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Cedros-Alpamayo-Vaqueria Trek: 10-day guided tour

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Nobody knows the Cordillera Blanca as well as the local IFMGA guide Daniel. He will lead this 10-day hiking expedition across the Cedros, Alpamayo and Vaqueria trails. Don't miss the chance!

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Cordillera Blanca

10 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Description

The Cordillera Blanca and the Huascaran National Park will never stop surprising us.

This time, I'd like to propose to you a great 10-day expedition along the Cedros, Alpamayo and Vaqueria trails.

As you may know, the Alpamayo circuit offers one of the most breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. During this program I will also lead you through the famous Cedros Valley, which is still a barely traveled trail by the hikers in the Cordillera Blanca.

In addition, this circuit represents a really unique and challenging trail. It is perfect for those people in search of a demanding adventure. In fact, to enjoy the trip to the fullest it will be necessary a good acclimatization process. Keep in mind we must reach high mountain passes between 4400 and 4850 meters of altitude.

The highlight viewpoint of this 10-day expedition is at the Jancaurish Valley, where we will admire the huge pyramidal shape of the Alpamayo, considered the most beautiful mountain in the world.

I can lead a group of 5 guests. However, if you are a larger group I can ask a colleague to join us. The best season to enjoy the Cedros-Alpamayo-Vaqueria Trek is from May till September.

And if you don't have so many days but want to live this experience, you can check out my 6-day program across the Santa Cruz trail.

So, if you want to join me feel free to contact me now. I will be happy to lead you through these amazing Peruvian lands.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Hualcayan village (3140m)

I will pick you up at your hotel with our private vehicle to drive along the Callejón de Huaylas. After that we will keep driving to the old Yungay, where we will visit the area, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1970. Then, we’ll continue driving until we reach the Hualcayan village. Overnight camp here.

 

Day 2: Hualcayan – Wishcash (4300m)

Today we will meet the donkeys and donkey drivers and start walking up on a steep hill in direction to our next campsite in Wishcash.

 

Day 3: Punta Cullicocha Pass (4860m) – Osoruri (4450m)

From Wishcash we will continue our trek ascending towards the spectacular Cullicocha Lake. After resting and taking some pictures there we will follow walking uphill until we reach our first high pass: the Punta Cullicocha. After that, we must descend to our campsite in Osoruri.

 

Day 4: Osoruri - Vientunan pass (4770m)  - Jancarurish (4250m)

After having breakfast we’ll start walking up on a steep trail in direction to the Vientunan Pass, with an excellent view of the Milluacocha iced peak (5,480 m). Then we will descend to the Jancarurish campsite, enjoying on the way the great views of ancient’s pre Inca terraces. Overnight camp there.

 

Day 5: Rest Day at Jancarurish

Optional hike to Laguna Jancarurish or visit the Alpamayo Base Camp (4500m) and enjoy some photogenic views of mount Alpamayo. Finally, we will return to our campsite at Jancarurish and spend the night there.

 

Day 6: Jancarurish - Cara cara Pass (4830m) - Mesapata Pass (4460m) – Huillca (4000m)

This day we will ascend through a very steep trail to reach the Cara Cara Pass. Once we cross it, we will descend along the Moyobamba Valley until we are on the Mesapata Pass. We must descend again along the Tayapampa Valley enjoying the view of the Safuna Lake beneath the snowy peaks of Pucajirca. Finally, we’ll get to the Huillca campsite for the night.

 

Day 7: Huillca – Yanacon Pass (4610m) – Jancapampa (3600m)

Today we will walk up to the Paso Pucajirca, known by travelers as the Yanacon Pass. After that we’ll descend to the next camp along a grassy valley: the Yanajanca Valley. Once in Jancapampa, we can visit some Quechua families and buy their Andean products. Overnight camp at Jancapampa.

 

Day 8: Jancapampa - TupaTupa Pass (4360m) - Huecrucocha (4000m)

This day we will pass through several Andean communities and then we will climb up to the Tupa-Tupa Pass, from where we can admire the iced peaks of Taulliraju and Pucahirca. After that, we will descend to our next camp: Huacrucocha.

 

Day 9: Huecrucocha - Alto de Pucaraju (4640m)- Tuctu – Paria (3800m)

We will ascend to the Alto de Pucaraju Pass. From here, we will enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Taulliraju, Chopicalqui, Huascarán and Huandoy mountains. Then, we will descend on a rocky trail to the Tuctu Valley (4250m). We must keep walking down, cross a small stream and join the classic Santa Cruz trail. So, we will follow the trail to the Paria Valley surrounded by a Queñual forest. Overnight camp at Paria Valley.

 

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

After our breakfast we will start walking down on a wide meadow with some sections of Quenual forest. Then, we’ll arrive at the Huaripampa village, where we will have the opportunity to meet friendly and nice Quechua residents. We will continue walking down until we reach the end of the valley, just crossing the bridge. After that we must climb up to Vaqueria. And here the trek ends. Our private transfer will be waiting us to drive back Huaraz.

 

Details

Accommodation

In tents

More info

The price does not include:

  • Meeting service at Lima airport
  • Hotel accommodation in Lima
  • Transfer on bus Lima – Huaraz – Lima
  • Hotel accommodation in Huaraz
  • Personal equipment
  • Food in Lima – Huaraz
  • Insurance assistance,
  • Laundry service
  • Phone calls
  • Extra expenses

Meeting point

Huaraz

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP

Residence

Huaraz


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