We’ve done the Huayhuash Circuit some years back so the only obvious multi-day hiking to be had in the Cordillera Blanca is the Alpamayo Circuit. Our fitness is not back yet and hopefully another round of high passes can whip us back in shape before tackling the infamous Peru’s Great Divide. It’s a route that runs through the elongated crumpled landscape of Peru. We aim to enjoy it without getting maimed and the smart-money is for us to get as much acclimatization before leaving Huaraz.
Anyhow, here’s a photos set from our Alpamayo trip.
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Nuts and Bolts: **We took collectivos from Huaraz to Caraz and then hopped on another collectivo in Caraz to Huancarhuaz. Better yet, ask the driver if he can drive you all the way to Hualcayan,the last town before the trail.Make sure not to get off Cashapampa unless you want to hike the dirt all the way to Hualcayan.
**We carried enough food for4 days and resupplied in Jancapampa.
**You camp in Hospedaje Illariy in case you’ll finish the hike in Vaqueria.
**There are a few pick-up trucks in Vaquieria so its possible to hitchhike your way all the way back to Yungay. It’s a dusty and extremely bumpy affair and the driver often time expects payment.
You can view the whole route here or you can just listen to Macklemore.