12 Days / 11 Nights
The Huscaran National Park is pretty as a picture. This amazing place is a stupendous natural area in which the geological formations, the glacier-covered peaks, the high mountain lakes, and all the flora and fauna that make up the myriad of ecosystems of the Cordillera Blanca, are protected. The Cordillera Blanca is the most extensive tropical mountain range in the world, and in 1985 it was declared as part of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. For adventure lovers, trekkers, and climbers, it is one of the Top Places when visiting Peru.
Huascaran National Park is well known for its fantastic natural beauty. It has a large number of snow-covered peaks that are higher than 6000 metres in elevation. Some of the incredible tourist destinations in the area include: Huascaran Peak (6768 m.), Alpamayo Peak (5947 m), Llanganuco Lagoon, and the Lagoon 69. When you explore these places, you will see the fragility of life on earth. Here you can observe with your own eyes the consequences of global warming, and the rapid changes which are taking place today.
This area is also renowned for its outdoor adventure sports such as trekking, rock climbing, glacier climbing, and mountain biking. There are 25 different circuits and 33 separate mountain and glacial climbing sites. You will be able to marvel at 33 separate pre-Hispanic archeological sites; and you’ll be able to observe 112 bird species, 13 species of mammals, the great spectacled bear, and the Puya Raimondi which is the world’s largest Bromeliad. This plant produces 18,000 flowers and 6 million seeds during its lifetime. Why don’t you try off season? March, April, September and October are particularly good months, either side of high season, the weather is still decent and there are fewer people!
Special features of our Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M.:
Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking and Cultural
Places To Visit: Lima, Huaraz
Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights
Type of Service: tours are private
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered.
At the moment you arrive in Lima, a team member of Valencia travel will be waiting for you at the airport and take you, in private transport, to your hotel. You will then have all day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and its surroundings.
This ride follows the pan-American highway north to across the impressive Pacific coastal desert. Continuing toward higher terrain, we pass through the cordillera Negra (black mountain range) at Conococha pass at 4020 metres elevation. Into the Santa valley and Huaraz at 3100 m. Once we cross the pass, you´ll see a charming view of the mountains of the cordillera Blanca. Without a doubt, some of the most impressive scenery in the world.
From Huaraz, we will drive to a village called Cashapampa with our shuttle vehicle. The donkeys and Donkeys and the muleteers will be waiting for us there. Our specialized chefs will also carry the cooking equipment and the food for the next few days! Not only do they produce the most delicious food but also use locally sourced ingredients from the nearby villages so that we are directly contributing to the areas where we trek.
We will then begin our trail through ...
Today we will start our trail in the same valley, where the views of two beautiful lakes, Chinacocha and Orconcocha can be enjoyed. Then we will take a Zigzag trail to Base Camp. Approx. 5 hours hiking.
We will trek through ice and snow with some steep ascents, until we get to 5450 m elevation. Afterwards, we will descend a Little to a flat glacier, where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 – 5 hours hiking Temperatures during the night are about -12°c.
Today's hike will start at 1 am, YES 1 am! We will trek until we surpass a bergschrund or crevasse, where the technical part in the ice begins, until we reach the summit. Then we will abseil down to High Camp. (Short break and we can go down to base camp). Approx. 6 to 7 hours.
This is an Additional day, or "reserve day" in case we need a wider summit window due to weather.
If not necessary, it will be a day of leisure in Huaraz or Lima
Important note: The cost of this extra day is $ 300 per person – Based 4 paxs (not included in the price).
After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.