AAPT13    Trekking Alpamayo (from Huaraz)    5D/4N


Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa Village - Camp Llama Corral (3750m).

Our private transport will take us from Huaraz towards Cashapampa village (2900m), the starting point of our trek. Here we meet our crew and donkeys, who will transport our heavy equipment during the whole trek. We begin our trek (5-6 hours) through the beautiful Santa Cruz valley towards our first camp. On the way on enjoy great views of the nearby high Andean peaks. Camp at Llama Corral (3750m). (B, LB, D)

Day 2: Lllama Corral - Taullipampa Camp (4250m).

After our first night in the high mountains, we continue our trek (4-5 hours) towards our next camp. On the way, we will observe the beautiful lakes known as Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. Later on and following the side of the Arhuaycocha gorge, we will reach the base camp of Mount Alpamayo (5947m). From here, we can enjoy great views of the famous Mount Alpamayo, mounts Artesonraju and Quitaraju. Later we will continue our walk until we reach our camp at Taullipampa at the base of the beautiful Mount Taulliraju (5830m). (B, LB, D).

Day 3: Taullipampa – Artesonraju Glacier Lake.

This day from our camp at Taullipampa, we will enjoy a beautiful altitude hike to the glacier lake of Arhuaycocha at the base of the beautiful Mount Artesonraju (6025m). Camp. B, LB, D.

Day 4: Taullipampa – Punta Union – Tuctu Camp (Paria Valley – 3900m).

Today we face the hardest stage of the Santa Cruz trek: the Punta Union pass at 4750m. However, the view over Mounts Taulliraju, Artesonraju and Alpamayo, rewards us for all our efforts. After a 4-hour ascent, we will deserve a break with an overwhelming panorama. Descending (2-3 hours) to our next camp at Tuctu, perhaps we can see some Condors flying over the Morococha lagoon. Camp. B, LB, D

Day 5: Tuctu – Huayripampa - Vaqueria Camp - Huaraz.

From Tuctu our trek will take us to pass the Huayripampa gorge and valley. On the way, we will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains: Chacraraju, Piramide, etc. After 4 hours of hiking, we will arrive at the settlement of Vaqueria where we meet our vehicle which will take us back to the city of Huaraz. During our drive, we will reach the Portachuelo pass at 4750m from where we descend to the beautiful Llanganuco Lakes (3860m) and the continuing to Huaraz where we arrive late in the afternoon. B, LB.

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Included: Private transport to/from trek start point, all entrance fees, English speaking trekking guide, noted meals, complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, and toilet tent), and food services while on the trek, cook, helpers, horses for cargo, first aid kit.

Not included: International and domestic flights, airport taxes, extras, personal trekking equipment, tips, personal travel insurance.

Grading: Easy – moderate - hard

Personal weight allowance per passenger: 8 kgs (this to be carried by donkies)





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