OLLEROS - CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
This is a combined trek between adventure and culture of three very easy days from Olleros to the archaeological site of Chavin de Huantar, which dates from 1200 years before Christ and is one of the most important archaeological sites of pre-Inca Peru, which we visited at the end of our walk. This trek is relatively very short; but well known because it can be done with the help of the Flames who carry everything they need to do it, for this reason it is also known as Llama Trek, although it can also be done with donkeys.
Route: Trekking Olleros Chavin de Huantar
Duration: 03 Days/02 Nights
Recommended season: Early April to last October
Highest point: (4700m/15416ft) Punta Yanashallash
Difficult: Easy - Moderate
Average hours to walk: 5 - 6 hours per day
Day 1: Huaraz – Canrey Chico – Tzacracancha (3800m/12464ft)
After breakfast in the Hotel, we'll leave from Huaraz at 8:00hours. We will arrive to Olleros (3450m/11316ft) around 9:00 o’clock, where we will meet our mountain staff, donkeys and llamas. From here we will start our trekking quite easy going up enjoying the splendid views and White Mountain peaks. Early we will arrive to our first camp Tzacracancha. Overnight camping at (3800m/12464ft)
Day 2: Tzacracancha– Yanashallash pass (4700m/15416ft) – Shongopampa
Today, early in the morning we will have breakfast and will start hike up at 9:00hours. To get the Yanashallash pass we walk for about 4 hours approx., where we will have lunch, enjoying splendid views. Then we will go downhill until second Camp at (3850m). This day we have enjoyed walking in the Pre-Inka trail stone paved some parts, then we will start zigzag path to go down to Shonkopampa, our guide will recommend you to hold windy jackets. Overnight camping at (3850m/12628ft)
Day 3: Shongopampa – Chavin de Huantar (4750m/15580ft) – Return to Huaraz
Early in the morning after our Andean breakfast we will start our trekking downhill passing by Andean straw hats and humble villages in each steep kids will ask us for sweets, and saying hello, confusing to Americans with Europeans calling “Gringos” you will hear saying “Gringo regalame caramelo” its traditional and they feel friendly receiving a candy from gringo's hands. So finally we will have arrived to Chavin (3100m/10169ft). Immediately we will visit the ruins, and then we will visit the city that's next to the ruins too. Then drive back to Huaraz passing the highest point of Cahuish Tunnel at (4450m/14596ft). We will get to Huaraz at 8:00pm approximately to the hotel
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- All private tours, all private transport and the price system guarantees your departure and only with your team members.
- Official bilingual guides with good manners and social behavior
- Official mountain cooks (Our expeditions always go with guide & cook, amount depending on the amount of participants).
- Good and varied food - best quality (vegetarian option).
- Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca always with accredited guides, no exceptions.
- Porters, donkeys and donkey drivers, amount depending on the amount of participants and nature of your expedition.
- We respect working conditions and local tariffs of staff - no exploitation
- Imported tents from Eureka, Mountain Hard ware, North face and Ferrino brand, 3 person tents for every 2 customers, 2 person tent for every single person.
- All camping equipment and cooking/eating utensils.
- Self inflating Matresses (Thermarest)
- Clients carry day pack only, approx. 12 kg per client on the donkeys
- Safety horses in case of emergency or fatigue (until 6 pax -> 1 horse, until 12 pax -> 2 horses, until 18 pax -> 3 horses …).
- All entrance fees
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Not mentioned or additional beverages or meals in villages
- Sleeping bag (rental US $ 7.00 per day + US $ 5.00 for obligatory laundry)
- Breakfast on the 1st day (hotel) and dinner on the last day.
- Tip for the staff
- Travel accidents and health insurance
- Return or abortion otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
- Personal mountain equipment.
TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
We understand how important it is for our clients to have the right equipment on their trips. That’s why we provide you with this Trekking Gear List, which gives you a detailed inventory of all the items you need during your excursion.
- Walking Boots
- Lightweight long underwear bottoms
- Comfortable and lightweight cotton or synthetic pants
- Water/windproof pants
- Lightweight long underwear tops
- Mid weight top layer
- Down or synthetic fill parka or sweater with hood
- Water/windproof jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Shelled gloves
- Warm hat
- Neck gaiter and/or balaclava
- Ear band
- Sun hat
- Light cotton long sleeved shirt
- Trekking Poles
- Sunscreen: At least 30 SPF or higher.
- Lip balm: With sunscreen.
First Aid Kit:
- Insect Repellent
- Repair Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Ear Plugs
- Water Bottles
- Water Purification
- Snack food
- Sun glasses
- Duffel Bag
- Day Pack: A large-is (30 liters) day pack is recommended.
- Stuff Bags: A few assorted stuff sacks to help organize your gear
- Entertainment Selection
- Passport: Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels