- duration 7 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5760 meters
- See gorgeous views of the Cordillera Blanca
- Enjoy trekking on the Santa Cruz trail
- Climb Mt. Pisco
- Travel through traditional villages and see the Andean life up close
Hit the circuit right away. Travel through mountainous terrain, enjoying stunning views of towering mountains, gushing rivers, lakes and traditional Andean villages along the way. Cross the Punta Union Pass and climb Mt. Pisco.
Don't be nervous if you are not a professional climber. This is an achievable climb for anyone who is well acclimatised and fit. It is a suitable climb for beginners and a rewarding experience for professional climbers. We will drive back to Huaraz at the end of the trip.
I did a private tour with a 4-person team (guide, nurse, horseman and a cook). They took really care about me. The guide were very flexible, so we could spontaneous add the rainbow mountain to our tour (we arrived before the tourists so we could create perfect pictures).
The guide (Edu) was an excellent storyteller. I took the time to explain me a lot about the Inkas (incl draws in the sand for better understanding).
The nurse (Rexona) was a very kindly and lovely person! She was really caring about me.
The trekking it self was most of time with the guide and the nurse only. At the camps and while the eating, the cook and horseman were with us (and did an awesome job).
The cook (Theo) was an amazing chef. Every meal was created on gas and consisted three courses. All of the meals were "muy muy muy rico" (yes, really delicious)! We ate soup, dessert, lasagne, pasta, banana cake, pancakes, fish and much more (yes all was created on the fire! Crazy, isn'it?)
Sure, also the horseman (Wilfredo) was a absolut nice person.
You see, the team was really great.
And also the landscape. We were while the rainy season (in february). We had every kind of weather (sun, rain, hail, snow) multiple times per day. No problem if you have a good equipment. And the nature looks very breathtaking. The green is so nice and everywhere nice rivers. If I would go again, I would also pick the rainy season. Because i think the nature is much more impressive.
Most of the time, there was nobody else (not even locals). Only the nature.
Before the tour i stayed in contact with the tour operator (James). He was very courteous. We changed the phone numbers and i could ask him every question i have while packing at any time and did a quick response via whatsapp.
- Take a water filter system with you. There are a lot of rivers with water from the glacier.
At last: The tour was quit long, strenuous and the evening/nights were cold. I liked it. It's just important that you be aware of this. There were two hotspring on the way (first and last day). According to the plan, we would only spent ca. 1 hour there on the last day. So if you can, maybe you should do the trekking in 6 days, instead of 5. Then you have more time, to enjoy everything. But the most hard thing for me was the cold weather in the evening and night. So i was lucky with 5 days ;).
So thanks to Unu Raymi Expeditions and his wonderful employes.
Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral
Day 2: Llamacorral - Alpamayo Base Camp - Taullipampa
Day 3: Taullipampa - Punta union pass - Huaripampa
Day 4: Huaripampa - Vaqueria - Yanamachay
Day 5: Yanamachay - Portachuelo Pass - Cebollapampa
Day 6: Cebollapampa - Pisco Base Camp
Day 7: Mt Pisco summit & Huaraz
- Pickup transfer from your hotel to the bus station
- A specialized high mountain guide
- Cooks and porters as well as donkey drivers and donkeys
- A full board service during the trek
- Camping equipment
- Hotel in the city
- Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park (150.00 soles per person)
- Travel, accident and health insurance
- Horses (in case of an emergency while trekking)
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
- Personal expenses
- Personal camping and climbing equipment like sleeping bags, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, heat lamp, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationWe recommend that you carry the following items: Hikking boots Trekking socks (synthetic fibers) A sun hat and a fleece hat (for a cold weather) Microfibre shirts and thermal Fleece Trekking pants Sunglasses Day Backpack or bags (capacity: 40 liters) A waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or other) Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other) A waterproof layer of clothes A water bottle Headlamps (with extra batteries and bulbs) Sunscreen (lips and skin) A personal first aid Kit Camera A wash bag and towels Sandals Hiking poles