Prices are not listed on this website because fluctuations in the US dollar exchange rate puts them immediately out of date.
If you would like to know the price of a particular trip, please contact us and we will send you a reply within 24 hours.
If you are looking for a variety of trips, for example a couple of day trips and a trek, we will then give you a special “package” price amounting to less than the sum of the individual trips.
If you wish, we can include in your tour price either: a transfer from Anta airport to your hotel in Huaraz by taxi, or the journey from Lima airport to Huaraz by public bus with the highly reliable and comfortable company Movil Tours, or the journey from Trujillo to Huaraz by public bus with the highly reliable and comfortable company Linea. Transfers back to Anta, Lima or Trujillo can also be included if required.
At QUECHUANDES we cater to all types of travellers.
The inclusions listed below are for a luxury service. If you are on a tighter budget, please contact us and we will send a list of what is included in our more basic service options
What is included in the price?
All food during the expedition is provided as part of the package. We offer a combination of Peruvian and Western dishes. The varied, good-quality, high-energy food prepared by our professional cook is specifically suited to rigorous activity. Breakfast:eggs, pancakes, porridge, toast, bread, butter, jam, honey, peanut butter, manjar blanco, nutella, instant coffee, tea (black, green, chamomile, anis, coca), milk, hot chocolate, yoghurt. Snack: chocolate bars, cereal bars, dried fruit (raisins and apricots), Brazil nuts. Packed Lunch: sandwiches (cheese, ham, egg, tuna, peanut butter), fruit juice, fresh fruit (orange, apple, prickly pear, mandarin, pear, granadilla, banana). Afternoon Snack: popcorn, crackers, biscuits, wonton with cheese, hot drinks. Dinner: starter: vegetable soup; main course: spaghetti Bolognese, pasta with tomato sauce, beef with rice and vegetables (lomo saltado), chicken with potatoes, corn, tomato sauce and rice (estofado de pollo), green beans with avocadoes, fried potatoes and rice (saltado de vainitas), beef with mash potato, rice and tomatoes, trout with rice and salad; dessert: jelly, chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, semolina, rice pudding, sponge cake, fruit.
We can also cater for vegetarians, vegans and people with any kind of special food requirements. Let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements, so that we can design a menu specific to your needs.
The list is provided to give you an idea of the kind of food we offer, but it is not always possible to get all the ingredients, due to lack of supplies or the seasons, so the menu can vary.
Please note that the food in the high camp is more basic, due to the difficult cooking conditions at such altitudes.
From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of trek, and from the finishing point of trek back to your hotel in Huaraz. We use minivans or 4x4 depending on the size of the group. GUIDE / ASSISTANT GUIDE
One fully qualified and experienced mountain guide accompanies groups of up to 2 people. For larger groups we provide an assistant guide as well, who speaks Spanish and basic English.
Our expert bilingual mountain guides speak fluent Spanish and either English or French as required, and hold first aid certificates in mountain rescue.
A professional cook who prepares a wide variety of healthy and delicious dishes, and who is trained to cook in a hygienic manner.
We provide the following:
• A good quality high mountain tent (double occupancy)
• A sleeping mat
• A sleeping bag if required
• Hiking poles if required
• Plastic mountain boots if required
• Crampons if required
• Technical ice axes if required
• Gaiters if required
• Gore Tex Gloves if required
• Any additional technical climbing equipment that is required
• Dining tent
• Table and chairs
• Table cloth
• Toilet tent
• Group medical kit
• Cooking stove
• All necessary dishes (knifes, forks, spoons, plates, cups, etc.), cooking utensils and pots • Gas light for use in the dining tent.
Muleteers (arrieros) are in charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them to camp.
The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group.
You are allowed to bring up to 15 kg of personal belongings that will be loaded on the donkeys. You will only carry your daypack during the day.
It is necessary to use porters from the Alpamayo Base Camp up to the High Camp of Alpamayo.
Porters are in charge of carrying all food, camping equipment and your technical equipment but not your personal belongings.
We only use porters who are certified by the Huascaran National Park.
We pick you up on arrival at the bus station in Huaraz and bring you to your hotel.
We pick you up from your hotel in Huaraz and drop you off at the bus station on departure
It is necessary to purchase a ticket to enter the Huascaran National Park, which is valid for a maximum of 30 days. Your guide will organise that for you.
The following things are provided:
• A cup of tea or coffee brought to your tent first thing in the morning
• A washing bowl with hot water brought to your tent first thing in the morning or/and the afternoon
• Soap and water to wash your hands.
• Toilet paper
• One information pack containing printed trip details and a detailed itinerary, a map of
Quitaraju, a Huaraz city map highlighted with recommended restaurants and shops, some postcards and leaflets.
What is not included in the price?
The following things are not included:
• First breakfast
• Last dinner
• Alcoholic beverages
• Soft drinks
• Medical treatment
• Travel insurance
• Additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early
• Additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation
• Items of a personal nature
• All other services and items not listed as included
Bottled water is not included, but it is possible to boil water at no extra cost to fill you water bottle with. This can be done in the morning before we set off on the trek and when we reach the camp in the afternoon. If you prefer to use water-purifying tablets, you must bring your own