Our expedition will begin with 2 full days of acclimatization in Huaraz. Sitting at nearly 10,000’, Huaraz is the perfect place to begin acclimatizing. We spend two days at this altitude, touring the city on the first, and then renting mountain bikes on the second.
From Huaraz, the real adventure begins as we drive to the small village of Llamac. It’s here that we meet our man of many talents, Alfredo Ibarra. He is not only the master of our burro team, but also our incredible camp cook keeping us healthy and fed throughout our journey. We’ll load up the burros at this point and begin walking along the Quero River towards our first camp above 13,000’.
From here we proceed through more than six high passes throughout eleven glorious days in the Huayhuash of Peru. Our highest pass crossed will be Cuyoc Pass at 16,404’ with most of the other passes cresting 15,000’. We’ll pass beautiful alpine lakes and glimpse mountain peaks taller than 20,000’ as we complete the circuit.
Our Huayhuash Trekking Expedition will be guided by one of Alpenglow’s certified lead guides. Our lead guides have traveled and climbed extensively in South America and know the Peruvian Andes intimately. Their knowledge of Andean culture as well as the mountains, combined with their passion for teaching others to become competent mountaineers and adventurers, guarantees that your experience will be one to remember!
We combine our guides’ experience with the local expertise of our close friend, expert Peruvian logistics operator, and incredible cook, Alfredo Ibarra. A highlight of your trip will be waking up each morning to Alfredo’s smile, hot coffee, and tasty pancakes. These logistics ensures that you stay healthy and strong, and are able to enjoy each component of your experience.