Cordillera Blanca Trek - 13 DAYS
Spectacular scenery that draws experienced trekkers from across the world
No one can deny the extraordinary beauty of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, the highest tropical mountain range in the world, which rivals the himalays in scale. It is a glacial wilderness of translucent turquoise lakes, hidden waterfalls and dazzling pinnacles, making it one of the Andes’ most stunning ranges, as well as one of the world’s best-kept secrets!
This challenging but exhilarating trek could be considered the ultimate Peru adventure. You’ll hike through the heart of Huascarán National Park—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site—where more than 40 peaks over 19,000 feet high are linked by isolated valleys laced with trails dating from pre-Columbian and colonial times. You will witness dramatic landscapes and stunning vistas of sharply ridged peaks, including the remarkable “perfect” pyramid of Alpamayo, and Huascarán, the highest peak in Peru. Along the way you'll come across unspoilt villages and charming locals also notice the smaller details - exquisite alpine flowes, crystal clear waters, that rare sound of a silent wilderness.
This trek is rated 'ultimate challenge' meaning you will be trekking over steep, rugged terrain at high elevations with no vehicle support and with substantial altitude gains and losses. You’ll cross seven passes (five of them over 15,000 feet), and camp at altitudes of 12,000 to 14,800 feet so it is best suited for experienced mountain hikers.
It is most certainly challenging, but a fantastic, bucket-list triumph for those whose hearts lie at the planet’s most impressive heights.