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You cross two of the highest road passes in the Andes. As well as taking in some of the great viewpoints of the range, this challenging, seven-day circuit traverses widely diverse landscapes and climate zones, and offers some awesome descents!

From Lima you travel by bus to Huaraz (3,090m), a bustling highland city ideally located at the foot of the giant peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. The Cordillera Blanca has over thirty peaks above 6,000m, making it the highest tropical range on earth.

After a period of acclimatisation in and around Huaraz, you set off down the Callejon de Huaylas, then climb eastwards into the Ulta Valley. Flanked by the towering snowpeaks of Huascarán, Chopicalqui and Ulta, you pedal up to and over the breathtaking Punta Olimpica pass (4,890m), then enjoy a long, thrilling descent to the town of San Luis. You continue north along the temperate Conchucos Valley, through the farming communities of the eastern foothills, before starting the return ascent to the Amazon/Pacific watershed.

You re-cross the Andes at the Portachuelo de Llanganuco (4,767m), another pass offering outstanding views of awesome snowpeaks on all sides, including Huandoy (6,395), Chacraraju (6,112m) and the towering east face of Huascarán. From here it’s a blast all the way back to the Callejón de Huaylas and the town of Yungay (2,500m). You return to Huaraz, then continue to Lima.

DETAIL  
Country: Peru
Date: to
Date Note: Dates between Jun - Sept
Duration: 13 Days
Cost: £930.00
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CONTACT  
Company: Andean Trails
Address: The Clockhouse  72 Newhaven Road
Edinburgh  Scotland
EH6 5QG
Country: United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)131 467 7086
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Email: info@andeantrails.co.uk
Url: www.andreantrails.co.uk

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