Colca Canyon

Llahuar Trek

3 Days 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. Llahuar Trek provides a tranquil environment with nice views and relaxing time. Hike 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 – Cruz del Condor - 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.

Includes:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Overnight in Lllahuar (basic accommodation and shared bathroom) and Sangalle (basic accommodation with private bathroom)
Meals: 3 breakfasts – 3 lunches - 2 dinners
Snacks
Walking Sticks
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

Not Includes:

Beverages
Mules
Tips


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Llahuar Trek 3 Days Backpacker Service $180 American Dollars
Private Vip Service (private transportation and guide)
2 participants $310 American Dollars
3-4 paticipants $
5 to more participants $


What You Need to Bring

Small backpack 60lt
Trekking shoes
Flashlight
One complete change of clothing
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
Sunblock
Rain jacket or poncho (December to april)
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
One complete change of clothing
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Sun block (sun protection cream)
Camera
Sunglasses and swinsuit for the hot springs
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun

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 Valley is a wonderful and colourful andean valley with small towns with andean terraces on the both side of the Canyon
The valley is at its most beautiful in April and May, when the fields are green and the mountains snow-capped