Active: Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit (SPHH)
Countries Visited: Peru Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 8
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), camping (7 nts).
Take in the glacial alpine scenery along the Huayhuash Circuit, challenge yourself and conquer high-altitude mountain passes, sleep in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness.
Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain climbers dream come true. Located in one of the most remote sections of the Andes, the range asks a lot from those who trek it. Rest assured that your mountain guide has all the expertise, equipment, and encouragement needed to get the most out of these majestic peaks. Great on its own, this trip gets even better when paired with a Machu Picchu trek or any other Peru-based adventure.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Lima||Day 1 Lima|
There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Huaraz||Day 2 Lima/Huaraz (1B)|
Travel north by bus to the alpine city of Huaraz, surrounded by the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Huaraz||Day 3 Huaraz|
Enjoy a free day to acclimatize to the altitude. There are ample opportunities for optional activities like exploring the city, biking in the mountains, or heading into Huascaran National Park. Relax in the evening at a cafE and soak in the natural scenery.
|Day 4||Cuartelhuain||Day 4 Huaraz/Cuartelhuain (1L, 1D)|
Travel by private vehicle into Huascaran National Park, gaze out the window and enjoy the Andean scenery passing by. Arrive at Cuartelhuain, the camp for the night (4,200m/13,780 ft). Transport: Enjoy the ride through Huascaran National Park. Stop to view Puya Raimondi trees, distantly related to pineapples, these strange plants are worth a second look. Snap some photos at Yanashayash pass before taking a break in Huallanca village. Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Loma Ollocuyoc||Day 5 Cuartelhuain/Loma Ollocuyoc (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The days are spent in remote, high-altitude wilderness, surrounded by alpine scenery including snow-capped peaks, immense glaciers, emerald glacial lagoons, and mountain vegetation. Nights are spent camping under the stars. Several very high altitude passes are traversed, challenging the best of hikers ready to push themselves for the ultimate reward of unmatched remote mountain scenery unlike anywhere else on Earth. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 6||Laguna Carhuacocha||Day 6 Loma Ollocuyoc/Laguna Carhuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue the trek along Laguna Mitucocha with Mt Yerupaja, Mt Rondoy and Mt Ninashanca towering in the background as you pass through Carhuacocha Pass. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 7||Cordillera Huayhuash||Day 7 Laguna Carhuacocha/Cordillera Huayhuash (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Trek through Siula Pass, with its towering peaks and glacial lagoons of varying shades of turquoise and blue, youll be hard-pressed to find a place more beautiful. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 8||Huanacpatay||Day 8 Cordillera Huayhuash/Huanacpatay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue the trek upwards to the highest point of the trek, Trapecio Punta Pass. Continue on to the camp for the night below Mt Puscanturpa. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 9||Huantiac||Day 9 Huanacpatay/Huantiac (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Descend into the Huanacpatay valley, enjoy views of waterfalls in the distance en route to Huantiac camp, a high altitude meadow in the shadows of Mt Diablo Mudo. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 10||Laguna Jahuacocha||Day 10 Huantiac/Laguna Jahuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Descend into Angoshcancha valley passing through quenoal forest before climbing up to Yaucha pass. Enjoy beautiful views and keep an eye out for condors on the way to Laguna Jahuacocha. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek
|Day 11||Chiquian||Day 11 Laguna Jahuacocha/Chiquian (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Ascend to the last pass of the trip, Shullca Pass (4550m/14928 ft), take in one last view of the stunning Andean ranges before descending to Pocpa to meet the transfer to Chiquian. Included Activities: Huayhuash Trek Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 12||Lima||Day 12 Chiquian/Lima (1B)|
After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle back to Lima for the night and for some well-deserved rest and a hot shower. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.00 hours)
|Day 13||Lima||Day 13 Lima (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking additional time in Lima to explore. The optional activities below may require additional time, speak to your CEO for further information. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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