Below one of the most beautiful mountain
Alpamayo BC Trek belongs among one of the most amazing treks in Peru. In addition, most of its route leads through uninhabited landscape, co you can enjoy a bit of adventure and romance along the way. On the other hand, you will have to rely on yourselves, because any possible help may be very far away. Along the way you will see a lot of beautiful mountains, including Alpamayo, considered as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world ever.
From Huaraz to the mountains
The first day will await you the way from Huaraz to Caraz and then to Cashapampa or even a little bit further. You will then walk through picturesque countryside full of fields on the lower slopes of mountains with views of the opposite Cordillera Negra.
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Alpamayo BC trek 1: The first stage of this adventurous trek begins in the village of Cashapampa (2 920 m asl), where will take… continue reading
Hike to lagoons below the massif
The second day will finally be high mountain day. You will ascent over four thousand meters above sea level and see the first glacial massif on this trek – Nevado Santa Cruz (6 241 m asl) and beautiful lagoon Cullicocha. And if you still have enough energy, then also another lagoon Yuracchoca during a side trip.
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Alpamayo BC trek 2: The second day´s walk will test your acclimatization to high altitudes, because campground located by the… continue reading
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Alpamayo BC trek – Sidetrip1: On the second day of the trek to northern BC Alpamayo you can also go to a very pleasant, but long… continue reading
Over the passes below Alpamayo
This day awaits you overcoming of the rocky ridge and descend into the abandoned Quebrada Alpamayo. Here you will realize why this trek is said to be one of the loneliest in Peru. At the end of the day you will finally be rewarded with the first views of Alpamayo itself.
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Alpamayo BC trek 3: You can expect two high passes the third day of the trek – Osoruri (4 860 m asl) and Vientunan (4 770 m asl),… continue reading
Ascent to the northern BC Alpamayo
The fourth day of the trek is related to the one of its peaks – you will ascend directly to the amazing mountain Alpamayo. In addition, you can continue even further to other lagoons on the northern side of the massif of Santa Cruz. If you still have in the afternoon some energy, you can undertake also a short walk around the camp Jancarurish. You can then recap today's hike from the outlook place below the rock wall.
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Alpamayo BC trek 4: The longest, toughest and also the nicest „side“ trip at Alpamayo Base Camp trek is the ascent to this base… continue reading
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If you still have some energy after the difficult morning trip to the northern base camp Alpamayo, you can undertake in the… continue reading
Over two passes
This day you will leave the deserted valley of Quebrada Alpmayo and you get through unkind pass Gara Gara and lower Mesapata in sight of the spectacular massif of Pucajirca.
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Alpamayo BC trek 5: The fifth day of the trek awaits you overcoming of Gara Gara pass (4 830 m asl) famous for frequent bad… continue reading
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Alpamayo BC Trek – Sidetrip2: Lagoons Safuna Alta and Safuna Baja lie just off the main trek trail around Alpamayo, so they are… continue reading
Descent into Pomabamba
If you do not plan to walk around the entire massif of Alpamayo, this day is for you the last day. From lagoons Safuna you move to the last pass Yanacon (4 610 m asl) and from here awaits you a long descent to Pomabamba (2 960 m asl). Especially the last part of this hike, walk through the valley of Janca pampa with panoramic view of the massif of Pucajirca is worth it.
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Alpamayo BC Trek 6: From the lagoons Safuna await you the long walk through the valley of Tayapampa and then in the direction of… continue reading
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Alpamayo BC Trek 7: The last stage of the trek leads through the picturesque valley of Janca pampa with stunning „back“ views of… continue reading
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