cedros-machupicchu

Recomended season: Early April to last October
Highest point: (4800m/15744ft) Cara Cara pass
Difficult: Moderate
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 – Tours to Machupicchu – back to Cusco
After the breakfast in Cusco the Guide will go to pick up you, then you will be transferred to the Train Station to travel to the Aguas Calientes for about 4 hours, after that we hava to take bus to Archeological Complex of Machupicchu; then we will visit around the ruins with the Guide for about 2 hours approximately, after that we will have free hour to climb up to Waynapicchu for about 40 minutes, where we can enjoy the nice panoramic our around, then we will descend to Machupicchu to take the bus to Aguas calientes.
After arrive to Aguas Calientes we will enjoy the Hot Springs and lunch, the will take the train to back Cusco. Arriving to Cusco at 8:00pm and transfer to your Hotel.

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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.