Daily Tour

A magical journey into a remote South Cordillera Blanca – Huantsan – Cultural Peru Trek Chavin (6 days)

Huantsan

This trek is a magical journey into a remote and beautiful unspoilt area of the Codillera Blanca not known to many other trekking groups. We follow an ancient pre Inca route and are treated to fantastic mountain views, waterfalls many small crystal blue mountain lakes and traditional Andean mountain villages.

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    Price

    $450,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    6 days 5 nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Peru

OVERVIEW TOUR

Description:

This trek is a magical journey into a remote and beautiful unspoilt area of the Codillera Blanca not known to many other trekking groups. We follow an ancient pre Inca route and are treated to fantastic mountain views, waterfalls many small crystal blue mountain lakes and traditional Andean mountain villages.

On the return from the trek finish to Huaraz we stop to visit the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar which was the centre of the Chavín culture, the oldest major culture in Peru existing from around 1000 to 300 BC. The site of Chavín de Huántar is an incredible feat of engineering, with most of the construction being built underground in an extensive labyrinth of interconnecting chambers and tunnels. This trek offers an exciting mix of trekking through beautiful countryside with local culture and ancient history.

Prices

  • Price sharing tour: US$ 450 /person (minimum number of people 7)
  • Price for private tour :

1 person: US$ 1970 /person

2 persons: US$ 1180 /person

3 persons: US$ 980 /person

4 persons: US$ 890 /person

5 to more persons: US$ 730 /person

Price includes

  • Transport Huaraz to Canraychico, and return from Chavin in a private vehicle
  • Professional certified guide  – AGPM – IFMGA
  • Professional outdoor cook
  • Donkeys or llamas and porters where applicable
  • Full camping and kitchen equipment. Complete food
  • kitchen tent, mess tent,  two-people tents,  tables, chairs, and bathroom tent
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expedition
  • Entry to Huascaran National Park
  • Information and specific recommendations before the trekking
  • Permanent assistance of the agency throughout the duration of your stay

Gastronomy

eat healthy and natural foods

Wildlife Viewing

You may see cordor, vizcacha, many kinds of birds, South Andean Deer or Foxes on your visit to Cordillera Blanca.

Trekking

Trek one of the most famous and beautiful hiking routes in the world.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Accommodation and meals in Lima & Huaraz
  • Line Bus transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima
  • Acclimatization program preceding this trek
  • Personal clothing and equipment (such good shoes, a small back pack, clothes, sleeping bag and pad, etc.)
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

ITINERARY

We leave from Huaraz heading toward Chico Village at 10,991 ft / 3350m from where we start by an easy trekking pace following an ancient pre-Inca trail up the wide Uquian Valley gently gaining altitude. During this trek, you will have great views of the snow capped peaks of Shaqsha and Cashan. We’ll set-up our first camp in Sacracancha at 13,517 ft / 4,120m.
We start the day going up to Yanashallash Pass 15,420 ft / 4700 m). On our trek to the pass we are treated with close views of the glacier coming from Uruashraju and some small lakes on the valley floor below. Next we descend to our camp site following a switch back trail to reach our camp site is in Shoncopampa Valley at 12,631 ft / 3850m.
We continue our trek along the wild mountain valley with stunning views of magnificent glaciers such as: Uruashraju and Rurec, and where the massive snow covered peak of Huantsan comes into view dominating the skyline. We spend the night in Castilla Camp Site at 14,272 ft / 4350 m. During today’s trek, we are passing by small farms.
An early walk to the beautiful Santa Rosa Pass at 15,847 ft / 4830 m is really rewarding and soul searching. You will find yourself amidst the tranquil and peaceful nature forgetting the world outside. You will enjoy fabulous views of Uruashraju, Rurec, San Juan and Cayesh Peaks. You’ll then start descending easily through a beautiful valley surrounded by granite rock mountains. Our camp site is called Hitacok which is situated in the Rima Rima Valley.
We leave our camp site ascending by an undefined path to Mesapata which is a beautiful viewpoint at 15,158 ft / 4620 m. The site has one of the most fabulous vistas of river forest and colorful lakes situated at the base of Huantsan, Tumarinaraju, San Juan and Maparaju Mountains. From here we descend into the Carhuascancha Valley where we find our camp site is located at 12,992 ft / 3960m. Carhuascancha Valley must be the most beautiful valley in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, because it possesses a beautiful forest, very rich in different kinds of local trees, wildflowers (including orchids), bushes, mushrooms, moss and lichens.
We start this day going down easily through the beautiful Carhuascancha Valley which driver us to Puente Dos amores, where our bus will be waiting for us to go back to Huaraz. On the way we visit the Chavin archeological complex, this temple, the largest pre-Inca site that has been restored with its impressive carved stonework and anthropomorphic figures and its labyrinth of underground passages. It is the oldest known pre-Columbian culture (600 – 400 BC) discovered and known as Chavin the Huantar.

PRICES & PAYMENT

$450,00 6 days 5 nights

Payment Policies

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  • Allowed Cancellation: Yes
  • Percent of total price for the canceling: 100%

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