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8-day Los Cedros – Alpamayo Trek in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

8-day Los Cedros – Alpamayo Trek in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru | undefined

Join a local certified mountain guide from our team for a thrilling and scenic 8-day trek through the Cordillera Blanca from Los Cedros to Alpamayo.


Cordillera Blanca

8 Days

May - Nov




* Enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Peru's Cordillera Blanca.

* Get the chance to hike a 5.000 meter-high peak.

* Camp in a different yet equally beautiful spot each night.


Come and discover the sublime beauty and incredible culture that lives within the Cordillera Blanca!

Over the course of our 8-day trek, we will discover some of Peru’s most stunning scenery as well as have the opportunity to meet some of the indigenous people who have lived here for centuries.

Among the numerous highlights of our trip will be stunning views out over a few of the Cordillera’s highest peaks, including the Santa Cruz peaks, the Pucachircas peaks, Alpamayo (5.947 m), Quitaraju (6.036 m) and many others.

There is so much stunning scenery to see on this trip that it is impossible to describe it all in one small post. We will hike over several passes that afford stunning panoramic views; past glaciers and ice walls of imposing size and magnificence; down into valleys full of lush vegetation; through grasslands dotted with small villages; and to cap it all of, each night we will camp in a new and exotic location.

The trip is rated as moderate and we recommend that everyone prepares themself properly for this. While nothing in itself is too challenging about this trek, doing everything at high altitude always makes it tougher. Be sure to do some light cardio training prior to the trip.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a once in a lifetime trek through the sublime beauty and stunning scenery of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca!

If you like the look of this trip, but want to spend a bit more time in the cordillera, then I think you will also enjoy my 12-day version of this trek, with the addition of Ulta!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Please contact us for an exact price quote and trip dates.


Day 1: Hualcayan (3150 m) to Wishcash Camp (4520 m)

After meeting in Hualcayan, we will climb the steep and winding trail to Wishcash, where we will watch the sunset and spend the night.

Day 2: Wishcash to Ruina Pampa (4000 m)

This will be a long and challenging day. We will start by hiking past Lake Cullicocha, enjoying excellent views of the Santa Cruz mountains and glaciers. We will then hike up and down a series of mountain passes before descending down into the Cedros Alpamayo valley until we reach Ruina Pampa. Expect to hike for 8 or 9 hours this day.

Day 3: Ruina Pampa to Cruze Alpamayo (4250 m)

We will hike for a bit less time today, heading to Cruze Alpamayo. We will then have the chance either to climb Jatunjirca Peak (5030 m) or spend a half-day resting at the camp.

Day 4: Cruze Alpamayo to Caracara Pass (4830 m) and Tayapama Valley (4150)

We will head over both Caracara Pass and Mesapata Pass (4460 m), enjoying spectacular views of the northernmost peaks in the range. We will then head down into the Tayapama Valley and continue on to Laguna Safuna.

Day 5: Tayapama to Pucajircas Pass (4615 m) and Jancapampa (3600 m)

We continue trekking through the Tayapama Valley and then head up a steep slope to Pucajircas Pass followed by a long descent into the Yanajanca Valley, where we will camp for the night.

Day 6: Jancapampa via Tupatupa Pass (4400m) to Laguna Huecrucocha (4050 m)

We will head out on the right side of Jancapampa Valley and continue to Tupatupa Pass, where we will enjoy some great views of Laguna Huercrucocha and and camp for the night.

Day 7: Laguna Huecrucocha over Yanagrahirca Pass (4300 m) to Colcabamba (3,300 m)

We will hike up to Yanagrahirca Pass, from where we will enjoy stunning panoramic views. We then head downhill through increasingly populated areas until we reach the indigenous village of Colcabamba.

Day 8: Transfer to Huaraz

We will spend a scenic day driving to Huaraz via Portachuelo Pass (4650 m).


About the guide

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Guide Agency

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


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.


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“.



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.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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