Alpamayo Trek Circuit Cedros Alpamayo Ulta Llanganuco .The cordillera Blanca must provide one of the most varied landscapes for trekking and climbing in the world. with fantastic trails and scenery, Countless trails pass through beautiful valleys and cross passes reaching 4,700 such as cullicocha pass, vientunan, cara cara pass, willca pass and others where the best of the flora and fauna, the impressive mountains, lakes, waterfalls and rivers that define this area coincide with the trails and campsites.
Along this trek we will see the pyramid of Alpamayo mount at 5,947 the which has voted the most beautiful the world The trek circuit Cedros – Alpamayo is one of the most scenically spectacular walking routes of the Andes. This tough trek ,takes you through the heart of the stunning mountain range of the Cordillera Blanca.It provides endless panoramic views of snow-capped peaks from the high passes, and an insight into the traditional Indian way of life as you pass through small, isolated farming communities in remote and beautiful valley.
12 days /11 nights
5 to 7 hours
May to Octuber
Day A – Lima – Huaraz
Boarding our comfortable bus, we make the long drive across the Punta Conococha (4100m) to the town of Huaraz (3090m), where we check in to the group Hostal.
Day B – Acclimatization day Tour to Churup Lake 4,450m.
acclimatisation day, with the option to make the 5- 6 hours round trip towards a viewpoint to Laguna Churup (4450m), for views of Cordillera Blanca the impressive peaks. Hostal.
Day 1 – Huaraz – Hualcayan 2,900m.
In the morning drive from Huaraz to Hualcayan, here we meet our arrieros and their burros ready for next day
Day 2 – Hualcayan – Wishcash 3,700m
In the morning We will climb up quite steeply in zig zags towards the skyline to Wishcash it take 4 – 5 hours.
Day 3 – Wishcash – Cullicocha pass 4,600m. – Vientunan pass 4,600m. – Ruinapampa 4,100m
After the breakfast following a path threading between cliffs we arrive at Laguna Cullicocha 4,400m This is an impressive spot with fine views of Santa Cruz . Our first pass of the day is Paso Cullicocha, sometimes called Paso los Cedros at 4850m with tremendous views of lakes and peaks. There is a descent and another climb to reach our second pass at 4800m. From here it is steeply down into the Quebrada Alpamayo and a night at Ruina Pampa.
Day 4 – Ruinapampa – Jancarurish 4,200m
An almost flat few hours’ walk up the beautiful Alpamayo valley. On the way, we’ll see some ruined structures and ancient standing stones. Eventually, the beautiful pyramidal form of Alpamayo (5947m) comes into view to the southeast. Camp at Cruce Alpamayo (4150m). it take 3 – 4 hours
Day 5 – rest day or visit Alpamayo view
this day we will visit Alpamayo base camp or you can stay on the camp
Day 6 – Jancarurish – Cara Cara pass 4,700m. – Safuna 4,250m.
After our breakfast We will cross the river and with Alpamayo always in view behind us, we climb steadily up to our next rocky Cara Cara pass at 4,800m. then we will descending by moyobamba valley to willka camp.
Day 7 – Safuna – Willca pass 4,500m. – Jancapampa 3,400m.
In the morning We will climb up to Willka pass at 4.500m. Amazing views of Pucajirca mountain then descend to Jancapampa camp where we will see quechuan andean people.
Day 8 – Jancapampa – Tupa Tupa pass 4,300m. – Huecrococha 4,200m.
In the morning We pass village houses and terraced fields to climb up a long grassy valley towards the pass of Tupatupa 4,300m with a fine view down the eastern side of the Cordillera. A long descent on the other side crosses another sparsely populated valley and leads to a beautiful campsite by Laguna Huecrocha at 4,050m
Day 9 – Huecrococha – tuctubamba
In the morning passing a sparkling turquoise lake to Alto de Pucaraju (4650m). At the pass there is a superb array of peaks, but the most dominant is Taulliraju (5830m), towering over the pass. A steep rocky descent to camp , take 6 -7 hours
Day 10 – Tuctubamba – Molino
We follow the main Punta Union trail further down the valley before branching off at the village of Huaripampa and Colcabamba at 3300m. An easy rising traverse passes attractive adobe, terracotta tiled, farmhouses and we pass through the small village of Challhua. A little way beyond Challhua we arrive at our campsite in Molino Pampa. it take 6 hours
Day 11 – Molino – Avalancha camp 4,600m.
After our breakfast an ascent up the Keshu Valley takes us to the Avalanche Place at 4,600m. named after avalanches which cascade across the valley from the glaciers of Contrahierbas into a nearby lake. It is the most dramatic campsite imaginable tucked away in a marvellous eyrie across the valley from the avalanches. 4 hours
Day 12 – Avalancha – Yanayacu pass 4950m – Ulta Huaraz
Our last pass, the Punta Yanayacu (4850m) is also the most dramatic. A narrow ledge cut into sheer cliffs crosses a rocky notch in the ridge and drops quite steeply zig zags down an old snowfield tucked out of the sun. Phew! But at last the slope relents, we emerge into the sun and descend pleasantly into the awesome Ulta Valley surrounded, once again on this magnificent trek, will see huascaran , chopicalqui contrahierba , ulta and others peaks
Day C – Huaraz – Lima
The best month are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best.
Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Huascaran , Chopicalqui, and others peaks of the Cordillera Blanca generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
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