Peru-Bolivia Trek

Ascent to Nevado Mateo (5150m), Pico Austria (5320m), Huayna Potosí (6088m) and discover Laguna 69, Vinicunca, Machu Picchu, Titicaca lake...

The Andes, regardless if you’re an experienced adventurer or not, always have something completely new and unique to offer; myriad lakes, volcanoes, mountain tops, but also a profound cultural heritage as well. This tour will offer you a unique opportunity to experience the Andes in their full glory along with the major cities within Bolivia and Peru. While the tour requires good hiking endurance, the pleasures and wonderful memories it will leave you with by the end will always remain priceless.

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima

Tour of Peru’s capital city. Bus transfer to Huaraz.

Day 2

Huaraz

Arrival in Huaraz in the morning hours. Hotel accommodation. Light hike to Rajucolta Lake (4250m). Return to Huaraz.

Day 3

Laguna 69

Transfer to the Llanganuco Lakes. 3 hour trek to Laguna 69 (4500m), a lake located right at the foot of Chakraraju (6112m). Transfer back to Huaraz.

Day 4

Nevado Mateo (5150m)

Transfer to the foot of Nevado Mateo. Ascent to Nevado Mateo (5150m). Transfer back to Huaraz.

Day 5

Huaraz - Lima - Cusco

Bus transport to Lima. Flight to Cusco. Hotel accommodation. Tour of Cusco’s historic city centre.

Day 6

Cusco - Machu Picchu

Tour of Cusco’s San Blas. Train transfer to Aguas Calientes, located in the vicinity of Machu Picchu. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Ascent and tour of Machu Picchu. Return to Aguas Calientes. Train transfer back to Cusco.

Day 8

Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)

Transfer to the foot of Vinicunca. 3 hour trek to a vantage point (5080m) offering spectacular views of Vinicunca and the sacred peaks of Ausangate. Transfer back to Cusco. Tour of the city and leisure time. Transfer to Puno.

Day 9

Puno - Copacabana

Arrival in Puno in the morning hours. Hotel accommodation. Boat transfer to Copacabana, Titicaca lake.

Day 10

La Paz

Transfer to La Paz by bus. Hotel accommodation. Tour of Bolivia’s capital city.

Day 11

Pico Austria (5320m)

Trekking day. Ascent to Pico Austria (5320m). Return to La Paz.

Day 12

La Paz - Huayna Potosi

Departure from La Paz in the morning hours. Trek to Campo Alto.

Day 13

Huayna Potosi (6088m)

Ascent to Huayna Potosi (6088m). Return to Campo Alto. Transfer to La Paz.

Day 14

La Paz

Departure day.

Dates & Prices

May 24th, 2019
Spots available: 15 1680 €, Per Person
June 8th, 2019
Spots available: 15 1680 €, Per Person

F.A.Q.

What’s included in the price?
To maximize convenience, we include as much as possible, so you can just relax and think about hiking. Here’s what’s included:

  • Plane tickets, taxes and fees included: Lima – Cusco
  • Airport transfers
  • Bus transport throughout Bolivia and Peru
  • Train transport (Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco)
  • Three-star hotel accommodation; double rooms, half-board
  • Guided tours in Peru: Rajucolta, Laguna 69 and Nevado Mateo
  • Guided tours in Bolivia: Pico Austria and Huayna Potosi
  • Day tour of Vinicunca
  • Day tour of Titicaca lake & Copacabana
  • Entry permits for Machu Picchu and all the national parks visited
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Services of local guides & equipment
  • All necessary permits and taxes throughout Bolivia and Peru

What does not included in the price?

  • Flights to Lima and from La Paz
  • Visas for Bolivia and Peru
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to  Lima and from La Paz, travel insurance and cover other personal expenses (etc. drinks, souvenirs…).

What’s the hike like?
The hike is moderate to strenuous. In Peru, every day hike is 4-6 hours, with easy pace. You will walk on mountain trail. It is safe and solid. It can be windy and cold because it is more than 4.000 above sea level. Trekking peaks in Peru is moderate, but you should walk slowly. Cusco, Machu Picchu and Titicaca lake is short break before we start with trekking peaks in Bolivia. During ascent on Huayna Potosi (6080m) day hike is 6-8 hours.

What’s the city tour like?
All-day city tour is organized with a local guide and transportation. We will see the most important cultural and historical monuments in Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno and La Paz.

What skills/experience/fitness do I need?
You need high level fitness level. The previous hiking experience at altitudes up to 4000 above sea level is mandatory. Your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing at the start.

What do I need to bring with me?

  1. Backpack (30-40l)
  2. Travel bag; to be stored in the hotel for the duration of the hike
  3. Trekking pants
  4. Gore-Tex jacket
  5. Hiking shoes
  6. Trekking socks
  7. Cotton T-Shirts
  8. Active underwear
  9. Polar of woolen cap
  10. Hat (sun protection)
  11. Polar sweater
  12. Hiking gloves
  13. Towel, toiletries
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Headlamp
  16. Vacuum flask (2x1l)
  17. Medicine, vitamins
  18. Sunscreen SPF 50, lip balm
  19. Trekking poles

What are the guides like?
All the activities on this trip will be led in English by qualified and licensed UIAA guide.

What’s the food like?
All food is local and is freshly cooked, hearty mountain meals. These include domestic cheese and other local milk products, meat specialties, local fruit, fresh fruit and vegetable. We can organize your meal in the way you like. The drinks are not included.

Can my dietary requirements be catered to?
Absolutely. Just let us know when you fill in your travel documents.

When can I go on this trip?
Book on to our pre-set dates above. If you are considering alternative dates, the perfect time for this adventure is between May and  September.

What’s the weather like?
Peruvian dry season is between May and September, and it is the best periods to visit this region. In summer the average temperature in Peru & Bolivia can be around 30 degrees, but in the mountains is colder and temperature is around  5-10 degrees Celsius. On the top of the mountain there can be some snow parts.

Which flights should I book?
You should book flights to Lima airport (Peru capital).

How do I meet the transfer?
At your arrival, the transfer will be holding a sign with the name of the tour. We’ll give you all extra details before travelling.

How big will the group be?
This trip will run with a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 15. Please note, if there are not 6 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled. Please contact us for confirmation before booking your flights, or book with a credit card.

Can I customize the trip?
Of course! For private groups of six or more the trip can run on any days you wish, be extended or changed to suit your needs. Enquire now for a private trip.