Cedros Alpamayo trekking


    Cedros Alpamayo trekking - 9 Days / 8 Nights


    Day 1: Huaraz – Llanganuco – Vaqueria – Tuctu (4200m/13776ft)
    After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), here we will find the traditional made at home Ice-Creams from local fruits, then we will enjoy Carhuaz native products, then we will continue with our travel to the next stop in the ancient town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascarán Mountain in 1970, the New Yungay (2500m/8200ft), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, where we will find the Huascaran National Park entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register there, then we will visit the two lakes of Llanganuco called (Chinancocha and Orconcocha), then we will continue going up to Portachuelo Pass (4770m/15645ft), where we will have a stop to take pictures the splendid views of different peaks like Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, and others,  after that we will start go down to Vauqueria for about 1 hour 20 minutes approximately, where our donkey driver and donkeys will be witing for us, here will be starting our trekking, from here we will climb up to Tuctu for about 5 hours approximately. Arriving our first camp around 3 or 4:00pm. Overnight at (4200m/13776ft).

    Day 2: Tuctu – Pucajirca Pass (4640m/15219ft) – Quisuar
    Today, we will start climbup to get the Pucaraju pass (4640m). We will get there at around 11am, and then go down zigzag path nice landscape surrounded by highlands straw and many trees. We will get the Huecroncocha Lake to have Lunch in the nice spot. Then after few minutes walking dawn we will get small village called Quisuar, where we will camp in the left side at (3900m/12792ft).

    Day 3: Quisuar – Tupatupa Pass (4400m/1443ft) – Jancapampa
    We will start our hiking going up moderate path, enjoying field of sheep, we will get the Tupatupa pass (4400m) easily, then we will go down by the base of the Pucajirca Mountain and then we will arrive to the next camp place of Jancapampa (3600m/11808ft) overnight camping.

    Day 4: Jancapampa – Remate Pass (4600m/15088ft) – Huillca
    We will start climbing up early to get the pass on time, Yanacon pass (4610m), as always we will be surprised by nice different landscapes, after the pass we will go down to the next camp place called Huillca overnight Camping at (4000m/13120ft).

    Day 5: Huillca – Mesapata Pass (4460m/14628ft) – Tayapampa
    Moderate walking first 2 hours to get the Mesapata pass at (4460m). Then we will walk flat area to the water stream in Moyobamba valley to have lunch, and then we will continue to the base of the caracara pass where we will camp at (4500m/14760ft).

    Day 6: Tayapampa – Caracara Pass (4800m/15744ft) – Jancarurish – Ruinapampa
    After the breakfast in Tayapampa we will start climb up to Caracara pass (4800m) for about 1 hour half, where we will enjoy the nice views of Alpamayo, Quitaraju Mount, from here we will start go down to Jancarurish for about 1 hour half, arriving here we will have lunch, after that we will continue to Ruinapampa, along this valley we can see the west face of Alpamayo, after go down 2 hours will be arriving to Ruinapampa where we will appreciate the inka – Terrazes, overnight Camping over (4025m/13202).

    Day 7: Ruinapampa – Jatunvientona Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Osoruri
    After the breakfast in Ruinapampa we will start climb up on zigzags untill Ichicvientona pass (4770m) for about 4 hours, where we will enjoy the nice views of Santa Cruz and Milluaraju mount, after that we will go down to Osoruri for about 40 minutes, will be arriving around 1:00pm for lunch, free afternoong to take pictures, diner and overnight at (4560m/14956ft).

    Day 8: Osoruri – Cullicocha Pass (4850m/15908ft) – Calamina
    After breakfast we will walk up for about one hour to get the Jatunvientona pass (4860m), then we will go down a few meters down and we will be surprised by a nice spot, a beautiful blue lake of Cullicocha in the base of Santa Cruz massif, we will get offshore the lake to have lunch. Then after rest in the lunch time we will continue going down to the camp place of Calamina, from this camp place we will appreciate nice sunset over the Black Mountain in front us. Overnight at (3650m/11972ft). Camping.

    Day 9: Calamina – Hualcayan – Huaraz
    Today our last hiking day, we will arrive first to the small village of Hualcayan where we will find very basic shop, and National Park entrance control, to check out, then after few minutes walking we will have lunch. We will continue to Huaraz, arriving at 3 or 4 pm. Aproximately and transfer to the hotel – Huaraz.

    • Recomended season: Early April to last October
    • Highest point: (4800m/15744ft) Cara Cara pass
    • Difficult: Easy moderate
    • Average hours to walk: 5 - 6 hours per day