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Andean Travel Web Guide to Peru
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Katia GlazovaAugust 2019
Dear Irvin & SAS Team,
Thank you so much for the great service you provided during our 2 weeks stay in Peru.
We were really impressed how well everything was organized. With so many internal flights and connection we were always met by one of your partners without any delay . Thanks to your service we enjoyed fabulous Peru stress-free.
A special thank you to Jonathan, who promptly replied to all our inquiries and always been very helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed your country and certainly will recommend SAS Travel to anyone planning to visit Peru.
Simone & Katya
Amazing Trek with SAS Travel.
We did the 5D/4N Salcantay Trek with SAS. We preferred this over the Inca trail. Much more scenic, no crowds, private campsites, waterfalls, snow capped mountains, etc. SAS was everything we were hoping they would be. No last minute surprises, they were there at the airport, Hotel Marqueses was splendid, breakfast was great, the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The tents were spacious (4 person tent for 2 people) No regrets, we highly recommend. PS, Food on the trek was out of this world. How they can prepare a 5 course meal on a mountain using fresh produce was beyond us...
Dear SAS Office Staff and Team,
We just finished up your Lares trek this evening and I wanted to write to tell you what a wonderful group of staff members you have. I’m sure you are already aware but both of our guides, Julio and Felipe, were incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and kind. It felt as though they constantly knew exactly what the group needed and made it happen and they were so positive during what I am sure could be a very difficult job. These type of trips depend so much on the outlook on the staff that lead them and I feel incredibly lucky to have had such wonderful guides.
In addition the food that was prepared by our chefs was so delicious and just to our dietary needs. We felt so lucky to try such delicious Peruvian food especially as vegetarians and have none better in Peru than on your trek. All of the staff were incredibly kind and friendly despite the hard work that they were doing and I would highly recommend every person that was a part of our team.
Thanks to you for putting together such a wonderful group of staff members and sharing them with us.
Words can not describe how amazing the Inka Trail hike is. with SAS. I had an incredible time. The trip was extremely well planned. Our main guide, Evert, was one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met. There was not a flower he did not know or an anthropological, or archaeological, question he could not answer. After the Inka Trail with him, one should earn three credits for college. Evert was assisted by the caring and helpful Cesar.
"The experience was fantastic".
My wife, son and I just took the 3 day / 2 night tour to the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu. The experience was fantastic. Hiking the Inca trail, even for one day gave us a unique perspective to the area and history. Martin, our tour guide in the Sacred Valley was attentive and informative. Diego, our guide for the trail and sanctuary did a wonderful job telling us about the cultural and natural history of the area. Overall we would book again with SAS Travel. Thank you so much!
HUARAZ, CARHUAZ, CORDILLERA BLANCA. Santa Cruz, Punta Union Trek, Olleros to Chavin Trek, Huayhuash Trek.
Last Minute Information
LIMA, HUARAZ, CHAVIN DE HUANTAR, SANTA CRUZ 4 Day TREK, RETURN TO LIMA. 7 DAY TOUR. (CORDILLERA BLANCA).
US$ 495.00 per person. Group Service: 8-16 person group.
OPEN GROUP on: SEPTEMBER 7th
The famous trek along the Santa Cruz and Huaripampa valleys, will offers great views and an ever-changing landscape. It includes the mount Huascaran 6768 m (Highest peak in Peru), Alpamayo 5947 m (dubbed to be “World’s Most Beautiful Mountain”, Artesonraju 6025 m (Paramount’s live logo) among many others. The lakes seen on the second day are habitat for several shorebirds and waterfowl birds. The third day will take you over South America’s Continental Divide. On the fourth day, trail will lead us through friendly villages.
AVAILABILITY: All year-round. Except on February.
BEST TIME: Mid-April to late October
DURATION: 4 days
MAX: ALTITUDE: 4750 m
ELEVATION: 2900 to 4750 meters
WALKING DISTANCE: 42 km o/w
Day 1. Cruz del Sur Bus Lima to Huaraz 8 hours drive. Night in a Hotel.
Day 2. Full-Day bus tour to acclimatize to Chavin of Huantar Night in a Hotel.
Day 3.- Pick up at your Hotel in Huaraz. Set off Caraz and ride 28km in about 1:10 hours and climbing +650 m by car to Cashapampa. Hike to camp at Llamacorral 3750 m (10 km, 4-5 hours, +900 m climb).
Day 4. Visit the two lakes, climb to the Alpamayo Mirador and camp at Taullipampa 4250 m, (14 km, 5-6 hours, +500 m climb).
Day 5.- Climb Punta Union Pass at 4750 m (CWD = Continental Water Divide), descend to camp at Cachinapampa 3750 m, (3 km, +500 m, 2-3 hours / 7 km, -1000 m, 4-5 hours)
Day 6.- Hike along the village of Huaripampa to Vaqueria (5 km, 1:30 hours, -350 m / 3 km, 2 hours, +250 m) then catch our transport to take us for the second Pass (Portachuelo Llanganuco 4767 m), a visit to the beautiful Llanganuco lakes and return to Caraz (3:30 hours). Hotel in Huaraz.
Day 7.- Bus return to Lima.
Group Service US$ 495.00 per person
NOTE.- The price for the tour is according to the number of participants. (Based in 2 person per tent).
INCLUDES.- Cruz del Sur Bus, 3 Night in Hotel -Based in Double/ Twin room. Ground transportation to/from trailheads, Experienced Mountain Guide, Cook, Mule driver and pack animals, your tent for 2 people, group tent for meals, toilet tent, full-board meals while hiking, table, chairs, sleeping thermal rest mats, Sleeping bags, Park entry fee.
Despite a high pass of 4700 m (Punta Yanashallash) the trek is relatively easy although acclimatization is necessary (at least 2 nights in Huaraz). The trail winds its way through some wide open valleys, close to glaciers with some great mountain scenery. The high point is arriving at Chavin de Huantar, an impressive pre-Inca ruin with a complex of underground passages.
DAY 01: HUARAZ - CANREY CHICO - ZACRACANCHA 3800M.
We leave from Huaraz at 8:00 am with a private minivan it transfer us to Olleros village at 3450masl, we will get this village at 9:00am approximately on this place the llamas drives and llamas will be waiting for us, from this place we will start to hike for around 5 hours to the first campsite called Zacracancha at 3800m. Dinner.
DAY 02: ZACRACANCHA - SHONQOPAMPA 3850M.
First breakfast at the campsite after that we wil strat to hike up at 8:00am we hike for around 4 hours and we will get Yanashallash Pass 4750m at noon we will have lunch, enjoying the panoramic view, after it we will go descend till second campsite 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. Dinner.
DAY 03: SHONQOPAMPA - CHAVIN DE HUANTAR - HUARAZ
After the breakfast we will start to descend passing many villages we will get to Chavin de Huantar district at 3100m after 4 hours, Chavín de Huantar is an archeological site is one of them oldest cultures from South America, this culture was ruled by priests, in the oldest castle we can find the Lanzon Chavin (stone carved monolith) on this archeological place you will find many mysterious facts about gods, sacrifice, art, architecture after to get information more about this culture we will aboard the private minivan on the way we will pass Cahuish Tunnel at 4450m, we will be in Huaraz at 5 o’ clock and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz.
INCLUDES: Ground transportation to/from trail heads, Experienced Mountain Guide, Cook, Mule driver and pack animals, your tent for 2 person, group tent for meals, toilet tent, full-board meals while hiking, table, chairs, sleeping thermal mats.(Sleeping bag extra.)
Average temperature: Between 18° C – 09° C during the day/ at night, depend of the season
Distance: km 120
The Huayhuash trek on mountain range is one of the most beautiful treks in the world -and it Is easy to believe. The villages Pocpa and Llamac are usually the trailheads for this trek.
The entire length of the Cordillera Huayhuash ranges only 30 km but within its compact area lays amazing towering peaks. At almost every turn, you come face to face with glistening vertical walls of ice, snow and rock. Beautiful lakes, different kind or births and Keep an eye out for the massive Andean Condors and for Siula Grande 6,344 m.s.n.m , the site where popular book and motion picture Touching the Void took place.!
DAY 01: HUARAZ – CHIQUIAN – LLAMAC - POCPA - CUARTELHUAIN 3,100 - 3,600 - 4,180 mt) We will start the trip at 5:00am. Approximately to the south side for Huaraz. Passing for the different district like
Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac and Conococha at 4100m. Then will travel to the east side and south East to Chiquian at 3400m. Where you can to buy something, the travel take 2 hours then we have to down for about 1 hour and the go up until passing Llamac and finally Pocpa village where we will start to walk and meet our local coworkers we will go up from 3,600 mt. till 4,,180 for about 4 – 5 hours to the camp side Cuartelhuain, along this route we will passing the small Pallca mine, arriving to the camp side around 4:30pm approximately. From here we will see the Ninashanca Mountain in the south side. Overnight camping at 4,180mt.(04 - 05 hours walking)(04 hours driving)
DAY 2: CUARTELHUAIN - CACANAN PUNTA - MITUCOCHA (4,180 - 4,700 - 4,230 mt).-After our breakfast we will start walking up toward Cacananpunta pass at 4700 m, when we just reach it we will be on the continental divide, as well as we will enjoy taken amazing pictures about deep valleys, hills and snowcapped peaks. Then we will descend to our next camp at Jancapampa with amazing view of mount Jirishanca and mount Ninashanca to background. Overnight camp at Mitucocha.(05 - 06 hours walking)
DAY 03: MITUCOCHA - PUNTA CARHUAC - CARHUACOCHA ( 4,230 - 4,650 - 4,140 mt).- Today trek is on easy terrain until reach Punta Carhuac pass at (4650m), from this pass we will be able to have breath- taking views of the highest peaks of Huayhuash such as: Yerupaja (6617m) and the famous Siula Grande (6344m), Hirishanca, after that we will start walking down until lake Carhuacocha, which is truly gorgeously place, scenic campsite with astonishing mountain view to the back ground. Overnight camp at Lake Carhuacocha (05 - 06 hours walking)
DAY 4: CARHUACOCHA - SIULA PASS - HUAYHUASH CAMP ( 4,140 - 4,830 - 4,350 mt).- As everyday after breakfast we sill start hiking and this day is one of the best in the Huayhuash Circuit because will enjoy the spectacular sunrise, water lake is reflecting the mountain imagen after we will keep walking up toward Siula view point from where we will enjoy the most fabulous breath taking views behind of three glacier lakes as Siula, Quesilococha, Cangracocha then we will keep walking up hill till the pass Siula. again the post cards pictures views and the other cordillera Raura amazing place to stay for ever enjoying the view and finally downhill passing the lake Carnicero until Huayhuash camping at 4330 m.(06 - 07 hours walking)
DAY 05: HUAYHUASH - PORTACHUELO PASS - VICONGA CAMP (4,350 - 4,750 - 4,360 MT) We start walking up toward spectacular pass of Portachuelo de Huayhuash, we will see on the way mount Puscanturpa and mount Trapecio, over the pass we will enjoy the view of the Cordillera Raura, and then we will descend towards the largest Lake Viconga until Vigonca camp site. In the afternoon we will be able to enjoy taking shower and swimming in hot spring close our camp site.(04 - 05 hours walking)
DAY 06: VICONGA - CUYOC PASS - SAN ANTONIO - HUANACPATAY (4,360 - 5,000 - 4,200 mt) This day we will hike the second highest pass on our trek, after few days trekking above 4000 m, your body is now well acclimatized to cross the Punta Cuyoc pass, from the pass we will have the most impressive mountain views, and then we will continue descending on the steep segment until flat bottom grass valley, then we will climb up to san Antonio view point at 5020 m, from it we will have splendid view about summits, glacier lakes and deep valley, finally we come back on the same path until campo Elefante and Huanacpaty camp site at 4200m. Overnight camp at Huanacpatay.(07 - 08 hours walking)
DAY 7: HUANACPATAY - HUAYLLAPA - HUATIAC (4,200 - 3,600 - 4,300 mt).- After breakfast we will start walk down along Huanacpatay valley until isolated Huayllapa village, where if you want you can buy some basic staff as drinkings, batteries, toilet papper etc. from this village we will walk up on by far narrow valley until reach grass valley of Huatiac, where is located our camping spot.(06 - 07 hours walking)
DAY 8: HUATIAC - TAPUSH PASS - ANGOSCANCHA ( 4,300 - 4,750 - 4,450 mt).- This day After breakfast we start walking up from Huatiac, toward Tapush pass, enjoying on the way Mountain View as: mount diablo Mudo, Lake Susucocha after days view of the cordillera blanca small mountains, while descending to our camp site, which is lies close Quenual forest with air smalling almost home. (04 - 05 hours walking)
DAY 09: ANGOSHCANCHA - YAUCHA PASS - JAHUACOCHA ( 4,450 - 4,830 - 4,050 mt) This is and other beautifull day conciderate one of the best views in the trek, After breakfast we will start walking up toward Punta Yaucha pass, from the pass we will enjoy the most spectacular mountain views such as: the majestic mount Yerupaja, and even condor if we are lucky, then we will continue walking down enjoying the spectacular view of Lake Jahuacocha and jirishanca mount until Jahuacocha campsite. we will get at the camp around noon and enjoy the full afternoon of the views and short hikes around the Lake Jahuacocha (05 - 06 hours walking)
DAY 10: JAHUACOCHA - PAMPA LLAMAC - LLAMAC HHUARAZ ( 4,050 - 3,300 - 3,100 mt) Our last day we will start walking toward Pampa Llamac pass at 4300 m, where we will rest for taking last pictures, and take a short break before start descending on slope trail until Llamac Village, where our private transport is waiting us to drive Huaraz.(04 - 05 hours walking)( 04 hours driving)
INCLUDES: Ground transportation to/from trail heads, Experienced Mountain Guide, Cook, Mule driver and pack animals, your tent for 2 person, group tent for meals, toilet tent, full-board meals while hiking, table, chairs, sleeping thermal rest mats. (Sleeping bag extra)
5 Day CLASSIC HUARAZ and HIGHLIGHTS -(Tours + Soft Hikes)
Daily Departures from Lima
(2 person Minimum)
Enjoy this beautiful region of Peru where are located the famous high snow capped mountains in the Peruvian Andes called decades ago as a Peruvian switzerland for the beauty of the mountains and so popular for climbers. This 5 Day tour fit for everybody you just need to have a minimum level of fitness and love outdoor walks to get unique views in such a wonderful landscapes.
Día 1: VIP Movil Tour Bus from Lima to Huaraz (08 hours drive Aprox.)
Día 2: City Tour and Hot Springs of Monterrey 3 Hrs.
Día 3: Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Center and Querococha Lake (10 Hrs)
Día 4: Trekking to 69 Lake and Llanganuco Lake 12 Hrs.
Día 5: Nevado Pastoruri, Puya Raimondi and Ruta Nueva. 8 Hrs Retorno a Lima Bus Movil Tour
Select the month and date and click on the Calendar the Departure Date (Leaving Date) of your preference. Then fill out with your personal details and details of your group. (If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation Code.) But please complete details of your companion on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your prepayment/deposit online on Step 3 (pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE reservation code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.)
BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.- USD$ 200 per person.
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SAS Travel is supporting many of the community projects run by Hotel Marqueses:
Eg. "Cusco Hospital
Regional Project", "Walk a Mile in my shoes", "Shoes shiners boys"
If you are coming to Cusco please make a space for a couple of second hand clothes,
shoes especially for kids, school equipment, toys and drop them off in our office.
We will help distribute the items to people who really need them in small village
schools and communities in the mountains of Lares, Amaru Choquecancha, Sacaca,
Pampallaqta, Paru Paru. Thank you.