Humacchuco: Huascaran National Park Hiking Tour: See Peru's Natural Beauty

Huascaran National Park Hiking Tour: See Peru's Natural Beauty

Humacchuco, Peru

Humacchuco

Community-based cooperative

3 days/2 nights
From$112 USDper person

The community of Humacchuco (Huascar & Huandy) continues to support the welfare of the environment of the Huascaran National Park and its natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful lagoon and nearby hiking trail in the Huascarán National Park, and support the individuals of the village.
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Peruvian landscape on our White Cordillera trail, located a breathtaking 3,300 meters (about 2 miles) above sea level.
  • Explore the culture of the native villagers, and contribute to their well being by sharing in their lifestyles.

Tour revenue is invested in supporting the local villagers in maintaining both an environmentally sound terrain and a financially stable lifestyle.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9 am

  • Duration

    3 days/2 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 14

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sunscreen lotion, Warm clothes, Walking sticks, reusable bottle for water, camera

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Journey down to the natural attractions of the Huascaran National Park! On the first day, you will trek through the scenic Haytapallana hiking path where you will meet your friendly host family and spend the night. With them, you will exchange experiences of your daily lives and habits. Your host family will discuss the historic traditions of Andean culture with you, and you will no doubt leave with an open mind to the lifestyles of others. On the second day, you will hike to the famous 69 Lagoon (4600 m above sea level!) and take in the calming atmosphere that engulfs the natural world. Enjoy a native meal with the villagers and see the traditions you learned about in action! Lastly, you will walk through the Maria Josefa hiking path for one last breath of the fresh Peruvian air. Come see what “Cultura Viva” is all about!

How To Get There

By bus:
From Lima it’s about 6-7 to reach Huaraz. Then take a combi (shared bus, local transportation) to Yungay. From there, a member from the community will pick you up. You can also ask for private transportation, the community of Humacchuco will pick you up in Huaraz.

By plane:
We will meet you in Huaraz.

More About Humacchuco

Mission

To preserve the local environment and conserve natural and cultural resources.

Main Programs

  • Involving the entire town in a natural reforestation project.

  • The "Cocinas Mejoradas" or "Better Kitchen" program provides members of the community with access to quality cooking equipment they would otherwise not be able to use.

  • Regularly donating to the village school, giving students much needed learning tools.