Arrival in Lima at night (sleep in hotel)
Travel from Lima to Huaraz in the morning by Bus or Plane (sleep in hotel)
Acclimatization day - Churup Lake. We’ll leave from Huaraz city towards east, passing through villages as Unchus and Llupa, up to the place called Pitec (3860 m), where we have to pay the entrance fee at the Huascaran National Park control post, then start hiking in an ascending path, observing mountains as Huamashraju, Cashan and Shacsha also crop fields can be seen. This place houses a diversity of flora and fauna such as the wild duck, plants with healing properties and quenual tree forests. To reach this lake we have to climb rocks helped by a steady metal rope, ideal for those who love the adventure or take other path less challenging. Churup is a beautiful blue lake one of the most frequently visited, surrounded by Ichu grass, Quenual trees, wild flowers, etc. thereґs also a smaller lake on the east side for those who want to continue hiking, both lakes are right below the mountain with the same name, then return to Huaraz city.
Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 m) - Llamacorral (3750 m). We’ll leave from Huaraz city, towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz, following the Rio Santa and observing part of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, making short stops. Then we'll go to the Cashapampa Village, where we'll meet the donkey drivers and donkeys. The trek starts here up to the place called Llamacoral where we'll camp. About 5 to 6 hours.
Llamacorral - Arhuaycocha Base Camp (4250 m). In our second day we’ll pass through Hichic Cocha (small lake) and Hatun Cocha (big lake), then observe mountains as Aguja (5886 m), Caraz (6025 m), Habasraju (5765 m), Quitaraju (6040 m), Alpamayo (5947 m, known as the most beautiful mountain in the world), Artesonraju (6025 m), and ascend to the Arhuaycocha Base Camp in the Arhuaycocha Valley. About 4 to 5 hours.
Rest day. This day we can advance to the moraine camp.
Arhuaycocha Base Camp - Camp I (5450 m). We’ll walk in an ascending path to reach the moraine, then walk over the ice up to the Camp I. About 5 to 6 hours.
Camp I - Summit of Alpamayo (5974 m) - Camp I. We’ll leave at dawn and climb up to the Summit of Alpamayo, with technical ice wall. From the Summit we can observe mountains as Quitaraju (6040 m), Santa cruz (6259 m), Pucajircas (6050 m), Taulliraju (5830 m), Artesonraju (6025 m), Caraz (6025 m) and Aguja (5888 m), then descend to Camp I. About 8 to 9 hours.
Camp I - Base Camp. A moderate descent. About 4 to 5 hours.
Base Camp - Cashapampa - Huaraz (Hotel, Pachamanca dinner) - Lima at night (exit hotel). In our return to Cashapampa Village, our private van will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz City. Hotel, Pachamanca dinner
Departure from Huaraz to Lima and Lima - Home. Possible overnight in Lima!!
Note: After the ascent, we are ready to offer you a vacation on the coast of the ocean, lakes and various excursion programs in Peru - Read