Daily Tour

Hiking through the ancient pre Inca path – Cultural Trekking Chavin (3 days)

Olleros, Huaraz

The Olleros to Chavin trek, which traces the pre-Inca pilgrimage route to Chavin in the South part of the Cordillera Blanca. The peasant farmers of the area came up with the idea in hopes to preserve some of their Andean heritage.

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    Price

    $350,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    3 days 2 nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Peru

OVERVIEW TOUR

Description:

The Olleros to Chavin trek, which traces the pre-Inca pilgrimage route to Chavin in the South part of the Cordillera Blanca. The peasant farmers of the area came up with the idea in hopes to preserve some of their Andean heritage. The entire hike is done using donkeys  and over the 3 day walk through the ancient pre Inca path. The route starts in Olleros village, which is 18 miles  South from Huaraz, and ends at Chavin, the oldest archeological site in the Americas 600 – 400 BC. The altitude ranges from the highest at the Yanashallash Pass (15,420 ft / 4700m) to Chavin, which is the lowest at 10,006 ft / 3050m. After finish the trek we are visiting the famous archaeological complex of Chavin de Huantar, South America oldest and most advanced Pre-Inca civilization.

This 3 day trek is perfect for a first experience in the high mountains or as part of an acclimatizing program. We follow a precolumbian trail which winds its way up into the puna (dry high altitude moorland). We reach Yanashallash Pass, the highest point of our itinerary at 4 700 m. As we descend on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Blanca, we marvel at the giant Huantsán (6 395 m), in ancient times one of the most revered peaks. The last stage is a visit to the remains of one of the oldest ceremonial centers of Peru in Chavín, which dates from the 1st millenium B.C. In the course of the afternoon, we return to Huaraz by bus.

Prices

  • Price sharing tour: US$ 350 /person (minimum number of people 7)
  • Price for private tour :

1 person: US$ 980 /person

2 persons: US$ 590 /person

3 persons: US$ 490 /person

4 persons: US$ 450 /person

5 to more persons: US$ 380 /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 at 8:00 am with a private minivan it transfer us to Olleros village at 3450masl, we will get this village at 9:00am approximately on this place the llamas drives and llamas will be waiting for us, from thisplace we will start to hike for around 5 hours to the fist campsite called Tzacracancha at 3800m.
First breakfast at the campsite after that we wil strat to hike up at 8:00am we hike for around 4 hours and we will get Yanashallash Pass 4750m at noon we will have lunch, enjoying the panoramic view, after it we will go descend till second campsite at 3850m, this day we have enjoyed walking in the Pre-Inka trail stone paved some parts, then we will start zigzag path to go down to Shonkopampa.
After breakfast we will start to descend passing many villages we will get to Chavin de Huantar district at 3100m after 4 hours, Chavín de Huantar is an archeological site is one of them oldest cultures from South America, this culture was ruled by priests, in the oldest castle we can find the Lanzon god, on this archeological place you will find many mysterious about gods, sacrifice, art, architect after to get information more about this culture we will aboard the private minivan on the way we will pass Cahuish Tunnel at 4450m, we will be in Huaraz at 5 o’ clock and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz.

PRICES & PAYMENT

$350,00 3 days 2 nights

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