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Alpamayo Base Camp 9 Days
Season to visit:
april to September
Drive from Huaraz past Llanganuco Lakes and over the Pass Portachuelo 4750m to Vaqueria (3700m) 3.4 hours drive. From Vaqueria we have a relaxing trek about 5 hours on a gradually rising path to a secluded campsite in the Paria Valley 3800m.
We climb up steeply on a rocky trail to the top of the pass Alto de Pacaraju 4650m from where there are magnificent views of many snow covered peaks. We then have a long descent down through lupin covered hillside to camp at a small lake Laguna Huecrococha. 3950m. 7 hours
We climb to another pass Tupatupa 4400m and descend to camp at the top of a wide valley at Jancapampa (3600m). Directly behind camp we have views of a huge hanging glacier: Pucajirca. 6 hours.
A long gradual climb up a forested valley and past the lake Laguna Sactaycocha, then we climb steeply to the top of the rocky Pass Paso Yanajanca 4700m. Descend to camp at Safuna in the Quebrada Tayapmapa. 4200m. 7 to 8 hours
Going up to the first pass is a gradual ascent to the low pass of Mesapata 4400m, then we cross the often windy pass Cara Cara (4830m) from where we have great views of White peaks. We camp below the majestic Alpamayo at the camp named Jancarurish 4300m ,7 hours walking.
Rest day. Climb up the moraine to the lake Laguna Jancarurish for close up views of Alpamayo.
A hard day. Long climbing up to the pass Paso Cedros 4750m. We then descend and camp at Osoruri over 4650m challenging night after 7 hours walking.
Short walking up to the pass paso Osoruri 4850m, then in the way down is located one of the most beautiful blue lake in all our trek laguna Cullicocha, from where we have espectacular views of Cordillera Negra; camp site at Wishcash over 4300m, 5 hours walking
Easy day descending in zig-zag down to Hualcayan village 3100m,4 hours walking and back to Huaraz
Trekking Cordillera Blanca