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Easy glacier trekking on the Pastoruri Glacier, Day trip from Huaraz

Easy glacier trekking on the Pastoruri Glacier, Day trip from Huaraz | undefined

Experienced guide Edgar, wishes to invite you to this incredible trekking adventure through the Pastoruri Glacier. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to visit this marvellous place in Peru.


Cordillera Blanca, Andes

1 Day

Mar - Nov




* Follow an expert and certified guide across the Pastoruri Glacier.

* Trek one of the last glaciers on the tropical regions of South America.

* Discover charming villages, dazzling lakes and peaks, and observe native birds.


In the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, in Los Andes, lies a magical place home of one of the most beautiful glaciers on Earth! Join me on this trekking adventure across the Pastoruri Glacier, departing from Huaraz, Peru.

Pastoruri occupies an Andean mountain at about 5,250 masl. Here, we’ll encounter steep edges and crevassed areas. So it is important to follow an experienced guide to ensure your safety.

On our hiking adventure, we’ll depart around 8:00 am. Then, we will drive south of Huaraz until we reach the Recuay province at 3,300 masl. Thereon, we’ll continue to Ticampampa at 3,400 masl. After that, we will pass Catac (3,500 m) and Pachacoto. It is on this last place that we’ll reach an unpaved road with fantastic sceneries of sheep herders and mountainous landscapes.

We will continue driving until we get to Patacocha, where we’ll be able to observe native birds including wild ducks, andean geese, caracara birds amongst others. Later, we’ll head to an area where we can try natural gasified water from a stream underneath us. After that, we’ll reach PuyaRymondi, an area brimming with wild flowers, and Pumampampa, where we’ll find a small lake that  changes color due to the sun and the minerals on its rocks.

Then, right before arriving to Pastoruri, we’ll stop by to admire petroglyph paints. And once we reach the glacier, we can hike up or even horse ride to get to the Iced Lake and Ice Cave. We’ll get plenty of time to enjoy the marvellous views, to later return the same way back to Huaraz.

Would you like to come with me on this trekking trip? Just contact me, and prepare to live an unforgettable experience.

Check this  13-day “Huayhuash Circuit” trek in Peru if you are looking for a longer challenge.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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We had such an amazing time on this Trek! From the beginning to the end we had wonderful service through “Wild Huayhuash - Tomas Operator”. It is an amazing, beautiful, take your breath away hike. The guides are knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful. We had guide/cook Rosmel, guide Angel, operators Edgar and Tomas. Rosmel made us food every day(breakfast, lunch, snacks (popcorn), and dinner), woke us up to a fresh cup of tea every morning in our tent, and guides us through the first few days of our hike. He was like Superman carrying our lunch on his back every day of the trek (think heavy food in pots, with juice). Angel was the guide the rest of the way through the trek and was also very kind and professional. He was funny, paced us well through the hard sections, and let us have breaks whenever we needed. Both Rosmel & Angel were always working to get us to the best viewpoints, and best camping spots first, before the other groups. They also both helped when I had an asthma attack during the trek. From the operator side, Tomas and Edgar were amazing. Going through all the information we would need, allowing us to leave extra things in their office, allowing us to rest and shower in one of their rooms at no extra charge when we got back from the trek, and Edgar helped us find a map of Huayhuash so we could document our journey when we got back (finding a map of Huayhuash in Huaraz was not easy). This was a well put together group, and always seemed to be one step ahead of the other Huayhuash trekking groups. I highly recommend!

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