The route begins in the town of Olleros 3526m. (30 km south of Huaraz), where Expedition equippments will be carried by Lamas during the hiking. Adventure Trekking 39km. Throughout the three days of walking, as well as visit many places of great natural beauty and appreciate the Snow Capped Shaqsha (5703), Cashan (5686) and Tuctupunta (5343), travelers participate in the customs and traditions of the peasant towns like Shongo (with its towering sacred monoliths or "huancas") and Nunupata. The route ends at the spectacular archaeological complex of Chavin, important administrative and ceremonial center of the first panperuana pre-Columbine culture.

Duration: 08 days/07 night
Altitude: 4700m. paso Yanashayash
Difficulty: Moderate
Recommended season: May to September


Day 01: Huaraz / Olleros 3420msnm - Sacracancha 4,000m

After a good breakfast at the hotel we leave Huaraz at 8:00 am southbound 30 kms. / 30 min. in our private transport; first pass through the village of Olleros, and then arrive at Canrey Chico 3350m, where we will meet our support staff waiting for us with their donkeys to transport our camping equipment. From this point, we start the walk following the course of the Rio Negro enjoying the mountain scenery and the snowy white peaks as Shaqsha, Cashan, Rurec, Huatzan Chico, Uruashraju, Pucaraju and Yanamarey; then continue by Agocancha and Quiswar. Arrive early to the appointed place Sacracancha camp at 4000 meters where we camp. About 5 hours walking.

Day 02: Sacracancha - Yanashallash Pass 4700m - Shoncopampa.

Today we pass the highest point on this route, for which we will have to leave very early to ascend a 800mt. up to 4700 m Yanashayash pass (which is the highest point of the circuit) will have a magnificent view of a portion of the Cordillera Blanca, east to west, where we can see the snowy Huantsan 6395 m, 5700 m and Uruashraju Rurec 5722 meters. This pass is the dividing line to take us to Callejon de Conchucos, from this place you can notice more clearly the pre Inca trail, stone paved road, paved in some places to zigzag descending in the 2nd camp (Shongo) 4080 m overnight.
Approximately 6 hours of walking.

Day 03: Shoncopampa 4080 meters. - Chavin 3150 meters. - Huaraz

Early in the morning after our breakfast we start our departure hiking down to the villages of Nunapata, chichucancha..etc., And then descend to the town of Chavin, Immediately we will visit the ruins and visit the city near the ruins too. The archaeological complex of Chavin consists of tunnels and temples where Lanzon stones such as Chavin, the Monolith and Wake, who have carved anthropomorphic forms are different. After a fascinating tour of the parent culture of Peru - Chavin, return to Huaraz, passing over Kahuish tunnel 400 meters long (4450 m), we will descend and pass by the lagoon Querococha 3,980 meters. reaching Catac, then we head north past Recuay, Ticapampa, Mashuan, Toclla and finally arriving Huaraz around 5pm. Transfer to Hotel. Approximately 4 hours.



  • Trekking Guide
  • Cook (1), Arrieros (2)
  • Tourist transport to the starting point for walking
  • Food during the expedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining room, kitchen and bathroom)
  • Kitchen Logistics Team (kitchen utensils)
  • Donkeys for the transport of luggage and food
  • First aid kit
  • Personal assistance


  • Entrance tickets (Huascarán National Park)
  • Entrance to each place
  • Personal clothes for Trekking
  • Extra meals and drinks in the cities
  • Taxes within the Airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Tips (driver, guide, cook, muleteer)

We Recommend Carrying

  • Wear clothes for the day (heat) and for the night (cold), sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, bath linen, personal hygiene kit, walking shoes, camera, waterproof jacket, water bottle, bag sleeping, mattress, small backpack, front (lantern-light).

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