HUAYHUASH MOUNTAIN RANGE, PERU
Group 01: 04-12 JUNE 2024
Group 02: 01-09 AUGUST 2024
USD 1995(U.S. dollars)
The Huayhuash Mountain Range
A tour that impacts by the scenic beauty still intact in the Andes of northern Peru, where we will be surrounded by majestic mountains that exceed 6,000 meters. altitude with beautiful turquoise lagoons of glacial origin. An event designed for photographers and nature lovers who like to experience a mountain trekking with all the services and security protocols required to make this event an unforgettable experience.
We have chosen the best season to visit the Cordillera Huayhuash to get the colors, atmospheres and contrasts that exalt the landscapes of the area. We will concentrate a lot of our attention on the landscape, taking advantage of the day and also the night where we will have the company of the Milky Way in all its splendor. We have also thought of a previous acclimatization period in the city of Huaraz (3,020 mts) to gradually adapt to the altitude.
Huayhuash is one of the most beautiful mountain trekking circuits in the world but also very demanding physically, since the hikes are done over 4,000 mts. altitude. That is why we recommend the participation of people who are in good health, good physical condition and are familiar with walking at high altitude. Participants who feel that they are not physically prepared may request the service of a personal horse to help them in the most demanding sections.
A great photographic adventure awaits us in the Heart of the Andes!
The meeting point with the travel group will be the city of Lima,
from where we will transfer to our operational base which will be the city of Huaraz .
DAY 01: Lima, Peru (04 June 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.
DAY 02 and 03: Huaraz
Upon arrival to 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 then return to the city.
DAY 04: Huayhuash
Our adventure begins with the embarkation to the Cordillera Huayhuash, making strategic stops to photograph lakes and archaeological sites.
and archaeological sites. After a few hours of travel, our transport will leave us in the Cordillera Huayhuash (Altitude 3,830 meters),
from where our adventure will begin with the arrival to our first camp Carhuacocha (4,125 mts).
Trekking Moderate Level (09 kilometers)
DAY 05: Huayhuash
After photographing our first sunrise in Huayhuash and having breakfast with a unique view.
We will begin the ascent trekking that will take us to visit one of the most spectacular places: The Mirador de las 03 Lagunas.
We will walk a path at the foot of the Nevado Siulá until we reach a viewpoint where we can photograph the 03 Lagunas from above.
Possibly the most spectacular mountain location in the Peruvian Andes.
Trekking Level Exigent (12 kilometers)
DAY 06: Huayhuash
Our day will begin very early in the morning to photograph the sunrise which is one of the unmissable spectacles in front of the majestic Nevado Yerupajá.
We will have an early breakfast in front of the majestic Nevado Yerupajá: the second highest mountain in Peru with its 6,635 meters of altitude.
After a good breakfast, we will walk to our next campsite. With an impressive panoramic view of the main mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Trekking Moderate Level (10 kilometers)
DAY 07: Huayhuash
To the discovery of the great snowy Jirishanca. We will make a trekking to climb to a viewpoint and photograph the summits of the snow-capped peaks:
Jirishanca, Rondoy and Ninashanca. On the way we will find small waterfalls and rivers where we will be able to take long exposure photographs
long exposure photography to obtain the "silk or bridal veil" effect. And at night we will have the opportunity to do Astrophotography.
Trekking Moderate Level (06 kilometers)
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY AT HUAYHUASH
In our trekking we will not only take advantage of the landscapes during the day, but also during the night.
The sky of the Cordillera Huayhuash 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 all the nights so that participants can learn the technique of capturing the night sky and can capture the milky way.
DAY 08: Huayhuash
We will start very early in the morning to a strategic point to capture the first rays in front of the Nevado Jirishanca.
After breakfast we will start walking that will take us to cross the Cordillera Huayhuash on foot and we will appreciate the valley from the 4,750 mts. of the Cacanán Punta Pass.
the valley from the 4,750 mts. of the Cacanán Punta Pass. It is very likely that we will be able to photograph the condors at this panoramic point.
After lunch our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to the city of Huaraz.
Trekking Exigente Level (08 kilometers)
DAY 09 (June 12): Arrival in Lima
Arrival in Lima is scheduled for 06:30 hours in the morning.
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 as one of the 25 most inspiring photographers in the world and his work is part of the book
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 " broadcasted on Disney+.
presented by Will Smith and broadcast on the Disney+ platform.
USD 1995 U.S. dollars
You can reserve your space by paying USD795 in advance and the outstanding balance 30 days before the start of the Expedition.
- Bus transportation Lima - Huaraz - Lima
- Premium Hotel for 04 days in Huaraz in double accommodations
- 02 Acclimatization Trekking Days in Huaraz
- Transportation Huaraz - Huayhuash - Huaraz
- Logistics for the 5 days and 4 nights trekking in Huayhuash
- Complete meals in Huayhuash (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks).
- Individual high mountain tent
- High mountain sleeping bag in feather
- Insulating mat
- Fleece blankets
- Certified Mountain Guide
- Pack animals and emergency horses
- Cook, muleteers and assistants
- Kitchen tent, dining tent and mountaineering gear
- Entrance to the communities in Huayhuash and 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.
RECOMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
- 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.