Huari to Chacas trekking – 5 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Huaraz – Huari – Acopalca – PURHUAY LAKE (3580m / 11742)
Early breakfast in the hotel; at 07:00hours our private transportation to the Archeological Ruins of Chavin de Huantar at (3140m/10,299ft).
Along the way we will pass through some towns such as Ticapampa,known for its mining and Callejon de Huaylas known for its production of cheeses. We will then stop to visit Querococha Lake (3900m/12,792ft) located within the White Mountain Range, after that we will continue to the Ruins where we will spend two hours site seeing these magnificent structures. After visit the ruins we will have lunch in the best place on the way, then we will continue to San Marcos village, and finally arriving to Huari and Acopalca whe is our start hike point, after hike up for about 3 hours we will get the PURHUAY LAKE where is the camp site called PURHUAY, avernight at (3580m/11742).
Day 2: PURHUAY LAKE – Cachichinan (4225m/13858ft)
Breakfast in PURHUAY LAKE, after that we wil, start a little floating tours in the Lake, then we will start our hike to Cachichinan for about 4 to 5 hours, along this hike we will see the nice views, lunch on the way, arriving to Cachichinan we will have free afternoon to visit the small village, the camp is over (4225m/13858ft), dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cachichinan – Cuesta Pass (4650m/15252ft) – Altarpampa
Early breakfast in the Cachichinan, at 07:00hours start hike up to CUESTA PASS at (4650m/15252ft), it will takes 2 hours hike up to the top, there we will have a splendid views to take some pictures, in the South site we will see a small peak called ANGORAJU, lunch on the way, after that we will start go down to PURHUAY lake for about 2 hours, then we start hike up to the next camp called ALTARPAMPA over (4200m/13776ft), overnight camping.
Day 4: Quenulpampa – San Bartolome Pass (4700m/15416ft) – San Bartolome Camp
After the breakfast in Quenuelpampa we will start hike to SAN BARTOLOME PASS over (4700m/15416ft), from there we will take many nice pictures of Copa, Paccharaju, Chaqchipuncu, Perlilla mountains and other more, after that we will go down our last camp called SAN BARTOLOME, the same name of the pass, arriving to the camp we will have free afternoon to visit the camp of go to visit VENTANILLA LAKE, it will takes 3 hours hiking round hike, overnight camping at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 5: San Bartolome – Chacas – Huaraz
After the early breakfast in the morning we will pick up our equipments and start go down along Yanallullipampa valley between quenual trees, the downhill will takes 5 hours to get Chacas where our private transfer will be waiting for us and following transfer to Huaraz, the drive from Chacas to Huaraz takes 5 to 6 hours.
- Recomended season: Early April to last November, possible to do trekking all year