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Peru-Bolivia Trek

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

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 beautiful memories it will leave you with by the end will always remain priceless.

We will constantly be at altitudes of 3000+ meters, so these treks are not light and require good physical condition, but the pleasure you will experience is priceless. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to climb three peaks over 5000m, and anyone who wants to can climb, one peak over 6000m in Bolivia.

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima

Arrival in the capital of Peru, Lima. All-day sightseeing in this magnificent capital. The historic part of the city center as well as the most picturesque parts of Miraflores and Barranco. Dinner, then a comfortable night bus transfer to Huaraz.

Day 2

Huaraz

Arrival in Huaraz in the morning hours. Hotel accommodation. Guided tour of the main city attractions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

Laguna Churup

Rising early for breakfast. Then we’ll take private transport to the Llanganuco Valley; First, we pass the checkpoint at the entrance to the park; after a short stop, we go to Cebollapamp where we start the Laguna Churup trek up to 4500m. This ascent takes about 3 hours and Laguna itself is located below the impressive summit of Chacraraju (6112m). The return trip takes about 2h, then the transfer back to Huaraz.

Day 4

Nevado Mateo (5150m)

Departure around 2 am in the morning. The shuttle takes us for about 2 hours to the highest tunnel in the world, and then climbs up for ascent to Nevado Mateo. Interesting and not too strenuous glacier top. Getting back to Huaraz. Transfer by bus to Lima.

Day 5

Huaraz - Lima - Cusco

Bus transport to Lima. Flight to Cusco. Hotel accommodation. Tour of Cusco’s historic city center. Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6

Cusco

Tour of a very lively part of town called San Blas. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After an early breakfast, transfer to Ollantaytambo from where we continue by train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we begin our ascent to Machu Picchu by a beautiful valley, and after just over an hour of ascent we reach the entrance to the long awaited and beautiful Machu Picchu. We enjoy the unreal surroundings and visit the Sun Gate, Main Square, Condor Temple, etc… Return at an easy pace back to Aguas Calientes where after lunch we board the train back to Cuzco.

Day 8

Cusco

Breakfast. An easy day devoted to visiting the city’s most important sights. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 9

Vinicunca

Departure from Cusco early in the morning, around 4 am. We’ll have our breakfast at the start of the trek at about 4400m, then head to the beautiful valley where we meet the locals and enjoy a pleasant trek watching the llamas and surrounding peaks. After 3 hours we reach the highest point of the trek (about 5080m) from where we enjoy the view of the unreal Vinikunka (Color Rainbow Mountain) as well as the sacred peak of Ausangata.

We return at a leisurely pace, in time for a traditional lunch prepared by our hospitable hosts. Return by organized transportation in the afternoon and free time for sightseeing. We take the night bus from Cusco to Titikaka Lake, Puno.

Day 10

Cusco - La Paz

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight Cusco – La Paz lasts around 1h. Arrival in La Paz and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour of the city with a guide. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 11

Picco Austria (5320m)

Trek and climb to Pico Austria (5320m). A great trek with incredible scenes to prepare for the most important climb to come.

Day 12

La Paz - Uyuni

A) Trek group

First, of course, breakfast. Full day excursion to Chakaltay (5380m) with a tour of the Moon Valley. In the evening return to La Paz. Dinner. Overnight stay.

B) Climbing group

Departure in the morning from La Paz by organized transport. We start the ascent to the altitude campsite “Campo Alto”, which is 5000 meters away. The route is well marked and leads us to a glacier where we will set up our tents and after a short break check our equipment. We eat early and rest to get as fresh as possible on the climb the next day.

Day 13

Titicaca lake & Copacabana

A) Trek group

Breakfast. Full day excursion to the famous Lake Titicaca, tour of the Sun Island and Copacabana. You will have the opportunity to see the traditional way of building homes and cane boats. In the evening return to La Paz. Dinner. Overnight stay.

B) Climbing group

After a very early breakfast (around midnight) we start our ascent across the glacier east side to the Pale point. We continue to the summit of Huayna Potosi (6080 meters) which takes us about six hours of ascent. We enjoy the summit with a beautiful panoramic view of the Andes and the rising sun in the east. After a while, we begin our descent to Campo Alto, and then to the base where vehicles are waiting to get us back to La Paz.

Day 14

La Paz - Bogota

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Bogota. A full-day tour of the capital of Colombia. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Dates & Prices

May 24th, 2020
Spots available: 8 1780 €, 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:

The price includes:

– Transportation between Lima and Cusco
– Transportation between Cusco and La Paz
– Transportation between La Paz and Bogota
– All airport taxes
– Airport shuttle transfers – hotel – airport in La Paz, Cusco and Lima
– Bus transportation on all routes to Bolivia & Peru
– Transport Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco (train)
– Accommodation in hotels 3 * according to the program, in 1/2 rooms, half board
– Tours in Huaraz / Laguna Churup & Nevado Mateo / guide & half board
– Tours in Bolivia / Pico Austria, Titicaca Lake, Copacabana, and Chakaltaya
– Vinicunca one-day tour
– Machu Picchu Tickets & National Parks
– The services of a professional guide on the ascent to the program
– All licenses and fees in Bolivia & Peru

The price does not include:

– Flights to Lima/ from Bogota

– Visa for Bolivia & Peru / only for countries requiring a visa

– International health insurance

– Personal expenses

– Two-day ascent of Huayana Potosi (6080m) / $ 180
(Price includes permit, transfer, overnight stay, food, guide, and equipment: crampons, ice ax, belt, rope, carabiners, spinach and Goretex jumpsuit)

So far we have a 100% success rate on the peaks we climbed during this tour.

Important: You will need to cover flights; insurance and extra spend. You’ll need to book your flights to Lima and from Bogota, 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.