From $ 350
The newest trekking route in the Cordillera Blanca.
This very popular trek ascends the Akilpo Valley and crosses the Akilpo high pass at 5000 m, below spectacular peaks of the Cordillera Blanca (Tocllaraju, Ishinca, Ranrapalca) and bordering turquoise glacial lakes.
Also, before finishing the trek, camp next to the Mullaca lagoon and cross the spectacular Paso del Zorro (4980 m).
The beautiful Andean wild flowers abound during the trekking season.
Moderate to hard, the highest point is Paso Akilpo (5000 m)
We will fulfill everything we offered you, there is nothing hidden, no surprises.
It means that distraction and relaxation are guaranteed.
All guided tours in Spanish and English. Groups could be mixed.
Duration: 1.5 hours (by car) 5 hours (hiking)
Distance hiking: 11 km approx.
We will leave Huaraz around 7:30 am. Pick up from your hotel, then we will head north to Taricá, from there we will take northeast to Honcopampa around 1.5 hours. We will organize the donkey driver and the donkeys will immediately start walking through the Akilpo valley parallel to the calm river that descends from the lagoon. This hike will take about 3.5 hours, around 4000 meters, the forest is less. We will find a wide and open valley, finally we will arrive at the first Akilpo camp (5 hours of hike).
Duration: 6 to 8 hours approx
Distance: 14 km approx
This day starts around 7:00 am. After breakfast the trail is flat to the end of the valley, then changes and back up to Akilpo Lake. 2.5 hours approximately, here we will take a break to take pictures after the break, we will cross to the right side of the beautiful lake and take the trail in the direction of Yanaraju pass for 1.5 hours more. From the pass we will have an incredible view of more than 10 surrounding peaks (Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, Pucaranra, Ranrapalca, Copa, Huascaran Hualcan.etc.) and lakes in both directions Ishinca Valley and Akilpo Valley; finally we will descend towards the Ishinca valley along slow paths and in some parts steep for about 2 hours. We will arrive at the flat valley and 1 hour more to the camp (7 to 8 hours of walking)
Duration: 6 – 7 hours aprox
Distance: 13 km aprox
After breakfast we will walk along an easy path along the Ishinca Valley until we find the entrance control of the Huascaran National Park. We will pay the entrance fee, then we will leave the valley and begin to cross the beautiful vegetation of the community of Collón in front of the Cordillera Negra. After 4 hours of walking we will have lunch before starting the ascent to Laguna Mullaca. After lunch we will do zic zacs uphill for approximately 2 more hours until the next camp. The twin lakes of Mullaca, the sight of the sun this day are memorable. (6 – 7 hours of walking)
Duration: 5 to 6 hours hiking, 25 minutes by transport
Distance: 11 km approx
We will start the walk after breakfast. This day we will go uphill for approximately 2 hours to Paso del Zorro, one of the best places to enjoy views of most of the peaks along the Cordillera Blanca y Negra. Huaraz on the other side of the pass waiting to welcome us after 4 intense days in the mountains. Finally we will descend through a rocky path for 1 hour and we will arrive at the last Lake called Ahuac. Then we will descend an endless zig zag for 2 hours until we reach the town of Paria Wilcahuain and while we wait for the donkeys with our luggage we can take advantage of the time to visit a very interesting pre-Inca archaeological site. (5 – 6 hours walk, 25 minutes transport)
Services included in the prices:
Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.
5 to 8
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How many days do I need to aclimate in Huaraz BEFORE THE TREK?
It is very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We do recommend that you arrive to Huaraz at least 2 or 3 days before the trek starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.
We can organize day hikes & other tours around Huaraz for your acclimatization:
If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Huaraz, we still recommend you have a complete day in Huaraz to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Huaraz before departing for the trek.
Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.
Can you accommodate food sensitivities?
Our cooks are used to dealing with vegetarians. However, other clients and staff may have a conventional diet. Meals are prepared in the same tent and scents of meals can not be avoided. if you do not want to eat your meal in the same tent with clients having a conventional diet, please inquire about a private tour.
How to book the trek?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All customers or leader of grup will need to fill out a Passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information:
SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person in order to purchase a permit for the Huascaran National Park 4 days. You can make your deposit by Paypal, VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data). All subject to transfer fee
It is important to know what precautions to take before traveling to the Andes of Peru, also because of its geography, Soroche is a possibility.