Cordillera Blanca: Llama Trek
Trip code: 329
Price from: On Request
This trek departs from the trekking town of Huaraz.
The moderately demanding hike offers the opportunity to hike with llamas, which carry your camping equipment and add a bit of local colour. The hike passes through the Cordillera Blanca’s fertile glacial valleys, icy crags and hardy forests, mirror-sharp lakes and streams.
You will camp at over 4,000m, hike along ancient trails and visit isolated traditional communities. The hike ends at the lower-lying, pre-Inca archaeological site of ChavÃn de Huantar. The ancient (800BC) ChavÃn culture is one of the most artistically advanced in Peru. The site comprises a complex of terraces with.squares, walls and columns adorned with the ornate sculptures of symbolic figures, animals and deities.
You can also visit ChavÃn while based at Huaraz, market town and tourist centre. Enjoy a full day tour to ChavÃn de Huantar, . From Huaraz we also recommend a day trip to Callejon de Huaylas and the brilliant turquoise Lake Llanganuco at the foot of Huascaran, Peru’s highest peak (6,768m).