Alpamayo Circuit

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16304
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek around the stunning Alpamayo in Northern Peru’s Cordillera Blanca - a region of overwhelming beauty
  • Walk amongst towering snow capped peaks, cascading glaciers, alpine meadows and azure glacial lakes
  • Enjoy wilderness camping, fully supported with three hearty meals a day prepared on trek
  • Encounter spectacular landscapes providing endless photo opportunities
  • Explore the city of Huaraz in the Peruvian Andes
The "Alpamayo Circuit" tour starts from and ends in Lima. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 18 days taking you through Jancapampa, Alpamayo, Caraz and 5 other destinations in Peru. "Alpamayo Circuit" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

One of the most scenically spectacular walking routes in the Peruvian Andes. Without a doubt, the Cordillera Blanca range provides some of the world’s most spectacular and varied trekking and climbing landscapes. The range boasts more than 50 peaks over 5,700 m (18,700 ft), of which some 20 peaks surpass 6,000 m (19,685 ft). At 6,768 m (22,205 ft), Huascarán is Peru’s highest mountain, and yet it’s the pyramid peak of Alpamayo that is said by many to be the country’s most spectacular. Seasoned trekkers and climbers from around the world agree—Alpamayo is a peak of overwhelming beauty. Within this 170 km-long mountain range we find the greatest concentration of tropical-zone glaciers on earth. Turquoise glacial lakes abound and vertical granite walls rise thousands of metres into the sky. Our Alpamayo Circuit trek weaves a route through the heart of the mountains, crossing a number of high passes that lead us into valleys with remarkably varied mountain landscapes. The focal point of the trek, the famous Alpamayo pyramid was once voted the most beautiful mountain in the world. Our expedition sees us cross the continental divide and, after a succession of stunning views, finds us camping at the amazing Avalancha Campsite (4,650 m / 15,256 ft) where we look down as avalanches crash from immense fissured glaciers on the flanks of the Conrahierbas massif. As we trek we pass through remote farming communities that greet us with warm hospitality and allows us to gain insights into traditional Quechua Indian ways of life. The trek ends after our final breathtaking pass at 4,850 m and descent to the Ulta valley. This adventure has been designed with acclimatisation in mind and to ensure that the ‘work’ of trekking is properly rewarded by the satisfaction of being in an incredibly beautiful place!
  • Day 1 : Arrive Lima
  • Day 2 : Drive to Huaraz
  • Day 3-4 : In Huaraz, day hikes
  • Day 5 : Drive to Hualcayan via Yungay and Caraz
  • Day 6 : Trek to Wishcash
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ruinapampa via Laguna Cullicocha and the Osoruri Pass
  • Day 8 : Trek to Cruze Alpamayo Pass
  • Day 9 : To Safuna via Cara Cara Pass and Mesapata Pass
  • Day 10 : Trek to Jancapampa via Pacajirca Pass
  • Day 11 : Trek to Laguna Huecrococha via Tupatupa Pass
  • Day 12 : Trek to Tuctubamba via Alto de Pacaraju Pass
  • Day 13 : Rest day at Tuctubamba, with an optional day walk to the beautiful Punta Union Pass
  • Day 14 : Trek to Molino Pampa via Colcabamba village
  • Day 15 : Trek to Avalancha
  • Day 16 : Trek to Ulta Ravine via Punta Yanayacu Pass, drive to Huaraz
  • Day 17 : Drive to Lima
  • Day 18 : In Lima, trip concludes
  • Comfortable and central hotels
  • 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Airport transfers if arriving Day 1 and departing on Day 18
  • Transfer in first class public bus from Lima to Huaraz return for groups of less than 10 and private transportation for groups of 10+ people
  • All internal transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • Use of a gear pack including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket and sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment
  • Pack animals or porters on trek to carry personal gear
  • Portable altitude chamber carried on trek
  • International Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages
  • Medical treatment
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Alpamayo Circuit tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 August 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Alpamayo Circuit tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Alpamayo Circuit tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.


Permits to the Inca Trail are subject to availability. Kindly note that in case such permits are not available for your preferred date, you may need to choose a different date for your trip.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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