Olleros - Chavin Llama Trek visits the department
of Ancash, this interesting and novel form
of trekking is aimed at promoting eco-tourism in the region
by reviving its traditional customs. The llama
and alpaca, key pack animals in the Peruvian
Andes, will captivate hikers on a tour of some of
the most spectacular trails of the Cordillera Blanca
and the Huascarán National Park.this
is a guided llama trek.
The route sets out from the picturesque village of Olleros
(30 km south of Huaraz), where the llamas
are loaded up with the necessary gear for the trek. During
the four-day hike, in addition to walking through breath-taking
mountain scenery and taking in Mount Shaqsha
(5,703 meters), Cashan (5,686 meters) and
Tuctupunta (5,343 meters), hikers can take
part in the customs and traditions of peasant farming communities
such as Shongo (home to the imposing Huancas
complex of sacred stone monoliths and Nunupata.
The trail comes to an end at the vast Chavin de Huantar
temple, an important administrative and ceremonial
center of the first Pan-Andean pre-Colombian civilization.
rains from December to March and a markedly dry season from
May to October, where sunny days post temperatures of 25°C
and freezing nights.
community of Olleros lies 30 km from the city of Huaraz.
towns of Chavín and Huari feature rustic hotels and
Travelers are advised to take plenty of warm clothing. The
afternoons are cold and windy.
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