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3-day historical trek from Olleros to Chavín in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Spend 3 days in the Cordillera Blanca and discover the Archeological Monument of Chavín on this historical trek from Olleros to Chavín led by IFMGA certified mountain guide Juventino.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Learn about the Peruvian culture on this historical trek to Chavin de Huantar.

  • Spend 3 days exploring the Cordillera Blanca and its beautiful landscapes.

  • Go on an unforgettable adventure in the Andes.

Description

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, Cordillera Blanca is an absolute must! Don’t miss this chance to explore an amazing natural area and discover a cultural point of interest in the Ancash department of Peru. Follow me on this 3-day historical trek from Olleros to Chavín de Huantar!

Cordillera Blanca is the mountain range from the Andes that crosses Peru. Due to its number of high mountains, glaciers and lakes, it’s one of the top destinations for mountaineers and hikers from all over the globe.

On this opportunity, I would like to invite you to take the route from Olleros to Chavín de Huantar and learn about the local history and culture. Surrounded by beautiful views, Chavín de Huantar is an archeological site in the department of Ancash. Visiting this unique spot is an unforgettable life experience. 

Our itinerary will begin in the city of Huaraz, from where we’ll take a bus to the Olleros district, at an altitude of 3,420 meters. After a half hour trip, we’ll reach the town of Canrey Chico and begin a 3-hour hike to the town of Sacracancha, at an altitude of 4,080 meters, where we’ll set up our first camp.

On the second day of the program, we’ll head to the  Yanashallash Pass (4,700 meters) and descend to Shoncopampa (3,850 meters) for our second camp. Then, the third day will be the day we get to the Archeological Monument of Chavín, at an altitude of 3,150 meters. Please, take a look below for a more detailed description of each day’s activities.

As for the difficulty, keep in mind that this trek is moderate so it’s important to be in a good physical condition. Also, consider that the climate is temperate and that the recommended time to come is from May to September.

So, would you like to join me on this adventure? Then all you have to do is send the request and make your reservation. It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide.

Are you looking for an adventure in Machu Pichu? Then take a look at this 7-day trek across the Inca Trail.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

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Don't forget to bring warm clothes and extra layers for the nights in the camps.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Canrey Chico – Sacracancha

At 8 am, we’ll depart from Huaraz to Olleros and meet our donkey drivers. Then, we’ll enjoy an easy hike with spectacular views to Sacracancha, where we’ll set up our first camp.

Day 2: Sacracancha – Yanashallash Pass – Shoncopampa

Our second day will begin at 9 am, when we’ll start a 4-hour trek to the Yanashallash Pass. After sharing lunch, we’ll go down the Conchucos Valley and reach Shoncopampa, the site for our second camp.

Day 3: Shoncopampa – Chavín de Huantar – Huaraz

On the third day, we’ll enjoy a traditional breakfast and continue our trek to Chavín de Huantar. Then, we’ll explore the ruins and take a break for lunch. Finally, we’ll head back to Huaraz.


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 877 each

Group of 2

USD 464 each

Group of 3

USD 413 each

Group of 4

USD 403 each

Group of 5

USD 392 each

Group of 6

USD 382 each

Group of 7

USD 372 each

Group of 8

USD 361 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Not included in the price: International flights, transfer from the airport to the hotel and bus station, exit tax at the airport in Lima, travel accident and health insurance, luggage insurance and trip cancellation, meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz, transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru, hotel accommodation, entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park, personal expenses, personal equipment and tips.


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