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Akilpo trek 03 Days

This is one of the most beautiful treks in Cordillera Blanca, for it offers a lot of landscapes with lagoons, queneales forests and mountains. Being a light trek, many tourists chose it for acclimatization before a larger trekking.


Acclimatization Churup lake
This is a very good hike for acclimatizing. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa.
At 3850 meter we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m underneath snow-capped Churup mountain (5495). The last 100 meter before arriving to the lake involves some scrambling over steep rocks. And then come back to Huaraz for the same way.

Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) – Laguna de Aquilpo (4200 m)
We will transfer from Huaraz to Honcopampa. There, we will start the trail till Akilpo Lagoon. On the way, we will cross a beautiful qenuales forest. Duration: approx. 6 – 7 hours.

Day 2: Aquilpo Lagoon – Ishinca Valley (4350 m)
After breakfast, we will start ascending to Urus Pass (5000 m). From there, we will have panoramic views towards the mountains Vallunaraju, Ocshapalca, Ranrapalca, Ishinca, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, and Urus. We will descent to Ishinca camping, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Ishinca Valley – Huaraz
We will descend through Ishinca Valley to Cochapampa, from where we will transfer to Huaraz by private transportation.

Services included in the prices:
  • Tour of Aclimatizzation
  • Peruvian Mountain Guide (UIAGM / AGMP)
  • Specialised cook
  • Entrance to the Huascaran national park.
  • First-Aid kit
  • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
  • Complete meals during the trekking program
  • Donkey driver
  • Donkeys
  • Kitchen / dinning tent.
  • Collective technical equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Tent for 2 Person
  • Toilette tent
Not included:
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
  • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
  • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
  • Tour of the city
  • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
  • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
  • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
  • Porter
  • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)
  • Tips

Tour Information:

Season: April to September
Difficulty: Moderate
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