Program Huaraz 4 days in Canshan Eco Lodge! Price from $150 pp max 6 persons.
This program includes 4 days in the mountains of Huaraz inside the Cordillera de los Andes the longest Andean chain from America. We will begin in Lima and head to Huaraz were we can acclimatize at 3100 mts, while doing trekkings, visiting local markets Canshan community tourism and Pastorury Glacier tour, here we will walk until the basis of the ice and admire a beautiful lake. Also we will visit the hot springs of Monterrey. Other options are: Tour inside the Huascaran National Park with Llanganuco lakes, and the Chavin Culture visit, this is the second oldest civilization from America dated 2500 bc.
This program is perfect to admire all the snowy mountains above 5,000 mts. We will see the panoramic views of Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Hualcan, Copa, Vallunaraju, Rimarima and many other peaks. The whole city of Huaraz will be admired also from above, as we will ascend into the surrounding hills up to the top of the sacred rock "Apu Walon". After the hike a typical lunch called Pachamanca will be offered by the local farmers in the small village of Canshan, where tourists can experience the activities of the community depending on the time of year, sowing or harvesting and can participate in ceremonies of payment to the mother earth "pachamama". On some occasions there will also be communal festivities such as the day of "Santa Rosa de Lima" saint of Peru and America celebrated on August 30th with music bands and fireworks.
Day 1: Lima - Huaraz.
Bus to Huaraz 8 hours, bus departs at 10pm. Another option is to take the day bus and stay in a hotel in Huaraz. Included: Bus tickets VIP seats, sleep in bus. www.cruzdelsur.com.pe/servicios/cruzero
Day 2: Canshan Tambo Lodge aclimatization day. B-L-D
Arrive in Huaraz and transfer to mountain house "Canshan Tambo Lodge", free morning to adapt to altitude 3,600 mts. After admiring and incredible panoramic view over the mountains a nice breakfast will be served at the house in Canshan lodge. At 12 am we will offer you a typical lunch called "Pachamanca" a sort of andean barbecue prepared by a family of locals in the house. After lunch we will start the 3 hours hike roundtrip going uphill walking through wheat, potatoes and other Andean fields. We will arrive at the sacred rock "Apu Walon" where we will have the best panoramic views of all the mountains of the "Cordillera Blanca" and the city of Huaraz, here we will eat our box lunch and enjoy the view. Afterwards we will get easy down to the lodge and take some rest until the evening. This place is special to admire the stars of the Milky Way as well as the moon and some visible planets depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions. A fantastic bonfire will animate the night and a great barbecue with a selection of Peruvian wines and cheeses will be the pleasure of the visitors. A unique experience will be getting up at 5am to watch the sunrise over the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.
Day 3: Huaraz – Monterrey hot springs. B-D
After a typical andean brekfast at "Canshan Tambo Lodge", our private car will drive you to Monterrey hot springs, here you will enjoy medicinal outdoor swimming pool. After lunch in the hotel restaurant, return to Canshan Lodge. Free afternoon. Included: Breakfast, private transfer to Monterrey, entrance fee, return to lodge, dinner.
Day 4: Pastoruri Glacier tour. (Full day in Spanish language) B
Group tour to Pastoruri glacier is a full day activity. Pastoruri use to be the place for ski competitions and the easiest mountain to climb; now the snow is almost melted and is the best example of the consequences of Global warming. Breakfast in the morning at "Canshan Tambo Lodge" depart at 7.30 am and meet group then driving south side huaraz, at 25km we will visit Recuay province at 3,300 masl, and continue to Ticampampa 3400 masl, Catac 3500 masl, continue to Pachacoto from here we will turn east side by unpaved road wonderful landscape of highlands full of straw and cold wind, traditional with sheep herders, after 15km from highway we will stop next to small lake called patococha for birdswatching wild ducks, andean goose caracara birds and others, then the next stop will be at Gasified water stream drinkable gasified water flowing underground, then continue to next stop at enormous flowers of Puya Raymondi, and changing colour small lake at pumapampa changing color is effect of radiation of the sun and mineral containing rocky inside the water, continue to petroglyph paints, then after few km aprox 10 we will arrive to Pastoruri parking place, from here to get the Ice Mountain is about 1km, you can make easy hiking or horse back ride to get the snow mountain of Pastoruri, once here you will enjoy walking around and visit the Iced Lake and Ice cave, after few hours of staying in Pastoruri back the same way drive direct to Huaraz arriving around 6pm. Dinner in Huaraz in a local restaurant, afterwards at 9pm transfer to bus station for night bus to Lima. Included: Breakfast, tour Pastoruri, transfer to station, bus tickets to Lima.
Day 5: Arrive in Lima. (Extension program in Peru is optional north or south)
Arrive in Lima then possibility to continue with our classic south circuit program or north finally ending in Cusco. Options: Rainbow Mountain, Inca Trail 2-4 dagen, Jungle programa, Mountain Bike, Rafting etc. Ask us for giving you nice options and prices.
-Taxi from bus station to "Canshan Tambo Lodge" roundtrip.
-Bus ticket Lima - Huaraz- Lima with Cruz del Sur VIP service.
-1 transfer from Huaraz City to Canshan lodge 3,600 mts.
-Accommodation in "Canshan Tambo Lodge" 2 nights/3 days with all meals mentioned.
-Full day aclimatization tour with activities included, sleep in private bungalow capacity up to 6 persons + 1 child bed.
-Hot Springs Monterrey tour, walking day tour in Canshan and Pastoruri tour in group.
-Children up to 10 years 50% disccount.
-Our mountain house is fully equipped with: kitchenware for up to 6 people, rice cooker, blender, electric water heater, private parking, grill, sunshade, wifi internet conection and walking route map.
-Other activities and meals not mentioned. Possible to rent a mountain bike for days, rock climbing.
Note: Canshan Tambo Lodge is full pet friendly, you can bring your favorite pet without worries, they also deserve to enjoy nature and run free in our private domein, they can play with our dogs: Boby & Cancun.
CANSHAN ECO LODGE & PASTORURI TOUR