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Cordillera Blanca

Olleros – Chavin Trek

The Olleros – Chavin trek is a great alternative way to reach and visit Chavin, a relatively famous archelogical site. The trek leads across a southern pass of the Cordillera Blanca called Punta Yanashallash (map – to the middle right). Although the mountain peaks are not as spectacular as either Huayhuash or Santa Cruz, the landscapes are very dramatic and beatiful in their unique way The trail winds its way through some wide open valleys, close to glaciers with some great mountain scenery. The high point is arriving at Chavin de Huantar, an interesting pre-Inca ruin with a complex of underground passages (take a flashlight.

Distance: 34km
Duration: 3 days
When to go: Best from may to September (during the dry season)
Altitude: 3140m to 4700m
Difficulty: Easy


Day 01.- Huaraz – Canrey Chico – Tzaracancha
Drive from Huaraz to village of Olleros 3,500m.the gradual ascent to the campsite at sacracancha 3 – 4 hours.

Day 02.- Tzaracancha – Yanashallash – Shonkoruri
In the morning climb up to the highest point of the trail pass at punta yanashallash 4,700m. and then downhill to shongo campsite at 4,050m.

Day 03.- Shonkoruri – Chavin- Huaraz
After the breakfast down through several quechua village before arriving at chavin de huantar 3,200m. , after the visit chavin ruins there are two option you can spend the night in a basic hotel in chavin or return to Huaraz


  • Trekking speaking english guide
  • Cook during the trek
  • Complete Food During The Trek
  • Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
  • Bi-Personal Tent
  • Dining tent with chairs and table
  • Kitchen Tent with utensils
  • Toilet Tent
  • Aclimatized day
  • oxygen
  • Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
  • Private car for start and finish the trek
  • Extra Horse
  • Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
  • Flight or Bus Ticket from Lima to Huaraz/ Lima
  • Hotel in Huaraz/ Lima
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Food in town
  • Tips
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Taxi From Lima airport to Bus station Lima

Date & Price

The best month are:

The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.

Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Huascaran , Ranrapalca, and others peaks of the Cordillera Blanca generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.

Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.

This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.

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