Trek amongst the stunning Cordillera Blanca, a large mountain range in the Andes mountains, and participate in an outreach project that will improve the educational opportunities of local Peruvian villages. Marvel at some of the most stunning peaks in the Andes upon arriving in Huaraz, climb to extraordinary views, and encounter pristine alpine lakes while hiking through elevated passes. Along the trek, we will spend one day in the village of Pashpa and two days in the village of Huaripampa, assisting with the completion of the Human Outreach Project’s solar-powered computer centers.



ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate/Strenuous

TRIP LENGTH: 10 days/9 nights


Double Occupancy

From $ 3,500

per person7 or more guests

Small Group Fee:

+ $1,000 per person | Group Size 1 to 3 Guests

+ $500 per person| Group Size 4 to 6 Guests


  • Witness the stunning peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range
  • Hike to pristine alpine lakes including Ichiccocha Lake
  • Aid in one of our Human Outreach Project programs such as installing solar power in local villages






Day 1: Arrive in Huaraz, Peru

  • Arrive Huaraz via bus or flight

  • Transfer to Andino Club for Orientation and Briefing

  • Settle in and enjoy the evening

  • Overnight: Andino Club Hotel or comparable

Day 2: Pashpa Village (11,332')

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Pashpa Village in the morning
  • Acclimatize while spending the day doing a Human Outreach Project activity at the Pashpa Computer Center
  • Return to Huaraz for Dinner
  • Overnight: Andino Club Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Huaraz (10,138') - Cashapampa (9,514'), Llamacorral Camp (12,139')

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the Cashapampa trailhead
  • Trek up a river vally into the Santa Cruz Valley with great views of Santa Cruz Mountain’s snowy peak.
  • Overnight: Llamacorral Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Trek from Llamacorral Camp to Alpamayo South Base Camp (13,994') to Taullipampa (13,780')

  • After breakfast trek past glacial lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha
  • Lunch at Quisuar
  • Photo at Alpamayo South Base Camp
  • Trek to Taullipampa
  • Overnight: Taullipampa Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Taullipampa (13,780') to Punta Union Pass (15,584') to Cachinapampa (12,139')

  • After breakfast, trek to Punta Union Pass
  • Descend down into Paria, a river valley full of glacial lakes
  • Trek to Cachinapampa
  • Overnight: Cachinapampa Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Cachinapampa (12,139’) to H.O.P. - Huaripampa Village (11,004’)

  • Trek to Huaripampa Village (11,004′)
  • Install educational software, assist with teacher training, assist with construction projects at the Huaripampa computer center
  • Overnight: Huaripampa Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: HOP Activities at Huaripampa Village (11,004')

  • Continue projects
  • Overnight: Huaripampa Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Trek from Huaripampa Village to Paccharuri (13,451')

  • Say goodbye to our new friends in Huaripampa
  • Trek to Paccharuri (13,451′)
  • Overnight: Paccharuri Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 9: Paccharuri (13,451') to Portachuelo Pass (15,584') - Cebollapampa (12,795')

  • Trek over Portachuelo Pass to Cebollapampa (12,795′)
  • Transfer back to Huaraz via bus
  • Celebration dinner
  • Overnight: Andino Club Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 10: International Departures

  • Transfer back to airport or bus terminal for a return to Lima
  • International departures or head to Cusco for a Machu Picchu extension
  • Meals included: B

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation
  • 8 nights lodging
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by private vans and buses throughout
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance, and excursion fees described in the itinerary
  • Any necessary permits for trekking, national parks, etc.
  • WWTrek Lead Professional Western Guide(s) *for groups of 8 or larger
  • Local Peruvian guides
  • Services of local English-speaking guides and staff throughout
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • Services of WWTrek Operations Manager in Peru
  • Interactive gear list
  • Fitness and Nutrition 6-week plan

Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare other than as described in itinerary
  • Passports and visas
  • Immunization costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for guides and crew

Machu Picchu Extension

Day 11: Machu Picchu Extension

  • Transfer back to Lima airport – fly to Cusco
  • Arrive in Cusco and transfer to hotel
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure to explore Cusco
  • Overnight: El Mercado or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 12: Travel to Aguas Calientes

  • After breakfast, transfer via the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes
  • Overnight: Inkaterra or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 13: Machu Picchu Sanctuary

  • Bus ride at 6am to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • 3-hour guided tour of the Sanctuary
  • Guided trip up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Vistadome train back to transfer to Cusco* (upgrade train available for an additional $390 per person)
  • Overnight: El Mercado or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 14: International Departures

  • After breakfast, transfer to Cusco airport for international departures
  • Meals included: B


One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Peru that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

Since 2014, Human Outreach Project has sponsored the Annual Chocolatada Festival  by providing food, traditional drinks, and gifts to Pashpa Village and, starting last year, Huaripampa Village. In 2016, we began construction of a solar powered computer center in Pashpa, followed by a second computer center in the nearby village of Huaripampa. This August, we will be returning as part of the Santa Cruz Voluntourism Trek and installing a system called RACHEL – World Possible, which will equip these two computer centers with a wealth of offline educational resources. 


Best Time of Year to Visit:

The Peruvian winter (May through September) provides the best traveling experience. This dry season still offers largely varying weather conditions and temperatures. Please prepare for a variety of conditions and temperatures ranging between 30 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arrivals & Departures:

To get to Huaraz, Peru guests will fly into to the Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru. Guest may then choose to travel via bus, plane or private vehicle to Huaraz, Peru. We recommend flying as the most convenient option.

* Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. There are many flight options. Our travel expert, Bruce at Harr Travel, is more than happy to help you with all of your travel arrangements. You can reach him at or 415.827.6493.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

U.S. citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel to Peru. You will need a passport valid for more than six months after your trip. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to World Wide Trekking 90 days before your departure date. Always carry two extra passport photos when you travel.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

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Upon arrival in Peru, you can expect the finest accommodations while staying in lavish lodgings such as the Andino Club Hotel in Huaraz. Enjoy full service while hiking through Puerta Union Pass to the Cachinapampa Base Camp. Finish out your trip with our Machu Picchu extension adventure or one of our service projects.


A World Wide Trekking representative will privately transport you from the airport to your lodge. During the trek, travel light with just your daypack. Porters and pack animals will carry all other bags and equipment.


Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that our full kitchen staff including chefs, dishwashers, cooks, and servers prepare hearty, western-style meals every day.

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite phones and medical kits.

Prior to the trip, you will need to get a few prescriptions from your physician: Diamox for altitude sickness, Cipro for stomach ailments, and Z Pack for respiratory ailments. In addition, we recommend visiting your local travel vaccination clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, and MMR.

Helpful over the counter medications include Imodium AD, throat lozenges, ibuprofen, eye drops, and any other personal medications you may need.

For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Levy, our medical advisor, at 801.943.0264.

Our Team:

World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew for all of our groups ranging from 8 to 12 people. At headquarters in Salt Lake City, our staff is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. If you’re planning your trip and have a question about which boots to buy, our adventure specialist is just a phone call away.

We provide medically certified, English-speaking Western guides for all of our adventures. Additionally, you have access to a local operations manager and a plethora of local professionals to aid the group on the mountain including porters, a tent crew, chefs, servers, dishwashers, separate toilet attendants, and anything else you can think of.


In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you a tipping guide once you sign up for a trip.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

The official currency in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN), referred to as the sol. Due to the fluctuating exchange rates, we recommend doing some research on the current rate before your adventure.

You will have the opportunity to exchange money after you are picked up by your WWTrek guide at the airport. It is easy to exchange money at gift shops both in Cusco and in the smaller villages we will visit. You can exchange money as you go on your trek, using your credit card for your personal expenses at the lodge (or cash if you so choose). Typically, our guests spend about $1,000 for various personal expenses and souvenirs.



Peru is a nation of discovery. Between the ever-evolving cultural landscapes of indigenous peoples and Spanish influences, the country provides a multitude of natural wonders and economic growth. With a resurgence in cultural pride and open arms to tourists, Peru offers an old world destination with an increasingly modern and progressive attitude.


30.38 million

Time Zone:

Peru Time (PET) is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in South America.

Capital City:

Lima, Peru


Essentially, two populations reside in Peru: that of the whites and mestizos (people of mixed indigenous and Spanish descent) and that of the criollos (natives). Many Peruvians believe that being white is better. This belief contributes to inequality issues that permeate Peru’s government and economic sectors. A significant divide exists between the wealthy elite, typically whites and mestizos, and the poor, predominantly criollos. Many Peruvians subscribe to the tradition that men go to work and women stay at home, although this trend is changing. In addition, the government and the Catholic Church work closely together. The official religion of the military is Roman Catholic while priests and other religious figures receive government stipends.


The official languages of Peru include Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Quechua and Aymara are languages of the Incas whereas Spanish is a colonial language. Spanish is by far the most widely used, from the coast to the highlands. Read our blog to learn a few Spanish and Quechua words and phrases you can use during your trip to Peru.

Culture & Religion:

From the cobblestone streets of the Spanish era to the vine entangled Incan temples hidden among the mountains, Peru boasts a rich and deep-rooted multicultural heritage. In terms of national psyche, Peru carries its internal struggles related to its tumultuous history such as race, class, gender, and religious issues. Even so, the people continue to maintain solidarity in their devotion to relationships with friends, family, and the welcoming of guests.

Introduced by the Spanish, Peru’s predominant religion is Roman Catholic. However, many of the indigenous Peruvians subscribe to their own blend of Catholicism and traditional beliefs. Reportedly, 80% of the country is Roman Catholic, with about 15% regularly attending church. Religion is perhaps one of the best examples of how indigenous beliefs have melded with Spanish traditions. Many indigenous people symbolize Viracocha (the creator) as the Christian God and Pachamama (the earth mother) as the Virgin Mary.


The official currency in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN), referred to as the sol. Due to fluctuating exchange rates, we recommend searching online to find out the current rate before your adventure.