Pomabamba to Alpamayo

  • View of the Santa Cruz Mountain
  • The sunset at Jancapampa camp
  • View of Pukahirca from Yanacon pass
  • Jancarurish Camp
  • Beautiful view of the alpamayo mountain
  • Cullicocha lagoon
  • Sunset at Calamina Camp

Pomabamba to Alpamayo Trek

The Cordillera Blanca must provide one of the most varied landscapes for trekking and climbing in the world. with fantastic trails and scenery, Countless trails pass through beautiful valleys and cross passes reaching 4,700 such as cullicocha pass, vientunan, cara cara pass, willca pass and others where the best of the flora and fauna, the impressive mountains, lakes, waterfalls and rivers that define this area coincide with the trails and campsites.

Pomabamba to alpamayo, it provides endless panoramic views of snow-capped peaks from the high passes, and an insight into the traditional Indian way of life as you pass through small, isolated farming communities in remote and beautiful valley.


Trek details

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.

Elevation: Osoruri Pass 4850m.

Difficulty Grade: Moderate / Strenuous.

Destination: Cordillera Blanca.

Best Time to go: April to October.

Activities: Hiking / trekking / cultural adventures.

Average walking: 5 to 7 hours Daily.

Start: Huaraz / Pomabamba.

Finish: Hualcayan / Huaraz.




A certified professional trekking guide,  who speaks Spanish and English if requiredtrained in 1st Aid, risk management and assessment and responsibility to provide overall standard of excellence in service quality.


A profesional cook who prepares a wide variety of healthy and delicious dishes, and who is trained to cook in a hygienic manner mountain.


The muleteer (arriero) is in charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them to camp.


The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of de the group.

Emergency Horse

One horse accompanies the group for emergency purposes.

Fantastic Meals

All food during the expeditions is provided as part of the package. We offer a combination of peruvian and western dishes. The varied, good-quality, high-energy food prepared by our profesional cook is specifically suited to rigorous activity.  We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets.

Private Transport

From you hotel in huaraz to the starting point of trek, an from the finishing point of the trek back to your hotel in Huaraz.


  • A good quality high mountain tent (doublé occupancy)
  • A foam sleeping mat.
  • Dining tent.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Toilet tent.
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit.
  • Cooking stove.
  • All necessary dishes (knifes, forks, spoons, plates, cups, etc.), cooking utensils and pots.



  • Sleeping bag.
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress.
  • Tip
  • Water on the first day
  • First breakfast (day 1)
  • Last dinner (day 8)
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early.
  • Additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • All other services and ítems not listed as included.






Day 01: : Huaraz – Chiquian – Cuartelwuain (4180m).

Departure 8 am.
We are going through the south past the Chiquian towns, Llamac, Pocpa and Cuartelwuain.
Where we reach the first field,
The trip lasts approximately 5 hours


Day 02: Cuartelwuain – Paso Kacanan (4680m) – Lake Mitucocha (4238m).

At the Kacananpunta pass where we have a view of the valleys.
Descent through the hot valley to the Janca field.
In the afternoon visit Mitucocha lake and the view of the Jirishanca mountain, Muturaju.
The walk lasts 6 hours and rest.


Day 03: Laguna Mitucocha – Paso Carhua (4630m) – Lake Carhuacocha (4138m).

We left a very easy climb to the Carhua Pass another wonderful view of Yerupaja Grande.
We descend through the Yanayana valley to Carhuacocha lagoon and the countryside.
The walk lasts 4 to 5 hours.


Day 04: Carhuacocha – Paso Siula punta (4830m) – Huayhuash (4350m).

We go to the viewpoint of the three lakes Quisillococha, Siulacocha and Gangrajanca.
Continuing the route to the Siulapunta pass, another view of the Huayhuash mountain range.
We descend through the Atocshaico valley to the Huayhuash field.
The walk is from 6 to 7 hours.


Day 05: Huayhuash – Paso portachuelo Huayhuash (4700m) – Campo Viconga (4300m)

We leave with an easy climb to the Huayhuash portachuelo pass and the view of the Cordillera Raura
We descend through the Pumarinri valley, passing through the Viconga Lake to the countryside.
Relax to enjoy the thermal baths of Viconga


Day 06: Campo Viconga – Paso Cuyoc (4970m) – Cuyoc pampa- (4400m)

We begin to climb up the valley to the Cuyoc pass where we have the northern view of the Huayhuash mountain range.
We descend through the Huanacpatay valley to the Cuyoc pampa field.
Relax and rest


Day 07: Cuyoc Pampa – Paso Jurao (5125m) – Cutatambo (4325m).

We ascend to Jurao Pass the highest point of the Huayhuash mountain range.
At the pass we have a view of the mountains Jurao, butcher, Sarapo, Siula grande, Yerupaja south.
We descend along the Jurao Lake and the view of Sarapococha to the Cutatambo field.


Day 08: Cutatambo – Huayllapa – Cajatambo – Lima

We leave through the Calinca valley passing through cultivation fields until Huayllapa where our walk ends.
. Huayllapa transport to Cajatambo and then to Lima. The trip lasts 10 hours.


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