Andean Sunrise
Fixed Departures 2024

Alpamayo Trek (9 Days)

Duration: 09 days / 08 nights
Distance: 96 km Approx.
Highest point: 4,860 m (Osoruri Point)
Difficulty: Moderate

Cedros Alpamayo trekking circuit

This wonderful trek is around the snow-capped Alpamayo (considered the most beautiful mountain on the world in the 1966 Munich scenic photography contest). This circuit is designed for those who have already had previous experiences in hikes. A correct acclimatization is important to carry out this beautiful and long hike that joins two important circuits that run through the Los Cedros valley. During the journey we will come across many blue-turquoise Andean lagoons and several passes over 4,700 m. where we will have amazing and inspiring views of the mountains such as Huascarán, Santa Cruz, Taulliraju and Chacraraju.


Day 1: Huaraz (3,100 m.) – Hualcayan (3,140 m.) - Huishcash (4,200 m.) Transfer in private transport to the town of Hualcayan, from where we will start the hike zigzag up a bridle path to our first Huishcash campsite.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Huishcash (4200m)

Day 2: Huishcash – Ruinapampa (4400 m)
This day we leave by transport crossing the Portachuelo pass (4760 m.) Later arriving at a dairy where the muleteer awaits us to transfer the equipment. from this point we start the hike to Paria.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Ruinapampa (4400 m)

Day 03: Ruinapampa – Jancarurish (3800 m)
This day the hike will be through the Cedros valley and in the direction of the Alpamayo valley from where we will have the most impressive view of the northwest face of Alpamayo (5947 m).
» Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.
» Campsite: Jancarurish (3800 m).

Day 04: Jancarurish – Alpamayo Viewpoint (4450 m) – Jancarurish
This day we will be able to appreciate the Alpamayo snow-capped southwest face (5970m) later during the hike we will be able to appreciate the Ichicocha and Jatuncocha lagoons and the Caraz, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Alpamayo snow-capped peaks.
» Hiking time: 3 hours approx.
» Campsite: Jancarurish (3800 m)

Day 05: Jancarurish – Huillca (4000 m)
This day we head towards Huillca, for this we will cross the Gara Gara pass (4830 m) and then the Mesapampa pass (4500 m).
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Camping: Huillca valley (4300 m)

Day 06: Huillca – Jancapampa (3600 m)
We leave Huillca in the direction of Jancapampa through the Yana Queñua valley. This day we will cross the Yanacon pass (4,600 m.)
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Jancapampa (3600 m)

Day 07: Quebrada Jancapampa – Quishuar (3800 m)
This day we will hike towards the town of Pishgopampa (3600 m) then ascend through the Tingopampa valley towards the Tupa-tupa pass (4400 m), during our descent we will be able to appreciate the Huecrucocha lagoon.
» Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.
» Campsite: Quishuar (3800 m)

Day 08: Quishuar – Tuctu (4200 m)
We leave from the campsite towards the high pass of Pucaraju (4650 m) from this point we can see the highest mountains of the Cordillera Blanca such as Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju and also very close to Taulliraju (5830 m).
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Tuctu (4200 m)

Day 09: Tuctu – Vaqueria (3,800 m)
This last day we will hike approx. 7 km through the Huaripampa valley, the hike will always be surrounded by forests of Quenual trees and traditional villages until we reach Vaqueria where our transport awaits us for the transfer to Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.



  • Transportation: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, and from the end of the trek to your hotel in Huaraz.
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mattresses, dining tent, kitchen tent, dishes and kitchen utensils, tables and chairs.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (option for vegetarians or vegans).
  • Guide: Certified trekking guide (English or Spanish) another language by request.
  • Cook: Trained cook to prepare varied and healthy dishes.
  • Arriero: In charge of loading the donkeys and driving them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys depends on the size of the group. You can carry up to 6 kg of personal items that will be loaded onto the donkeys. During the day you will only carry your personal backpack.
  • Emergency horse: 1 horse will accompany the group in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (See Rates )
  • Personal trekking equipment: sleeping bag (it is possible to rent in Huaraz), trekking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket and/or pants, poncho, backpack, flashlight, etc.
  • Additional expenses: as a result of leaving the trek early, as a result of emergency rescue and/or evacuation, extra food or drinks in the villages, medical treatment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Tips.


Price 2024

  • Price according to the number of people.
  • Please contact us for more information.

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