High Places have operated in Peru since 1994. It has been one of our most popular destinations and we have a long established and successful relationship with our trekking agency colleagues in Huaraz and Cusco.
This tremendous Peru trekking trip avoids the more frequented trails. It crosses a major pass almost every day as it encircles many of the great summits of the Cordillera Blanca, the triple peaks of Santa Cruz, Chacraraju, Pucajirca and of course Alpamayo.
After some early acclimatisation days, 0ur 13 day trek is remarkably sustained, amazingly varied and always on good trails. The eight exhilarating passes we cross reveal fluted snow peaks and hanging glaciers at every viewpoint.
Turquoise glacial lakes in high alpine cirques drop down to broad valleys where we expect to see condors soaring. High Andean villages also complete the tapestry, where rugged campesinos tend hard-earned crops of potatoes and barley, graze sheep, alpacas and horses, There will be little doubt that this on this Peru trekking trip we will have seen the Cordillera Blanca at its very best.
What clients say…
“What was the best thing about your trip?”
“Wow – what a question! It was the mountains, the trekking, not having to carry a pack, the camping, not having to cook or do housework for 3 weeks, no telephone, new culture to discover, learning to communicate in Spanish, new friends……”
Jenny Leith, Alpamayo Circuit.
This trip is 20 days ex Lima. The first and last days refer to the days of arrival in and departure from Lima, and may not be the days you leave or return home.
What is included in the price?
- Accommodation (Hotels in Lima and Huaraz. Camping on trek)
- Meals (All meals included during the trekking days)
- Guide (English speaking local High Places leader)
- Transfers (All transfers as per the itinerary)
What is not included in the price?
- Personal Expenses