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.

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.