Day 1: Huaraz - Base Mateo 4700 masl - Summit Matthew 5150 masl - Base Camp - Huaraz:
Pick up from the lodgings at 2:30 am and departure from Huaraz at 3.00 a.m. Approximately, heading north of Huaraz, arriving at Carhuaz, it deviates to enter the valley of Ulta - Olympic Point, reaching the Base at 4700 meters above sea level. After a brief stop to have breakfast, you leave for the summit of Mateo, passing through the moraine. This summit is 5150 meters high, from where you can have great panoramic view of the snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, such as the Huascarán Sur, Chopicalqui, Contrahierbas, Ulta, among other snowfalls. Return to the Base, to take the transport that will take us to Huaraz.
Explore the extensive Pastoruri Glacier and its surroundings from the city of Huaraz. Visit traditional towns such as Recuay, Ticapampa, and Catac as well as the Huascaran National Park to explore the flora of the area. Stop at the ‘Lake of Seven Colors,’ and explore the cave paintings before heading to the beautiful Pastoruri glacier and its lagoons.
Between 8-9 AM we will pick you up from your hotel (hour confirmed by text message the evening before).
During this day trip, you will first have a short break (~45 mins) in the town of Carhuaz, where you can have some authentic Andean ice cream and fruits for breakfast.
Then, you will arrive to the massive Laguna Paron, with breathtaking views of Artesonraju mountain, the Paramount Studios logo. An entrance fee of 5 soles must be paid to the local community at arrival.
Here you will have different options to enjoy your time (~2h30): go canoeing/kayaking in the lake, hike a short path uphill to a viewpoint or simply relax near the lake. There is a restaurant in front of the lake for a typical lunch menu (~15/20 soles).
You will be back in Huaraz around 5-6 PM.
NB: this is not a private tour, so the vehicle will pick up different travelers in the morning. However, you will be free to explore at your own pace during the different stops.
Visit the cradle of the Andes on this day trip from Huantar to Chavin. Travel through the Cordillera Blanca to Huascarán National Park with a scenic stop at Querococha Lake. Your guide will point out important archeological pieces at the Chavin National Museum. This multi-stop excursion may be time-consuming or difficult to arrange independently, but this tour takes care of all the details.
Venture away from Huaraz and make your way to the beautiful Lake Paron, tucked away in the Andes Mountains. Drive through the changing terrain and reach heights of more than 13,500 feet (4,170 meters) to reach the glacial lake. Hike to the viewpoint for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains before heading back to Huaraz.
Trek to the beautiful lake of Llangancuco in Cordillera Blanca on this full-day tour. Leave Huaraz and make your way past local villages until you reach Cebollapampa in the national park. Begin your 3-hour trek to reach the 69 lake and pass a number of mountains in the Andean range. Take in the beautiful mountain scenery and snap some photos before heading back to Huaraz.
Taste ‘picante de cuy,’ guinea pig in chile sauce, with a guided, homestyle food experience in Huaraz. Instead of a stripped-down restaurant version, you’ll get the real, slow-cooked traditional recipe with maximum flavor. Choose between lunch or dinner, and enjoy ‘picante de cuy’ in a family home or private setting.
There/s more to Huaraz than just nature. Close by the mountains, there is a pre-Incan ruin designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! On this tour, we will first make a stop by the beautiful Queracocha lake before continuing onto the ruins of Chavin.
Here you will appreciate the ancient village and its museum for a few hours, then you can have lunch at a typical restaurant in Chavin village before being transported back to Huaraz.
Spend a day in the great outdoors as you embark on this full-day trek to Laguna 69 near Huaraz. Join a small group and depart the city bright and early to begin the trek to the alpine lake. Hike past meadows, waterfalls, streams, and smaller lakes before ascending the mountain and reaching the azure waters of Laguna 69.
See a brilliant blue lake in Huascaran National Park on a full-day Laguna 69 hiking tour that includes round-trip transport from Huaraz hotels. Between rough roads and a remote location, getting to the Laguna 69 trailhead is a challenge if you don't have your own car. Prebooking this Laguna 69 tour takes care of those logistics, whisking you straight to the famously beautiful lake surrounded by high peaks.
Llanganuco Lake and its surrounding attractions offer some of Peru’s most beautiful natural scenery, but organizing transportation and park fees to explore independently cuts into your sightseeing time. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Huaraz hotel and explore the Callejón de Huaylas wilderness with your guide. Visit traditional towns like Campo Santo and Carhuaz, delve into the remote Llanganuco Valley, and enjoy uninterrupted views across serene Llanganuco Lake.
Hike to a mountain lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks on a full-day hiking tour from Huaraz to Laguna Paron. Reaching the remote Laguna Paron trailhead is a challenge without independent transport, but round-trip transfer from Huaraz gets you there hassle-free. The 30-minute hike to Laguna Paron is shorter and less crowded than the Laguna 69 trail, making this a great introduction to the Cordillera Blanca’s magnificent alpine scenery.
Experience the Andean Cordillera Blanca Range on the Santa Cruz Trek, which includes meals, gear, use of a pack mule, and the services of a local guide. You'll spend three nights and four days exploring the region, hiking from Vaqueria, through the Huascaran National Park, and onwards to the viewpoint of Alpamayo before heading down to Cashapampa on your final day.
Skip the hassle of planning your Huaraz adventure and leave all the logistics to the experts. This four-day tour takes you hiking to spectacular landscapes, including blue lakes surrounded by glaciers, and includes three nights' hotel accommodations in the center of the city. All you need to do is get to Huaraz: the rest is taken care of.
Time is running out to visit the incredible Pastoruri Glacier before climate change causes it to disappear forever. Get out of the city and explore the outdoors on this guided tour. Discover the massive Puya Raimondii plants that can grow more than 100 meters tall before arriving at the entrance to the glacier. Travel through the region on foot or by horse to reach 5000 meters high and admire stunning views.
Climb Mateo Peak (Nevado Mateo) with an experienced mountain guide on a full-day private mountaineering trip from Huaraz into Huascaran National Park. At 16,896 feet (5,150 meters) Mateo is a high-altitude, snowy adventure, but with moderate terrain that makes this a beginner-friendly experience. Convenient pickup and drop-off in Huaraz makes it possible to summit in just one day.
Discover the beautiful Lake 69 in Cordillera Blanca on a full-day hiking tour from Huaraz. Follow your guide as you trek past the mountains of Pisco, Chacraraju, Yanapacha, and Huascaran. Snap some photos of the beautiful scenery during your 4-hour hike before hiking back down the slope and heading back to Huaraz.
Hike the 4-day Santa Cruz trek through the magnificent Cordillera Blanca on a private hiking tour from Huaraz. With provided trekking gear and meals, you don’t need specialized equipment to experience this classic hike. Included support from pack animals means you won’t have to carry heavy loads as you travel across high-altitude passes and sweeping meadows.
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The tour to Pastoruri Glacier is a special experience, because is one of the easiest snow-capped peaks to reach, located at 17,192 feet high.
Also known as “the route of climate change”, this excursion will take you to explore the most famous glacier in Huaraz, and you will have the chance to admire the Puya Raimondi, a large plant that only grows in the high mountains from the Andes.
Climbing a mountain is something that everyone must do before dying, Nevado Mateo is ideal to start with this passion. The Peruvian Andes offer us endless possibilities, but only the Nevado Mateo offers us such a simple ascent and despite this it is more than 5,150 meters high and with a 360 view of the most beautiful mountains of the Cordillera Blanca , within the Huascarán National Park.
Hiking to Laguna 69 is an adventurous highlight of visiting Huaraz, but reaching the remote trailhead in Huascaran National Park requires reliable transport. With round-trip transfers from your Huaraz hotel, this full-day hiking tour makes getting to Laguna 69 simple. That leaves more of the day for the magnificent hike, which follows a mountain stream to a brilliant-colored lake at 15,092 feet (4,600 meters).
The UNESCO–listed ruins at Chavín de Huántar rank among the most important historic sites of interest in Peru, with pre-Incan structures dating back to 1200 BC. On this tour, reach the archaeological site with ease from Huaraz and take in the nearby attraction of Lake Querococha on the same trip. Discover rich pre-Incan heritage and impressive natural beauty, and see the best of northern Peru with ease—with round-trip travel from central Huaraz included.
Visit an alpine lake surrounded by soaring peaks on a full-day, small-group trip from Huaraz to Laguna Paron. Since this tour offers free time to discover Laguna Paron on your own, you won't be limited by a group's fixed itinerary. Instead you can hang out lakeside, hike to a scenic viewpoint, or hire a boat onsite to explore Laguna Paron from the water.
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"It was a great tour and a really good day. Thank you very much. The two disappointments are, that we planed (like written in the contract) with an end at the same place where we were collected. So we have had a longer way home with two tired kids. Further on called the contract a maximum of 20 people but there were 28 what means a litten bit less comftorbility. The tour was really good, but a lot of tourists expect what is written in the contract. Muchas gracias!"..."
"It was a great tour and a really good day. Thank you very much. The two disappointments are, that we planed (like written in the contract) with an end at the same place where we were collected. So we have had a longer way home with two tired kids. Further on called the contract a maximum of 20 people but there were 28 what means a litten bit less comftorbility. The tour was really good, but a lot of tourists expect what is written in the contract. Muchas gracias!"