This is one of the most beautiful treks in Cordillera Blanca, for it offers a lot of landscapes with lagoons, queneales forests and mountains. Being a light trek, many tourists chose it for acclimatization before a larger trekking.
Lima – Huaraz ( A Bus transfer, Travel duration around 8 hours or 50 minutes Flight from Lima
Huaraz - Aclimatizzation Churup lake
This is a very good hike for acclimatizing. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa.
At 3850 meter we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m underneath snow-capped Churup mountain (5495). The last 100 meter before arriving to the lake involves some scrambling over steep rocks. And then come back to Huaraz for the same way.
Day 01: Huaraz 3100 m – Laguna de Akilpo 4200 m
We will transfer from Huaraz to Honcopampa. There, we will start the trail till Akilpo Lagoon. On the way, we will cross a beautiful qenuales forest. Duration: approx. 6 – 7 hours.
Day 02: Akilpo Lagoon – Ishinca Valley 4350 m
After breakfast, we will start ascending to Urus Pass (5000 m). From there, we will have panoramic views towards the mountains Vallunaraju, Ocshapalca, Ranrapalca, Ishinca, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, and Urus. We will descent to Ishinca camping, where we will spend the night.
Day 03: Ishinca Valley – Huaraz
We will descend through Ishinca Valley to Cochapampa, from where we will transfer to Huaraz by private transportation.
Tour of Acclimatization
Peruvian Local Guide
Private transportation Huaraz / according to the program / Huaraz
Complete meals during the trekking program
Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
Collective technical equipment
Toilette tent / for 2 Persons
Transfer airport/hotel/airport – Lima
Nights Hotel in Lima / Double room with breakfast included
Transfer/bus station/Hotel – Lima
Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur
Transfer hotel / busstation – Huaraz in Hotel
Hotel in Huaraz, according to the program (3 nights). Double room with breakfast included