TREKKING FROM ANDAGUA TO CABANACONDE SINCE $514 USD Per Person

Remote Andean Trail From The Volcanoes Valley To Colca Canyon 6 Days - 5 Nights

Colca canyon is the second deepest canyon in our planet, double deep Grand Canyon of United States. Is located in the middle of two highest volcanoes Coropuna (6450m) and Ampato (6380m), this canyon is most famous place to visit by the tourist from everywhere in the world, wonderful area to see the rich cultural remains, comes from 1400 years ago, immense varieties of flora and fauna, snowcapped ranges, green valleys, old and colony town, mighty rivers crossing the Andes, thousand of pre Inca terraces, friendly and charm settlers live in this part of Peru. Here is our field work arranging everything what we mentioned before, we are happy showing to the visitors every place and old costumes lazy by our old cultures in the Colca canyon. We have traditional tours and new alternatives to explorer an extra mile in this great Colca canyon.

ITINERARY OF TREK FROM ANDAGUA TO COLCA CANYON

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS - APLAO - VIRACO VILLAGE COROPUNA - ANDAGUA VOLCANOES VALLEY

Breakfast will be early morning and then travel to the Andes by private van. Drive up through the Majes canyon where we stop two hours to visit the Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, Tipan canyon, Viraco valley, Coropuna mountain (6450m) and finally descend to Andagua town (3200m), know like the Valley of the Volcanoes. Camping or stay in based local accommodation (B - L - D).

DAY 2: ANDAGUA VOLCANOES VALLEY - CHACHAS LAGOON

After packing all our staff and breakfast began the real Andean trekking to Chachas valley. Hiking between small extinct volcanoes, crossing a nice country side on the left rim of the Andagua River. After 6 hours of trekking into this remote and rarely visit this volcano valley we cross Chachas lagoon and arrival to camp out site of Chachas valley (3000m) (B - L - D).

DAY 3: CHACHAS LAGOON - PAMPA CERANI

After breakfast trekking to the Miña Pampa (4200m) this we hike supporting by the mules and arrieros (horsemen) they will carry all our personal staff, camping gear and food. On the half way up stop for lunch and plenty of time for rest. Amazing views of the volcano valley (valle de los volcanes) witch 68 small craters, blue glass of Chachas lagoon and the large green valley surrounding by huge mountains. Camping in Miña Pampa (B - L - D).

DAY 4: PAMPA CERANI - PASAO CERANI - MIÑA CANYO

Today we climb the highest pass on this trek, named paso Cerani (5100m), also is the most impressive and panoramic point, from here are magnificent views of the mountain in Andagua region and also we can appreciate the highest snow-capped on the both side of the Colca canyon. Cerani pass, is enter to Colca canyon or Colca valley. Short time for relax and after descend to Miña canyon. Nice trekking large land covering by Ichu grass, typical grass from the high Andes use for food of animals. After 7 - 8 hours arrival to Miña valley, located on the bottom of the same canyon and protected by mountains with difficult access. Set up the tents at backyard of the school (B - L - D).<

DAY 5: MIÑA CANYON - CHOCCO VALLEY - PUENTE COLGADO

This day is 8 hours of trekking along the Miña River, into this nice canyon, passing big cliffs of iron and cooper walls on the both side. On the way down is possible to see many wildlife animals, such as Andean eagle, Condor, Falcons, Deer, Vizcachas, many type of small birds. Chocco is nice and very welcoming inter Andean village (2570m) and produce fruits, including the Tuna (cactus fruit). Stop for lunch at this remote and friendly valley, after lunch hike down to the deepest point of the Colca canyon to discover the biggest walls of the second deepest canyon in the world. Spectacular completely view of the canyon and Colca River, inaccessible arid area contrasting with different colors. Also we can see the magnificent Condor flying over the top of the mountains. After 4 hours trekking on the left slope of the canyon arrival to Puente Colgado, where we will set up the tents for camping next Colca River considerate the deepest point of this canyon (B - L - D).

DAY 6: PUENTE COLGADO - CABANACONDE - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - CHIVAY HOT SPRING - AREQUIPA

At 5am transfer by private van on serpentine dirt road up to Cabanaconde (3280m), camp breakfast at this lovely town surrounded by legendary terraces and protected by huge mountains like Ampato, Walca Walca.
At 8:30am transfer to the Condor Cross view point from you can seeing the magnificent flight of the Condors, considerate the biggest flying birth in the world. Plenty time to enjoy this place and then will continue travel by van to the most important and marvelous villages and valley accompanied witch the most conservative churches build on the conquest time. Stop at Chivay (3600m) where will be the last delicious buffet lunch. If the time permitting visits the hot spring of LA CALERA and then 4 hours transfer to the hotel in Arequipa (B - L).

TREKKING FROM ANDAGUA TO CABANACONDE INCLUDES

  1. Official English-speaking guide
  2. Round trip public bus tickets or private transport, according your request
  3. All meals according the program
  4. Tea time (Private VIP Service only)
  5. Camping gear (4 season tents and mattresses)
  6. Horses to carry camping gear, food, backpacks (Private VIP Service only)
  7. Horse and saddle for emergency (Private VIP Service only)
  8. Horse handlers (Private VIP Service only)
  9. Kitchen and dining tent (Private VIP Service only)
  10. Camp tables and chairs (Private VIP Service only)
  11. Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $30 US Dollars per person (Obligatory). This is the unique entrance to the Colca national park even if you don't stop at "Mirador Cruz Del Condor" (take care not many tour operators don't includes this tourist ticket), the entrance is valid to visit all the canyon but not valid for hot springs along the canyon
  12. Entrance to the hot spring in Chivay (last day)
  13. Trekking gear such as poles, backpacks and head lamp (without batteries)
  14. Oxygen bottle and first aid kit

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


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TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2010
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(even the rain season)
TREKKING FROM ANDAGUA TO CABANACONDE SINCE $514 USD Per Person

Remote Andean Trail From The Volcanoes Valley To Colca Canyon 6 Days - 5 Nights
Backpacker sService (public bus)
1 to more participants $514 USD each

Private VIP Service (private van)
2 participants $833 USD each
3-4 participants $790 USD each
5 to more participants $745 USD each
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 10%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 8 participants per guide
BOOKING: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate US$1 = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
Above prices include local taxes.

Private VIP Service includes horses to carry your backpacks and food, tents for the horse handlers.
PS: If you want to begin from Cabanaconde to Andagua price will be same. We recommend start in Andagua because is 35% less hard and will be better for your acclimatization.

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Sleeping bag -15ºC (Can be hired in our local office $5 USD per day)
  2. Binoculars
  3. Breakfast on the first day
  4. Tips for guide and camp staff
  5. $4 entrance for hot spring LA CALERA in Chivay (last day)
  6. Alcoholic drinks
  7. Personal horse to ride ($45 USD per day)

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Sleeping bag -15ºC (Can be hired in our local office $5 USD per day)
  2. Small backpack (65lt)
  3. Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec - April)
  4. Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  5. Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  6. Bottle of water and purification tablets and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Arequipa)
  7. Flashlight and batteries
  8. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  9. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  10. Insect repellent
  11. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  12. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  13. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  14. Swimsuit (you can swim in the hot springs - Chivay)
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