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Llama Pack Project Hiking Trip in Peru - 2 Days

Peru
CCP010
For 1 person
2 Days
$997 each
$997 each

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Highlights

  • Opportunity to be an active part of a llama conservation and community development project
  • Visit the highland homes of the Chana Chana people and experience local village life
  • Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you trek through the mountains

Trek ancestral trail routes and hear stories from the local Chana Chana people on this two day expedition. This trek supports the Llama Pack Project that works to aid the development of high-Andean communities, conserve mountain ecosystems, and recover traditional uses and breeding of pack llamas.

What's Included?

  • Hotel pick up from the Sacred Valley
  • One nights' accommodation
  • Two breakfasts and one dinner
  • English/Spanish speaking local guide
  • Assistant guide
  • Llama guide
  • Pack llamas
  • Camping fee
  • Dining tent, tables, stools and picnic blankets

Home to 54 native Quechua speaking families, Cancha Cancha is on the verge of disappearing, forced by urban dwelling due to the lack of access to work and training opportunities. With family-owned llamas only being used once or twice a year, mostly to transport potato seeds, your participation in this conservation project provides an opportunity for them to use their llamas throughout the year and encourages sustainable business within the community. The Llama Pack Project now works with twenty families from the high-Andean communities in the Urubamba Mountain Range.

Day 1:

Departing from the town of Huaran, you will meet your guides and their llamas before taking local transport towards Saywapata, the start point of your trek. After preparing the llamas, you will set off in direction of Cancha Cancha, soaking in the stunning natural landscape that surrounds you at every angle. This two hour journey is of a moderate incline and includes rest stops and a picnic brunch along the way. At 3955 metres above sea level, you will reach Cancha Cancha, located in the magnificent mountains of the Sacred Valley. Here you will have some time to explore the town and meet the locals before preparing your camping gear for the night. You will be treated to a delicious afternoon tea and dinner before getting some rest for tomorrow's activities.

Day 2:

Rise and shine for an early breakfast and enjoy some more time to wander the streets of Cancha Cancha as you observe the locals going about their daily life. Discover their highland homes and listen to their stories before departing mid-morning. Be captivated by the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, imposing glaciers and local flora and fauna as you trek back to the starting point. Finishing back in Huaran, you'll enjoy a refreshing drink as you say your goodbyes to your new found friends.

Please note, flights are not included in this package.

Session Length

This experience runs for two days/one night and is available as a daily departure.

Restrictions

THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS.

Guidelines

  • Please advise of any dietary or medical requirements at the time of booking
  • A regular level of fitness is required to participate in this experience. Distance covered is approximately 14km. Altitude: 2700 - 3950 metres
  • Exclusions: International and domestic flights, sleeping bag and tent, visas, travel and medical insurance, all services, meals other than those indicated above, all items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips
  • Travel insurance is mandatory to participate in this experience

Cancellation

All cancellations must be received in writing and will be subject to the following cancellation charges from the date the written cancellation is received:

  • More than 60 days prior to departure; loss of deposit plus any administration fees
  • Between 59 - 45 days prior to departure; 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 44 - 39 prior to departure; 50% of total tour cost
  • 38 days or less prior to departure; 100% of total tour cost
  • Any ‘no show’; 100% of total tour cost
  • The above mentioned cancellation fees are in addition to any that may be charged by travel agents, airlines, hotels or other tour operators
  • Rescheduling is permitted as long as changes are made more than 60 days prior to travel
  • Name changes permitted no later than 60 days prior to travel

Numbers on the Day

Tour runs with a minimum of two and maximum of 12 people.

Weather

As this tour involves multiple days of trekking outside, the itinerary may be modified to accommodate adverse weather conditions. This will be discussed with your guide in Peru.

Dress Code

Trekking shoes are recommended. Lightweight, quick dry clothes and a warm jacket for the evenings are suggested. Backpacks are recommended.

Other Info

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS. THIS TOUR DOES NOT TAKE PLACE IN AUSTRALIA.

This experience starts in the city of town of Huaran (approximately two hours from Cusco) in Peru.