Alpamayo Trekking 10 Days
CODE : HZTK2P
Cordillera Blanca & Huaraz, North Perú
This is an interesting route because it affords the classic view of the north side of Alpamayo, which was voted “the most beautiful mountain in the world”. The trek wanders through beautiful landscapes composed of snow-covered peaks, lakes, and green Andean vegetation. It crosses many passes and visits a classic high Andean village, Colcabamba, whose inhabitants lead a traditional way of life maintaining their ancient customs. It is rated “difficult”, but rewards the traveler with a sense of wonder and discovery that will not soon be forgotten.
Was selected as the most beautiful mountain in the world during the 1966 Munich photography exposition in Germany.The precise view of a photographer that captured the perfect pyramid silhouette of the Alpamayo was the key to winning the coveted award.
Nota / Minima 4 persons, always ask if we have more clients
Many trails and canyons needed to be crossed in order to obtain the right image and the Cedros gorge is indeed the place for it.
Cedros is an isolated, beautiful and impressive circuit. Condors and eagles will be our inseparable companions during the trek due to the high altitude of 4,000 meters that will be encountered throughout the hike. Mountains and solitude define this amazing trek that although over 10 days long, will probably seem too short for many hikers.
- Transport to and from Huaraz.
- All meals during the expedition: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert & Coca tea.
- Morning hot chocolate, crackers and popcorn in the afternoon.
- Hot water for washing.
- First aid kit.
- Cooking tent, Dinner tent, Sleeping tent, Toilet tent, Sleeping mats, Table, Chairs, Stove and gas, and all kitchen utensils.
- Entrance fees to national park. $25.00 USD for multiple day treks.
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Dinner on the last night.
DepartureRuins, Huaraz | Altitude : 4450 Mt
Dress CodeClothes for the trek, Raincoat, Trekking shoes, Sleeping bag
IncludedAirport TaxesBilingual guideBreakfastCamping equipmentCook service
Not Includedentree feesExcursionsHotelLocal FlightsOther MealsTrain ticketTransfers
Day 1 :
Huaraz 3100m.We will depart from Huaraz by bus, pass through the villages of the Callejon de Huaylas (Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz) and then take the turning Colca and start up to Hualcayan (3140 m.), where we will start to walk, walking up a mule track up Huishcash, where we will set up the first camp.
Day 2 :
We walk to the edge of the canyon with views to the lagoons Yanacocha & Azulcocha and then move to the edge of the lagoon Cullicocha which will provide a beautiful view of Mount Santa Cruz, then we will continue to climb to reach the open Cullicocha (4850 m.). We will then descend to Ruinapamapa (3900m.), where we will set up the Second camp.
Day 3 :
3,800m descend to the gorge of Cedros, walking towards Alpamayo creek where we will set up the third camp, from where we will have a beautiful view of the pyramidal shape Mount Alpamayo (5947 m), considered the most beautiful mountains in the world
Day 4 :
This day we will climb to the lookout Alpamayo, near the snowy Quitaraju. This place has a spectacular view of the pyramidal face of Alpamayo. We will then descend to our camp, on the way visiting Jancarurish Lake.
Day 5 :
4000 m. We leave the camp by crossing a small creek to start our climb towards the pass Caracara (4830 m.), in the valley Moyabamba. Then we will go through the passage of Mesapampa (4500m.). After we will descend to the valley of Safuna (4300m) here we will set up the fourth camp.
Day 6 :
3600 m. We will leave the camp by the creek Yanta queñua towards Yanajanca (4600m.) Then we will go down Laurel Creek, reaching Jancapampa (3600 m.) where we set up the fifth camp.
Day 7 :
Quebrada, Jancapampa, Huecrococha
3850 m. Jancapampa, we will leave for the gorge to reach the Pishgopampa (3600m.). We will then start climbing to Tingopampa in the direcion of Tupatupa (4400m.), and then we will descend to Huecrococha (3800m.) where we will set up the sixth camp.
Day 8 :
3950 m. Después del desayuno saldremos hacia el Alto Pucaraju (4650m.), desde este punto tendremos una excelente vista de la quebrada y de las montañas Huaripampa Taulliraju y Pucaraju (5025m.). Descenderemos hasta Tuctubamba y Paria (3950m.) donde instalaremos el séptimo campamento.
Day 9 :
4180 m. Today we continue down the Huaripampa Valley, along a river clean and surrounded by lush vegetation and breathtaking mountains until we reach the town of Huaripampa and Vaqueria. After some resting, we will continue to the Pacchapamapa camp site.
Day 10 :
Valley Huaraz. After the breakfast we will go up to cross the Portachuelo Pass (4767m), after we will enjoy the view of the many mountains such as Huascaran, pisco Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju & Huayndoy. We will also see many lakes such as; Chinancocha & Orconcocha (Llanganucos Lakes). We will then go down in to the valley and after 3 to 4 hours we will be at Orconcocha (3900m lake) where our car wait for us to return to Huaraz.