Nestled within a narrow corridor of Peruvian Andes, Huayhuash
, this is one of the best mountain treks in the world and if life offered you only one alpine trek then this is it; the complete package.
By Greyhound and plane and bus again he travelled with two other young alpinists to the Cordillera Huayhuash
of the Andes, a remote and almost uninhabited part of northern Peru.
Exodus (0845 863 9601) offers 22-day escorted tour ex-Heathrow Aug 8 for pounds 2,533 on high altitude trek around Huayhuash
range of Peruvian Andes.
In the third phase of their trip, the pupils walked up to 20km a day to complete an eight-day high altitude trek as part of the famous Huayhuash
Circuit, where the highest peaks are over 4,900 metres.
The goal is the beautiful valley in the Cordillera Huayhuash
, the scene of Joe Simpson's Touching the Void epic.
Corporal John Ryan was part of a team of who travelled the spectacular Huayhuash
circuit in the south American country.
Maranon: Patrimonio Historico also describes an ecological diversity with massive glaciers: the cordilleras of Huayhuash
, Raura, Jancapampa, Huascaran, and Pelagatos, which offer an array of stunning snowcapped peaks, pristine lakes, and dazzling waterfalls of mystical fancy.
Signaller Sarah Kain, 20, of Lockwood, was in a team which travelled the Huayhuash
circuit in the north and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
THEMED HOLIDAYS TREKKING IN PERU: Sherpa Walking Holidays (020 8577 2717) offers 13-day fully supported trek in 21-day itinerary in Cordillera Huayhuash
via snow-covered peaks, glaciers and lakes, Lima and Huaraz for pounds 2,075.