Trekking Cedros Alpamayo & Pomabamba (08 Days)

Overview


08 Days/07 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5000 m / 16,404 ft
Route: Cedros Alpamayo Pomabamba Circuit
Availability: April - October
Difficulty: Moderate

Cordillera Blanca offers some of the most diverse possibilities to do trekking and climbing in the world. It has fantastic paths and landscapes, innumerable trails along valleys, that reach some Passes up to 4700 m, like Cullicocha, Vientunan, Willca, and others. The area is well known for impressive mountains, lagoons, rivers, waterfalls, and its flora and fauna.

Along this trail, we will see Alpamayo (5947 m / 19,511 ft) – the most beautiful mountain in the world.

TIP:

  • We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour.
  • We can offer you different hikes.
  • Huaraz - Acclimatization Churup lake

    This is a very good hike to acclimatize. 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 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.

  • Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
  • Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
  • Acclimatization Ahuac lake
  • Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
  • Acclimatization Laguna 69

  • Travel Program


    Itinerary

    Day 01: Huaraz – Hualcayan 2900 m / 9,514 ft – Wishcash
    After an early breakfast, we will transfer you from Huaraz to Hualcayan. There, our carriers will be waiting for us and will take our luggage. We will ascent on a zigzag trail to Wishcash camping (3700 m / 12,139 ft). Duration: approx. 4 – 5 hrs.

    Day 02: Wishcash – Cullicocha Pass 4850 m / 15,912 ft – Vientunan Pass 4600 m / 15,091 ft – Ruinapampa
    After breakfast, we will go to Cullicocha Lagoon (4400 m / 14,435 ft), an impressive place with a view of Santa Cruz. We will cross Cullicocha Pass (4850 m / 15,912 ft), also known as Los Cedros, admiring the lagoons and mountains. After a short descent, we will ascend to the second pass – Vientunan. We will continue walking to Alpamayo Valley, to Ruinapampa camping 4100 m / 13,451 ft.

    Day 03: Ruinapampa – Jancarurish 4200 m / 13,779 ft
    In this day, we will start the trail through the beautiful Alpamayo valley. Meanwhile, we will observe some antique stone constructions and ruins. Also, we will get to see the South-Eastern part of Alpamayo – the pyramidal face. Duration: approx. 3 – 4 hrs.

    Day 04: Resting day (visit to Alpamayo view point)
    We will visit the Alpamayo Base Camp and the Alpamayo view point.

    Day 05: Jancarurish – Caracara Pass 4700 m / 15,419 ft – Safuna 4250 m / 13,943 ft
    After breakfast, we will cross the river. During our trail, we will always have a view on Alpamayo. We will ascend to Caracara Pass (4700 m / 15,419 ft), and then we will descend through Moyobamba Valley, down to our next camping place – Safuna.

    Day 06: Safuna – Paso Willca 4500 m / 14,763 ft – Jancapampa 3400 m / 11,154 ft
    We will start the day by ascending to Willka Pass (4500 m). There, we will have beautiful panoramic views of Pucajirca mountain. We will descend to Jancapampa camping, where we will meet Andine Quechua people.

    Day 07: Jancapampa – Pomabamba
    After breakfast, we will descent through Jancapampa village, where we will see the typical Andine houses of Quechua people. Our trail will finish at Pomabamba.

    Day 08: Pomabamba – Portachuelo Pass 4800 m / 15,748 ft / Llanganuco – Huaraz
    After breakfast, we will take our private transport towards Huaraz. On the way, we will pass by some small villages till getting to Portachuelo Pass (4800 m / 15,748 ft). From there, we will enjoy the incredible views on Huascaran, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Pisco, Chopicalqui mountains and the Llanganuco lagoon.

    What’s included


    What’s included

    Included:
    • Tour of Acclimatization
    • Local Guide
    • Specialised cook
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • First-Aid kit
    • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
    • Complete meals during the trekking program
    • Donkey driver
    • Donkeys
    • Kitchen / dining tent.
    • Collective technical equipment
    • Camping equipment
    • Tent for 2 Person
    • Toilet tent

    Not Included:
    • Travel accident and health insurance
    • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
    • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
    • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
    • Tour of the city
    • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
    • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
    • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
    • Porter
    • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)

    What to take


    What to take

    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
    • Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers
    • Lightweight pants
    • Regular and long underwear (at over 13,000 ft./4,000 masl)
    • Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down
    • Light cap and wool hat
    • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
    • Water bottle
    • Light gloves
    • Medium weight socks
    • Hiking boots
    • Sleeping bag (-5º to 0ºC)
    • Small daypack
    • Strong waterproof duffel bag
    • Sunglasses, Sun block, lip balm
    • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
    • Towel.

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