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We will leave Huaraz around 7 AM from your hotel and drive along the callejon de Hualas until we reach Cashapampa. Here, we will meet our donkey drivers. We will prepare our packs then start hiking. We will hike to our first campe at Llama corral where we will stay overnight.
We will start the day with an Andean breakfast at our campsite. We will hike along the valley and see the beautiful lakes of Ichicocha and Jatuncocha. We will have lunch in a nice place called Quisuar, then we will go up to the Alpamayo south base camp. We will take some pictures and enjoy the view then hike to our next camp called Taullipampa.
We will start hiking in the early morning to Punta Union Pass. We will climb a zigzag path to the pass. We will arrive at the pass at 11 AM, where we can enjoy the nice views then descend to lake Morococha to have lunch. We will walk a few more hours to the camp at Tuctupampa.
We will climb to the Pucaraju pass, arriving at 11 AM. From here we will zigzag down a path to a nice landscape surrounded by highlands straw and many trees. We will hike to Huecroncocha lake to have lunch. Then walk down a few more minutes to Quisuar, where we will camp.
We will hike up a moderate path, passing plenty of sheep, and arrive at the Tupatupa pass. Then we will go down by the base of the Pucajirca mountain and arrive at camp in Jancapampa.
We will hike to Yanacon pass where we will look out on a beautiful landscape. After the pass, we will go down to the next camp in Huillca.
We will do moderate walking for two hours to get to Mesapata pass. Then we will walk a flat area to the water stream in Moyobamba Valley to have lunch. We will continue to the base of Caracara pass where we will set up camp.
The first two hours should be fairly windy. We will hike to Caracara pass and see many white peak mountains. We will take pictures then start going down to Jancarurish. On our way we will see Alpamayo’s north face. We will set up camp overlooking the mountain face.
Today is a free day for all. You can consult your guide for different things to do in the area.
We will walk along the Alpamayo Valley until Ruinapampa, where we will see some pre-inka terraces. From here we will climb zigzag. We will break from climbing to have lunch, then continue to Ichicvientona pass. We will have a short rest to take pictures and relax then descend to camp in Osoruri.
We will walk up for about one hour to the Jatunvientona pass. Then we will go down a few meters to the beautiful blue lake of Cullicocha at the base of Santa Cruz. We will have lunch then we will go down to the camp in Calamina. Here, we can see the sunset over the Black Mountain.
We will hike to the small village of Hualcayan where we can visit the humble shops. We will have lunch and arrive early to the Huancarhuash Hot Springs where we can relax and bathe. We will cmap in the small village of Conay or Huancarhuas.
We will have one last Andean breakfast then board the bus at 9 AM. We will stop for lunch in Carhuas then continue to Huaraz where we will arrive at 3 or 4 pm and have an overnight in Hotel Huaraz.
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