Peru-Colombia Trek

Ascent to Nevado Del Ruiz (5311m), Nevado Mateo (5150m), Machu Pichu, Vinicunca (5200m)...

The Andes, regardless if you’re an experienced adventurer or not, always have something completely new and unique to offer; myriad lakes, volcanoes, and 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 Colombia 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.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in BOGOTA

Arrival in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, at 19:00, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2

BOGOTA

Full day sightseeing of the capital of Colombia. The historical part of the city centre, museums, botanical gardens, as well as a tour of the Monserrate monastery. Overnight stay.

Day 3

BOGOTA – LOS NEVADOS NP

Transfer to Los Nevados National Park. Accommodation at Hotel Menizales. Trek and easy acclimatization. Overnight stay.

Day 4

EL REFUGIO

Ascent to El Refugio lodge (4800m). There are thermal volcanic lagoons where you can bathe and relax after a hard trek. Overnight stay.

Day 5

NEVADO DEL RUIZ (5311m)

Ascent to Nevado del Ruiz (5311m) and return to Menizales. Overnight stay.

Day 6

BOGOTA

Transfer Menizales – Bogota. Accommodation in a hotel. City tour. Overnight stay.

Day 7

BOGOTA - LIMA - HUARAZ

Transfer to the airport. Flight by plane Bogota – Lima. Guided tour of Lima. In the evening, transfer by bus to Huaraz. Accommodation in a hotel in Huaraz.

Day 8

LAGUNA CHURUP

We head towards the Llanganuco Valley; First, we pass the checkpoint at the entrance to the park; after a short stop we go to Cebollapampa where we start the Laguna Churup trek up to 4500m; the ascent takes about 3 hours, and the Lagoon itself is located below the impressive Chacraraju peak (6112m). The return trip takes about 2 hours, and then a bus transfer back to Huaraz.

Day 9

NEVADO MATEO (5150m)

Departure around 2 am. The transport takes about 2 hours through the highest tunnel in the world and then starts the ascent from approx. 4700m to the top of Nevado Mateo (5150m). An interesting and not too strenuous glacier peak. Return back to Huaraz. Transfer by bus to Lima.

Day 10

HUARAZ - LIMA - CUSCO

Arrival in Lima and then flight to Cusco. Transfer from the airport and hotel accommodation. After, we will go on a tour of the historical part of the city. Overnight stay.

Day 11

CUSCO

Tour of a very lively part of the city called San Blas. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 12

CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast, transfer to Ollantaytambo where we continue by train to Aguas Calientes. After arrival, we begin the ascent to Machu Picchu through a beautiful valley, and after a little more than an hour of ascent, we reach the entrance to the long-awaited and beautiful Machu Picchu. We enjoy the unreal environment and visit the Gate of the Sun, the Main Square, the Temple of the Condor… Return at a leisurely pace back to Aguas Calientes where after lunch we board the train back to Cusco.

Day 13

CUSCO

Day reserved for visiting the most important sights of the city. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 14

VINICUNCA (5200m)

Departure from Cusco early in the morning around 4 am. We’ll have breakfast at the start of the trek at approx. 4400m, and then we set off through a beautiful valley where we’ll meet the local population and enjoy a pleasant trek observing llamas and the surrounding peaks. After 3 hours, we arrive at the highest point of the trek (about 5080m) from where we enjoy the view of the unreal Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), as well as the sacred peak of Ausangata. Returning back at an easy pace, and then a traditional lunch prepared for us by our hospitable hosts awaits us. Return by organized transport in the afternoon and free time to explore the city. Overnight stay.

Day 15

CUSCO - BOGOTA

Transfer to the airport. Flight Cusco – Bogota. Arrival in Bogotá. Free time to visit the city. Lunch. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Departure.

Dates & Prices

May 22th, 2023
Spots available: 5 1980 €, 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:

– Flight between Bogota and Lima
– Flight on the route Lima – Cusco
– Flight on the route Cusco – Lima – Bogota
– all airport taxes
– transfers by minibus airport – hotel – airport in Bogotá, Cusco and Lima
– bus transportation on all routes in Colombia & Peru
– transport Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco (train)
– accommodation in 3* hotels according to the program, in 1/2 rooms, half board
– tours in Huaraz / Laguna Churup & Nevado Mateo (5150m) / guide & half board
– tours in Colombia / Monserrate & ascent to Nevado del Ruiz (5311m)
– a one-day tour of Vinicunca
– Tickets for Machu Picchu & National Parks
– UIAA climbing guide according to the program
– all permits and taxes in Colombia & Peru

The price does not include:

– visa for Colombia & Peru / only for countries that require a visa
– International health insurance
– personal expenses

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

Important: You’ll need to book your flights to 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.