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Los Cedros, Alpamayo 16-Day Guided Trek

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IFMGA certified mountain guide, Koky, wants to guide you on a 16-day trek through Los Cedros, also known as the Alpamayo Circuit, in the Cordillera Blanca

Cordillera Blanca

16 Days

Jun - Aug


Description

Let me guide you on a thrilling 16-day trek through the valley of Los Cedros. Also known as the Alpamayo Circuit.

The Los Cedros is one of the least travelled trails in the Cordillera Blanca. But don't be fooled by its remote location, as it offers some of the most beautiful sights in the entire Peruvian Andes.

Each day on this trek will present you with something new and spectacular. From waterfalls and snowy peaks to sparkling alpine lakes and windy passes. On the lone rest day, you will even have the chance to behold the stunning Northwest face of Alapmayo, a view credited for winning the peak the title of, "Most beautiful mountain in the world."

With additional optional hikes available, this trek through the Los Cedros valley is truly unique. If you were to take this trip ten times, you would have ten different experiences.

While not too difficult, this trek is intensive. Every day will find you hiking between 5-7 hours. But I have no doubt you'll be eager to walk even more than that in hopes that something incredible will be waiting around the next corner. Because whether it's the turquoise waters of the Laguna Churup or the small town of Cashapampa, there will be something incredible waiting.

So join me on this mesmerising journey on the Los Cedros trek. See the valley's many faces. Feel and hear its breath. Smell its scent. Explore it. Enjoy it. And take a few moments to sit down, look around, and marvel at its glory.

I will be awaiting your message.

If you want to join me on another trek through the Cordillera Blanca, you can also join me on this trip.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees


Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Private pick-up at Lima International Airport. Transfer to hotel for meal and rest.

Day 2: Huaraz

Private transfer to bus station. Approximately 8 hour, first class bus ride to Huaraz. Sleep in hotel for the night.

Day 3: Puka Ventana

Orientation meeting in hotel in the morning. Head out for 4 hour acclimatization hike to the Puka Ventana (red window). Return to hotel for the night.

Day 4: Laguna Churup (4,500m)

Day hike to the Laguna Churup. Approximately 5 hour round trip hike. Return to hotel for the night.

Day 5: Llamacorral (3,800m)

Early morning departure to small town of Cashapampa and the beginning of the Santa Cruz/Cedros Trek. Hike approximately 5-6 hours to Llamacorral. Camp for the night.

Day 6: Taullipampa (4,200m)

Hike approximately 4-6 hours to Taullipampa. Optional approximately 4-5 hour hike to Laguna Arheycocha/Alpamayo Base Camp (4,200m). Camp for the night.

Day 7: Tuctu (4,250m)

Hiking up and over the Punta Union Pass (4,750m) before dropping down onto the other side of the Cordillera Blanca to Tuctu. Camp for the night.

Day 8: Laguna Hercucocha (4,725m)

Approximately 4-6 hour hike from Tuctu to Laguna Hercucocha over the Alto De Pucaraju Pass. Camp for the night.

Day 9: Jancapampa

Approximately 5-7 hour hike from Huercucocha to Jancapampa, below the waterfall of Pucajirca. Camp for the night.

Day 10: Huillca

Hike approximately 5-7 hours from Jancapampa to Huillca over the Yanajanca Pass. Camp for the night.

Day 11: Jankarurish (4,830m)

Approximately 5-7 hour hike from Huillca to Jankarurish over the Caracara Pass.

Day 12: Rest Day

Day 13: Osoruri

Approximately 5-7 hour hike from Jankarurish to campsite at Osoruri. Camp for the night.

Day 14: Wishcash

Approximately 4-5 hour hike from Osoruri to Wishcash campsite. Camp for the night.

Day 15: Huaraz

Wishcash to town of Hualcallan to meet transport to Huaraz. Enjoy celebration banquet. Settle into hotel for the night.

Day 16: Lima

Last minute shopping for friends and family. Depart for Lima at 11 am. Arrive to Lima International Airport or hotel at approximately 7 pm.

 

About the guide

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Koky

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Mountain Guide

UIAGM/AGMP Mountain Guide from Peru.

I've been a UIAGM guide since 1999, and have experience climbing and guiding along the Andes in Peru, Chile and Bolivia, and in the Alps.

I'm also specialized in mountain photography and film-making.

So contact me and I'll guide around the best of the Andes in Peru!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AGMP | UIAGM


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