HUAYHUASH CHARITY TREKKING 2015 – US$ 990 per person

Huayhuash Charity Trekking 13 and 22 Days
The 5% of this price when customers arrive to Peru is donated directly to people or family in needs personally from our clients, the 5% of direct donation may be in Study supplies (notebooks, books, pencils, papers, pens, erasers etc, etc for Schools or individuals) Medicines (common medicines for common health Illnesses) Clothes for Family and Children, we have list of families in needs and they live in country side mainly and this visit could be coordinated as Acclimatizing Trek. Sometimes some villages and some families in needs can be visited in two days, this will supply 3 and 4 day, in this trip the company arranges for the Cultural Interchange or exploration, could be camping or basic family accommodation, for cultural experience. The donations we don’t collect in our office or we don’t ask to deposit in our Bank account. Our customers are directed to give them direct from their hand and our Charity help is more trusting than others that collect in their bank account.

Huayhuash Trek 22 days, joining at International Airport Lima Peru is US% 1800.00 per person
Huayhuash Trek 13 Days, Joining in our Office Huaraz is US$ 990.00 per person

Day 1: Reception in the International Airport Lima – Hotel
Our Tour leader in Lima will wait for you in the airport Lima and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Lima – Huaraz
Take early bus for a contrasting journey ending in the high Andes at the small highland city of Huaraz. We head north through coastal desert to Pativilca, then turn inland and begin climbing NE. As we climb, barren valley sides contrast with cultivated river banks. Cacti gradually give way to scrub, then temperate vegetation and eventually puna grassland. At the journey’s high point, Conococha (4,050 metres), we turn N and descend the Callejon de Huaylas where the huge Cordillera Blanca snow peaks to the right (E) begin to dominate the landscape. The Cordillera Blanca mountain range contains the major concentration of peaks over 6,000 metres outside the Himalayas.We arrive Huaraz (3,090m) late-afternoon.
Day 3: Huaraz – Charity Hiking Acclimatizing
Breakfast in the Hotel, hike up to Callan Punta in the Cordillera Negra, to view Cordillera Blanca Mountain range, wonderful hiking, in way back to Huaraz we will visit the family in need or local community projects, the clients will give the charity direct to the beneficiaries, this tour and route will be modified according and combined nice wonderful views for the tours and the villages where there are families in needs, sometimes could be in the Cordillera Blanca area also, Huaraz, a bustling town of 80 thousand inhabitants, is our Andean base. The valley it sits in is known as the 'Callejon de Huaylas'. This is flanked to the east by the Cordillera Blanca, the mountain range with the highest concentration of peaks over 6000 metres outside the Himalayas. Besides offering breathtaking mountain panoramas, featuring Huascarán (Peru’s highest peak at 6,768m), Huandoy (6,395m), Churup and Ranrapalca (6,162 metres), Huaraz is conveniently placed for activities before, between and after the trek. Today we have our trek briefing and take a local walk to see some pre-Inca ruins
Day 4: Huaraz Full Day Tour to Pre-Inka Complex Chavin de Huantar
This tour is a mix of beautiful scenery with culture and history. No visit to Huaraz is complete without seeing the famous architectural ruins of Chavin, located 109 km from Huaraz in the Conchucos Region. We will leave your hotel around 9:00 a.m., driving through the villages of Recuay, Ticapampa y Catac. We will stop at Querococha Lake, from where we will start to climb until Cahuish Tunnel. From that point we are entering Callejon de los Conchucos, driving through picturesque communities of Tambillos, Machac, Quercos - until we arrive to famous Chavin de Huantar. Between 800-200 B.C., this culture developed a powerful religion which had great influence over many parts of highland and coastal Peru. The great temple contains many stone-lined galleries where Chavin priests consulted their gods (the Great Idol or Lanzon), and performed sacrificial ceremonies. There is also a on-site museum, rather small, but very interesting. We will return to Huaraz after lunch, and finally leave you at your hotel for a well-deserved rest

Day 5: Huaraz – Lake Churup Acclimatizing
Day hike to the turquoise waters of Laguna Churup (4500 meters). Approximately 6 hours round trip. Return to Huaraz

1. Day 6: Huaraz – Llamac
Pack your bags as today we leave Huaraz for the town of Llamac. 5 hours. On arrival relax and explore the town. Altitude of Camp: 3,300 metres. We leave Huaraz and drive south. We cross wild paramo (puna), passing the southernmost peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. The Huayhuash range, containing in a single cluster seven of the highest and most dramatic summits in Peru, reveals itself on our descent to the small town of Llamac

2. Day 7: Llamac – Cuartelhuain
Our breakfast will be at 7am to be ready at 8am to start the trekking. We’ll continue going-up through the Pocpa valley, and there’s a peasant town typical called Pocpa 3600 the last town in this Valley where we can buy some soda drinks for the sunny way, after a few hours trekking aprox. At 1 pm we’ll have been arrived to Pallca where we’ll have lunch. From here 2 or 3 hours we’ll get our camping place Matacancha at 4100 masl. From here we’ll appreciate the Ninashanca Mountain 5607 masl, Rondoy 5870 masl. Overnight camping

3. Day 8: Cuartelhuain – Mitucocha
In the morning after the breakfast we’ll get ready our things and at 8 am we’ll start our trek, this time it’s going to be a bit difficult because the climbing to the pass will take us about 2 or 3 hours. From the pass we’ll go down then we’ll go-up aprox 30 minutes, we’ll have lunch after the small climb, We’ll take the alternative trail to get early the camping place and not for walking the same route the next day, in this route the passengers will appreciate the Andean rabbits called Vizcachas. Followed to catch by local citizens by its tasty meat, so once we have arrived to our camping place early we’ll have time to go fishing around the lake while our cook prepares the dinner. We will camp at 4200 masl

4. Day 9: Mitucocha – Carhuacocha
as always after our breakfast and packing our things, we’ll start our trekking at 8 am today it is going to be easy. After 3 hours walking we’ll reach the pass where we’ll have lunch, We’ll walk always enjoying the white peaked mountains such as Yerupaja, Jirishanca, and Siula, we’ll get our camp place aprox at 3 or 4 pm. We’ll be surprised by a beautiful lake, keeping the mountain’s silhouettes green colored, so we will have prepared our camp place in the special place facing to the lake. we will have camped at 4138 masl

5. Day 10: Carhuacocha Explore Siula Lakes
Morning breakfast in Carhuacocha, today you can visit the Siula Lakes in the Base of Yerupaja and Siula mountains wonderful lakes with small iceberg, then after to explore siula lakes you can return to camp site and do your own activities in the afternoon such as washing, taking pictures, walking around the lake, fishing or just lying with nice overview to the lake Carhuacocha

6. Day 11: Caruacocha – Huayhuash
At 8 am after breakfast we start our trekking, relaxed after the rest day before, after going-up aprox for one hour we’ll get easy trail even going-up but not so difficult to get the Carnicero Pass at 4600, after the pass there are scenic places to have lunch next to the Carnicero lakes, from here a few kilometers going-down we’ll arrive to our camping place, that’s just next to the Jurau Lake or Huayhuash, PERU BERGSPORT always use this place due to its scenic, beautiful place faced to the beautiful mountains. We’ll have camped here at 4350 masl.

7. Day 12: Huayhuash – Viconga
After the breakfast we’ll continue our trekking. Easy going-up to the Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass. From here we’ll go-down to the camp place Viconga to have lunch, and after it, go to the hot springs 20 minutes walking down from the camp place, the others who don’t want go to the hot springs will have free afternoon and rest in the camp place. The camp place will be at 4450 masl.

8. Day 13: Viconga – Huanacpatay
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

9. Day 14: Huanacpatay – Huatiac
Departure at 8 am, this time will be easy for the trekkers due to all going down only. Stopping for the lunch in Huayllapa continue, Huayllapa is the small isolated peasant village lies at 3700 masl. 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, here the small Andean shops will provide us soda drinks, bears, and first house necessities. Then after the lunch in Huyallapa, we will continue hiking up for about 3 hours to get the next camp site of Huatiac, here we will camp at 4250 masl. Dinner and overnight.

10. Day 15: Huatiac – Cashpapampa
This time we’ll have about 3 hours to go-up to the Tapush pass 4800masl, after to get the pass, we will walk down easy trail, we will arrive to the camp place early afternoon, here we will have plenty of time to relax its considered rest half day. From here we will feel that we are almost round the Huayhuash trekking, over night at 4400 masl

11. Day 16: Cashpapampa – Jahuacocha
After breakfast as always in the morning we’ll start our trekking moderate going-up to the Yaucha Pass 4800 masl, 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 three or four 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 tourists 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 additional 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

12. Day 17: Jahuacocha Rest Day
This day is for free tour our guide will explain the tourists many alternatives, as fishing, go to the upper lake Solterococha, walk round the lakes, stay at the lake washing, etc. etc. the passengers will have coordinated the day before to provide the box lunch and others. Our staff will prepare the dinner of success of this trekking

13. Day 18: Jahuacocha - Llamac – Huaraz
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 1 or 2 pm aprox then we’ll leave Llamac town 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 12m aprox, the passengers will walk round the village, and after continue to Huaraz for 3 hours drive we will get Huaraz non-stop, Hotel

Day 19: Huaraz – Llanganuco Lakes
This full day bus tour starts in Huaraz city located below the Cordillera Blanca on the banks of Santa River, we depart to the North of the Callejon de Huaylas, visiting small towns and villages, making stops in some interesting points like Anta, place from where we have a nice and direct view of Huascaran, the highest Peruvian peak; Carhuaz a typical Andean town famous for their ice creams; Yungay (the sacred field), town completely covered by the avalanche caused by the earthquake in 1970 from Huascaran, there we can see some palm plants, rest of ancient buildings, the cemetery and the big rocks as witnesses of big disaster was; Yungay, small town located to the south of the ancient town, from this place we take a road to the East side of the Callejon the Huaylas up to the Cordillera Blanca, we get into the Llanganuco valley located between Huandoy and Huascaran mounts in the area of Huascaran National Park, we will find two lakes among the andean plants such as quenuals and quisuars the highest, growing trees in the world, totoras (Schoenoplectus californicus), etc. we will visit the lakes Chinancocha and Horqoncocha (female and male lakes), after to walk around these lakes we return for the same way to Yungay then to continue to Caraz, the last most important town located in the Callejon de Huaylas, famous for its dairy products specially for the milk sweets, in this town we will have late lunch. After to have lunch return to Huaraz making a stop in Taricá a Handicfrat village where you can buy some souvenirs, arriving to Huaraz around 7pm

Day 20: Huaraz – Lima
after the breakfast in the Hotel transfer to Bus Station in Huaraz and transfer to Lima, where our tour leader with his taxi will be waiting for the passengers and transfer to Hotel in Lima

Day 21: Lima – City Tours
Your guided Lima Peru city tour starts at the Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas). You will visit the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the San Francisco Church. Inside San Francisco church, the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America's, you find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementina and Capitular room, the choir, the monks library and the Profundis Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristia exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville's tiles from the XVI century and moorish arcs. You can visit the underground tombs (catacumbas). Around 12 o'clock you can see the famous ceremonial changing of the guard in front of the presidential palace.

Day 22: Lima – USA / Europe
breakfast in the Hotel and transfer to the International Airport Lima for flight Back Home

Fixed Departure Dates
Departures is at any time guests required is with minimum of 2 guests, we need your request for this trek and we will start join a Group

>> Things and Services Included <<
• 2 nights Hotel in Lima 3*** Category Hotel
• 6 Nights Hotel in Huaraz 3*** Category Hotel
• One Tours to Llanganuco Lakes with Spanish Guide
• One Tours to Chavin Ruina with Spanish Guide
• One acclimatizing hike with Guide
• Collection from your hotel in the morning
• Transportation by public bus to the start of the trail (Llamac or Cuartelhuain, beginning of the trip)
• English speaking professional trekking guide
• Sleeping tents - 2 persons in each capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks and better comfort.
• Double thickness foam mattress
• Kitchen tent, Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
• Accommodations: 11 nights camping
• Accommodation for our crew
• First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes (while hiking)
• Cook and Cooking equipment (only if more than five passengers)
• Excellent Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude
• We supply boiled water to fill in your water bottle all the time,(while hiking) if you may need more, please request it with enough time ahead to your crew
• Teatime (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
• Horses and Donkeys days (for equipment and personal items, actually your main heavy stuff, will be carried by the horses, it means you only will carry a small day bag, day by day, we included
• Bus returning from Llamac to Huaraz City
• Transfer to your hotel
• Transfers from Airport – Hotel in/out in Lima
>> Things and Services Not Included <<
• Dinner on the last day of the program.
• Huayhuash National Reserve Entrance fees (140 soles = US$ 55 dollars aprox)
• Mealas in Chavin, Llanganuco, Churup and Huaraz (while in cities)
• Personal Drinks
• Sleeping bags can be hired in Huaraz for.
• Tips for the guide, cook and Donkey Drivers
• Personal equipment
>> Things that you need to bring or carry <<
• Backpack (personal for your snaks and water – your Big Bag will be carried by donkeys)
• Sleeping bag
• Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Huaraz for a few dollars from May to August Not Necesary)
• Strong, comfortable footwear
• One complete change of clothing
• Sweater and jacket (something warm)
• Water bottle, ideally non disposable canteen (boiled drinking water will be provided each morning)
• Torch / Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
• Sun block (sun protection cream)
• Insect repellent, absolutely the most important item for this hike is bug spray. Anything with a lot of DEET with do the job, anything less is simply not sufficient. Bug spray MUST be bought in Huaraz, as it cannot be found even in neighboring villages.
• Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
• Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars etc,
• Camera, plenty of memory and spare batteries, cash in soles aprox 200 each
• Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Viconga during the trek, where we will camp)
• Optional: walking Poles /sticks
• You also need to bring a copy of your passport on the trail.
>> This could be optional <<
(1) Personal horse for riding while on the trek with and extra cost, you can have a personal horse to ride any time you may need.
(2) Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at time of reservation prior to trek departure.
(3) Sleeping bag hire. If you haven't got a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all to Peru with you, then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$10 per person per day.
>>>>>...... RESERVATIONS DETAILS ......<<<<<
Reservation details: All trek reservations must be made reservation in advance (however many months in advance is recommended especially during the months of April, May, June, July and August)

Payment details: We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of 50% per person payable at the time of Reservation and we will confirm you by e-mail or phone confirming your trek booking. The deposit could be paid by, Money Gram International or money transfer to our Peruvian Bank account under name of our company and these are our fastest most secure form of payments in Peru . Further details of how to send the deposit are included with our trek booking confirmation email. The remaining balance is to be paid in Lima or Huaraz once you arrive with some days prior to your departure date. Payment can be made in cash USA$, EUROS, local currency (Peruvian Soles), you can also make your payment by Internet with VISA CREDIT CARD ON LINE
For a trek deposit Payment we use BBVA BANCO CONTINENTAL DEL PERU, please if you are ready to make reservation inform as soon as possible to send you our bank account number
>> Other information <<
• Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Huaraz. Nearly all the hotels in Huaraz provide secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our office.
• Time of arrival in Huaraz you will return to your hotel in Huaraz for approximately 4:30pm on the last day of the trek
More detailed information contact us

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