OverviewThe Olleros – Chavin trek is a great alternative way to reach and visit Chavin, a relatively famous archelogical site. The trek leads across a southern pass of the Cordillera Blanca called Punta Yanashallash (map – to the middle right). Although the mountain peaks are not as spectacular as either Huayhuash or Santa Cruz, the landscapes are very dramatic and beatiful in their unique way 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 interesting pre-Inca ruin with a complex of underground passages (take a flashlight.
Duration: 3 days
When to go: Best from may to September (during the dry season)
Altitude: 3140m to 4700m
ItineraryDay 1 : Huaraz 3,090m.- Canrey Chico 3,450m. – Tzacracancha 3,800m.
In the morning our Guide will go to hotel pick up for you ,then drive to for about 1 hours Olleros (3,500 m), and then at the picturesque village of Canray Chico. Here we start hiking following the course of the Rio Negro (Black River). On our way we admire the Huantzán (6,395 m) and Uruashraju (5,722 m) peaks. We camp in Sacracancha (4,000 m).
Day 2.- Tzacracancha – Yanashallash pass 4,700m. – Shoncopampa 3,850m
After the breakfast we will leave at 8:00 We follow the remains of an old Inca road up to Punta Yanashallash pass (4,700 m.). We enjoy the views of the impressive Huantzán peak and others peaks the highest of this section of the Cordillera Blanca. We camp in Shoncopampa 3.800m.
Day 3.- Shoncopampa – Chavin Huanta - Huaraz
Early in the morning after our last breakfast ,we will start our trekking ,passing several villages and finally we will have arrived to Chavín and visit the ruins ,we find monumental granite pyramids and ceremonial plazas linked by stone-carved staircases. Subterranean chamber complexes, known as galleries, are the most unusual Chavín architectural style. We visit the Lanzón Gallery with its supreme deity of Chavín, a large stone idol called Lanzón that is finely carved with human, Jaguar, Anaconda, and Harpy Eagle iconography. Sophisticated stone-carved friezes, columns, giant heads, and astronomic representations are a puzzle for Andean archaeo-astronomers. Then drive back to Huaraz passing the highest pass Cauhish tunel 4,450
InclusionsINCLUDE IN THE PRICE
• Trekking speaking english guide
• Cook during the trek
• Complete Food During The Trek
• Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
• Bi-Personal Tent
• Dining tent with chairs and table
• Kitchen Tent with utensils
• Toilet Tent
• Aclimatized day
• Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
• Private car for start and finish the trek
• Extra Horse
• Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
• Flight or Bus Ticket from Lima to Huaraz/ Lima
• Hotel in Huaraz/ Lima
• Personal Trekking Gear
• Food in town
• Sleeping Bag
• Taxi From Lima airport to Bus station Lima
Date & PriceThe best month are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Huascaran , Ranrapalca, and others peaks of the Cordillera Blanca generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
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