Meet and greet with the group and guide and talk about the last details. Night and dinner at Hotel Zarela in Huaraz.
Acclimatization hike to a view point above Huaraz
Night and dinner at Hotel in Huaraz.
The beautiful Laguna Churup is perfect to acclimatize to altitude even better. Night and dinner at Hotel in Huaraz
Transport from Huaraz to Cashapampa. Trekking to Llamacorral (3750m)
Night at Camp
Once we start the trekking circuit in the mountains, our daily routine goes like this:
Every morning starting at around 7.00 we bring you hot tea or coffee to the tent. Then as you pack your day pack and the duffel for the donkeys back we prepare your breakfast. By 8:30/9:00 we’ll start walking on the trails. After a picnic lunch we hike several more hours to reach the camp for the next night. Now you’ll have some time to get cleaned up and for relaxation. After a delicious dinner, chances are you’ll be scurrying to the warmth of your sleeping bag shortly after dinner. Nights come early close to the equator and the temperature drops quickly once the sun goes down.
|29/05/2020 to 11/06/2020|
4 nights at Hotel in Huaraz (double rooms with ensuite bathroom), 10 nights in tents at a Camp
How to get to the Cordillera Blanca / Huaraz: Take a flight to Lima, the capitol of Peru and a taxi to the bus terminal. The easiest way to reach the Cordillera Blanca from Lima is by bus from the new bus terminal, it’s a seven- to ten-hour ride from Lima (420km).
How to prepare for trekking in Peru:
This trek is rated as moderate to challenging. Well before the trek starts you should be working on your fitness. There are several back to back seven to eight hour hiking days. It is important that you are well acclimatized by spending at least 3 nights in Huaraz (or above 3500m) and do easy hikes during those days before starting the trek. We’re happy to recommend hikes and take you there.
Packing list for trekking in Peru
It can get pretty cold at night (-10°C) and than pleasant and warm during the day. Usually the mornings are still cold and as soon as the sun sets it’s cool again. I’ts important to bring layers.
Backpack: 30L (you only carry your day pack)
Shufflebag: This bag goes on the dunkies bag and has your items that you need for the trekking
Boots: Good trekking boots with ankle support, Teva’s or running shoes for the camps and town
2 Trekking poles
Down sleeping bag (800g down)
Sleeping mat (Thermarest or similar)
Down Jacket with hood
Gore-tex Jacket and Pants
Long underwear to sleep in the tent and for cold days
Trekking pants, 1 pair of Shorts if you prefer to walk in Shorts
2-3 Merino T-shirts or similar
1 warm Pullover
Socks Merino preferred
Buff, neck warmer
Sunglasses, hat, sun protection face and lips
Head lamps with extra batteries
Thermos bottle 1L
Drink bottle or camel bag 1L
personal Travel documents, passport
1 lightweight camping plate/bowl
Mountain leader from the UIMLA organization
The Swiss Alps where my playground where I grew up in. I love the mountains! After my career as a ski racer for the Swiss National Ski Team I traveled to Patagonia and fell in love with an other great mountain range, the Patagonian Andes. My passion to work with people and to be able to enjoy the great outdoors where the reasons, why I became an UIMLA- mountain leader and a snow-sport instructor with a Federal Certificate of Higher Vocational Education and Training.
Since 2007 I’m guiding my friends and clients in the Swiss and French Alps and show them my second home, the Patagonian Andes. That’s where I spent several months every year.
I’m based in Chamonix and St.Moritz while I’m in Europe and in Bariloche during my Patagonian months.
Please get in touch with me if you are looking to discover one of these two beautiful regions. It will be my pleasure to guide you there.
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