12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M

12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M
12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M

12 Day - Cord. Blanca Climbing Alpamayo Mountain 5947 M


12 Days / 11 Nights

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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 the Santa Cruz valley until we reach Llamacoral, w...

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        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. 

          This day we will hike up to Moraine camp, via a rocky trail until we arrive at our camp. Approx. 3 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). 

                  Walk back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Approx. to 5 - 6 hours 

                    Breakfast, private transfer to Lima. Overnight in Hotel.

                      After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight home. 

                        WHAT'S INCLUDED

                        • Hotel: A *star hotel is specially chosen by us for you throughout the itinerary
                        • Full board during the trek 
                        • Transport: Private or share 
                        • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Alpamayo top mountain  
                        • Arrival and departure transfer  
                        • Briefing to the tour one day before the trek at 19h00 
                        • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities  
                        • Professional guide who speaks English 
                        • Snacks appropriate for all hours and hot and cold beverages  
                        • Complete set of kitchen equipment and utensils 
                        • Dining room equipment which includes tables, chairs, and a dining tents 
                        • Certified Mountain Guide (UIAGM – AGMP) 
                        • Cook and Helpers 
                        • Porters  
                        • Donkey driver 
                        • Donkeys 
                        • Entrance fee National park Huascaran 
                        • First aid kit 
                        • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary 

                        WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                        • Airfare to and from destination 
                        • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
                        • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
                        • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation 
                        • Visas 
                        • Any activity not described in What's Included 
                        • Meals on your own 
                        • Gratuities 
                        • Optional excursions 
                        • Personal equipment such as trekking equipment 
                        • Camping equipment such as sleeping bag or walking stick 
                        • Damages caused by the client to the bus or to the camping equipment 

                        Trip Preparation & FAQS

                        You can check our safety protocols in the following link: https://www.valenciatravelcusco.com/notification/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-travel-alert

                        We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                        We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                        We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                        As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                        We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                        Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                        VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                        Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                        Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                        Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                        Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                        We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                        We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                        We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                        The official currency in Peru is the peruvian sol (PEN). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                        Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                        As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation: https://valenciatravelcusco.com/pages/sustainability

                        Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                        Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                        The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS / VALENCIA TRAVEL, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                        This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                        For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: +51 979 706 464

                        At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. Please ask your travel specialist for more information on our sustainable programs.

                        All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: +51 979 706 464. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

                        This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                        This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                        The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                        Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                        Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                        For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                        In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                        In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                        It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                        We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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