The community of Humacchuco (Huascar & Huandy) continues to support the welfare of the environment of the Huascaran National Park and its natural beauty.
Tour revenue is invested in supporting the local villagers in maintaining both an environmentally sound terrain and a financially stable lifestyle.
Any day by appointment
3 days/2 nights
Adults, Families, Professionals
English, Spanish, French
1 to 14
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
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!
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.
We will meet you in Huaraz.
To preserve the local environment and conserve natural and cultural resources.
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.