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Ulta Trek: 6-day guided hike in the Cordillera Blanca

Join Fredy, an UIMLA certified mountain guide from Peru, in this 6-day guided adventure across one of the most famous hiking routes of the Cordillera Blanca, the Ulta Trek.

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Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


Description

The Ulta Trek is one of the most amazing trekking routes at the foot of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca. During this 6-day trekking tour you will have the opportunity of walking in a remote and high environment.

The Ulta Trek will take us across the green and lush valleys of llanganuco, Huaripamapa and Santa Cruz. Each new place we walk will offer us a different but stunning view. We’ll move along incredible campsites and some mountain plateaus as well. The way ends up in the beautiful Quebrada Ulta.

The best period to enjoy this hiking adventure is from May till October. I can take with me up to 6 guests or more, if you contact me in advance. All participants must have a good physical training and some prior trekking experience. Keep in mind we’ll have to ascend more than 4800 meters of altitude.

At the bottom of this description you’ll find a more detailed day-by-day itinerary. It is just a sample program and can be adapted to the group’s wishes and expectations.

So, if you’re planning to come to the Cordillera Blanca do not hesitate and contact me now. It will be a honor for me to lead this amazing experience through the Ulta Trek.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa (2990m) – Llama-Corral (3760m)

First, a transfer will take us from Huaraz, along the Callejón de Huaylas, to the Cashapampa village, where we will meet our group. After that we will start our trek along the right bank of the Santa Cruz River through a narrow valley with waterfalls, groves, bushes and trees. We then reach a wide meadow, where is located our campsite. Overnight camp at Llama corral.

Day 2: Alpamayo Viewpoint (4200m) – Taullipampa (4250m)

This day we will walk uphill along the green lush valley of Santa Cruz until we reach Quisuar. After that we will walk on a steep hill to Alpamayo where we’ll enjoy an amazing viewpoint above the Arhueycocha gorge. Then the route takes us to the isolated Taullipampa campsite.

Optional: we can keep walking up to Alpamayo base camp and the Arhueycocha Lake. From its shores you will have a better view of Pukajirca, then we’ll go back until we are in the Taullipampa campsite, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Punta union pass (4750m) – Paria valley (3800m)

This day we will walk on a gradual ascending route across the Pre-Inca trail. We then reach the Punta Union pass, with a superb view of the surrounding summits, like Pukajirca, Taulliraju, Artezonraju Andquitaraju, Taillicoca and Jatuncocha in the Santa Cruz valley. We’ll descend towards the Huaripampa valley. The camping for the night is located at the junction of Paria Valley and the Huaripampa gorge.

Day 4: Colcabanba (3400m) – Molinopampa (3600m)

Today we will walk down to a wide meadow and a flat valley. It is an easy trail until we reach the Huaripampa village, which we will pass directly in direction to Molinopampa, where we’ll set up our camp for the night.

Day 5: Avalancha camp (4500m)

After breakfast we will start walking up gradually in the company of amazing views. The trail goes through the incredible Andean vegetation, until we’ll reach the glacier lakes. Finally, we’ll be in the Avalanche camping area, where we will see several avalanches falling down and we’ll spend the night.

Day 6: Yanayacu pass (4850m) – Ulta (4300m)

Last day. We will walk in direction to the Yanayacu pass, where we can take the most amazing pictures of the giant summits of Huascaran and Chopicalqui. We will then continue walking to the Ulta valley (the bridge) where our trek ends. Here awaits our private transfer to bring us back to Huaraz.

 

Details

More info

The price does not include

  • Flight tickets
  • Hotel accommodation in Huaraz
  • Acclimatization before this trek
  • Meal and beverages in Huaraz
  • Personal trek equipment
  • Sleeping-bag (-15 ºC)
  • Insurance
  • Phone calls, access to internet and other extra expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Personal toilets
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Peruvian general taxes IGV (18%).

Meeting point

Huaraz

About the guide

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Fredy

Mountain Leader

I am fully Peruvian trekking guide (AGOCP) since 2010 and member of (UIMLA) since 2012; currently aspiring to be mountaineering guide to get the highest international qualification as full mountain climbing guide at (CEAM) high school mountain center studies.

I was born and grew up on the mountain skirt of llupa country side. I became passionate for the mountains from my early life, nowadays I have a wide and extensive experience in adventure leading and managing in Peru’s tourism industry.

I speak Spanish, Quechua and fluent English; it will be my pleasure to take you on exhilarating adventure travel in the awe-inspiring cordillera Blanca and stunning trek in cordillera Huayhuash of Peru. As a qualified guide I can offer a wide variety of exciting trekking and climbing experiences in the Andes of Peru.

An emphasis on personalized service and knowledgeable trip planning and execution, providing professionalism and safety, It is my mission to customize memorable trekking, hiking, climbing and cultural experiences that will provide a lifetime of memories with an awesome sense of humor.

I am ready to make your dream a reality get in touch for a superb adventure experience!

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGOCP | UIMLA


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