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Alto de Pucaraju

Alto de Pucaraju (Peru)

Practical information on Alto de Pucaraju

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
In the Huaripampa Valley
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Alto de Pucaraju

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Alto de Pucaraju is a pass which joins up the Taulliraju and Pucaraju ranges.

My suggestion:
Make sure you have thermal underwear if you decide to go trekking in this region of Peru, it is very cold at night.
My review

Head to the Ancash region to discover Alto de Pucaraju, an Andean pass which joins up two mountains: Taulliraju and Pucaraju. To discover these Andean landscapes, you must go north of Peru, in the Cordillera Blanca, where you will find the famous Alpamayo, a mountain which is a source of wonder for everyone, not only Andeans!

At the heart of the Huaripampa Valley, between lagoons, pastureland and glaciers, a steep, narrow path led us to Alto de Pucaraju, at 4,650m altitude, between the Taulliraju and Pucaraju ranges, two summits of the Cordillera Blanca. This pass provides a spectacular view over the whole of the Cordillera Blanca. We were thus able to discover the Parón Lake and Chakrarahu.

There are many trips to discover the Cordillera Blanca and snowy summits but before setting off on your adventure, make sure you have the necessary equipment as well as major physical preparation. And yes, travelling in Peru is hard work!

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