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Peru is a welcoming and friendly country, full of surprises, where having a Spanish speaking guide will allow you to immerse yourselves in its cultre and traditions.  Famous for its gastronomy, it also has deserts, sea, jungle and mountains.  Huaraz is the mountaineering capital of the Andes, surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Cordillera Blanca.  An international city which welcomes thousands of mountaineers every year, and where we'll arrive after a 10hr colectivo (a typical shared minibus) ride.

From there an 8hr ride on dirt roads will find us in Cuartel Huaín, where your adventure and the challenge of Huayhuash will begin.  In the words of the great mountaineer Jeff Lowe, it's "one of the most beautiful treks in the world" as the scenery changes daily; a landscape of greens and browns gives way to 5000m mountain passes, interspersed with lakes of every imaginable shade of blue and strewn with some of the most striking and whitest peaks in the Andes: Siula, Jirishanca, Trapecio, Yerupajá, Jurau, Rasac, Rondoy, Carnicero...  Add to the scene the company of the donkey drivers, cook, donkeys, horses, and mules carrying our day to day camping equipment and food.

Now, for those who'd like to add a little spice to their trek, you have the option of climbing to the summit of el Diablo Mudo (5350m), making the most of the acclimatisation that trekking at altitude brings.

An experience that now is within your reach... wouldn't you love to try delicious Peruvian ceviche or roast chicken?

PROGRAMME

A personalised programme can be created, shortening or lengthening the stages to fit with the needs of the group, but we recommend the following:

 

Day 1:  flight from  BCN or MAD

Day 2:  Lima- Huaraz

Day 3:  stretch our legs in the Huascarán National Park

Day 4:  Huaraz- Cuartel Huaín

Day 5: Cuartel Huaín- Mitucocha

Day 6: Mitucocha-Carhuacocha

Day 7: Carhuacocha- Huayhuash

Day 8: Huayhuash- Termas Viconga

Day 9: Termas Viconga- Campamento Cuyoc

Day 10: Cuyoc- Paso Cutatambo- Huayllapa

Day 11: Huayllapa- Gashpampa

Day 12: Gashpampa- Jahuacocha

Day 13: Jahuacocha- LLamac

Day 14: Huaraz - Lima

Day 15: Lima- MAD/BCN

 

Optional in this programme

- Ascent of Diablo Mudo (5320m)

- Alpine trek via Trapecio and Cutatambo passes

Please get in touch for possible changes or variations in price.

2-3 people       2100 euros

4-5 people       1845 euros

6-7 people       1735 euros

Prices include: accommodation, donkey drivers, campsite fees, food, in country transport, guides, camping equipment, liability and accident insurance, group first aid kit ...

These prices do not include flights.

Details

Duration: 15 days

Ideal season: June, July and August

Max participants: 1-7 personas

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