Cañon del colca

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Colca canyon is the second deepest canyon in our planet, double deep Grand Canyon of United States. Is located in the middle of two highest volcanoes Coropuna (6377m) and Ampato (6380m), this canyon is most famous place to visit by the tourist from every where in world, wonderful area to see the rich cultural remains, comes from 1400 years ago, immense varieties of flora and fauna, snow ranges, green valleys, old and colony town, mighty rivers crossing the Andes,

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Duration: 3 Days – 2 Nights
Start: Arequipa
Finish: Arequipa
Maximal elevation: masl
Highest Camp Site: masl
Season recommended: May to August
Difficulty:Climbing Grade: Advanced Intermediate
COLCA CANYON TREKKKING 1

Thousand of pre Inca terraces, friendly and charm settlers live in this part of Peru. Here is our field work arranging everything what we mentioned before, we are happy showing to the visitors every place and old costumes lazy by our old cultures. We have traditional tours and new alternatives to explorer an extra mile in this great canyon.

ITINERARY
Day 01:AREQUIPA – CHIVAY – CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT – SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO

At 6am pick-up at hotel in Arequipa, orientation about our trek and journey of 6 hours to Colca Canyon – Cabanaconde village by public bus service or private four wheels drive (according your request).
At 11am Brief stop at the Condor Cross – Tapay viewpoint (3600m). Lunch at Cabanaconde (3280m), located in the left rim of the Canyon. Start trekking in the Colca Canyon descending 4 hours to the Colca River (216m), a difference of 12pm. We will cross to the other side of the Canyon and ascend to our family cabins or camping place.
At 4pm Arrival to the lodge and short walk to the San Juan de Chuccho village (2300m). Get together with the children and locals from this valley, participation in agricultural and other activities. Lunch + Dinner and Family Lodge or Camping.

COLCA CANYON TREKKKING 2DAY 2: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO VILLAGE – COSÑIRHUA AND MALATA VILLAGE – PACLLIA CACTUC FOREST – LLAHUAR HOT SPRING

At 7am country breakfast and then star the trek through pre Inca terraces and fruit trees along the way. After 1 of hiking up arrival to Cosñirhua village where we visit a local family, they will show how make their own economy according nature resource of this area. Continue hiking we stop to visit a local museum of flora and fauna of this region. Cosñirhua and Malata (2600m) are located on right bank of the canyon and protected by mountainous range.
Hiking through cactus forest and seeing the majestic Colca River and huge volcanic cliffs on the both side of the river, along the way is possible to pick up plenty of cactus fruits (January to May) and if you are lucky is possible to see Condor flying over the mountains look for their food. After 4 hour of trekking across Pacllia valley, this village is complete cover by Tuna cactus and makes very interesting to see many type of birds, medicinal plants and local people working on their daily activities just next to our trail.
After 6 hours we cross the Llatica River by raft bride and from there continue to Llahuar lodge. Llahuar is a nice and peaceful place running by local family. Lunch is located between the encounter of Colca and Llatica Rivers and that makes very nice place to spend the night. After lunch you are free all afternoon to enjoy the hot spring (40ºC) next of the river. At 7pm nice dinner accompanied by wonderful starry sky over the mountains, tonight we stay in bamboo cabins. Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner and Family Lodge or Camping.

COLCA CANYON TREKKKING 3Day 02: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO VILLAGE – COSÑIRHUA AND MALATA VILLAGE – PACLLIA CACTUC FOREST – LLAHUAR HOT SPRING

At 7am country breakfast and then star the trek through pre Inca terraces and fruit trees along the way. After 1 of hiking up arrival to Cosñirhua village where we visit a local family, they will show how make their own economy according nature resource of this area. Continue hiking we stop to visit a local museum of flora and fauna of this region. Cosñirhua and Malata (2600m) are located on right bank of the canyon and protected by mountainous range.
Hiking through cactus forest and seeing the majestic Colca River and huge volcanic cliffs on the both side of the river, along the way is possible to pick up plenty of cactus fruits (January to May) and if you are lucky is possible to see Condor flying over the mountains look for their food. After 4 hour of trekking across Pacllia valley, this village is complete cover by Tuna cactus and makes very interesting to see many type of birds, medicinal plants and local people working on their daily activities just next to our trail.
After 6 hours we cross the Llatica River by raft bride and from there continue to Llahuar lodge. Llahuar is a nice and peaceful place running by local family. Lunch is located between the encounter of Colca and Llatica Rivers and that makes very nice place to spend the night. After lunch you are free all afternoon to enjoy the hot spring (40ºC) next of the river. At 7pm nice dinner accompanied by wonderful starry sky over the mountains, tonight we stay in bamboo cabins. Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner and Family Lodge or Camping.

COLCA CANYON TREKKKING 4Day 03:LLAHUAR HOT SPRING – AREQUIPA

Today we have two options on the way to Arequipa, see below:

OPTION A: If you book your trip with Backpacker Service (join a group) you will walk up at 2am and then have simple breakfast and start the trekking following a serpentine trail up to Cabanaconde (5 hours). You will approximately 3 hours in the dark until the first sun rising. This is the hardest part of this trek. Arrival to Cabanaconde we try another delicious breakfast and then transfer to the Condor cross to see again the flight of the birds or if you like we can have directly transfer (public bus) to Chivay and there you have plenty of time to enjoy the hot spring of la Calera. Return to Chivay to have lunch and after that we take our public bus to travel back to Arequipa, normally the bus arrive Arequipa between 4-6pm.
OPTION B: If you book Private VIP Service is the best way for this day. You can wake up at 5 or 6am we breakfast as we watch the sunrise light up the canyon. A short (two hour) relatively level trek along the left bank of the Colca River, takes us across abandoned terraces completely covered by cactus through a small valley called Soro (2050m). All too quickly we pass abandoned farms and several working farms, pick our last tuna (January to April), offered by the farmers and then we cross a suspension bridge over the Colca river to meet our 4WD. It’s a breathtaking drive back up the canyon along a serpentine road smoothly executed by our experienced drivers. The views beckon us to make several photographic stops because it’s hard to imagine that what’s to come can quite match the current scene. The magnificent views continue for the next as we make our way to Huambo (2900m), a village surrounded by green terraces, a lovely town square, and a different group of people (do you know their ethnic identity?) wearing different local dress. At the highest point of our journey in the Andean range, at the “Mirador del “Ampato” we have a good view of the Ampato, a snow covered mountain. In 1995 the mummy of 14 year old “Juanita” was found by climbers. We continue on to see two small volcanoes in the vast Pampa de Qerqe (whose summit is only 300m). Descend to the coast of Arequipa and then we take the Pan-Americana highway to your hotel in Arequipa. The tour ends around 6pm. Breakfast + Lunch.

END OUR SERVICES

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

Small backpack (45lt)
Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec – April)
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Bottle of water
Sleeping bag -5ºC (Backpacker and group service only – We hire for $5 USD per day)
Flashlight and batteries
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
Sun block (sun protection cream)
Insect repellent
Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Swimsuit (you can swim in the hot springs – Chivay)

Map

Cañon del colca

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