Cedros Alpamayo Trek

Grade of Hike: Hard
Trekking duration: (09 days - 08 Nights) / Optional: (13 days / 12 days / 10 days)
Start Hiking point: Vaqueria (3,850 m / 12,631 ft)
Max. Elevation: Cara Cara Pass (4,850 m / 15,912 ft)
Major Attractions: Lakes, Mountains, Flora and Fauna.
Best Period: From May to September

Cedros Alpamayo Trek is one amazing routes in the Cordillera Blanca because "Alpamayo Mountain" which was denomined as one of the most beautiful Mountain in the world. Each day of trek has beautiful landscape in order to enjoy the view and get pictures during our trek we can see an impressive number of bird species like Andean Geese and Condors some mammels like Andean foxes or vizcachas, beautiful flores like Lupins all of them make unique spot!

Day 01: Huaraz (3,100 m / 10,170 ft) - Vaqueria (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) - Tuctu (4,200 m / 13,779 ft)
Breakfast in the hotel in Huaraz, we go by car along the "Callejón de Huaylas", we pass by towns like "Carhuaz Borrachera" and "Yungay - Hermosura" it is in the north of Huaraz, then we go to the east site along Llanganuco valley, there are two lakes Chinancocha which means female lake and Orconcocha lake which means Male Lake, we reach Portachuelo Pass at (4,770 m / 15,645 ft) It is an amazing high point in order to get beautiful photos of the Mountains such as; Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoys and Pisco. Three hours later we arrive to Vaqueria a place where we start our hiking at 3,800 m. we hike up along Huaripampa valley for 5 hours approximately to get our first campsite which is Tuctu and we stay overnight in tentes at (4,200 m / 13,776 ft).

Mitucocha lake Carhuacocha lake

 

Day 02: Tuctu (4,200m / 13,779 ft) - Pucajirca Pass (4,640 m / 15,223 ft) - Quisuar (3,950 m / 12,959 ft)
We will start Hike up in order to get Pucaraju Pass at (4,640 m. /1 5,219 ft.) It takes an approximately 3 hours and half, it has a beautiful view of mountains after that we go down in zigzag some part is rocky path, nice landscape surrounded by mountain and Andes vegetation with quenuales trees. We get Huecroncocha Lake where we have Lunch in the nice view, after that we walk down until our next campsite which is Quisuar at (3,900 m / 12,792 ft) and we sleep in tents.

Day 03: Quisuar (3,950 m / 12,959 ft) - Tupatupa Pass (4,400 m / 14,435 ft) – Jancapampa (3,600 m / 11,811 ft)
Start hike up from Quisuar (3,950 m / 12,959 ft) to Tupatupa Pass (4,400 m / 14,435 ft) it takes an approximately 3 hours after enjoying the nice spot we descend to base camp of Mount Pucajirca and then get the next camp site Jancapampa (3,600 m / 11,811 ft) and stay overnight there in tents.

Day 04: Jancapampa (3,600 m / 11,811 ft) - Remate Pass (4,600 m / 15,091 ft) - Huillca (4,000 m / 13,123 ft)
We start hike up from Jancapampa (3,600 m / 11,811 ft) to Remate pass (4,600 m / 15,091 ft) from the top we have beautiful scenery. Then we descend to the next campsite Huillca (4,000 m / 13,123 ft) and stay overnight there in tents..

Day 05: Huillca (4,000 m / 13,123 ft) - Mesapata Pass (4,460 m / 14,632 ft) - Tayapampa (4,500 m / 14,763 ft)
Start hike up from Huillca (4,000 m / 13,123 ft) to Mesapata Pass (4,460 m / 14,632 ft) Then we continue hiking g along the Moyobamba valley.  Finally, we get the next campsite Tayapampa (4,500 m / 14,763 ft) and stay overnight there in tents.

Day 06: Tayapampa (4,500 m / 14,763 ft) - Cara Cara Pass (4,800 m / 15,748 ft) – Ruinapampa (4,025 m / 13,205 ft)
After the breakfast in Tayapampa, we start hiking up to Cara-cara pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft) for around 1 hour and half, where we enjoy the nice view of Alpamayo, Quitaraju Mountains, then go down to Jancarurish for around 1 hour and half, we arrive to a nice spot in order to have lunch over there. After that, we continue until Ruinapampa during our hiking we enjoy the view of the west face of Alpamayo Mountain, after 2 hours arrive to Ruinapampa where we appreciate the Inka – Terrazes at (4,025 m / 13,202 ft.) and stay overnight there in tents.

Day 07: Ruinapampa (4,025 m / 13,205 ft) - Jatunvientona Pass (4,750 m / 15,583 ft) - Osoruri (4,560 m /14,960 ft)
Start hike up from Ruinapampa (4,025 m / 13,205 ft) in zig-zag to Jatunvientona Pass (4,750 m / 15,583 ft) from there we have nice view of Santa Cruz and Milluaraju mountains then hike down to Osoruri which our next campsite at (4,560 m / 14,960 ft) and stay overnight there in tents.

Day 08: Osoruri (4,560 m /14,960 ft) - Cullicocha Pass (4,850 m / 15,912 ft) - Calamina (3,650 m / 11,975 ft)
After breakfast we hike up for an hour to reach Jatunvientona Pass which is at (4,850 m / 15,908 ft), then we walk and we find a beautiful blue lake which is Cullicocha below Santa Cruz Mount, we continue until Calamina which our next campsite at (3,650 m / 11,972 ft)and stay overnight in tents.

Day 09: Calamina (3,650 m / 11,975 ft) - Hualcayan (3,150 m. / 10,334 ft) - Huaraz (3,100 m / 10,170 ft)
We start walking down from Calamina (3,650 m / 11,975 ft)  to Hualcayan (3,150 m / 10,334 ft) where the car wait for us in order to transfer us to the hotel in Huaraz.