1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Oltursa” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. http://www.oltursa.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 12:15am. and we will arrive in Huaraz at 6:30am. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the trekking guide will inform you about the last details of the Cordillera Huayhuash trekking expedition.
3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Paltay – Honcopampa – Waterfalls of Akilpo (4450m) – Hotel.
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. Departure is from Huaraz and it takes about 15 minutes by bus to the village of Paltay (3050m), where the trekking route begins. On our way up we will visit small villages with their individual customs and traditions and can enjoy especially the fields of flowers, which are the economic livelihood of the villagers. After about 4 hours we will reach the highest point (3800m), where you have the view of the Callejon de Huaylas surrounded by the Cordillera blanca and negra (white and black mountain range) with its imposing mountains directly in front of us (Vallunaraju, Urus, Tocllaraju, Vicos and Copa).
One hour and a half further down on our way we will reach the village and archaeological center Honcopampa (3500m) with remains, belonging to the Wari culture (700 -1100 BC). After 30 minutes walk from this place we will reach the Akilpo waterfall, which is the most beautiful gift of nature, surrounded by orchids and quenuales.
We will return to Honcopampa, where we will take the transport to our hotel in Huaraz.
4th day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
5th day.- Acclimation trek Huaraz – Yungay – Cebollapampa (3900 m) – Laguna 69 – Huaraz
We will leave Huaraz at 5:00 a.m. towards the northern part of the Callejon (Alley) de Huaylas to the city of Yungay (at 55 km). From here we will turn towards the east of city Yungay, entering the lakes of Llanganuco about 28 Km. Arriving at the starting point of the trek in Cebollapampa (3900 m) it will take about 4 hours hiking up to arrive at Lake 69. From here we can appreciate the view of Mount Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, Yanapaccha and Chacraraju. After about an hour enjoying this lake we will return along the same path to Cebollapampa, where we will take the bus back to the city of Yungay - Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +600m; Duration: approx. 5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the CLIMBING MOUNTAIN DIABLO MUDO TREK CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH PERU, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
6th day.- Huaraz (3100m) – Conococha (4050m) – Chiquian – Cuartelhuain (3900m).
Pick up at the hotel and departure by private bus from Huaraz to Chiquian city (3400m). We will continue our journey towards Cuartelhuain (3900m), where we will be expected by our donkeys and donkey drivers to pack everything, so that we can start walking the next day from camp Cuartelhuain.
(Elevation change: +800m; Duration: approx. 5 hours bus travel).
7th day.- Cuartelhuain (3900m) – Lake Mitococha (4100m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. This day we will continue our trek to Lake Mitococha (4100m). We will pass the first pass of Cacananpunta (4700m). We will observe some mountains like Ninashanca, Rondoy, the lakes of Pucacocha, Yanacocha Chico and Grande (small and big). Later by descending towards lake Mitococha we will get to see the mountains Rondoy and Hirishanca.
8th day.- Lake Mitococha (4100m) – Lake Carhuacocha (4138m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will leave the campsite and continue our trekking in passing the second pass of Punta Carhuac (4650m) and descending through the ravine to our camp Carhuacocha. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Toro, etc.
9th day.- Lake Carhuacocha (4138m) – Huayhuash (4100m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will pass the third pass of Carnicero (4600m) and descend in between the lakes of Atocshaico, Carnicero. We will see the mountains Siula, Khural, Carnicero and Trapecio.
10th day.- Huayhuash (4100m) – Lake Viconga (4407m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will leave very early to pass the fourth pass of Portachuelo (4750m). There we can see the mountains Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo and a part of the Cordillera Raura. After we will arrive at our campsite in Viconga (4300m) you will have the chance to take a bath in the hot springs of Atuscancha (4000m).
11th day.- Lake Viconga (4407m) – Pampa Elefante (3900m).
We will pass the fifth pass of Cuyoc (5000m), the highest of the entire circuit. Descent through the ravine of Guanacpatay to the camp - Pampa Elephant (3900m).
12th day.- Pampa Elefante (3900m) – Lookout San Antonio – Huayllapa (3650m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will leave the camp to climb up to the lookout San Antonio, where we have a beautiful view of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Later we will descend along the valley Guanacpatay to the village of Huayllapa, where we will set up our camp.
13th day.- Huayllapa (3600m) – Jashapampa (4400m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will leave Huayllapa and head towards Jashapampa (base camp of Diablo Mudo). We will pass the sixth pass of Punta Tapush (4900m) with a view of Mount Diablo Mudo, etc.
14th day.- Jashapampa (4400m) – Summit of Mount Diablo Mudo (5350m) – Lake Jahuacocha (4100m).
Trekking and ascent of 9 to 10 hours. We will leave the base camp at 4.30am. Ascent to Diablo Mudo (5350m). Descent to Lake Jahuacocha (4100). We will have a panoramic view of the Cordillera Huayhuas, including Yerupaja, the Hirishanca, Butcher, Siula, Trapeze etc. Part of the group, who can’t make the ascent of Diablo Mudo pass the seventh pass of Yaucha (4800m). From there both groups descend the ravine of Haucrish, where we will observe part of Glacier Hirishanca and Yerupaja. Arrival at our campsite at Lake Jahuacocha.
15th day.- Lake Jahuacocha (4066m) – Llamac (3250m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the last pass of Pampa de Llamac (4300m). For the last time we have the opportunity to see the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Arrival at Llamac, where we will be expected by the bus company "Enrique Expedition Tours" to take us back to Chiquian and Huaraz (same way like the travel from Huaraz).
16th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
17th day.- Lima Hotel – airport – Return to the country of origin.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
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