Peru Trekking : Olleros to Chavin Trek
Trek program : Santa Cruz Trek
Difficulty : Easy /Medium
Timing : 3 Days
Wanting to experience some of the ancient Peruvian culture but avoid the busy Inca Trail?
Our Olleros to Chavin trek combines 3 days of trekking through a remote area of the Cordillera Blanca removed from the busier tourist circuits and where local people still live a traditional way of life.
The trek finishes at the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar which was the centre of the Chavín culture, the oldest major culture in Peru existing from around 1000 to 300 BC. The site of Chavín de Huántar is an incredible feat of engineering, with most of the construction being built underground in an extensive labyrinth of interconnecting chambers and tunnels.
Day 1 : Arrive Huaraz 3090m
Day 2 : Huaraz / acclimatisation day required
Day 3 : Olleros - Sacracancha 4080m 8kms 5 hours
Day 4 : Sacracancha - Pass Yanashallash 4700m - Shongo 4088m 13 kms 7 to 8 hours
Day 5 : Shongo - Chavin 3150m 11 kms 5 to 6 hours. Spend the afternoon exploring the Chavin site and visiting thermal baths at Quercos.
Day 6 : Private bus to Huaraz
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