Lima – Cusco – Huaraz – Lima

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Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind – a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru – Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!
Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.
Cusco is a city in the Peruvian: Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the ancient city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, in baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.
Machu Picchu: is an Inca citadel located in the heights of the Andes mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba river valley. It was built in the fifteenth century and then abandoned, and is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views. The exact use he had remains a mystery.
Culture ideally combined with trekking and mountaineering in the fantastic mountains.
Impressive past and living cultures

  • Culture in Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Ascension Nevado Pisco 5722 m and Nevado Sentillo 5100 m
  • Experience land and people

You climb two peaks between 5000 and 6000 m and hike in the Cordillera Blanca. During the previous stay in Cusco and Machu Picchu you will experience the country and the people, and you will get an insight into the Inca cultures. Above all, you can acclimatize well, as Cusco is already at 3400 m. From Lima you drive to Huaraz in the Cordillera Blanca, the actual destination of this trip. Huaraz is the center for mountaineers and the starting point for countless mountain tours in the Cordillera Blanca.
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Travel Program

Flight from Europe or the country of origin (USA or Canada), etc. Arrival in Lima – Transfer Hotel the large city in South America; population approximately 11 million. Rest or explore the city on your own.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

Arrival to Lima and flight to Cusco, for the coming days, scene change is announced: from nature to culture. Our trip to Peru takes us via Lima to the south of Peru to Cusco. The former capital of the Inca empire is rich in churches and palaces from the Spanish colonial era. A vibrant city that you just have to let yourself the afternoon visit the capital city of the Incas and Peruvian culture. From Cusco private transport to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the holy river Urubamba! Accommodation and a stroll around one of the most unique places in Peru! Dinner and preparation for Machu Picchu.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

The varied and interesting bus / train journey leads to the Urubamba Valley, the sacred valley of the Inca. The valley is getting narrower, so that only river and railway line between the slopes of rock find space. Finally, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes, where small buses will drive up the dusty dirt road to Machu Picchu. Then let yourself be inspired by the secrets of these legendary ruins. In the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo. Overnight hostel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Visit of the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Return to Cusco. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Guided city tour of Cusco and the cultural sites of the former Inca capital. Et al visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, the Cathedral and the Koricancha. Free afternoon for further sightseeing, shopping or recreation. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

You will be collected from your hotel or Plaza Regocijo (your choice) around 8:30am and driven with your guide to Maras, a beautiful little colonial village. At Maras you will see the colonial architecture with beautiful stone work and sculpture and learn about traditional textile techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase some textiles here if you wish. We then drive to Moray where you can explore the incredible and still mysterious circular agricultural terraces that are surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Finally, we will visit the salt mines (Salineras) where you can view the 3000 salt pools and watch the salt miners harvesting the salt of the Incas! As of June 2019 the Salt Mines are viewable only from above as the walkways between the pools are now closed due to damage from over-tourism. They are still beautiful and well worth the view. Salineras has a cute little shop where you can buy some hand mined Andean salt to take home with you if you wish. After seeing Salineras we take our private transport back to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Very early breakfast and transfer to airport of Cusco. The following day return flight to Lima. About 9:00am Bus ride to Huaraz. The 400 km drive takes around 8 hours. For now, you drive on the Panamericana through the coastal desert north to Pativilca. There begins the climb up to the Conococha Pass. From the pass at around 4200 m, you will have a first view of the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca. Continue to Huaraz in the Santa Valley. Arrival to Huaraz about 18:00hrs. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Camp (B/L/-)

Drive through the Santa Valley via Caraz to Cashapampa. The local escort team with chef and donkey drivers will already be waiting for you. The load is distributed to the donkeys or mules; the trekking can begin. Climb through the narrow valley to Llamacorral. Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

You continue hiking in the valley. Steep cliffs rise on both sides. The valley gets a little further, the path less steep. Finally, the landscape changes. Mountain peaks such as Alpamayo and Quitaraju and the lagoons Juncocha and Ichicocha attract the eye. The camp is located at the foot of the striking mountain Taulliraju. Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Today is a spectacular day to hiking, you climb up to the 4750 m high pass Punta Unión. Nice view of the Santa Cruz Valley, glacial lakes and mountain peaks as Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Paria and much more. Descend to the camp at Paria Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From Huaripampa Valley, from the Huaripampa Valley, continue your trek and slowly climb towards the Portachuelo Pass (4650 m). From the pass we will see the great peak as Huascaran South and North, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoys and Yanapaccha. We will camp in Yuracoral (3800 m) Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

From Yuracoral trekkingup to the 4680 with burros until to base camp Nevado Pisco. Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

About moraine climb to the high camp, which is not far from the glacier entry. Takes about 3 hours. Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

In the early morning you leave. Quickly you reach the glacier entry. Climb into the Garganta, the saddle between Nevado Pisco and Huandoy. Continue to the summit, from where you have a wonderful panoramic view of the imposing Andes massif. Descent on the same route via base camp to the road to about 3800 m. Same day return to Huaraz. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Free day and reserve day for the summit ascent. Bus night ride from Huaraz back to Lima. Overnight stay bus.

Overnight on Bus (B/L/-)

We spend the morning according to our own preferences. Depending on the departure time, you will have the time in the morning to take a tout maybe city tours or maybe relax day. Transfer from the bus station to the airport. Departure return flight to Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europa, etc.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Go back home – end tour in Peru / South America.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

We spend the morning according to our own preferences. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and return flight to Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europa, etc.

Overnight Flight (-/-/-)

Go back home – end tour in Peru / South America.

Overnight fligh (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Local culture guides
  • Local trekking guides and climbing guide
  • Local guides, cook and escort
  • Domestic flight Lima-Cusco-Lima
  • All transfers and overland trips
  • 8 hotel nights in a double room
  • 1 night in hostel
  • 7 nights in a two-person tent
  • Full board during trekking and mountaineering
  • Breakfast in Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Huaraz
  • Visits including whole program
  • National Park fees
  • Enter fees to Machu Picchu
  • Trekking tents
  • Donkies and donky driver for luggage transport
  • Peru Expeditions Tour leader

Not included:

  • Restaurants in cities: Lunch and dinner in Lima, Cusco, and Huaraz
  • Entrances to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Sleeping bag that can be rented at our office
  • Tips for the guide and field staff recommended 200 USD
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Personal Equipment
  • International flight from USA, Europe, Canada, etc.
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance

Prices & Dates


Season: April – September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
Telephone: (+51) 943780600
E-Mail: [email protected]