Cordillera Blanca Trek - Alpamayo Circuit
Peru, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,290 (land only) - from $2,825 (land only)
Join us on this sensational South American Trek!
Our breathtaking Cordillera Blanca trek is back! With flight inclusive dates fitting into a fortnight, this is very Ande indeed!
- Trek to the base camp of the beautiful peak, Alpamayo
- Fully-supported trekking holiday with expert guides
- Meet the Quechan-Indian communities of the Peruvian Andes
- Hike in the remote beauty and peace of Peru`s Cordillera Blanca
- Acclimatise in the mountain town of Huaraz
The Cordillera Blanca is an apt name for this range, with its snow-fluted summits, knife-edge ridges, tumbling glaciers, blue mountain lakes and steep-sided valleys. After a short overnight stop in Lima, we follow the Pan-American Highway to the mountain town of Huaraz to begin this most picturesque of Peruvian trekking holidays. Brimming with the buzz of fellow trekkers', Huaraz provides a great base for our planned acclimatisation walks. Departing Huaraz, we take a short transfer to the start of our trek, where we will spend the next nine nights under canvas, supported by our Andean trek crew. Crossing high passes, following ancient Andean-trails and passing through Quechan-Indian communities, this is a superb trek which provides a succession of simply stunning views of Mt Huascaran (6768m), Mt Taulliraju (5830m) and Mt Rinrijirca (5808m). The centrepiece of this trekking holiday is undoubtedly our visit to base camp of the pyramidal peak, Alpamayo (5947m). Ranked to be one of the most spectacular treks in the world, this high level trail through the Peru's Cordillera Blanca is likely to provide one of the most satisfying of trekking holidays!
Is this holiday for you?
This trekking holiday offers a variety of conditions, ranging from good trails between villages, high rocky mountain passes and grassy meadows in the sparsely inhabited high valleys within the Huascaran National Park. It is possible that the highest passes may have a light covering of snow. Overall, the trekking is straightforward and not particularly committing. The Alpamayo Circuit is a challenging trekking holiday on account of its overall length, the number of high passes included and the nine days of camping. We have carefully built-in time for acclimatisation, prior to beginning the trek. The trek is well-paced and should be suitable for regular hill-walkers with good levels of fitness.