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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

16 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Huayhuash

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private

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.

 

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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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Lifts tickets
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Flight from Europe to Lima
  • Day 2Travel by bus to Huaraz (3,100m)
  • Day 3On bikes for an acclimatization day

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

  • Day 4On bikes for acclimatization
  • Day 5On bikes for acclimatization

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

  • Day 6Begin 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 7Trekking and biking

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

  • Day 8Trekking and biking Siula Pass

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

  • Day 9Portachuelo de Huayhuash

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

  • Day 10Village of Huayllapa

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

  • Day 11Gashgapampa

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

  • Day 12Laguna Jahuacocha

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

  • Day 13Last day

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

  • Day 14Transfer to Anta Airport then fly to Lima
  • Day 15A day in Lima then transfer to the airport
  • Day 16Arrival to Europe or your country of origin
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Extremely Fit

Accommodation

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

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Juventino Martin Albino Caldua

 

The legend Juventino. My brother and I travelled to Huaraz to climb the Vallunaraju summit. Our guide Juventino has been the best guide I\'ve had over the past years and I have made a lot of hikes and climbing over the world. He is a very talented and experienced guide, he took care of us very much and made sure safety is first. We also had an amazing experience with the food, they cooked delicious meals. They also have top brand quality equipment that made us feel really safe, we had the lucky experience of having a horrible storm at the base camp and I believe that the north face summit series tent they provided saved us!!!! Overall, best guide I have ever had, made us feel very confortable and happy. If you want a guide to feel safe and have the best experience possible go with the legend Juventino!!!
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