Inka Trail Trek + Pisco climbing & Alpamayo – 19 Days
Day 1: Lima – flight to Cusco and City tours in the afternoon
After breakfast in the Hotel in Lima, passengers will be transferred to the Airport in Lima, around 7am, to take the morning flight to Cusco, then after one hour flight we will arrive to Cusco around 11am, then the group will be transferred to the selected hotel for the accommodation then, the group will have lunch and in the afternoon they will start the city tour visiting Cusco around. Cusco is located in the Andean area in the south side of Peru at (3399m/11148ft).
During the tour we will visit the Temple of the Sun Coricancha, The Cathedral, The Main Square, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Kenko, the ruins of Pucapucara and the ruins of Tambomachay, then at appropriate time dinner and overnight at hotel in Cusco.
Day 2: Cusco – KM 82 – Huayllabamba (3000m/9840ft)
Early in the morning at 6am the bus will pick the passengers up from their hotel, in a tourist Bus and then travel to the site of Km 88 (Piscacucho) passing through the sacred valley of the Incas and the cities of Urubamba and Ollanataytambo, Optional Breakfast in Urubamba. In the Km 88 Piscacucho starts the trekking passing by the hanging bridge over the Urubamba river, after one our trekking passengers will have lunch in Miskay view of the Llactapata Inca’s city, after we will pass the Cusichaca river Urubamba’s river affluent, after 3 hours hiking we’ll get the Huayllabamba where we will camp at (3000m/9840ft).
Day 3: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (4200m/13776ft)
After the breakfast in the camp site we will leave early in the morning at 7:00am aproximately, the passengers will start hiking up to the Warmiwañuska (dead woman) pass (4200m) aAfter the pass we will descent to Pacaymayu for to camp.
Day 4: Pacaymayu –Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8692ft)
Early in the morning after our typical breakfast we will start hiking, to Runkurakay. A beautiful view is the first that the clients will enjoy after to wake up, it will persuade to continue our enjoyable trekking to Machupicchu, this day passengers will walk the original Inka trail getting us to the beautiful forest, from here we will appreciate Mountains, if luck passengers will see Panda bear and Puma. The sacred watchman’s from this sanctuary. We will know the Archaeological group of Sayacmarca, Conchamarca, Puyupatamarca, until to get Wiñayhuayna our last camp at (2650m/8692ft).
Day 5: Wiñayhuayna – Machupicchu (2400m/7872ft) –Aguas Calientes – Cusco
This day the guide will wake us up very early at 4am approx, then after breakfast to start our last day of trekking, waking up very early is for to get Intipunku in the sunrise time, so from here we can Appreciate how the sun reflects the entire Machupicchu Ruins, the guide will explain that it was sacred hour to worship the sun each day in the sunrise. To get Machupicchu passengers will walk fro only 2 hours to arrive to Machupicchu. We will visit the Inca Empire city with a help of the guide during the morning, then after it the bus will take the passengers to the Aguas Calients (hot springs) after Lunch in this Village we will Aboard the Train to Cusco, arriving approx at 7 – 8 pm.
Day 6: Cusco – flight back to Lima
This day you will flight back to Lima in the afternoon, our private transport will picks up you 2 hours before from your hotel and then transport to the airport in Cusco, you have to be there 1 hour and half before minimum for your checking, the flight takes 1 hours and 10 minutes to Lima, arriving to Lima our private transport will be waiting for you to then transport to the hotel.
Day 7: Lima – early flight to Huaraz and free day
This day very early our private transport will picks up you from the hotel and then transport to the airport in Lima, the flight will leave very early around 05:20hours, 1 hour flight to Huaraz, arriving to the airport you will be transferred to Huaraz and you hotel, it will takes 40 minutes driving.
Then you will have free day for your acclimatization, walking around the city or to make some purchases, also preparation day for the next day trekking.
Day 8: Huaraz – Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp (4500m/14760ft)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), here we will find the traditional made at home Ice-Creams from local fruits, then we will enjoy Carhuaz native products, then we will continue with our travel to the next stop in the ancient town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascarán Mountain in 1970, the New Yungay (2500m/8200ft), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, almost in the base of Huascarán Mountain in its north side, for the entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register in the National Parks Control, after we will visit the two lakes of Llanganuco, where we will have Lunch, then we will continue going up to the Base Camp of Pisco, if it is not cloud we will appreciate the impressionant peaks of the Mountains, Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, and others, we will arrive to the base Camp Pisco accompanied by the donkey drivers and mountain staff around 3 pm. overnight at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 9: Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4500m/14760ft)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will have free morning to check our climbing equipments, then we will lunch around 12:00hours, after that we will start hike up for about 3 hours half over rocky path to the moraine camp; we will have dinner later afternoon, overnight camping at (4850m/15908ft).
Day 10: Moraine Camp – Pisco summit (5750m/18860ft) – Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 4:00am approximately we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit, after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of 40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit (5750m/18860ft), where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipments to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 4:00pm approximately, overnight Camping at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 11: Base Camp – Llanganuco Lake – Back to Huaraz
After the last breakfast in the base camp of the Pisco Mountain, we will descend to Cebollapampa, here will be waiting our private bus, and then immediately will aboard the bus to go back to Huaraz, passing the Llanganuco lake and then we will arrive the Control of Huascaran national Park, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue along the Callejon de Huaylas to the South side, arriving to Huaraz around 5pm approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 12: Huaraz – rest day
This day the clients will have free day to walk around the camp and preparer our climbing gears to start climb Tocllaraju next morning.
Day 13: Huaraz – drive to Cashapampa – hike to Llamacorral
After the breakfast in the hotel we will aboard in our private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. passing the different districts such as: Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), Yungay (2500m/8200ft), after this city, we will get the Caraz city (2400m/7872ft), then we will continue our travel to get the last Distrit Cashapampa arriving around 10:00am , where the Donkey Driver will waiting for us to transport our Camping equipments , from here we will start hiking up, after walking 2 hours half we will have lunch, then we will continue hiking up, after hiking up for 5 or 6 hours we will get the first camp named Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at (3800m/12464ft).
Day 14: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Alpamayo Base Camp
This day we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, turquoise lakes, then we will arrive to nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, after it we will climb up to the Alpamayo Base Camp, we will get here early and prepare and check our climbing gears for the next day, overnight at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 15: Alpamayo Base Camp – Moraine Camp
After the breakfast we will start climbing up for about 3 hours rocky path and get the Moraine camp, where we will enjoy a splendor views of the mountains Artesonraju, Paria, Pucajirca and others, after the pitch the tents we will check our climbing equipments for the next day. Overnight camping at (4800m/15744ft).
Day 16: Moraine Camp – Camp 1 of Alpamayo
After breakfast, We will climb the glacier for about 4 hours half, where we will put our climbing equipments for continue climbing, then we will get the camp 1 and will have dinner later afternoon and rest, overnight camping at (5550m/18204ft).
Day 17: Camp 1 – climb up Alpamayo summit (5947m/19506ft) – Camp 1
This day the breakfast will be at 2 or 3 am in the morning, and we will start climbing using head lamps, and after 1 hour approx walking in the snow we will get the base of the wall (Ferrari route) the inclination is approx. 75º, then we will start climbing the wall, and after 2 or 3 hours climbing we will succeed the summit (5947m/19506ft), where we will have impressionist white mountain peaks. And after to enjoy for a few minutes we will come dawn rappelling with the help of our guide, arriving to the camp place at 11 or 12 am and just for lunch, and rest in the afternoon, overnight in the glacier at (5400m/17712ft).
Day 18: Camp 1 – open down to the Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Camp 1, we will take the same route to go back to the Moraine Camp, then we will continue go down to the Base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 3:00pm. Overnight camping in the Base Camp.
Day 19: Base Camp – back to Huaraz
This day we will come back walking down hill along the Santa Cruz valley enjoying the nice view of Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha Lake, till Cashapampa, where the transfer will be waiting for us and will have a last stop for lunch, after lunch we will aboard our private transfer to return Huaraz, for about 3 hors half, arriving to Huaraz around 4 to 5:00pm.