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HUASCARAN (PERU) 24 DAYS
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    HUASCARAN

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HUASCARAN

MT HUASCARAN. Stand like giants of the Cordillera Blanca Peru. Huascaran Sur 6786m. it is the highest mountain in Peru and fifth highest mountain in all of the Americas In terms of popularity, thought it is second only Aconcagua, which at 6.959 meter is the highest of them all and most crowded with climbers.
 

 ITINERARY:

Day 01. Flight from your country
Day  02. Reception at the airport by our staff and transfer to the designated hotel.
Day  03. City tour Lima half day.
Day  04. Lima- Huaraz. This morning, we’ll take a regular bus to Huaraz. By noon, we’ll reach the highest point of the road: Conococha (4,100mt. The beginning of the Cordillera Blanca road descends through the Santa river valley to Huaraz (3,090mt)
Day 05. Excursion to Pastururi. (5100 m ) Pickiing-up at the hotel for a full day´s hike (6 hours)
up to Pastururi 5100m. / or Churup Lake (or surroundings). The trail goes through
small towns and farmlands. Great chance to see the people working the land with bulls and donkeys. All along the way, we have the range in front of us, looking at peaks like
Jallunaraju, Ranrapalka, Ocshapalca, Huantsan, Huamashraju among others. Once at Churup (4,485mt. we´ll be amazed by the colors of the lake changing with the sunlight. The lake is located in front of Churup peak (5,495mt. Return to the hotel. Dinner at your expense.(B, BL)
Day 06. Huaraz- Llamacorral. Leaving Huaraz. the trip starts with private bus driving to the north Callejon de Huaylas (narrow river valley) passing through the towns of Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz. This is the route to the trailhead at Cashapampa (2,900m. Here, the arrieros or mule drivers will be waiting for us. As they load the gear, we’ll begin the trek. While in Cashapampa, we’ll see local people dressed in traditional garb, this is a great photo opportunity. The trek starts with a gradual uphill trail that takes us to Santa Cruz valley gorge. We might meet farmers tending their potato fields in the meadows at wider parts of the canyon. Campsite is at Llamacorral.
Day 07. Camp side. Leaving from base camp to the Arhuaycocha canyon (4,300mt. base camp for Almayo & Quetarraju easy and will take about 5 or 6 hours Back to th base camp for the overnight.(B, L, D)
Day 08. Excursion.
Day 09. Ascent to High camp 5400. We’ll make the ascent from base camp to the camp in the moraine and to high camp 5400 m. One alternative, from here, we transport the equipment, left the day before, across the glacier.
In this stretch, the glacier is full of cracks until we reach the foot of a wall - 65º to70º Guide here, we’ll install the fixed cord to reach the top (each year, the route to the Top varies). We’ll make camp 30 mt. down the other side – the west side of Alpamayo.
From here, there’s a marvellous view of “Los Cedros” canyon and, at sunset, we’re covered by a fiery splendour. We’ll spend the night at 5,300mt. (B, L, D)
Day 10. Summit day. In the morning, we cross the glacier (50º to 60º incline) until we reach the Rimaya wall – 2 to 3 hours. We’ll install another fixed cord. This wall has an incline of 65º to 70º and a rocky area in the middle, which we cross with much care. Near the top of the wall, it becomes more inclined - as much as 80º (average climbing time 4 hours). The summit is at 5,947mt. The descent, by rappel, is make
by way of the fixed cord we installed on the way up. We camp on the hill. (B, L, D)
Day 11. Resting days or some member dray climb to Quetaraju.
Day 12. Bases camp. From the hill, we return to base camp the same we came up.verage descent time 4 hours. (B, L, D)
Day13. Trek to Cashapampa trip by private transport to huararaz hotel / camping.
 
 

HUASCARAN

 

Day 14. Early morning transfer by vehicle from Huaraz, Cashapampa to Musho 3050m. Leaving Musho, we’ll pass through a forest of eucalyptus trees. Later, we ascend a ridge to reach a forest of Queñales, where we make base camp at 4200mt. 4 ½ hours walking. (B, L, D)
Day 15 . High camp I. In our ascent, we’ll cross the rockiest part of the mountain (granite-based) to reach the moraine. Now, on the glacier, we must take care in our 35º ascent due to the many crevices in this area. The camp is located in an open area, protected from avalanches, but we must protect our tents from the strong winds at this altitude (5,100mt. (B, L, D)

Day 16. To middle camp II. We leave camp and head in a north-easterly direction to reach the base of an area with many seracs (5,800mt. This is the most difficult part of the whole climb with small walls of 65º, before we reach the throat (we suggest leaving early to avoid the risk of avalanches). Camp is located at 6,000mt. 5 hours walking.

Day 17. Summit day. This is the longest day of the whole climb. We leave camp very early in the morning and ascend slowly, due to the altitude and the 65º incline of the first part - which is crystallized ice. Later, the ascent becomes easier, with no major difficulties, until we reach the summit (6,768mt. During the descent, we´ll install 2 rappels to make our return to camp 2 (5,800mt. easier and faster (we can choose to return to camp 1, if time and weather

conditions allow it). (B, L, D)

Day 18. Reserve day (B, L, D)

Day 19. Musho – Huaraz. We return the same way we come, preferably leaving early, and
taking much care in the area of the seracs. Easy day back to Musho. We could also
reach Huaraz by our private vehicle in the same day if needed. Desigmnated hotel.(B, L)
Day 20. In the morning, we´ll take a regular tourism bus to Lima and private transportation to the hotel. Dinner at your expense. (B)
Day 21. transfer to the airport and check-in for your flight to Cuzco (3,360mt. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel where you’ll receive a cup of mate de coca (coca leaf tea) and a rest to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon, there will be an orientation tour of the historical center of Cuzco. The main plaza and side streets are a combination of colonial and Inca architecture. There are no skyscrapers and most buildings are whitewashed adobe with red tile roofs set upon Inca foundations. The visit includes impressive sites such as the Qoricancha (Sun Temple). This was the religious and political center of Cuzco during Inca times. We’ll also visit Plaza de Armas square and cathedral: many of their stones were taken from nearby Inca palaces. Driving outside the city, we’ll see Sacsayhuaman; the fortress of Cuzco whose precise zigzag walls of massive stone remain unmoved by the centuries. This is the location of the famous Inti Raymi festival. Continuing on, we’ll visit the labyrinthine ruins of Q´enqo, the red fort of Pucapucara and Tambomachay where the Incas captured the waters of a natural spring. The tour finishes with an original Andean ceremony where a shaman (Andean medicine man) will ask the Apus (mountains gods) to ensure our health, well-being and safe trip. Lunch and dinner are at your expense. (B)
Day 22.-Transfer to the train station where the tourist class train leaves for Machu Picchu  (“old peak”) for 3.5 hurs. Spend the morning and afternoon exploring those  unforgettable ruins. That site, considered by many the crown jewel of the Inca
Empire, never ceases to impress the visitor with its stone architecture. It’s possible  to climb Wayna Picchu (“young peak”, 2,700mt-8,856ft), the jutting peak overlooking  the ruins. After the tour, we take the bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch and return to  Cuzco and transfer to the hotel in Cuzco. (B, L).
 
 Day 23. Today, we’ll drive to the Sacred Valley and visit Pisac market - a great chance to   meet the Quechua people and appreciate their local customs. The Sacred Valley of   the Incas has justifiably called a “Shangri-La”. This fertile valley, 500-600 meters  lower than Cuzco, has a sunny, warmer climate. At one end is Pisaq with its
impressive hilltop ruins and thrice-weekly artisans market. At the other end is  Ollantaytambo. This unique town is the only Inca settlement still inhabited in Peru.  Drive to Cuzco. Nigth hotel. (B, L)
Day 24. Picking-up at the hotel and transfer to Cuzco airport and take the flight to Lima for one  hour, where our staff will wait and assist you with your international flight. (B)

Optional:

If time let us we can take a city tour of Lima and maybe Gold museum,  before your flight home.
Day 25. Arrive to Europe
 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

* Land transport costs.
* All meals indicated on the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner, BL= Box lunch). Vegetarían meals provided on request.
* Hiking day and listed transfer in private vehicle with English / German -speaking local guide plus entrance fees. Accommodation at selected hotels with private bathroom.
* First-class trekking and climbing services, including: camp cook, professional mountain guide UIAGM, All group camping equipment double high-mountain tents North Face V-25 or similar Salewa, all meals, stove and fuel, crockery and cutlery and camp assistant. kitchen and/or dining tent and toilet tent during trekking and base camps
* All meals: wake-up tea, hot breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek and base camp days. During the climb, meals are provided
*  kitchen and/or dining tent and toilet tent during trekking and base camps All meals: wake-up tea, hot breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek and base camp days. During the climb, meals are provided Meals, tents and kitchen gear for mule porters.
* All trash produced during the trek returns to Huaraz.
* We use walkie-talkies on trek and climbing.
* High mountain porters. If the group decides to take them, the cost per day, per porter is $30 USD start and end in Huaraz (Whole trip).
 
 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

* International flight and airport international tax $32.
* Personal climbing materials,
* you must bring your own mattress for the climbing and trekking, snow stakes, ice screws, ropes, Basic first -aid kit.
*Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, or missed connections, acts of God..
* Travel insurance and tips to the staff, bellhops, restaurants staff.

* Mattresses for the climbing.
* Travel rescue insurance. Items of a personal nature like individual personal equipment, sleeping bag, laundry clothing, telephone calls, etc.
* If the government sets a payment for any climb or trek in the Cordillera Blanca area; it will be assumed by the client.
* Extra expenses out mentioned,/ Tip, etc.

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