CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU
02-10 JULY 2024
USD 1995(U.S. dollars)
The White Mountain Range
The Cordillera Blanca is a stretch of the Andes, located in northern Peru and is considered the highest tropical mountain range in the world.
We have prepared a photographic tour of the most photogenic areas, which we will take advantage of in our excursions during the day and also at night. We will have a mountain range that extends for 200 km. surrounded by lagoons of glacial origin and peaks that exceed 6 000 mts. of altitude, which will leave us amazed from the first moment.
We have chosen the best time of the year to photograph the Milky Way at night in one of the darkest skies in the world and with a very dry air to record the stars, planets and constellations surrounded by Andean landscapes.
We will visit impressive locations throughout our tour: Mountains, Glacial Lakes, Rock Forests, Panoramic Viewpoints, Rivers and Forests with a rich flora and fauna. We have also prepared a day dedicated to trekking to have a real mountain experience, which will take us to visit the beautiful Laguna 69, considered the most beautiful lagoon in Peru, along with the also wonderful Laguna Parón. We will also visit Volcanic Rock Forests to compose next to the Milky Way.
A great photographic adventure awaits us in the Cordillera Blanca!
START OF TRIP
Land Terminal in the city of Lima, Peru.
END OF TRIP
Land Terminal in Lima City, Peru
Lima, Peru (02 July 2024)
The group will meet at the Bus Terminal (San Isidro area) in the City of Lima at 21:00 hours.
We will depart to the city of Huaraz in a comfortable bus with 180 degree bed type seats.
Upon arrival in the city of Huaraz, the group will settle in the hotel to rest and prepare for the acclimatization day.
We will have 02 days where we will carry out activities to gradually adapt to the altitude.
We will walk to a panoramic point from where we can photograph the sunset and the blue hour in front of the beautiful Cordillera Blanca.
and the beautiful Cordillera Blanca and then return to the city.
Volcanic Rock Forest
After a theoretical talk about the technique of "Capturing the Milky Way", we will depart to the southern area of the Huascaran National Park
to visit the Conococha Lagoon and the Volcanic Rocks Forest. We will photograph a spectacular sunset from a natural platform located at 4200 meters above sea level.
located at 4200 mts. of altitude, waiting for the night where the Milky Way will be shown in all its splendor. Then we will return to Huaraz.
After breakfast we will depart to the Llanganuco Gorge to photograph two beautiful turquoise lagoons surrounded by quenual trees,
surrounded by quenual trees. At sunset we will climb up to one of the viewpoints to photograph the highest mountains of Peru during the
of Peru during the golden hour and blue hour. Among the mountains that stand out are: Huascaran (6768 mts.), Huandoy (6395 mts.),
El Chopicalqui (6354 mts.), El Chacraraju (6110 mts.), among others.
After lunch we will depart to the north-eastern area of Huascaran National Park to visit the Ulta Gorge.
On the way we will have the opportunity to climb to 4700 mts. and cross the Andes Mountain Range to photograph beautiful lagoons.
If luck is on our side, we will be able to admire the flight of the Andean Condors in this valley that will leave us astonished by the ice summits that
by the ice peaks that surround it.
Our day will start very early in the morning for a trip that will take us to visit the largest glacier lagoon in the Cordillera Blanca: Laguna Parón.
of the Cordillera Blanca: the Parón Lagoon. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lagoons of Peru with turquoise waters under the foothills of the
In this location we will take the best profile pictures for our participants!
After lunch, we will depart to the southeastern part of Huascaran National Park to photograph the Carpa Valley:
An altiplanic zone with mineralized rivers and an impressive view of the mountains: Huarapasca, Tuco and Mururaju.
We will visit the famous Forest of Giant Titankas: plants over 10 meters high and habitat of numerous Andean birds.
Trekking to Laguna 69
We will leave very early in the morning for the only day dedicated to mountain trekking. We could not leave the Cordillera Blanca without visiting the beautiful Laguna 69 without visiting the beautiful Laguna 69 located at 4600 mts. of altitude and which is protected under the feet of the Chacraraju mountain.
A moderately demanding trekking with a difference in altitude of 600 meters. We will walk for 03 hours one way and 03 hours return with a total distance of 14 km approx. Believe me that every step will be worth it to reach this lagoon of blue waters, surrounded by forests and mountains.
Return to the city of Lima
After breakfast we will prepare the luggage for the return trip to the city of Lima.
Arrival in Lima is scheduled for 09:00 pm.
End of the trip.
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WHITE MOUNTAIN RANGE
In our photographic tour through the Cordillera Blanca, we will not only take advantage of the landscapes during the day, but also at night.
The sky of the Cordillera Blanca is one of the darkest in the world and one of the best for the observation and practice of Astrophotography, thanks to the altitude and its position away from artificial light pollution.
We will provide a lecture and advice during every night so that participants can learn the technique of capturing the night sky and capture the Milky Way.
The expedition will be guided by Peruvian photographer Jheison Huerta and his staff of collaborators.
Founder of the agency Photo Andes, in charge of organizing photographic tours since 2014 in the most photogenic destinations in the world, such as: Peru, Norway, Iceland, Morocco, Bolivia, Italy, Argentina
Peru, Norway, Iceland, Morocco, Bolivia, Italy, Italy, Argentina among others.
He is currently a Sony brand ambassador as Alpha Partner for Latin America.
The dynamics of a photographic tour is particular and different from a conventional tour.
It is important to rely on an organization with experience and knowledge of the strategic locations to obtain the best images.
Jheison Huerta has received international recognition for his work in the diffusion of astrophotography in Latin America.
in Latin America, which earned him the recognition of NASA with the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day),
He is also a professor of the Astrophotography course of the Domestika portal and his work was published in the most important
most important media: BBC, National Geographic, History, Mirror, Telemundo, Globo, El Comercio and many more.
He was nominated by the Photopills app among the 25 most inspiring photographers in the world and his work is part of the book " Photopillers of the World".
of the book "Photopillers of the Year 2020".
He is currently collaborating with National Geographic UK in the production of the series "Welcome To The Earth ", presented by Will Smith and broadcasted by National Geographic UK.
hosted by Will Smith and broadcast on the Disney+ platform.
USD 1995 U.S. dollars
You can reserve your place by paying USD795 in advance and the outstanding balance 30 days before the start of the tour.
- Bus transportation Lima - Huaraz - Lima(premium service)
- Premium Hotel for 07 nights in Huaraz in double occupancy.
- Breakfast and snacks for excursions
- Comfortable vehicle and chauffeur throughout the tour
- 01 Day of trekking to Laguna 69 (we will have an official mountain guide).
- Entrance to Huascaran National Park
- Photographic advice and guidance by Jheison Huerta
- International flight from the country of origin to the city of Lima.
- Travel Insurance
- Food and beverages in Restaurants (in Lima, in Huaraz or in another location)
The participant may request a single room in the hotels for an extra charge.
MOUNTAIN CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT PHOTO
The list with detailed information on clothing, equipment and personal accessories needed for the trek will be provided to participants who confirm their attendance.
necessary for the trek will be provided to participants who confirm their attendance.
- Camera (Reflex, Mirrorless, Poweshot, etc.)
- 01 Wide angle lens (18-55mm, 14-24mm, 16-35mm, 12-24mm, etc.)
- 01 Telephoto lenses (70-200mm, 75-300mm, 100-400mm, 55-250mm, etc.)
- 03/04 Extra camera batteries
- SD memories (32gb, 64gb, 128gb)
- Tripod (required)
- Headlamp (required)
- Physical Filters (Neutral Density, Polarizers, GND are optional)
- Remote trigger (optional)
- Credit cards
- Western Union
- Bank transfer (Domestic payments in Peru)
- Pay Pal (consider an extra 6% commission)
Reservation Fee: USD795
Second Payment 30 days before the Expedition starts: USD1200
Cancellation of Participation and Refunds:
- 60 days prior to the start date: Full refund of the amount advanced.
- Between 60 to 30 days before the start date: 30% of the Expedition amountwithheld.
- Between 30 to 15 days prior to the start date: 60% of the Expedition amount withheld
- Between 15 days to the start date of the Expedition: No refunds will be made.