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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.
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  • 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
Starting and ending in Lima, the "Alpamayo Circuit" tour is a guided trekking tour that takes 18 days. You will travel through Tuctubamba, Huaraz, Cordillera Negra and 5 other destinations in Peru. "Alpamayo Circuit" is a small group tour which 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!
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable and central hotels
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 12 dinners
Transport
  • 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
Guide
  • Expert bilingual guide
Others
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages
  • Medical treatment
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 February 2023, a deposit of 305 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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

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.

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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed to travelers. You can find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How long would I need to visit Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

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