1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. http://www1.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about your arrival and will be waiting for you.
3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the Trek Santa Cruz, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
4th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Caraz (2290m) – Cashapampa (2900m).
Pick up at the hotel and transfer by private transport from Huaraz to the city of Yungay – Caraz. From here on until the village of Cashapampa we can enjoy the east side of the Cordillera Blanca. In Cashapampa, the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up until we reach our first camp Llamacorral (3760m).
(Elevation Change: +860m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
5th day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Base camp Alpamayo (4600m) – Taullipampa (4250m).
We will leave the camp Llamacorral and pass by the lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. On a zigzag path will go up until we arrive at the Ravine of Ayhuaycocha. We will head further to the base camp of Mount Alpamayo, where we can see a lake of ice that is named like the ravine. We will enjoy the view of the mountains Aguja, Santa Cruz, Pumapampa, Curuicachajana, Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Pucahirca, Rinrinjirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Paria and Millishraju. While we will return by the same way to Camp Taullipampa (4250m), we will have a very nice view of Mount Taulliraju.
(Elevation Change: +490m; Duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
6th day.-Taullipampa (4250m) – Punta Unión (4750m) – Ravine Paria (3870m).
This day we will pass Punta Union (4750m), from where you have a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Blanca, as well as of the Ravine of Santa Cruz. We will observe the mountains Taulliraju, Rinrijircas, Pucahircas, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Artesonraju, Pyramid of Garcilaso, Paria and Millishraju. We will continue our trek to Camp Paria (3870m).
(Elevation Change: +500m; Duration: approx. 6-7 hours).
7th day.- Ravine of de Paria (3870m) – Vaqueria (3850m) – Portachuelo de Llanganuco – Huaraz.
We will hike along the Valley of Huaripampa and observe picturesque villages like Yurma, Huaripampa, Colcabamba. Furthermore we will have a spectacular view of Chacraraju. When we will arrive at the village Vaqueria, we will have a private bus drive back to Huaraz. We will first drive over the Portachuelo pass (4767 m), where we will have a great view of the Cordillera Blanca and the mountains Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju and Yanapaccha. Then we will descend until we arrive to lake Llanganuco. Passing by the town Yungay, we will be returned to Huaraz and to your hotel between 4-5 pm.
(Elevation Change: +897m; Duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
8th day.- Day of rest in Huaraz
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Ishinca we will do after the trekking in the evening.
9th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Pashpa (3600m) – Base Camp Ishinca (4400m).
We will leave Huaraz by private bus to the village of Pashpa, where we expect the donkey driver, who will load the donkeys with our luggage and camping staff. From there the trek starts to the base camp of Ishinca (4400m), what will take us about four to five hours.
(Elevation Change: +800m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
10th day.- Base Camp Ishinca (4400m) – Summit of Ishinca (5530m) – Base Camp.
This day we will leave the camp at around 03:00 am and climb up Mount Ishinca by the NE ridge route. Starting from a minor glacial peak of Ishinca, we will climb up easy ramps, avoiding cracks, towards the wide gap between the smaller and the big peak of Ishinca. We will come over many slopes to reach the summit of this mountain. We will return by the SW ridge of Ishinca, descending on the side of Lake Ishinca. On this route of descent we will see landmarks and pass a moraine with big blocks. This route of descent has a slope of 60°. -
Return to the base camp at about 1:00pm.
Elevation Change: +730m; Duration: approx. 9-10 hours).
11th day.- Base Camp Ishinca (4400m) – Pashpa (3600m) – Huaraz – Hotel.
After a good breakfast our donkey driver will pack the donkeys with our camping and personal equipment to walk back downhill from the base camp to the center of the village Pashpa. There we will be expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us to Huaraz – Hotel.
(Elevation Change: -800 m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
12th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.
Webside of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
13th day.- Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
*** End of the Expedition of the ascend in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***