CORDILLERA BLANCA TREKS HIKING CLIMBS & INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU TOURS

Enjoy Trekking and Climbing in Peru Cordillera Blanca & Huayhuash Mountain ranges. We also offer Inca trail treks, Lares, Salcantay & Cusco Machupicchu tours in this unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful area with professional, qualified & friendly peruvian mountain guides and trekking crew.

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We are an exceptional local Peruvian Trekking and Climbing Adventure company with many years of experience on high mountain treks, climbing, and Culture tours throughout the Peruvian Andes.

Come and experience an expedition tailor-made for you! From culture tours and gentle treks to challenging hiking and climbing journeys in the wildest most unspoiled regions of the Peruvian Andes. Enjoy a real adventure amongst spectacular Mountains; vast valleys and gorges; crystal blue lakes; cities steeped in culture and vibrant color; Fun, friendly locals and much more.

Huayhuash Mini trek

We run the most active adventure tours in Peru. It is not necessary to be an athlete to enjoy our hiking, trekking and climbing vacations – we have trips that are suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and interest in outdoor activities. Along with our regular climbing, hiking and tours in Peru, we also run family adventure trips with fantastic activities and cultural experiences no matter what your age and fitness. You’ll enjoy some of the best hiking climbing trekking and culture tours in the Cordillera Blanca, Cusco Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Lima City Tours and Puno.

Peruvian Treks offers a comprehensive travel and tour operating network dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of today’s travelers and providing a full range of Peru travel package treks, tours and climbs and services which travelers have come to demand and expect.
Peruvian Treks engages a team of highly skilled and motivated staff who are totally committed to the best in customer services supported by the latest resources in travel and tour management technologies.

Whatever your travel needs are, you will find that Peruvian Treks able to serve and deliver all your expectations and requirements as your one-stop travel solution partner.
We specialize in tailor-made individual itineraries, feel free to Contact us now for a professional, friendly service.

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PERÚ HUARAZ INFO

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Perú general information

Peru is a vast country, with an area of 1,285,216 km2, and contains some of the most varied geography in South America, comprising three distinct regions: the dry coastal desert, the mountainous Andean highlands and the verdant Amazon Basin. The capital city is Lima, located 12º south of the equator on the Pacific coast.

The vibrant mountain town of Huaraz

Huaraz, 8 hours bus ride from Lima, is the main destination for visitors to the Callejon de Huaylas due to its central location and excellent facilities for travelers. The setting of the city, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca, is spectacular. You can see more than 20 snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the mos…

Cordillera Blanca

The main reason for visiting Huaraz, however, is to travel into the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash. All treks and climbing trips are distributed between these two mountain ranges.
The cordillera Blanca is packed with crystal-clear lakes, breathtaking mountains and, because it’s off the beaten track, it has remained remarkably unspoiled…

Cordillera Huayhuash

Those of you who want a Peruvian holiday which really gets out, this is the real deal! The Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru is probably the best thing that hiking in Peru has to offer. The Huayhuash had a rather wild reputation until recently and so it is still comparatively unexplored which is great if you like your stunning mountain views to yourself!…

DAY HIKES

Come and enjoy hikes through the varied landscapes of the Peruvian Andes including forests, prairies and ice-cold glacial lakes surrounded by the snow covered peaks of the Cordillera Blanca soaring into the blue skies of northern Peru.  These tours take you to the highest tropical mountain range on earth, with more than 70 summits above 18,000 feet high with mighty Huascaran being the highest at over at 22,204 feet above sea level!
As well as a walker’s paradise, The Cordillera Blanca is also a climbing playground with several peaks suitable for beginner climbers, through to technically difficult and challenging climbing including the famous Alpamayo, and the highest mountain in Peru – the massive Huascarán.

We will spend a couple days acclimatizing around the mountain town of Huaraz before taking on any of the more strenuous hikes and climbs.

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Lake 69 And Llanganuco

Altitude : 3700 to 4500 m
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Duration : 1 day Start : Cebollapampa- Llanganuco Valley

The path to Laguna 69 starts at Cebollapampa and follows the Yanapaccha valley. The path is fairly obvious and the scenery is very pleasant. The valley ends in open pasture surrounded by five waterfalls. Climbing a little you reach a plateau and from there ascend three more kilometers to the lake.

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Churup Lake

Altitude : 3700 to 4450 m
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Duration : 1 day Start : In Churup

Churup Lake (4,485m). This short hike gives our bodies a chance to begin the process of adapting to altitude while relishing the landscape of Churup, its azure glacial lake at the foot of the snow-capped mountain by the same name.

Chavin De Huantar

Altitude : 3100 to 4650m pass Cahuish
Grade : Easy – Driving Only
Duration : 1 day Start : Huaraz – Cahvin – Huaraz

The ruins of Chavin de Huantar are located to the east of the Cordillera Blanca, about 110km from Huaraz, and at an altitude of 3250m. This fortress-temple was constructed between 1200 and 300 BC and is the only large structure remaining from the Chavin culture. It is thought to have been a major ceremonial centre. In 1985 UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Trust Site.

Macashca Hill

Altitude : 3500 to 4200 m
Grade : Easy to Moderate
Duration : 1 day Start : In Macashca Village

A lovely hill walk close to Huaraz. Around 5 to 6 hours on wide grassy ridges with fantastic views of the Cordillera Blanca peaks, Huascaran and Huaraz.

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Peru Cordillera Blanca Trekking And Hiking

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Arequipa Tours, Treks and Climbs

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Cordillera Huayhuash Treks And Climbs

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Special Feature

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Santa Cruz Trek & Pisco climbing

Best time: May to October
Timing: For 10 days
Grade: moderate / difficult

This rewarding ten day trek and climb in the Cordillera Blanca offers some of the most stunning mountain panoramas in the Americas.
Hike through the very heart of the Cordillera, where Peru’s highest mountains soar thousands of feet above. The Santa Cruz trek works its way over a high mountain pass, catching stunning views of the surrounding glaciated peaks.

Santa Cruz & Climbing Vallunaraju

Best time: May to September
Timing: 7 days
Grade: moderate / difficult

Experience your first mountain climbing on Vallunaraju which is suitable for beginners. The Santa Cruz trek is a good walk for acclimatization and is one of the most popular circuits in the Huaraz area.

Santa Cruz Ulta & Climb Ishinca Three Peaks

Best time: May to September
Timing: For 13 days
Grade: moderate / difficult

The Santa Cruz Ulta trek is by far the most popular multi-day hike in the range with pristine meadows, plentiful wild flowers, red Quenua trees, turquoise lakes, white glaciers. It is gorgeous.

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Ulta trek – Pisco & Huascaran

Best time: June to August
Timing: 16 – 18 days Trek and Climb
Grade: difficult (Climbing section only)

Combine a 6 day Santa Cruz Trek with a moderate climb to the peak of Pisco, then continue onto the more challenging Huascaran. The Santa Cruz ulta trek takes you through wonderful landscapes of the cordillera Blanca, passing through many wonderful valleys with glacial lakes and lots of beautiful flowers.  We will also pass several small farms and rural villages such as Huaripampa and Colcabamba.

Alpamayo Circuit & Climbing Ishinca

Best time: May to October
Timing: For 16 days
Grade: moderate / difficult

The Cordillera Blanca provides one of the most varied landscapes for trekking and climbing in the world.

There are more than 50 peaks of 5700m of higher, including Huascarán at 6768m – the highest mountain in Peru and also the beautiful

Huasyhuash Diablo Mudo And Pumarinri

Best time: May to September
Timing: 15 days Trek
Grade: challenging

Have a really adventurous vacation, combining the famous Huayhuash trek with climbing two high non-technical peaks, Pumarinri and Diablo Mudo. The fantastic ice range of the Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the world’s classic trekking circuits; and adding these two peaks will make it even more fun and challenging for those people who are looking for some extra adrenaline on their Andean expedition.

CLIMBING AND EXPEDITIONS

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PERU ICE & ROCK CLIMBING COURSES 

Best time: May to October
Timing:
From 3 to 6 days
Grade:
moderate / difficult

Our ice and rock climbing instruction program is designed for enthusiastic people who are looking to start having experiences on ice and rock adventure climbs. The climbing courses offer a chance for beginners to learn the special skills required for ice and rock climbing and for strong and experienced ice and rock climbers to improve and enjoy the thrill of climbing.

Climbing Alpamayo Mountain(5947m)

Best time: May to september
Time required: 7 days Climbing
Grade: Technical / Difficult

Alpamayo Mountain 5947m is recognized as the world’s most beautiful mountain. Our expedition’s ascent is via the classic Southwest Face, a route that ascends 350m of sustained ice climbing up slopes averaging 60 – 70 degrees and alpine ice grade III. Alpamayo lies in the Cordillera Blanca range of northern Peru just south of the equator and 450 km north of Lima.

Ishinca Valley Three Peaks

Best months: May to september
Time required: 7 days Climbing
Grade: Moderate / Technical

Quebrada Ishinca is a large valley surrounded by spectacular summits. There is big vertical relief here. The upper valley floor, which is wide relatively flat and comforting with its grasslands and stands of Quenual trees, is about 4350m. Several of the surrounding peaks tower to heights of over 6000meters with many more between 4000 and 5000 meters in the range.

Climbing Pisco(5,750m)

Best time: May to October
Timing: 4 days Climbing
Grade: moderate

Pisco is an excellent choice for first time mountaineers and as an acclimatization peak for climbers going on to higher Peruvian peaks. For keen trekkers and people acclimatized and with no, or limited, experience on snow and ice, this is a must.

Quitaraju Climbing 6025m

Best months: May to september
Time required: 5 days Climbing
Grade: Technical / Difficult

Quitaraju is a really nice mountain with great views from its south face, taking in the Alpamayo, Artesonrajo, Huascaran(s) and Chopicalqui peaks. The easiest route is via the west ridge, graded AD, but very long sustained and steep in places. The north face is really nice, being graded D, 700m, inclination of about 55° degrees. Different variants have different grades, so a tougher climber could find some 60-70 degree climbs by traversing some 50m left or right from the arete in the upper part of the face.

Climbing Vallunaraju 5686m

Best months: May to september
Time required: 2 or 3 days Climbing
Grade: Moderate

Before attempting Vallunaraju we suggest that you should trek 4 days minimum for a good acclimatization and fitness.

Vallunaraju is a 5686m mountain near the city of Huaraz. Getting to the top usually requires three days, average physical conditions, basic climbing knowledge and some aclimatisation.

Climbing Chopicalqui

Best months: May to september
Time required: 5 days Climbing
Grade: Dificult

Chopicalqui is a mountain located immediately behind Peru’s highest mountain, Huascaran 6768, and the Huandoy mountains. Chopicalqui may be a little lower than those giant peaks but it is still a serious climb at an elevation of 6350m. and requires a great deal of technical ability.  To scale Chopicalqui it is necessary to have experience climbing on snow and using ice axe, crampons and rope.

Huascaran Climbing 6768m

Best months: June to september
Time required: 6 or 7 days Climbing
Grade: Difficult

Huascaran-Sur (6768m) is Peru’s highest peak and one of the most imposing summits in the world. It offers a challenging ascent requiring intermediate level alpine skills, and an unusual opportunity for climbers who want to make an ascent to a very high altitude. Before attempting Huascaran people should have trekked 6 days minimum and have climbed a 5000 peak for a good acclimatization and fitness.

Cusco Machu Picchu Treks and Tours

Cusco is considered to be the Archaeological Capital of the Americas.  Nestling in a remote valley 3,360m above sea level, Cusco is a beautiful city where the indigenous culture has blended with the modern western influences to form a truly unique tourist Mecca.
Most visitors arrive with the intention of moving on towards Machu Picchu, either by trekking for 4 days along the Inca Trail, or taking the 4 hour train journey.  But Cusco’s seductive beauty soon weakens their resolve and most travelers end up staying much longer than first planned.
The first thing to hit the newly arrived visitor are the Inca walls; enormous granite blocks perfectly shaped to fit together jigsaw-like without the aid of mortar beds. Many of these walls provide the foundation for later Spanish additions.  But it is a tribute to the Inca’s skilled masonry that these walls have withstood countless earthquakes and tremors, whilst the colonial architecture they support has collapsed and had to be rebuilt several times following seismic disturbance.
Arriving in Cusco from the coast, you’ll immediately notice the thin crisp mountain air, a result of the City’s high altitude. The first day in particular should be spent quietly relaxing and taking things easy as you gently acclimatize.  Plan to spend at least 3 days in and around Cusco before starting any serious trekking such as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  This is an ideal opportunity to see some of the stunning architecture Cusco with a tour of the City or a visit to the nearby Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.  A classic excursion from the town is a day trip out to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas including a visit to the traditional Indian market at Pisac, the beautiful village of Ollantaytambo and the small village of Chinchero located high up in the mountains.

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Best time: All Year
Timing: 3 days Tours
Grade: Easy

Cusco has become the highlight for most people traveling to Peru and South America.  This ancient capital of the Inca Empire and its surroundings has a combination of history, mysticism and authenticity that is rarely equaled by any other city in the continent.  The city’s magical feel has drawn thousands of artists, photographers, shamans and travelers year after year.

Salcantay Trek (5 days)

Best time: All year
Timing: 5 days Trek
Grade: Moderate

Salcantay peak is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba (6,264m/20,574ft), part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is only the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru, but because of the low surrounding area, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country after Huascarán and a challenging climb.

Lares – Machu Picchu Trek

Best time: All Year
Timing: 5 days Trek and Tour
Grade: Moderate

A great alternative to the crowded Inca trail, with a hike from Huaran to Cancha Cancha – Quishuarani – Cuncani Lares Town (Hot Springs) – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Town and final day includes a full day tour of Machu Picchu Inka city.

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCCHU

INCA TRAIL TREK

Best time: All Year(Except february)
Timing: 4 days Tours
Grade: Moderate

Day 01 – Cusco / Km 82 / Wayllabamba
An early start for your Inca Trail Adventure. Our guide will collect you from your hotel between 05:00am to 06:00am (time will be confirmed at

Amazing Cusco & Machu Picchu Tour (4 Days)

Best time: All Year
Timing: 4 Days Tours
Grade: Easy

The 4 day Cusco, Machu picchu tour allows you to visit many interesting places such as local museums and the archeolical sites of Tipon, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The tour is followed by a visit to the famous Inkan citadel of Machu Picchu, rightly considered to be one of the wonders of the world.

Join a 2012 Trek, Hiking or Climbing Group

Want to join a group for a Peru trekking, hiking or climbing trip?

We have the following groups either already confirmed and our clients would like others to join with them for extra company, or we have clients looking for trekking partners to form a group with.

This page is regularly updated, so keep checking!

2012 TRIPS!

HUARAZ TREKS & CLIMBS and Cusco Treks

 

 

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Hotel Morales

Morales Family Guesthouse

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Enjoy your time in Huaraz in the warm hospitality of our family guesthouse

The guesthouse is owned and operated by the Morales Family of Peruvian Andes Adventures which delights in providing friendly, personal service to guests and to making you feel “at home” during your stay with them.

The family and staff take great pleasure in sharing with you their knowledge of Huaraz and the surrounding areas, and in helping you with your plans for day tours, trekking, hiking or climbing activities, or just chatting and spending time with you over a relaxing cup of coffee.

The Guesthouse is a small, beautifully designed and furnished building situated in the historic & safe neighbourhood of Jose Olaya, only 2 minutes walk from our office and 10 minutes walk from the centre of Huaraz. The rooftop breakfast area opens onto an outdoor terrace with breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca and over Huaraz. Enjoy your breakfast relaxing in the sun and taking in the spectacular views before you, have a cold beer or a coffee in the afternoon, or simply relax and take in the sun on one of the deck chairs.