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.


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Lifts
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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

 
 

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.

 
 
 

 

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