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Hiking in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca

Hiking in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca
Hiking in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca
Hiking in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca
Hiking in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca

This 9 days trek will take you into the heart of the ‘Cordillera Blanca’ of Huaraz, Perú, one of the most beautiful areas of the Andes Mountains. In the ‘Cordillera Blanca’, impressive mountains covered with glaciers contrast with the blue sky and green valleys where local farmers work the land. The range has more

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9 Days

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This 9 days trek will take you into the heart of the ‘Cordillera Blanca’ of Huaraz, Perú, one of the most beautiful areas of the Andes Mountains.

In the ‘Cordillera Blanca’, impressive mountains covered with glaciers contrast with the blue sky and green valleys where local farmers work the land. The range has more than 30 peaks over 6000 mt.

Huaraz is the starting point of the journey. The city is at 3050 mt and has 120000 habitants.

We’ll start by car through the Huaylas valley, from where we’ll see some classic peaks of the ‘Cordillera Blanca’ such as Mt. Chopicalqui, Huandoy, and Huascarán, the highest peak in the region (6700 mt). After passing the villages of Caraz and Cashapampa we’ll start the trekking.

During the four days local porters and mules will assist us with the transport of tents, equipment and food.

The trekking trail goes along the Santa Cruz gorge for 42 km, until we reach the highest point at Punta Unión pass (4750 mt), in the base of Mt. Taulliraju.

Day 1: Flight to Lima.
Day 2: Flight from to Huaraz (arrives at 9.25 A.M.). Transfer from airport to hotel in Huaraz. Rest and acclimatization in Huaraz (3050 mt).
Day 3: Acclimatization trekking to the stone forest Hatun Machay, a natural and archeological site (4200 mt).
Day 4: Transfer Huaraz – Caraz – Cashapampa (3000 mt). Trekking 4-5 hours to Llamacorral (3650 mt). Camp.
Day 5: Trekking from Llamacorral 6 hours to Taullipampa (4250 mt).
Day 6: Trekking Taullipampa – Punta Unión pass (4750 mt) – Huaripampa (3750 mt). Total 7-8 hours.
Day 7: Trekking Huaripampa – Vaquería (3000 mt). Transfer Vaquería-Huaraz.
Day 8: Free day in Huaraz.
Day 9: Transfer to Huaraz airport. Huaraz-Lima flight (leaves at 9.50 A.M.)

If you are interested in this trekking to enjoy fantastic Andean landscapes in a unique nature environment, please contact me!

Extra details
Not included

Hotels in Lima and Huaraz
Meals in Lima and Huaraz
Transportation (by air or land) to Huaraz


Guides fee during the whole expedition
All the meals at the mountain
Transfer from airport to hotel in Huataz in-out
In-out transfer from Huaraz to Hatun Machay
Transfer from Huaraz to Cashapampa
Transfer from Vaquería to Huaraz
Mules to carry equipment and food during the whole trekking
Camping services with all the meals included during the trekking


Per person: U$S 2500

Next Date

September 2015

Spots of interest

City of Huaraz

Punto mas importante

‘Cordillera Blanca’ trekking

About the guide

I am a Mountain Guide (AAGM and IFMGA) from Mendoza region. Born in 1968. I live in Chacras de Coria. I am also professor of Physical Education.

I really like to offer guided mountain activities and instruction on different types of terrain like rock, ice, snow and altitude and its different modalities such as trekking, mountain skiing, medium and high mountain climbing, and also sporty, classic, alpine and big walls climbing. It can be realized in trips of short duration or in the form of expedition along the different possibilities offered by the Cordillera de los Andes.

All my activities are developed using the most modern and updated safety standards, with the highest international quality standards and with logistical support developed through many years of experience in the Andes.

Some activities that highlight my career:
Director of Summit since 1992.
Director of sports training courses since 1990.
Instructor Guide AAGM Montana.
33 summits to Mount Aconcagua with over 100 clients on top.
Numerous tours in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
Summit to Mount Cho Oyu, 8.201m, Himalaya.
Summit to Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia.
Climbing in the Alps, Europe and USA.
First integral to the southeast edge, Cerro Aconcagua.
First winter ascent of Cerro Mercedario 6.770m. Central Andes.
Mountain Guides Instructor in AAGM.
Director of Technical Committee AAGM.
Author of the guidebook "Aconcagua, La Cima of America."
Author of the guide "Climbing in Mendoza".


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