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

3-day historical trek from Olleros to Chavín in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
3-day historical trek from Olleros to Chavín in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
3-day historical trek from Olleros to Chavín in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
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 a local certified guide from our team.


Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • 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.


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- 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.


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.



More info

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

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru Expeditions

Bad Hetterscheid


September, 2022

William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!

Bad Hetterscheid


September, 2022

Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

Connor White


September, 2022

Great service and trip!

Johannes Besmehn


August, 2022

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Alexey Volegov


July, 2022

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November, 2021

Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!

Juliusz Zulauf


September, 2021

It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.

Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.

Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

Tony Hoffman


September, 2020

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Flormila Pineda Villanueva


May, 2020

My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.

Koseth Saenz


May, 2020

He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.

Pietro Garanzini


May, 2020

Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!

Michael W English


March, 2020

From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.

Wolfgang Gratz


September, 2019

We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.


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