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Cedros-Alpamayo 10-day guided trek

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Fredy is a local UIMLA - AGOCP certified mountain guide who wants to invite you to this 10-day Cedros-Alpamayo trek. Start in Huaraz and walk up to the base of the Alpamayo peak, considered the most beautiful mountain of the world since 1966.

Cordillera Blanca

10 Days

May - Oct


The Cedros-Alpamayo circuit is one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the Cordillera Blanca.

Moreover, the Alpamayo represents one of the main stars of the Cordillera Blanca’s landscape. During this guided trek you will also admire the stunning viewpoint of the Jancaurish Valley. From here, there is an unforgettable view of the unique pyramidal shape of the Alpamayo mountain.

The Cedros-Alpamayo trek will take us 10 days in total. The maximum altitude we will reach is 5850 meters above sea level. Therefore, participants must have an excellent fitness level as well as some prior hiking experience. The best period to enjoy this trekking adventure is from May till October, during the driest season.

I will lead a group of no more than 4 guests. However, if you are a larger group I will ask a colleague to join us. And if you are more than 5 participants I will invite a mountain cook and his assistant specialized in normal and vegetarian food. That way we will enjoy the most delicious meals at the campsites. Please find the complete itinerary at the bottom of this page.

If you have more questions feel free to contact me. I am here waiting for your message so we can plan this amazing trek in Cordillera Blanca together!!!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Day 1: Huaraz - Hualcayan Village (3140m)

We will take a private transfer to the old Yungay, where we will visit the campo santo. This area was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1970.

Then we will continue driving in direction to the Hualcayan village, where we will meet with our mountain crew. Overnight camp at Hualcayan.

Day 2: Hualcayan – Wishcash (4300m)

This day we walk on a steep hill admiring the spectacular view of the Hualcayan village, where the arable field looks like mosaic and most of it is sown for Andean products. Overnight camp at Wishcash.

Day 3: Punta Cullicocha Pass (4850m) – Osoruri (4450m)

Today we will climb up to the lake of Cullicocha. After resting, we will keep going up on a steep trail until we reach our first high pass, Punta Cillicocha. Here we can take amazing pictures of the huge mountains and cliffs and then, descend to our campsite in Osoruri.

Day 4: Vientonan Pass (4750m) - Jancarurish (4250m)

After breakfast we walk towards the Vientonan Pass. Then we will descend through a landscape where the Mount Pilanco dominates the scene. We will follow walking until we are at the Jancarurish campsite. Overnight there.

Day 5: Rest Day or day off

Today we have two options:

  • Option 1: hike to Laguna Jancarurish or visit the Alpamayo Base Camp at 4500m, which has been considered the most beautiful mountain in the world since 1966.

  • Option 2: a simple day off at the camping spot to relax our legs and mind.

Day 6: Cara Cara Pass (4830m) - Mesapata Pass (4500m)- Huillca (4000m)

This day is probably the hardest day of the trek since we must cross two mountain passes. First we will ascend on a steep trail until we reach the Cara Cara pass (4830m). We will then descend to climb up the next pass. Finally we walk down into Huillca, a remote mountain valley. Overnight camp here.

Day 7: Yanacon pass (4600m) – Jancapampa (3600m)

Today we’ll first reach the Yanacon Pass. After some pictures and rest we descend to the campsite. In the afternoon some Quechua families may come to offer their products, as beverages (soda or beer). We should buy some as a symbol of friendship that is a way to make money for those people. Overnight camp at Jancapampa.

Day 8: TupaTupa Pass (4400M) - Huecrucocha (4000m)

We will pass through several remote Andean communities, where we can observe how people work their lands and livestock. We then walk up to the Tupa-Tupa Pass and after that we will descend to our next camp, Huecrucocha.

Day 9: Alto de Puraju (4650m) - Tuctu – Paria (3800m)

Early in the morning we’ll ascend to the Alto de Pucaraju Pass, from where the view is absolutely stunning. After that, we will walk through a rocky trail until we reach Tuctu – Paria valley, where we will set up our camp for the night.

Day 10: Vaquería (3700m) – Yungay – Huaraz

Last day of the trip. It consists in an easy walk down across a wide green valley with some sections of quenual and quisuar forest. We will then reach Huaripampa village but we will pass directly in direction to Vaqueria. Here our private transportation awaits to bring us back to Huaraz. On the road we will drive across the Portachuelo pass, where the view is superb with several summits around. End of the program in Huaraz.



More info

The price does not include

  • Flight tickets
  • Hotel accommodation in Huaraz
  • Acclimatization before this trek
  • Meal and beverages in Huaraz
  • Personal trek equipment
  • Sleeping-bag (-15 ºC)
  • Insurance
  • Phone calls, access to internet and other extra expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Personal toilets
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Peruvian general taxes IGV (18%).

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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I am fully Peruvian trekking guide (AGOCP) since 2010 and member of (UIMLA) since 2012; currently aspiring to be mountaineering guide to get the highest international qualification as full mountain climbing guide at (CEAM) high school mountain center studies.

I was born and grew up on the mountain skirt of llupa country side. I became passionate for the mountains from my early life, nowadays I have a wide and extensive experience in adventure leading and managing in Peru’s tourism industry.

I speak Spanish, Quechua and fluent English; it will be my pleasure to take you on exhilarating adventure travel in the awe-inspiring cordillera Blanca and stunning trek in cordillera Huayhuash of Peru. As a qualified guide I can offer a wide variety of exciting trekking and climbing experiences in the Andes of Peru.

An emphasis on personalized service and knowledgeable trip planning and execution, providing professionalism and safety, It is my mission to customize memorable trekking, hiking, climbing and cultural experiences that will provide a lifetime of memories with an awesome sense of humor.

I am ready to make your dream a reality get in touch for a superb adventure experience!


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