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Climbing the Andes Expedition 2017
The mountain region we will visit, the Cordillera Blanca (white mountains), are rich of snowed and iced peaks. Alpamayo (5947m) has been voted the most beautiful mountain in the world by the UNESCO even though it is not very high and has a very well accessible normal route. It is a perfect climbing goal and if time allows we will although scale the 6000m peak Quitarraju from the same high camp. After resting we will head out to climb Huascaran, with 6868m the highest peak of Peru, actually of the whole Northern Andes. These tours require a good basic knowledge of glacier technics and offer a perfect training for the higher mountains of the Himalyans as Cho Oyu and Mt.Everest.
Optional we offer you to start this tour by adding a one week cultural trekking tour to Cuzco and Machu Pichu, which leading up to 4200m this will pre-acclimate you for the mountain climbing. Although hikers can join the first part of this trip continuing with the famous Santa-Cruz trek through the fascinating landscape of the Cordilleras.

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Climbing Alpamayo & Huascaran 2017 Climbing Alpamayo & Huascaran 2017

Col - Alpamayo summit 5947 m via Ferrari route, Southwest face. On this 300m long up to 50-55 degree steep ice climb we will fix ropes all the way to summit. Return to the Col.

Santa Cruz Trek Santa Cruz Trek

Leaving early morning, we drive along the Santa River passing several villages until we reach the present day Yungay.

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times, set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Inca city.



Climbing Alpamayo & Huascaran 2017

22 days / 21 nights
ITINERARY
Day 1: Lima

Arrival Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima-Huaraz

Private transfer to Huaraz, driving along the Pan Americano highway for four hours before lunch at a delightful seaside restaurant. After lunch, continue the trip amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world before arriving to Huaraz (3100masl). Transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Huaraz

Day at leisure. hotel. This day you can explore Huaraz, wander along the Inca markets, buy some gifts. We will have an afternoon meeting discussing the climbing plan and equipment and a joint dinner.

Day 4: Acclimatization - Huaraz

Acclimatization Huaraz -another rest day . Those feeling well can join a trekking hike to the beautiful lake Churup offering a fascinating view of the Cordillera Blanca.

Day 5: Huaraz - Llamacorral

Leaving early morning, we drive along the Santa River passing several villages until we reach the present day Yungay. The road winds slowly up into the gully between the Huascarán massif and the Huandoy three-pronged peak, driving until Cashapampa. Start of the trek. Hiking for about six hours until Llamacorral where we will camp at 3800m.

Day 6: Llamacorral - Jatun cocha - Alpamayo basecamp Auyahuaycocha

After breakfast we sort out the gear for our porters and mules and start hiking to the Alpamayo basecamp. A beautiful day hike through the Santa Cruz Valley will lead us to the camp at 4400m near the begin of the Quebrada Arhuaycocha.

Day 7: Free day

Rest day. Optional acclimatization trek.

Day 8: Free day

Rest day.

Day 9: Base camp-Col Alpamayo

Base Camp - col de Alpamayo 5400 m

Day 10: Col - Alpamayo summit - Col.

Col - Alpamayo summit 5947 m via Ferrari route, Southwest face. On this 300m long up to 50-55 degree steep ice climb we will fix ropes all the way to summit. Return to the Col.

Day 11: Rest day

Col. Restday (although Reserve for climbing Alpamayo)

Day 12: Climbing Quitarraju

Col - Quitarraju 6,015m, glacier route and return to base camp, Arhuaycocha. (although Reserve for climbing Alpamayo).

Day 13: Basecamp-Cashapampa-Huaraz

Return to Huaraz.

Day 14: Huaraz

Day at leisure in Huaraz, Hotel.

Day 15: Huaraz-Musho-Huascaran basecamp

Wr drive from Huaraz to Musho. About 4-5 hours hiking supported by mules carrying our gear lead to Huascaran basecamp at 4300 m.

Day 16: Base camp - Camp I

Basecamp - Camp I 5300 m. Hiking over screw and rocks to the start of the glacier.

Day 17: Camp I - Camp II

Camp I - Camp II -6000 m. This day a partly quite wild glacier hike will lead us to the plateau between South and North Summit of Huascaran, the so called Garganta.

Day 18: Camp II - Huascaran South Summit or the North Summit- Camp II

Camp II - Huascaran Southface summit 6768 m or North Summit 6658 m. Depending on the conditions we will climb the more demanding Southface summit or the North Summit. Both climbs follow an interesting glacier/ice-route. Then we return to camp II.

Day 19: Camp II - Basecamp

Camp II - Basecamp.

Day 20: Basecamp - Musho - Huaraz

Basecamp - Musho - Huaraz.

Day 21: Reserve day (B)

Leisure in Huaraz: eating, shopping, taking pictures or just relaxing. Can although be used as extra climbing day for Huascaran.

Day 22: Huaraz-Lima (B)

Drive back to Lima and transfer to your hotel or airport.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Experienced Summitclimb Euro/US-Expedition Leader.
  • Organization of the complete trip.
  • Local UIAGM  English speaking mountain guide(s).
  • Porters, mules and support staff.
  • Group camping and climbing gear.
  • 3meals a day on the mountain.
  • First aid kit and satellite telephone.
  • All transfers in private vehicle.
  • All national park entrance fees and permits.
  • 1 night’s accommodation in double rooms at selected 3* hotel in Lima including breakfast.
  • 7 night's accommodation in double rooms at 3* hotel in Huaraz, including breakfast, service taxes.
Our price does not include:
  • International air tickets.
  • Personal equipment, sleeping bags, matress, Harnes, helmet, crampons, climbing boots, backpack,  tourchs, personal items etc.
  • Lunch and dinner for the days in Lima/ Huaraz (we normally go out as a group picking one of the many restaurants).
  • US$28.00 tax for international departures.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Travel Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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Santa Cruz Trek

10 days / 9 nights
ITINERARY
Day 1: Lima

Arrival Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima-Huaraz

Private transfer to Huaraz, driving along the Pan Americano highway for four hours before lunch at a delightful seaside restaurant. After lunch, continue the trip amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world before arriving to Huaraz (3100masl). Transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Huaraz

Day at leisure. hotel. This day you can explore Huaraz, wander along the Inca markets, buy some gifts. We will have an afternoon meeting discussing the climbing plan and equipment and a joint dinner.

Day 4: Acclimatization - Huaraz

Acclimatization Huaraz -another rest day . Those feeling well can  join a trekking hike to the beautiful lake Churup offering a fascinating view of the Cordillera Blanca.

Day 5: Huaraz - Llamacorral

Leaving early morning, we drive along the Santa River passing several villages until we reach the present day Yungay. The road winds slowly up into the gully between the Huascarán massif and the Huandoy three-pronged peak, driving until Cashapampa. Start of the trek. Hiking for about six hours until Llamacorral where we will camp at 4000m.

Day 6: Llamacorral - Taullipampa

After breakfast, hike for about six hours. We will see Mt. Taulliraju looming above us and on the other side its glacial lake. The glacier will add colour and contrast to the amazing view down the Santa Cruz Valley. The peaks of Santa Cruz, Quitaraju, Artesonaju and Alpamayo, the most beautiful mountain in the world, will come into view as well as the two lakes of Ichicocha and Hatuncocha. The trail ascends into Taullipampa, where we will camp at 4400m.

Day 7: Taullipampa - Punta Unión Pass - Paria

Early breakfast. The trail starts ascending towards Punta Union, a pass at 4700m(15,711 ft). This old trail was heavily used in pre-Columbian and colonial times as a route for transporting goods from the eastern side of the Andes to the main valley. As we approach the pass, you will enjoy amazing panoramic views down the Santa Cruz Valley to the west, and views of the Huaripampa Valley to the east. The peaks of Santa Cruz surrounded by Andean vegetation of Quenual (Pilylepis), the snow-capped peaks of Paria and Taulliraju, Artesonraju and Huaripampa will all come into view. Camp in the vicinity of Paria or Tuctu 3800m in the heart of Huascarán National Park.

Day 8: Paria - Vaquería - Llanganuco

After breakfast, hike through the Huaripampa valley, Colcabamba, Vaquería and finally to Portachuelo of Llanganuco at 4750m, (15,580 ft.) From this point, you will get a spectacular view of Mt. Huascarán, Huandoy, Pisco and Chacraraju. Private transportation to Huaraz.

Day 9: Reserve day (B)

Leisure in Huaraz: eating, shopping, taking pictures or just relaxing. Can although be used as extra climbing day for Huascaran.

Day 10: Col - Alpamayo summit - Col.

Drive back to Lima and transfer to your hotel or airport.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Experienced Summitclimb Euro/US-Expedition Leader.
  • Organization of the complete trip.
  • Local UIAGM English speaking mountain guide(s).
  • Porters, mules and support staff.
  • Group camping and climbing gear.
  • 3 meals a day on the mountain.
  • First aid kit and satellite telephone.
  • All transfers in private vehicle.
  • All national park entrance fees and permits.
  • 1 night's accommodation in double rooms at selected 3* hotel in Lima including breakfast.
  • 7 night's accommodation in double rooms at 3* hotel in Huaraz, including breakfast, service taxes.
Our price does not include:
  • International air tickets.
  • Personal equipment, sleeping bags, matress, Harnes, helmet, crampons, climbing boots, backpack,  tourchs, personal items etc.
  • Lunch and dinner for the days in Lima/ Huaraz (we normally go out as a group picking one of the many restaurants).
  • US$28.00 tax for international departures.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Travel Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days / 6 nights
ITINERARY
Day 1: Lima

Arrival Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Cuzco

Transfer by bus* to Cuzco (10 hours), reception and transfer to your hotel.
*Flight might be more comfortable, we can book your local flight at additional costs.

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Pisac - Ollantaytambo

Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times, set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the main square, Indians barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays it is also the meeting place for Mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. After lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited, and explore the ruins which tower above it. Late afternoon return to Cuzco and return to the hotel.

Day 4: Cuzco - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

Day 1:Pickup from your hotel and transport to KM82. We hike for about 5-6 hours today, before reaching our first camp at Huayllabamba (3000m).

Day 2: The hardest part of the trail, where we ascend the Warmiwañusca pass (4200m), before descending to our camp at Pacaymayu. (Hiking time 6-7 hours).

Day 3: With fabulous views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, today we visit the archaeological sites of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Conchamarca and Puyupatamarca (where many well-preserved Inca baths are located) before reaching the beautiful Inca complex of Wiñaywayna.

Day 4: An early start to reach the sungate, which overlooks the spectacular citadel of Machu Picchu. Guided visit of the ruins. Return to Cuzco.

Day 8: Cuzco - Lima

Morning at leisure in Cuzco. Transfer to airport for flight to Lima or transport to Huaraz to join the climbing expedition or the trekking group.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Organization of Tours and excursion in group as per itinerary.
  • 1 night’s  accommodation in double/twin rooms at 3* hotel in Lima.
  • 3 night’s  accommodation in double/twin rooms at 3* hotel, including taxes and breakfast.
  • 3 nights’s camping on the Inca trail.
  • All transfers.
  • Flight Lima-Cuzco, Cuzco-Lima.
  • All camping equipment and  tents for the Inca trail.
  • Mountain guide on the trek
  • Donkeys, porters, cooks, muleteer.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen on the trek.
Our price does not include:
  • International air fare and taxes.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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Our Tour Leaders
Daniel Mazur
Himalayan explorer

Dan is a 44-year old Himalayan explorer, building designer, and climbing and trekking equipment tester, having lived in England, Asia, and North America.
Climbing Magazine named Dan the "most successful American to ever launch an expedition". As an articulate but humble Himalayan explorer and scholar, Daniel has been active in climbing the highest peaks of the Himalaya for many years. His personal link with the region and its peoples began in 1986 when he traveled and trekked throughout Tibet and Nepal with friends, then in 1991, joined together with Anatoli Boukreev and friends to ascend Mount Everest followed by 7 of the world's highest 8000 metre peaks, including Everest, K2, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Gasherbrum 1. He has been leading successful and safe overland, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions for 18 years, to Tibet, Nepal, Tadjikistan, Pakistan, India, China, Africa, North America and now South America.

Felix Berg
technical climber

Felix, a proficient 27 year old technical climber and mathematics student who lives in Freiburg, Germany, and Nairobi, with his Kenyan wife, is one of our Africa expedition organizers and leaders. Felix has climbed and trekked Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro numerous times, and was a leader on our 2002 Kangchenjunga expedition and Everest-Tibet 2004. He is a very well organised person, and a strong climber, with good ideas, always eager to help others. He has made solo winter ascents of major North Face Routes in the Alps. Felix made an impressive no-rope ascent and descent of Ama Dablam with a German-Japanese expedition in 2001.

Ryan Waters
fluent English and Spanish speaker, Aconcagua, Everest, Cho

Ryan is a fluent English and Spanish speaker, Aconcagua, Everest, Cho Oyu and Pumori leader. He is a relaxed, considerate and thoughtful instructor for the world famous "Outward-Bound" school, and a highly-skilled professional who specializes in getting people to the summit and back down safely. Recently Ryan has been working in the summer guiding people to the glaciated 4500 metre summit of Mt. Rainier. Ryan's first visit to the Himalaya was as leader-in-training on Summit Climb's Pumori expedition, followed by Cho Oyu and 2 Everest Expeditions. Ryan lives for part of the year in Argentina, Asia, Georgia. Ryan is a certified Wilderness First Responder, has completed the Avalanche Course Level II, and has a B.Sc. in Geology.

Arnold Coster
Arnold Coster has led four 8000 metre expeditions for SummitClimb

Arnold Coster has led four 8000 metre expeditions. He led two successful Everest expeditions, in 2004 and 2005, as well as two successful Cho Oyu expeditions, also in 2004 and 2005. Arnold is an accomplished leader, well organised, very friendly, strong and polite. Friends tell us they enjoy climbing on expeditions led by Arnold Coster. He is a very fluent English, Dutch, and German speaker; a 31 year old marine surveyor from Rotterdam. He is a good communicator, a great motivator, and has a positive attitude. Arnold is at home in any terrain, with any kind of group. He is an expert technical rock and ice climber. Most recently, he led a group of 10 members and 5 sherpas to the summit of Cho Oyu in September 2005. Arnold Coster's first Himalayan climb was on 8156 metre-high Manaslu expedition in 2003.

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