Pastoruri Glacier Private Full-Day Tour From Huaraz

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels Huaraz (only Selected hotels), Santa Cruz Trek Hostel (exclusive)
  • Return Details :
    Dowtown Huaraz or Santa Cruz Trek Hostel: Avenida Interoceanica 719 (Altura Pasaje Huaullac)

Overview

Located in the south part of the Cordillera Blanca, Pastoruri is one of the glaciers left in the tropical areas of South America. The glacier is around 8 square kms in size and around 4km long with a terrestrial snow ending. It'r is retreating quickly, it has lost 22% of its size and 15.5% on its ice mass in the last 30 years.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Breakfast in the morning at hotel depart at 8am, driving south from Huaraz. At 25km we will visit Recuay province, continue to Ticampampa, Catac and to Pachacoto. From here we will turn east side on an unpaved road, enjoy wonderful landscapes of highlands full of straw and cold wind and traditional with sheep herders.

After 15km we will stop next to a small lake called Patococha for bird-watching (wild ducks, andean goose caracara birds and others). Then the next stop will be at Gasified water stream with drinkable natural sprinklewater flowing underground. Then we continue to next stop to view the enormous flowers of PuyaRaymondi, and a changing colour small lake at Pumapampa. The changing color is an effect of the radiation of the sun and mineral containing rocks inside the water.

After few kilometerswe will arrive to the Pastoruri parking place. From here to get to the Ice Mountain it's about 1km. You can join an easyhike or horse back ride to get to the snow mountain of Pastoruri. Once here you will enjoy walking around and visit the Iced Lake and Ice cave. After few hours of staying in Pastoruri we driveback the same way to Huaraz arriving around 6pm.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is formal

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel