This part of the trek is the most challenging as it involves a steep ascent to “El Abra de Warmihuañusca” (the literal translation meaning "where the woman dies ") at 4,200m. Participants will be challenged due to the constant climb up the steep slope leading up to the abra. Along the way, the natural environment will begin to change from a temperate valley to a cold landscape without trees. Before arriving at the abra, participants will come across camp “Llullupampa", located in a valley bordered by two crystalline streams. Here, participants will have the opportunity to rest for a while before resuming their walk to “Paso de Warmihuañusca”. Along this stretch is the only place where participants may experience a degree of altitude sickness. The area is characterized by strong winds and low temperatures. After crossing the abra, participants will take a break before descending to the valley of the river Pacaymayo, where a small waterfall, a camp and public toilets can be found. On this second day of trekking, the path is well defined and includes steep stairs which are almost vertical. It is very important, especially on this day for participants to set their own pace.
Elevation: min. 3,000 m, max. 4,200 m / Approximate Duration of the Trek: 8h
Distance: 10.2 km
Overnight in tent
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included