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Alpamayo Trek in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca

Alpamayo- attribution Paulo Tomaz

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide Edwin on an unforgettable 12-day trek to the beautiful Alpamayo peak in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca!

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Cordillera Blanca

12 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




Alpamayo is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Located in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca in the Andes, it should be on any mountaineer's wish list. On this 12-day trek I will take you through the Alpamayo circuit and show you some of its most stunning spots!

We will begin our journey in Huaraz. From there, we will explore the Santa Cruz Valley as we progressively immerse ourselves in the Cordillera Blanca. Over the following days we will discover different locations and enjoy stunning sights. We will explore pre-inca ruins, small villages and hamlets, and of course, revel in the Andean nature! Additionally, throughout our journey we will have porters to help us carry our bags and equipment. Also, we will have a chef with us who will prepare all the delicious meals we will enjoy on the way!

Because this is a 12-day trek, and we will ascend to heights of up to 4750m. a good fitness level is very important. Also, it is preferable if you have previous climbing experience. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you! And we will always have the stunning sights as a reward for the hard work we put in.

Are you ready to discover the beautiful Alpamayo circuit in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca? Then book your place now and join me on this exhilarating 12-day trek in the Andes!

If you are looking for something a little shorter, you can also check out our 6-day trek in the south of the Cordillera Blanca!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

DOES NOT INCLUDE: FLights/transport to the start of trip; hotel and food in Lima and Huaraz; Previous acclimatisation program; personal clothing and climbing equipment including sleeping bag, helmet, harness, ice-axe, crampons, etc.; insurance; personal expenditures. The price for 8-9 people is US$1090 and for 10 or more US$860. The prices previously displayed are for private groups. For shared groups, starting at 9 people, the price is US$950.


Day 1: Huaraz- Hualcayan Village

After meeting up in Huaraz, we will drive for 5 hours to Hualcayan. There, we will meet with our porter team and set up camp.

Day 2: Hualcayan-Whiscash

After a hearty breakfast we will begin our trek. 5 hours later we will arrive at Whiscash where we will set up camp.

Day 3: Whiscash-Ruinapampa

A long day awaits us as we start off to Laguna Cullicocha at 4850m. Then, we will cross our first high pass at Osoruri. Finally, we will begin a long descent to Ruinapampa, where we will set up camp after 8-9 hours of trekking.

Day 4: Ruinapampa- Cruce Alpamayo

Our next campsite will be set up at Cruce Alpamayo after a relaxed 4-hour trekking day.

Day 5: Rest Day

On this day we will be able to recover and rest. We may also trek to Laguna Jancarurish or to the Alpamayo basecamp.

Day 6: Cruce Alpamayo-Safuna or Huilca

A long day of hiking awaits us. First we head to another high pass, the Paso Cara Cara at 4830m. Then we will continue to Paso Mesapata. Finally, we will descend to Safuna or continue a bit further to Huilca, depending on the group conditions.

Day 7: Safuna or Huilca-Jancapampa

Another long trekking day awaits us on day seven. We will begin by heading to the Paso Pucajirca and then descending to Jancapampa. The local Quechua farms on the way will give us a taste of the local culture.

Day 8: Jancapampa- Huecrococha

We will have a scenic trekking day as we pass several Quechua farming communities. Then, we will ascend to Paso Tupatupa. Finally, we will reach Laguna Huecrococha where we will set up camp for the night.

Day 9: Huecrococha- Tuctubamba

Our ascent to the Paso Alto de Pucaraju will reward us with stunning sights of Taulliraju. Then, we will continue on the the peaceful Tuctubamba valley where we will set up camp after our 7 hour trek.

Day 10: Tuctubamba-Punta Union Pass-Taullipampa

After breakfast we will set off on a challenging hike to the Punta Union Pass. Then, we will continue on to Taullipampa, one of the most beautiful spots we will stop and set camp in.

Day 11: Taullipampa-Llamacorral

As our journey draws to a close we will visit the Alpamayo basecamp and the breathtaking Arhuey lake. Then we will continue to Llamacorral where we will set up our last camp.

Day 12: Llamacorral-Cashapampa-Huaraz

Our last day will begin with an easy riverside trek in the Santa Cruz Valley and then, a 3 hour drive back to Huaraz from Cashapampa.





More info

This trip is for participants 12 years or older. The maximum number of participants is 15.

Meeting point


About the guide

My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.




Huaraz, Perú

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