• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

This tour introduces us into an area still preserved from mass tourism: the Callejón de Conchucos. After crossing the Yanashallash pass (4 700m), we walk in a splendid valley, dominated by the Nevado Huantsán (6400 meters), one of the giants of the Cordillera Blanca. The trek ends with the descent of the Quebrada Carhuascancha, one of the most beautiful valleys in the region. Then, we finish our visit with the tour of Chavín de Huantar, a town situated on the eastern side of the Cordillera Blanca: its famous ceremonial center dating from the first millennium B.C., still holds many mysteries! A complete circuit, combining trekking and cultural discovery.

Period: From May to October

 

Program:

 

Day 1: Huaraz (acclimatization in Puka Ventana)

Huaraz 3 100m – Pukaventana 3560 m – 3100 m Huaraz

Positive vertical drop: + 400m / Negative vertical drop -500m

 

Day 2: Huaraz – Olleros – Collotacocha

Huaraz – Olleros 3600 m – Sacracancha 4 000 m

Positive vertical drop: +410m / Negative vertical drop-10m

 

Day 3 : Collotacocha – Yanashallash – Jato

Sacracancha 4 000 m – Col de Yanashallas 4 700 m – Jato 3 700 m

Positive vertical drop: +700m / Negative vertical drop -1000m

 

Day 4: Jato – Castillopampa

Jato 3 700 m – Castillopampa 4 300 m

Positive vertical drop: +600m / Negative vertical drop 0m

 

Day 5: Castillopampa – Quebrada Hitakuq

Castillopampa 4 300m – Santoya pass 4 700 m – Quebrada Hitakuq 4 350 m

Positive vertical drop: +400m / Negative vertical drop -350m

 

Day 6: Quebrada Hitakuq – Carhuascancha

Quebrada Hitakuq 4 350 m – 4 650 pass– Carhascancha 4 200 m

Positive vertical drop: +300m / Negative vertical drop -450m

 

Day 7: Carhuascancha – Chavín – Huaraz

Carhuascancha 4 200 m – Chavín – Huaraz

Positive vertical drop: 0m / Negative vertical drop -850m

 

If this kind of adventure interests you, I invite you to contact me. I’d be happy to help you to discover this region and to organize a program which meets your wishes.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Accommodation

3 nights in Huaraz (San Sebastian Hotel), subject to availability
Camping

More info

Included:
- Entrance and visit with a local guide to the Chavin de Huantar sanctuary
- Information and specific recommendations before the trekking
- IGV (18%), general sales tax

Not included:
- The international Flight
- Tips for accompanying staff
- Lunch and dinner in Huaraz (see program, days 1 and 7)

Weather: The climate is dry and mild. The summer season runs from May to October, with sunny days, cold nights and relatively few rain (ideal time). The rainy season is from December to March. Temperatures can vary between 5 and 20°C in the same day.