Llahuar Trek offers spring thermal water pools and a garden. It is located a 3-hour walk from Huaruro waterfalls and 9 km from Cabanaconde town.
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Service Available: Shared – Private guide/car
Overnight: Llahuar – Oasis (Sangalle)
Distance: Along the hiking inside the canyon you will walk around 7 – 9 kilometers.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate.
3 Day Cabanaconde to Llahuar Trekking
This 3 days trekking provides a tranquil environment with nice views and relaxing time. The trek from Llahuar to Sangalle includes the visit to small villages that still preserve their traditions and customs will enjoy the hot springs, geysers, to swim in the oasis, visiting the waterfalls with drops over 100 meters, and all the scenic beauty of the canyon.
Llahuar Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Arequipa – Cabanaconde – LLahuar
Pick up at 3AM from the hotel in Arequipa city and departure to Chivay town for having breakfast. Later we will continue by car to Cruz del Condor to spot the majestic king of the Peruvian Andes: the condor.
Arrive to Cabanaconde, at this town we will start the trekking inside the Colca Canyon (5 hours walking), with spectacular views.
The downhill route is a 7 Km challenge with sharp steep bends and stunning views. We will arrive to the Llahuar Bridge, where the Huaruro river flows into the Colca river.
Arrive to Llahuar lodge, accommodation and lunch. In the afternoon, you can relax in the natural hot springs or fishing trout in the river.
Dinner and overnight in the basic lodge.
Day 2: LLahuar – Sangalle (Oasis)
Breakfast and departure to Sangalle. Today it is mainly uphill and it is by far the less challenging day with nature at its best!
First we will stop in Paclla, continue to the Mirador de La Apacheta then climb up to the Mirador of Achachihua and finally down to the small village of Malata. Here we will the local church.
Then we will continue downhill to the Oasis of Sangalle where the natural pools will refresh us. Arrive to the lodge, after 4 hours walking; accommodation and lunch.
After lunch the tour guide will show you the local flora; dinner and overnight in the basic lodge.
Day 3: Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Arequipa
Today we will start the trekking up to Cabanaconde at 5AM. This is a 5 Km hike that in the space of two to three hours will take you from 2,100 to 3,200 meters above sea level.
On the way up, our guide will first help you find the rhythm and then each person, according to the individual pace, will reach the summit at leisure.
Arrive to Cabanaconde, breakfast and departure by car to Chivay town, along the way we will stop in: Wayrapunko view point, Maca town and Yanque hot springs, where we will spend time relaxing.Arrive to Chivay, buffet lunch and return to Arequipa.
On the way back to Arequipa, the car will stop at: Patapampa a ntural view point located at 4800 MASL from where we can watch the mountain range and Pampa Cañahuas, where we can watch vicuñas and alpacas. Arrive to Arequipa at 6PM.
How to get to Colca Canyon:
The Colca Canyon is located at 3 hours by private tourist transportation from Arequipa city and at 4 hours by local bus.
The best way to get there is to book a tour or trekking activity. Please contact Perou Voyage If you are looking for information on private car and driver from Arequipa to Colca Canyon.
What to Bring:
For the Llahuar Trek you just need to carry backpack with:
- Warm Jacket
- Trekking boots or shoes
- Insect Repellent
- Hat or cap
- Peruvian currency
Colca Canyon Fun Facts:
- Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon
- The Canyon is home of a great variety of flora and fauna
- The Condor can be seen at “Cruz Del Condor” and “Tapay” viewing point
- Other notable bird species present in the Colca include the giant hummingbird
- The path to the Oasis will takes you to summer season
- No matter how hard is trekking the Canyon, this Peru Andes paradise is well worth it.
- Colca hiking paths allow you to experience the full beauty and diversity of the area