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3-day Trek from Olleros to Chavín de Huántar in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Come and join one of our IFMGA certified guides for a 3-day trek from Olleros to Chavin de Huantar in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.




Cordillera Blanca


3 Days


Apr - Oct






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  • Enjoy a 3-day trek that will you from Olleros to the Chavín de Huantar in Peru.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Cordillera Blanca.
  • Open to people of varying skill levels.


Are you looking for an easily accessible, fun and wonderfully scenic hike through the Cordillera Blanca of Peru? Then come and join us on this 3-day trek that will take you from Olleros to Chavin du Huantar.

Also known as the Llama trek, this hike will take from the east of the Cordillera Blanca to the west. You will get to visit and explore a number of great places, including the Callejon de Huaylas to the Valley of the Conchucos. You will also get to marvel at the famed Temple of Chavin. Furthermore, you will get to gaze upon a number of snow covered peaks, including Shaqsha (5,703m), Uruashraju (5,735m), Huantzan (6,395m) and more. While this hike from Olleros to Chavin du Huantar only spans 3 days, you can be sure that over those days, you will see a great deal of the beauty and wonder the Cordillera Blanca is known for.

Because of the accessibility of this trip, it is open to people of varying skill levels. However, it is important that regardless of your skill level you are in good physical condition.

Exciting and full of tremendous highlights this 3-day trek will amaze you. To enjoy it for yourself, please send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to enjoy a much longer and more challenging hike in the Peruvian Andes? If so, come and join us on this 10-day trek through the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Price Includes

Certified Trekking Guide (english, spanish)

Certified chef

Private transportation: Huaraz - Canrey Chico

Private transportation: Chavín - Huaraz

Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (10 Kg per passenger)

5 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch, teatime and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.

Fully equipped kitchen and dining tent

First aid kit

Boiled water to fill your bottle every day

Warm water for your daily personal cleanliness

Emergency horse for the group of participants

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: Dinner and typical Andean drink in Jahuacocha camp.

Price Excludes

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Huaraz (3,100 m) – Olleros village (3,420 m) – Sacracancha camp (4,000 m)

This adventure will start in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After the pick up we head south through the Huaylas valley to Olleros village, from this point we detour path to Canrey Chico village, our trekking starting point where the donkey driver and llamas are waiting for us to transport the logistic camping equipment. Our path follows the course of the Negro River for most of the day, with awesome views of the Cashan and Rurec peaks. After a few hours of hiking we will enter the Quebrada Uquián, the trail becomes lighter due to the flatness of this immense valley.

Finally, after 5 hours of walking we will arrive to Sacracancha camp.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch, tea time and dinner. Transfer by car: 2 hours Estimated hiking time: 4 to 5 hours Elevation: +900 m (3,100 masl to 4,000 masl)

Day 2: Sacracancha Camp (4,000 m) - Yanashallash Pass (4,365 m) - Shongo Camp (4,080 m)

On our second day of trekking we will wake up with a hot drink, after time for personal cleanliness, we will leave at 7:00 am heading to the Yanashallash pass.

The trail is through ichus (thatch vegetation, a typical plant of the andean grasslands), then we will walk on sections of the ancient Inca trail. We will go up until we reach a lake, from where we will enjoy the views of the Uruashraju and Huantsán snow-capped peaks. We will reach Yanashallash Pass (4,700m), where there are vestiges of a small Inca altar with three windows where the ancient people made offerings to the Gods to protect their way.

Finally we will go down for two hours on the trail until we arrive at Shongo camp.

In the afternoon you will enjoy tea time, a rest and take pictures of the landscape.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch, tea time and dinner. Estimated hiking time: 7 to 8 hours Elevation: +365 m/-280 m (4,000 masl to 4,080 masl)

Day 3: Shongo Camp (4,080 m) - Chavín de Huántar (3,137 m) - Huaraz (3,100 m)

The end of our hike has come. At 7:00 am we start our hike to Chavín de Huántar, during the descent we will arrive to Shongo Quebrada and we will continue until Chichucancha (3850m), in this place the canyon ends and the Quebrada Huachecsa begins where the river of the same name flows. Along the hiking we will see the imposing Huantsán snow-capped mountain with its majestic silhouette and an intimidating west face, this mountain is known as the Andean K2.

At last we will arrive at the town of Chavin and enter the archaeological temple to immerse ourselves in the history of the Incas.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, tea time, lunch and dinner. Estimated hiking time: 6 to 7 hours Elevation: -980 m (4,080 masl to 3100 masl) Transfer by car: 3 hours

About the guide: Andean Raju

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Andean Raju



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We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about Andean Raju



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too



An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

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