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Cordillera Blanca 6-day trek: Olleros to Chavin

Romer, a certified local guide, wants you to join him for an unforgettable 6-day hiking program from Olleros to Chavin, in the amazing Cordillera Blanca!

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration6 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Cordillera Blanca (Spanish for “white range”) is a Peruvian sub-range of the Andes. This 6-day trip is your chance to explore this amazing area as we hike from Olleros to Chavin, one of the most popular routes in the region!

The Cordillera Blanca is almost entirely located within the Huascarán National Park. It includes several peaks over 6,000m and more than 500 glaciers. This hiking program will take us into a remote and unspoiled area with fantastic views!

We will follow an ancient pre Inca path crossing amazing spots such as the valleys of Uquian, Shoncopampa, Warmirumi and Carhuascancha, and the Mesapata viewpoint. Additionally, sleeping in mountain camps surrounded by snow capped peaks, glaciers and mountain lakes will make this a complete alpine adventure.

Furthermore, we will visit the archaeological complex of Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Inca temple that contains ruins and artifacts that date back to 1200 BC. You will be amazed by the impressive carved stonework, anthropomorphic figures and underground passages. 

So, if you are up for this unbelievable 6-day hiking trip in the Cordillera Blanca, please contact me! I am sure this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you! You can take a look at the complete itinerary below!

I also offer other hiking trips in the same area. For example, check out this Santa Cruz 4-day tour.

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All you need is appropriate clothing and a good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots.

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Huaraz

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Canrey Chico - Sacracancha

First, we will set off from Huaraz and head toward Chico Village (3350m). Then, some easy trekking following an ancient pre-Inca trail up the wide Uquian Valley. During this trek, you will have great views of the snow capped peaks of Shaqsha and Cashan. Finally, we’ll set-up our first camp in Sacracancha (4,120m).

Duration: 1 hour (by car) 4 – 5 hours (hiking)

Day 2: Sacracancha - Yanashallash Pass - Shongopampa

First, we will start the day by going up to Yanashallash Pass (4,700 m). Close views of the glacier coming from Uruashraju and some small lakes on the valley below. After, we will descend to Shoncopampa Valley (3,850m), where we will set our camp.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours aprox

Day 3: Shongopampa – Jato (3,700 m) – Castilla Camp

Hike along the mountain valley with stunning views of Uruashraju and Rurec glaciers. Finally, we will spend the night in Castilla Camp (4,350 m).

Duration: 5 -6 hours aprox

Day 4: Castilla Camp – San Juan pass (4,850m) – Rimarima camp

Early walk to the Santa Rosa Pass (4,830m). Fabulous views of Uruashraju, Rurec, San Juan and Cayesh Peaks. Easy descent to Hitacok camp, in the Rima Rima Valley.

Duration: 6 -7 hours

Day 5: Rima rima – Mesapata (4,600m) – Carhuascancha

We leave our camp site ascending to Mesapata viewpoint (4,620m).  Then, from there we will descend into the Carhuascancha Valley where we will find our camp site.

Duration: 6 hours aprox

Day 6: Carhuascancha – San Marcos – Chavin de Huantar – Huaraz

First, we will start the day by going down easily through the Carhuascancha Valley and Puente Dos amores. Our bus will be waiting for us to go back to Huaraz. On the way we will visit the archeological complex of Chavin de Huantar.

Duration: 3 hours (hiking) 3.5 hours (by car)


About the guide

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I like mountains and I love nature, I practice cycling and hiking, I know very well the hiking trails of Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash.
The passion for nature was my inspiration to study Official Tourist Guide. I am experienced in travel organisation and logistics, especially adventure travel.
At present I’m a logistics manager at a travel agency with German clients, and I also have my own agency where I take care of the organisation of the adventure trips (trekking, mountaineering, mountain bike and day hikes).


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