Trekking Olleros Chavin


A 3-day hike leading to the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chavín de Huántar. An archeological site constructed around 1200BCE and occupied by a pre-inca civilization, believed to be one of the oldest of Latin America. The site is located 2 km from the confluence of the rivers of Huachecsa and Mosna, in the upper basin of the Marañón River.

Day 01: Huaraz – Canrey Chico – Tzacracancha (3,800m/12,467ft)

After breakfast in your hotel, we will peak you up at 8am. We will drive for about 1h to reach the village of Olleros (3450m/11319ft), where our llama drivers will be waiting for us. From there, we will start a 5h hike to reach our first campsite, Tzacracancha. Overnight camping at 3800m.

Day 02: Tzacracancha – Yanashallash Pass (4,750m/15,580ft) – Shonqopampa (3,850m/12,631ft)

After breakfast, at 8am, we will hike for about 4h to reach Yanashallash Pass (4750m/15580ft). We will have lunch there, enjoying the panoramic view. Then we will hike down, passing by some paved pre-Inka trail, and a zig-zag path to Shonqopampa. Overnight camping at 3850m.

Day 03: Shonqopampa – Chavin de Huantar (3,100m/10,171ft) – Huaraz

After breakfast, we will start to hike down, passing many small villages. After 4h we will reach Chavin de Huantar (3100m/10,171ft), an archeological site (designated UNESCO World Heritage Site), built by some of the oldest civilization in latin America, the Chavin. You will learn about this pre-inca culture, their god, art, architecture, etc. Then, we will take the bus back, passing by Cahuish Tunnel (4450m), and arriving in Huaraz around 5pm. Transfer to your hotel.


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