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 Olleros to Chavin Trek
  ( 3 days 2 nights )

Summary:This trekking route is made until nowadays by the same footpath where the Ancient Chavin people walked. Chavin culture is considered as the mother culture of all the Peruvian culture, even of the Incas. The route is generally made using the Llamas also the ancient mean of transportation. The starting point is in the Callejon de Huaylas in the West and cross the mountain range to get to the Callejon de Conchucos to Chavin de Huantar ruins, this tour is also called Llamatrek
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Itinerary.

Day 1: Huaraz – Canrey Chico – Tzacracancha (3800m/12464ft). (L) (D)
After breakfast in the Hotel, we'll leave from Huaraz at 8:00hours. We will arrive to Olleros (3450m/11316ft) around 9:00 oclock. Where we will meet our mountain staff and donkeys, llamas. From here we will start our trekking quite easy going up enjoying the splendid views and White Mountain peaks. Early we will arrive our first camp Tzacracancha. Overnight camping at (3800m/12464ft).

Day 2: Llamacorral – Yanashallash pass (4700m/15416ft) – Shongopampa. (B) (L) (D)
Today, early in the morning we will have breakfast and will start hike up at 9:00hours. to get the Yanashallash pass for about 4 hours aprox. Where we will have lunch enjoying the splendid views. Then we will go down hill until second Camp at (3850m). This day we have enjoyed walking in the Pre-Inka trail stone paved some parts, then we will start zigzag path to go down to Shonkopampa, our guide will recommend you to hold windy jackets. Overnight camping at (3850m/12628ft).

Day 3: Shongopampa – Hato (3700m/12136ft) – Castilla Camp. (B) (L) (D)
This day, after the breakfast in Shongopampa around 08:30hours we will start go down hill to Hato village at (3700m/12136ft) for about 2 hours, then we will start hike up to Castilla camp for about 3 hours more, during this trekking we will see the Cordillera de los Conchucos in the East site and we will see nice peaks near the camp like Urhuasraju, Rurec, Huantzan and Tumnarina, overnight camping at (3900m/12792ft).


Day 4: Castilla Camp – San Juan pass (4850m/1590.8ft) – Rimarima camp. (B) (L) (D)
This day after the breakfast in Castilla camp we will start hike up to San Juan pass for about 3 hours and half, along this hike we will enjoy the nice views of amazing peaks like Huantzan, Tumarina and Rurec, arriving the pass over (4850m/1590.8ft) we will see the most interesting peak San Juan and Cayesh in the north side, lunch on the way.
After get the top we will start go down to our camp Rimarima, overnight camping at (4300m/14104ft).

Day 5: Rimarima Camp – Mirador (4600m/15088ft) – Carhuascancha. (B) (L) (D)
Later breakfast in the camp, after that we will start going up to MIRADOR for about 2 hours and half, it’s over (4600m/15088ft), from there we will see nice snow covered mountains, nice lakes and beautiful plants; you will see nice peaks like Maparaju, Tumarinaraju, Cayesh and others more. Lunch in the top of Mirador enjoiying the nice views.
After lunch we will start go down to the next camp Carhuascancha for about 2 hours, overnight camping at (3900m/12792ft).

Day 6: Carhuascancha – San Marcos – Chavin de Huantar – return to Huaraz. (B) (L)
This day after the breakfast in the camp we will start descent down along the Carhuascancha Valley to the small village Yuracyacu, then you will do short uphill for about 30 minutes from where we look down San Marcos village (2970m/9741.6ft), then we will descend for one hour to this village where our private car will be waiting for us, one hour drive to Chavin de Huantar village where you can visit the archeological site if we have time, in case we get later drive directly to Huaraz, 3 hours and half drive back to Huaraz, arriving around 7:00pm.

INCLUDES:
■Official English-speaking guide
■Round trip public bus tickets or private transport, according your request
■All meals according the program
■Tea time (Private VIP Service only)
■Camping gear (4 season tents and mattresses)
■Horses to carry camping gear, food, backpacks (Private VIP Service only)
■Horse and saddle for emergency (Private VIP Service only)
■Horse handlers (Private VIP Service only)
■Kitchen and dining tent (Private VIP Service only)
■Camp tables and chairs (Private VIP Service only)
■Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $20 US Dollars per person (Obligatory). This is the unique entrance to the Huascaran National Park.
■Trekking gear such as poles, backpacks and head lamp (without batteries)
■Oxygen bottle and first aid kit

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
•■Sleeping bag -15ºC (Can be hired in our local office $5 USD per day)
■Small backpack (65lt)
■Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec - April)
■Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
■Sweater and jacket (something warm)
■Bottle of water and purification tablets and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Arequipa)
■Flashlight and batteries
■Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
■Sun block (sun protection cream)
■Insect repellent
■Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
■Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried
 
Cost by Person 630 US$ .  Minimum 2 people.
 

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