CEDROS - ALPAMAYO

4,860 m.a.s.l.

CEDROS - ALPAMAYO

4,860 m.a.s.l.

CEDROS - ALPAMAYO

4,860 m.a.s.l.

Duration

9 days

Highest point

Osoruri Pass (4,860masl)

Difficulty

Moderate

Recommended season

April - October

Itinerary
DAY 01: HUARAZ (3100 M) – HUALCAYAN – HUISHCASH

We leave Huaraz in private transportation to the village of Huaycayan, where we begin the 6-7 hour hike ascending switchbacks towards our first camp in Huishcash. Duration: 6-6 hours. Camp: Huiscash (4200m).

DAY 02: HUISHCASH – RUINAPAMPA (4400M)

This day 2 important passes await us, Osoruri pass (4860m) and Vientunan Pass (4770m), but before the passes we will have a beautiful view of the Lake Azulcocha and Yanacocha, after which we pass the border of the Lake Cullicocha (4620m). Duration: 5-6 hours. Camp: Ruinapampa (4400m)

DAY 03: RUINAPAMPA – JANCARURISH (3800M)

Today we pass through the Cedros valley heading in the direction of Alpamayo valley, where we will have the most impressive view of the northwest face of Alpamayo (5947m). Duration: 4-5 hours. Camping: Jancarurish (3800m).

DAY 04: JANCARURISH – MIRADOR ALPAMAYO (4450M) – JANCARURISH

Rest day. Optional: we can go on a small 3-hour hike close to Lake Jancarurish to see the pyramid shape of Alpamayo. This is the angle of the mountain that is often shown in pictures and has won the mountain its reputation as the most beautiful mountain in the world. Duration: 3 hours. Camp: Jancarurish.

DAY 05: JANCARURISH – HUILLCA (4000M)

Today we leave camp heading towards Huillca, passing Gara Gara pass (4830m) and later the Mesapampa pass (4500m). Duration: 5-6 hours. Camp: Huillca (4300m)

DAY 06: HUILLCA – JANCAPAMPA (3600M)

We leave Huillca heading towards Jancapampa through the Yana Quenua valley. We will cross the Yanacon pass on this day (4600m). Duration: 5-6 hours. Camp: Jancapampa (3600m)

DAY 07: JANCAPAMPA VALLEY – QUISHAR (3800M)

This day we will head towards the village of Pishogampa (3600m), and then ascend through the Tingopampa valley towards Tupa-tupa pass (4400m). During the descent we will see the Huecrococha Lake. Duration: 4-5 hours. Camp: Quishar (3800m)

DAY 08: QUISHAR – TUCTU (4200M)

We leave camp in direction of the Pucuraju pass (4650m). From this point we can enjoy views of the highest mountains in the Cordillera Blanca, including Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chraraju and also Taulliraju (5830m). Duration: 5-6 hours. Camp: Tuctu (4200m)

DAY 09: TUCTU – VAQUERIA (3800M)

The last day we will walk about 7km through the Huaripampa valley, surrounded by quenual forest and traditional villages until we arrive in Vaqueria. Here our transportation will await us to return to Huaraz.

Terms
INCLUDED

– Private transportation to and from Huaraz

– Professional guide

– Cook, kitchen tent, stove and cookware

– Camping gear (tent)

– Donkeys and donkey drivers

– All meals during the expedition, including boxed lunches

– First aid kit

NOT INCLUDED

– Huascaran National Park entrance ticket

– Sleeping bag and sleeping pad

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

– Small backpack

– Trekking poles

– Headlamp

– Sunglasses

– Base layers

– Waterproof clothing (jacket, rain pants)

– Sunscreen

– Camera

– Lightweight clothing