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Trekking Olleros - Carhuascancha 5 Days

Trek Overview

This magical remote trek route in Cordillera blanca, flaunts and embarrassment of riches, more than20 glacial lakes several waterfalls, and a gaggle of snow peaks which include mighty huantzan the highest peck in the southern of cordillera Blanca. It’s a spectacular gorge and probably the finest rarely trek in the range. Where you will enjoy in the pristine, untouched natural beauty about the overwhelming beauty areas

Maximum Altitude 4750 m (15,580 feet)
Difficulty Moderate
Length 5 Days trek

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Olleros (3400m) – Sacracancha (4050m)

Day 2: Sacracancha - Yanashallash Pass (4700m) – Shonco (4050m)

Day 3: Shonco - Hato (3700m) - Castillapampa (4350m)

Day 4: Castillapampa - Santa Rosa (4850m) - carhuascancha (3900m)

ay 5: Carhuascancha - San Marcos Village - chavin (3150m) – Huaraz

Itinerary Description

The Worlds Far-Flung Trekking Olleros - Carhuascancha

Day 1: Huaraz – Olleros (3400m) – Sacracancha (4050m)
We start our day driving to the south of Callejón de Huaylas about 40 minutes to the tiny picturesque Olleros village, Where we will meet with our donkeys and donkey drivers, we begin walking up to the right bank of Rio Negro on gently grade walk up on wide green lush valley of quebrada uquian with presence view of: mounts Shaqsha, Uruashraju, Rurec and Tuctupunta, which view follow us until reach our camping spot on wide alpine meadow.
Overnight camp at sacracancha

Day 2: Sacracancha - Yanashallash Pass (4700m) – Shonco (4050m)
After our hearty breakfast we will walk up on gradual ascent of pre-Inca trail watching shallow lakes, marshy sides on the valley until reach the Yanashallash pass 4700m, where we will be on strategically position to appreciate the spiraling peaks of Huantsan, Rurec and Uruashraju, As we cross the pass, we will walk down on rocky trail but descent on switch-backs, after that we will walk down on easy grass trail until campsite
Overnight camp at shonco

Day 3: Shonco - Hato (3700m) - Castillapampa (4350m)
This day we will walk downhill about 2 hours to the high Andean mountain village of Hato at (3,700m/12,139ft), then we will begin walking up on wide meadow with superb view of mount huantzan, heading the valley, offers absolutely dramatic view of summits , various lagoons, spectacular mountain views of Urhuasraju, Rurec, Huantzan & colorful shallow lakes until reach Castillapampa camping spot.
Overnight camp at castillapampa

Day 4: Castillapampa - Santa Rosa (4850m) - carhuascancha (3900m)
This Day after our breakfast, we will start walking up on gradual ascent with some marshy sections, with last part will be rocky sections to reach Santa rosa pass, Where we will have panorama views and see amazing peaks heading with Huantzan, Tumarina and Rurec, then we descend on rock slide and land slide path which can be a little bit dangerous and sleepy in rein season, along the rimarima valley, where we will be able to observe the endemic plant of rima rima. Overnight camp carhuascancha valley

Day 5: Carhuascancha - San Marcos Village - chavin (3150m) – Huaraz
After our breakfast we walk down along green lush Carhuascancha Valley until small Yuracyacu village. Finish our trek. Where our private transportation is awaits us to bring Huaraz. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower and some rest; enjoy a good dinner in town.

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