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Alpine Circuit Huayhuash - Trekking Huaraz - Peru

The Alpine Circuit is not the standard, traditional, popular Huayhuash Circuit. The popular route is called the Valley Circuit, and is completed hundreds of times per year, usually with donkey support. By comparison, the Alpine Circuit is more demanding---no donkey support, technical terrain, no pathway to follow. The first completion of the Alpine circuit took place in 2004. As of 2012, the Alpine Circuit had probably been completed only a few dozen times. This is a demanding route, with approximately 6000m of vertical gain and the same amount of loss over 80km, all with full mountain backpacks. On the Alpine Circuit, you are on your own. While much of the Alpine Circuit is essentially hiking, many cruxes demand mountaineering skills and experience, with two glacier crossings, steep, exposed terrain, rock and icefall hazard, and short technical rock steps. A 30m 8mm rope, a light axe, and lightweight crampons are recommended. Bring Peruvian cash (min. S/.100 per person) for entrance fees: locals collect them at various waypoints on the Valley Circuit, a few of which the Alpine Circuit also crosses. If you are unsure about whether you have the skills or experience for this route, do not go. Consider the Valley Circuit as an alternative. The best months to do it are June-August.!

Basics. To do the Alpine Circuit, fly to Lima, bus to Huaraz, acclimatize to 5000m in the Cordillera Blanca then book a ticket for Llamac in the Huayhuash with 9 days of food in your pack. The route normally takes 8 days, with nearly every day involving a considerable effort. For assistance with logistics, contact Edgar Zambrano Romero:

ONLINE TRAVEL AGENT: Avnida Interoceanic 719 - Nueva Florida - Huaraz

Huaraz, Peru


Getting There
INternational Airport Lima Peru, head to Huaraz for 400km north side many Turitic Buses offers these service to Huaraz

Travel Tips: to inquiere this trip, participants must have basic experience on Climbing Rock and Ice

Price Description: US$ 1200 per person Based in two guests

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:8:00

Open Hours to:20:00

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.

You Need to Bring: All Ice and Rock Climbing Materials must have arranged by yourself or the travel company

- Other Five Thouand Peaks Climbing
- Extension Tours aorund Peru

Credit cards accepted
MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa

Currencies accepted
US dollar, Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Zip: AN043
Phone: ++5143421335
E-mail: perubergsporthuaraz(at)

18 Jul 2014

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