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TOUR: HUAYHUASH EXPEDITION

Tour to Huaraz, Rondoy, Sarapococha, Huayllapa, Cashpampa and Llamac

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Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Expedición a Huayhuash , Tours en Huaraz, Tours en Perú
Price: From US$ 1 582
Difficulty levels : Moderated
Starting point: Lima
Ending point: Lima
Tour Type: Archaeology, mountain climbing, trekking, camping and cultural

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Lima - Huaraz
Transfer in bus towards the city of Huaraz. Pick up at your arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Lunch

DAY 02: Huaraz- Conococha- Chiquian- Cuartel Huain
In the morning, overland transfer to the Cuartel Huain. On the way we will appreciate panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca White and the Huayhuash Mountain Ranges. When we reach the Conococha Pass (4100 m.a.s.l.) we will descend until arriving at Chiquian and Aquia. We will continue on to Rondoy where we will camp at 4050 m.a.s.l

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 03: Rondoy - Lagoon Mitucocha
We will start out our trek towards the Carhuac Pass (4650 m.a.s.l.). We will be able to observe the snow peaks of the Jirishanca (6126 m.a.s.l), the Toro, the Yerupajá (6634 m.a.s.l) and the Siulá (6344 m.a.s.l). We will descend to the Mitucocha Lagoon and we will make the camp nearby. (4250 m.a.s.l)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 04: The Carhuacocha Lagoon
We will descend through the Queropalca Gorge towards the Carhuacocha Lagoon where we will appreciate diverse varieties of birds. We will camp at 4100 m.a.s.l.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 05: The Paso Carnicero Pass
We will ascend by the valley from where we will be able to observe the Lagoons of Cangrajanca and Siulá. Also, we will ascend to the Portachuelo de Carnicero (4630 m.a.s.l.) where we will have magnificent views of the snow-covered Yerupajá and the seven summits of the snow-covered Carnicero, as well as of other peaks. We will pass through the two Atokshaico Lagoons and camp on the outskirts of the Village of Huayhuash (4350 m.a.s.l.)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 06: The Viconga Lagoon
We will trek towards the Portachuelo de Huayhuash (4750 m.a.s.l.). We will be able to see the snowy peaks of the Puscanturpa, the Puyoc, the Jirishanca Chico and the Mountain Range of Raura as we descend towards the Lagoon of Viconga, where we will camp at 4500 m.a.s.l.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 07: The Puyoc Pass
Ascent to the Pass of Puyoc (5000 m.a.s.l.) that has a magnificent view of all the snowy peaks of the Huayhuash and Raura Mountain Ranges.
Descent to the Huanacpatay Gorge. Camp at 4350 m.a.s.l.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 08: San Antonio Pass - Cutatambo
We will trek towards the San Antonio Pass at (4900 m.a.s.l.) and we will appreciate the snow-covered Jurau (5599 m.a.s.l) and the Puyoc (5549 m.a.s.l) and the Jurau Lagoon. Camping in the neighbourhoods of the Town of Cutatambo (4400 m.a.s.l)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 09: Sarapococha- Huayllapa
We will descend along the Valley of the River Huayllapa and the Huatiac Gorge, setting up our camp close to the Village of Huayllapa at 3600 m.a.s.l. a place where the local people still wear their traditional costumes

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 10: Huayllapa- Cashpampa
On our ascent by the Tapush Pass at 4800 m.a.s.l, we will observe the snow peak of the Juituhuarco (5448 m.a.s.l) and the Diablo Mudo (5220 m.a.s.l).The camp will be set up in the neighbourhood of the Town of Cashpapampa (4400 m.a.s.l)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 11: Jahuacocha lagoon
In the morning, we will initiate our ascent to the passage of Yaucha (4880 m.a.s.l) where we will admire the impressive Lagoons of Jahuacocha and Solteracocha. Later, we will descend by the Huacrish Gorge where we will be able to appreciate the snowy peaks of the Yerupajá, the Hirishanca and the Rondoy. We will camp at the shores of the Jahuacocha Lagoon (4050 m.a.s.l).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 12: Llamac- Huaraz
We will trek on the Pampas of Llamac where we will be able to appreciate Quenual forests of and the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash Mountain Ranges. When arriving at the Town of Llamac, our transport will pick us up and transfer us to Chiquia (3400 m.a.s.l) and then on to Huaraz. Transfer to the Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and supper

DAY 13: Huaraz- Lima
After breakfast, transfer to Lima.

Meals: Breakfast and box lunch


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Huaraz
  • All Transfers
  • Overland Bus Transport Lima - Huaraz - Lima
  • Tour Guides (Spanish/English) and Porters for the Equipment and a Cook.
  • Draft Animals
  • Tents
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Entrance Fees for the Excursions Mentioned

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Excess luggage
  • Additional nights due to bad weather or flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages, sodas or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenditures
  • Laundry
  • National and international phone calls


Useful Information

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


ALTITUDE
Huaraz: 3 100 m.a.s.l.

WATER
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
For more information clic here:
Type of visa to enter Peru

AIRPORT

Hand luggage regulations

a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.

b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.

c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.

d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.

Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.

LANGUAGE
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

CURRENCY
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted.
At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.50 Nuevos Soles.

TIPPING
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines:
Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.
Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Full-day excursion : US$6.00 per person
Half-day excursion : US$3.00 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

ELECTRICITY
Power voltage in Peru is 220 Volts AC, 60 Hz. Most modern electrical appliances do not need adapters since they will accept both 110 as well as 220 AC voltages. Please make sure to check the voltage options of those artefacts you intend to take with you during your trip, such as hair dryers, battery chargers, notebooks and lap tops, video cameras, etc. Most of these do not usually need a special adapter, but it is important that you make sure of that before leaving your country of origin in order not to have to buy special 110 V / 220 V AC adapters, which, however, can be found in the local market here in Peru.

HEALTH
Vaccinations
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor. There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

PERUVIAN GASTRONOMY
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region.
Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Huaraz: Local food restaurants.
... more about Huaraz restaurants

DRESS CODE
Dress in general is very casual unless you want to eat in one of the more expensive restaurants in Lima for example, in which case a tie and/or jacket will be required and smarter ladies' wear. Due to the altitude, it is important to remember whatever the season, to take some warmer woollens for the nighttimes drop in temperature.

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.

 
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