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Recomended season: Early April to last October
Highest point: (5750m/18860ft) Pisco Mountain
Difficult: Moderate hike, easy climb
Average hours to walk: 5 – 6 hours per day

Itinerary:

Day 1: Lima – flight to Cusco and City tours in the afternoon
After breakfast in the Hotel in Lima, passengers will be transferred to the Airport in Lima, around 7am, to take the morning flight to Cusco, then after one hour flight we will arrive to Cusco around 11am, then the group will be transferred to the selected hotel for the accommodation then, the group will have lunch and in the afternoon they will start the city tour visiting Cusco around. Cusco is located in the Andean area in the south side of Peru at (3399m/11148ft).
During the tour we will visit the Temple of the Sun Coricancha, The Cathedral, The Main Square, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Kenko, the ruins of Pucapucara and the ruins of Tambomachay, then at appropriate time dinner and overnight at hotel in Cusco.

Day 2: Cusco – KM 82 – Huayllabamba (3000m/9840ft)
Early in the morning at 6:00am the bus will pick the passengers up from their hotel, in a tourist Bus and then travel to the site of Km 88 (Piscacucho) passing through the sacred valley of the Incas and the cities of Urubamba and Ollanataytambo, Optional Breakfast in Urubamba. In the Km 88 Piscacucho starts the trekking passing by the hanging bridge over the Urubamba river, after one our trekking passengers will have lunch in Miskay view of the Llactapata Inca’s city, after we will pass the Cusichaca river Urubamba’s river affluent, after 3 hours hiking we’ll get the Huayllabamba where we will camp at (3000m/9840ft).

Day 3: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (4200m/13776ft)
After the breakfast in the camp site we will leave early in the morning at 7:00am aproximately, the passengers will start hiking up to the Warmiwañuska (dead woman) pass (4200m) aAfter the pass we will descent to Pacaymayu for to camp.

Day 4: Pacaymayu –Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8692ft)
Early in the morning after our typical breakfast we will start hiking, to Runkurakay. A beautiful view is the first that the clients will enjoy after to wake up, it will persuade to continue our enjoyable trekking to Machupicchu, this day passengers will walk the original Inka trail getting us to the beautiful forest, from here we will appreciate Mountains, if luck passengers will see Panda bear and Puma. The sacred watchman’s from this sanctuary. We will know the Archaeological group of Sayacmarca, Conchamarca, Puyupatamarca, until to get Wiñayhuayna our last camp at (2650m/8692ft).

Day 5: Wiñayhuayna – Machupicchu (2400m/7872ft) –Aguas Calientes – Cusco
This day the guide will wake us up very early at 4am approx, then after breakfast to start our last day of trekking, waking up very early is for to get Intipunku in the sunrise time, so from here we can Appreciate how the sun reflects the entire Machupicchu Ruins, the guide will explain that it was sacred hour to worship the sun each day in the sunrise. To get Machupicchu passengers will walk fro only 2 hours to arrive to Machupicchu. We will visit the Inca Empire city with a help of the guide during the morning, then after it the bus will take the passengers to the Aguas Calients (hot springs) after Lunch in this Village we will Aboard the Train to Cusco, arriving approx at 7 – 8 pm.

Day 6: Cusco – flight back to Lima
This day you will flight back to Lima in the afternoon, our private transport will picks up you 2 hours before from your hotel and then transport to the airport in Cusco, you have to be there 1 hour and half before minimum for your checking, the flight takes 1 hours and 10 minutes to Lima, arriving to Lima our private transport will be waiting for you to then transport to the hotel.

Day 7: Lima – early flight to Huaraz and free day
This day very early our private transport will picks up you from the hotel and then transport to the airport in Lima, the flight will leave very early around 05:20hours, 1 hour flight to Huaraz, arriving to the airport you will be transferred to Huaraz and you hotel, it will takes 40 minutes driving.
Then you will have free day for your acclimatization, walking around the city or to make some purchases, also preparation day for the next day trekking.
 
Day 8: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft)
After breakfast in the hotel we will travel by private bus along the Callejón de Huaylas.  This drive takes us through many traditional Andean towns. We will make our first stop in Carhuaz (2650m).  Here you will find homemade ice-cream from local fruits and authentic ecological handcrafts shown in el abuelo handcrafts shop.  Then we will continue to the city of Caraz where we will purchase any needed supplies.  From here we travel to the Cashapampa District to meet the donkey drivers at the trailhead.  After the donkeys are loaded with our camping equipment we will set out on the five to six hour hike to our first camp, Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft).
 
Day 9: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha  – Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft)
This day will be a full day of hiking and breathtaking vistas.  After the breakfast we will begin the two-hour hike that will take us to Ichiccocha Lake and Jatuncocha Lake.  From here we continue for another two hours that takes us to the base camp of Alpamayo.  From this vista we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron, and Aguja.    Try to resist maxing your camera’s memory card at this location because there is much more to come.  Two more hours of hiking will bring us to our second camp site, Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft).

Day 10: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Cachinapampa
After breakfast we will start hiking at 8:00am.  A four-hour hike will bring us to the Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) where we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery.  Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic.  After lunch we descend for approximately three to four hours to our final camp, Cachinapampa (3800m/12464ft).

Day 11: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Paccharuri (3900m/12792ft)
After breakfast we will descend for about 2 1/2 hours to Vaqueria.   From here we begin the gradual ascent through unique Quenual Tress where one can see many different animals such as the condor of the Cordillera Blanca.  Three hours of hiking will bring us to our campsite, Paccharuri (3900m/12792ft).  This camp reveals a great view of Mt. Chopicalqui.

Day 12: Paccharuri – Portachuelo Pass (4770m/15645ft) – Cebollapampa (3900m/12792ft)
After breakfast we will start at 9:00am.  Portachuelo Pass (4770m/15646ft) is our lunch time destination and normally takes about three hours to hike.  From this pass you are rewarded with views deep in the heart of the Andies.  Few people in the world have seen what your eyes will behold from this vista.  North and South Huascaran, Huandoys, Pisco, and Chacraraju are a few of the peaks you will see.  From here we descend for two hours to our next camp, Cebollapampa (3900m/12792ft).

Day 13: Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4850m/15908ft)
After the breakfast in Cebollapampa we will start climbing up to the Base camp for about 3 hours and half, arriving there we will have lunch around 12:30hours. Arriving to the Base Camp we will enjoy the nice views of different peaks around like Huandoys, Chacraraju, Pisco and Chopicalqui, we will prepare our equipments to carry till Moraine camp, around 13:00hours we will going up to the Moraine for about 3 more hours over the rocky paths; we will have dinner early afternoon, overnight camping at (4850m/15908ft).

Day 14: Moraine Camp – climb up Pisco (5750m/18860ft) – Back to Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 4:00am approximately we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit (5750m/18860ft), after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of  40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit, where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipments to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 4:00pm approximately,  overnight Camping at (4400m/14432ft).

Day 15: Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz
After the last breakfast in the base camp of the Pisco Mountain, we will descend to Cebollapampa, here will be waiting  our private bus, and then immediately will aboard the bus to go back to Huaraz, passing the Llanganuco lake and then  we will arrive the Control of Huascaran national Park, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue along the Callejon de Huaylas to the South side, arriving to Huaraz around 5pm approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.