After departing from Huancayo at 9:00 a.m. we will begin our drive along Shullcas River, passing the nearby town of Vilcacoto. As we climb the winding road to Acopalca, located at 3500 meters above sea level, we’ll take note of the change in ecology. Here the ichu grass, trees and other vegetation are replaced by curious cactus and bromilieas hanging from the rocky crags of the mountain. We'll get a taste of the Andean way of life as we stop to share a few coca leaves with the local people. Travelers will be pleasantly surprised by how friendly and welcoming the Andean people can be.
After saying good-bye to our Andean friends in the town of Rondapampa, we'll continue on to the starting point of our trek. The initial portion of our hike is a bit steep. It can take up to an hour to make this climb but we'll be sure to stop intermittently along the way to take in the scenery. And the breathtaking view at the top of the first pass is a worthwhile and well deserved reward.
After a rest at the first pass we'll trek around the lakes, just enjoying the views. Within two hours we'll have made our way to Cocha Grande, an emerald lake of glacial waters. From here we'll climb the rocky walls of Huaytapallana Glacier. It's a steep and challenging climb but not dangerous. Once we reach the glacier line we'll pay our respects to Apu and absorb the view.
As we make our way down the mountain to the trail we'll stop for a snack, continue trekking around the lakes and finally traverse a few hills to make our way back to the starting point.
Our excursion will be complete once we reach our base at La Cabaña and the Incas del Perú main office.
SUGGESTED KIT– LIST FOR MOUNTAIN TRIPS
- Good Walking shoes
- 1 hat
- T shirt & Warm shirt
- 1 Flashlight
- Sweaters / Jacket
- Swiss Army Knife
- Rain jacket
- Camera + Film
- 1 Pair Trousers
- 2 Pairs of Woolly Socks
- Water Bottle
- & & HEAPS OF GOOD FEELINGS !!!!!!!
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Transport to the start of the trek and back to Huancayo
- A bilingual Guide
- Box Lunch
- First aid Kit
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Personal expenses
- Personal medication
- Health and/or accident insurance
- Tips for Guide
- Any other expense which might result from delay, accident, weather conditions or unavoidable forces beyond our control
Reservation & Payments:
BOOKING FORM FOR ADVENTURE TRIPS
Incas del Peru charges $100.00 BOOKING FEE to confirm a client's commitment to our services or programs. If we receive full payment for the services requested at least 45 days in advance before the service or program starts we will waive the BOOKING FEE.
Make your deposit to the following account number:
Foreign Currency Account in US Dollars
KUSSI HURTADO STUART
Beneficiary Bank:Banco de Crédito del Peru.
SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
Account At Beneficiary Bank: 355-31075682-1-14
Address: Calle Real # 1013 Huancayo, PERU.
INCAS DEL PERÚ