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Mountain biking around Yerupajá in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru (16 days)

Pedal around the stunning Peruvian natural landscapes of the Cordillera Huayhuash with IFMGA-qualified guide Juventino on an epic 16-day adventure.

Mountain RangeCordillera Huayhuash
Duration16 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover the picturesque Peruvian Andes by mountain bike.

  • Challenge yourself to the steep and rocky route around Yerupajá.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.

Description

Yerupajá is a striking mountain in the Peruvian Andes that is one of the most picturesque peaks in South America.

The 6,635-meter giant is part of the wider Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range that stretches across the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Lima and Huánuco.

Join me and push the pedals through this breathtaking scenery and discover the wild wonders of Peru.

This extreme mountain biking tour covers a single track of the Cordillera Huayhuash, where you’ll witness impressive rock formations that rise dramatically to the sky.

Snow-covered summits, wide glaciers, tranquil blue lakes. This is what you have to look forward to. During the trip we will cross 8 mountains passes, including the highest at 5,000 meters.

Despite the track not being too difficult nor technical, the route is not very well marked, which makes peddling quite demanding, as well as having to navigate steep and rocky sections.

During the trip we’ll head out on 5 days of acclimatisation rides in the Cordillera Blanca and Negra, the former being the highest tropical mountain range in the world.

Potential participants are required to have a very good level of fitness and stamina.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the stunning Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range and tour the Yerupajá by bike on a 16-day adventure.

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Accommodation

Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima, and Hotel Casa Blanca 4 nights in Huaraz.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Europe to Lima

Day 2: Travel by bus to Huaraz (3,100m)

Day 3: On bikes for an acclimatization day

Huaraz – Marian – Huanchac – Wilcahuain – Monterrey – Huaraz.

Day 4: On bikes for acclimatization

Day 5: On bikes for acclimatization

Wilcacocha – Huaraz – Llupa – Pitec. Trekking to Laguna Churup (4,450 m) and return to Pitec. Downhill to Huaraz.

Day 6: Begin our bike trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Huaraz – Van transfer over Yanashallash Pass (4,680 m) – Ride over Cuncush Pass (4,700 m) – Camp Matacancha (4,150 m).

Day 7: Trekking and biking

Matacancha – Trekking/Biking Cacanampunta Pass (4,700 m) – Laguna Mitococha (4,300m) – Laguna Carhuacocha (4,200 m).

Day 8: Trekking and biking Siula Pass

Laguna Carhuacocha – Trekking/Biking Siula Pass (4950 m) / Laguna Quesillococha – Huayhuash Camp (4,,450 m).

Day 9: Portachuelo de Huayhuash

Huayhuash – trekking and biking to the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash – Laguna Viconga and hot springs (4,400 m).

Day 10: Village of Huayllapa

Laguna Viconga – trekking and biking to Cuyoc Point (5,020 m) – Huanacpatay (4,350 m) – village of Huayllapa (3,600 m).

Day 11: Gashgapampa

Village of Huayllapa (3,600 m) – Huatiac (4,290 m) – trekking and biking to Tapush Point (4,800 m) – Gashgapampa (4,500 m).

Day 12: Laguna Jahuacocha

Gashgapampa – trekking the LLaucha Pass (4,750 m) – Laguna Jahuacocha (4,066 m).

Day 13: Last day

Jahuacocha – trekking Jahuapunta Pass (4,650 m) – village of Pocpa (3,600 m) – transfer to Huaraz.

Day 14: Transfer to Anta Airport then fly to Lima

Day 15: A day in Lima then transfer to the airport

Day 16: Arrival to Europe or your country of origin


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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