A Truly Spectacular Alpine Circuit in the Andes

Trekking the Cordillera Huayhuash

Peru

18 Days

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    Overview

    The tremendous ice range of Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash is topped with knife-edged 20,000-foot peaks that attract climbers from around the world. Our classic 12-day trek makes a complete circuit of this magnificent range, crossing eight high passes with near-constant panoramas of towering Andean giants, including Yerupajá (21,709'), the second-highest mountain in Peru, and the icy fang of Jirishanca (20,099'). Along the way, we'll camp by the stunning turquoise lakes that bejewel this region. The hiking is challenging but rewarding, and the vast blue skies and soaring condors add to the allure. We only offer this trip once a year, so don't miss your chance!

    Arrive: Lima, Peru

    Depart: Lima, Peru

    Highlights

    • Challenging trek circling the ice-draped peaks of Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash massif
    • Spectacular campsites at remote turquoise lakes, incredible views of glacier-clad peaks
    • Hike across seven breathtaking mountain passes, including Punta Cuyoc (16,600'), the highest
    • Exploration Day at Laguna Carhuacocha, with hiking options
    • Mountain town of Huaráz (10,200'), where Huascarán (22,205'), Peru's highest peak, dominates the skyline

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      From Lima, we head north to the mountain town of Huaráz (10,200'), where Huascarán (22,205'), Peru's highest peak, dominates the skyline. Our warm-up hikes bring us to the archaeological site of Wilkahuaín and to Lake Churup, set below the Churup Glacier at 14,700 feet.

      From our first high pass, Cacanampunta (15,400'), panoramas include the summits of Ninashanca and Jirishanca, and we may start to see soaring condors. We cross our second pass, Carhuac (15,150'), to reach our beautiful lakeside camp at Laguna Carhuacocha, where the vertical rock faces and ice flutings of Yerupajá are right in front of us—sunsets are sublime here.
      From the farming community of Huayhuash, we climb to the top of Portachuelo Huayhuash (15,700'), then ascend two more mountain passes, including Punta Cuyoc (16,564') and Santa Rosa Pass (16,600'), the highest point on our trek. We'll have an Exploration Day at our Laguna Jurau camp, with a choice to hike to a high vantage point of the dramatic peak of Siulá and part of the route of the near-fatal climb depicted in the gripping adventure film Touching the Void.
      After crossing two more passes, Tapush (15,711') and Yaucha (15,900'), and enjoying spectacular final views from our lake camp at Jahuacocha, we head back in Huaraz on Day 17 for a festive Farewell Dinner. Return to Lima and depart on Day 18 (or Day 19 if your flight departs the following day).

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels and full-service camping
      • All meals included except 2 dinners as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Camp staff, group camping and cooking equipment
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport Hotel

      Lima, Peru

      Day 1 (1 night)

      Very conveniently located at the Lima international airport, this hotel is just a two-minute walk across the street from the terminal, and you can wheel your bags (no need to take a taxi). Rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

      Hotel Club Andino

      Huaraz, Peru

      Days 2-4 (3 nights)

      A 10-minute uphill walk from the main plaza, the Swiss-owned Hotel Club Andino is the best available in the remote mountain town of Huaraz. It offers clean and comfortable rooms, plenty of hot water for showers, and stunning views of the Cordillera Blanca. The restaurant offers Swiss specialties and the...

      Cordillera Huayhuash Trek Camps

      Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru

      Days 5-16 (12 nights)

      On the trail, you are accompanied by our experienced team of trail guides, and all your gear is carried for you (leaving you free to hike with just a daypack to hold your camera, water bottle, rain jacket, etc.). Accommodations are in sturdy mountain-style tents. Camp amenities include a dining...

      Hotel Club Andino

      Huaraz, Peru

      Day 17 (1 night)

      A 10-minute uphill walk from the main plaza, the Swiss-owned Hotel Club Andino is the best available in the remote mountain town of Huaraz. It offers clean and comfortable rooms, plenty of hot water for showers, and stunning views of the Cordillera Blanca. The restaurant offers Swiss specialties and the...

      Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport Hotel

      Lima, Peru

      Day 18 (1 night)

      Very conveniently located at the Lima international airport, this hotel is just a two-minute walk across the street from the terminal, and you can wheel your bags (no need to take a taxi). Rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 6, Very Strenuous, according to our trip grading system. It is expected that each participant be in excellent health and physical condition.


      Average Hiking Day
      • 6-7 hours
      • 2,000-2,500 feet gain/loss
      • Altitudes range from 10,000 to 15,000 feet, but there are several passes over 15,000 feet to cross and one pass of 16,600 feet
      Challenge Days
      • Day 9: 9-10 hours, with a steep ascent to the pass and a long descent
      • Day 15: 8 hours, 2,400 feet gain/loss
      How Tough is This Trip?
      • You need to be able to hike on uneven, rocky terrain on mountain trails at high elevations. You must feel comfortable and confident on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, with recent experience hiking at least 8 miles in a day (preferably at high altitude).

      Review Trip Level Details
      Trail conditions can be primitive, and there is much up-and-down hiking (often 2,000- to 3,000-foot gain or loss in elevation per day). An average day's walk is seven or eight hours. With rest stops and photo stops, few people walk faster than one mile an hour in a mountainous region. Some hiking days are shorter than others, and some days are more difficult than others due to altitude gain and loss.
      Being so close to the equator, Peru has only two seasons: a dry season from April to October, and a wet season from December to March. Altitude is the main factor controlling the climate. In the mountains, you'll encounter sunny days with daytime temperatures ranging between 65°F and 70°F, dropping to the 40s and lower at night. The sun is very strong at high altitude and it can often be warm enough to hike in shorts and a t-shirt. However, it can also get extremely cold; if you're familiar with mountain weather, you know how suddenly it can get cold even in the daytime if the sun slips behind a cloud. Nighttime is always cold and temperatures can drop to below freezing. Be prepared with warm layers for cold nights. Rain should not be a problem on our trek, but always keep in mind that mountain weather is unpredictable and sudden storms can occur, especially on high mountain passes. The best preparation for the changeable climate of the high Andes is to dress in layers. Lima lies in a coastal desert where rainfall is rare and temperatures are usually warm (70s and 80s).
      Accommodations on the trail are in sturdy mountain-style tents. Camp amenities include a dining tent with a table and chairs (with backs), meals prepared by our trained staff, and a toilet tent. Our camp crew takes care of all camp chores, including bringing a basin of warm washing water, and tea or coffee to your tent each morning. Most members bring their own sleeping bag, but we can arrange for you to rent one if you prefer.
      On trekking days, breakfast is normally a light meal of pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, or something similar, along with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Lunch is served picnic-style in a scenic spot along the trail, perhaps chicken salad, potato salad, guacamole salad, or macaroni salad, along with fruit, cheese, bread, and chocolate bars for extra energy. At camp, we have late afternoon tea (or coffee or cocoa) and snacks such as popcorn, cookies, or crackers, which hit the spot after a long day on the trail. Dinner, served to us in a dining tent with a table and chairs, is delicious hot soup followed by a substantial main course and a dessert. Please let us know of any dietary needs and we will accommodate as best as possible.

      On a typical trekking day, wake-up is around 7:00 am, when a cup of hot tea or coffee and a basin of warm washing water are brought to your tent by one of the camp crew. After packing up our duffels and having breakfast, we set off on the trail while the crew strikes camp and the porters shoulder their loads. The crew passes us by midmorning to get ahead and prepare our lunch. We typically walk for three or four hours in the morning, then stop for a leisurely lunch of an hour or more at a scenic spot on the trail. After lunch, we walk for another three hours or so until we reach our next night's camp. The porters and crew pass us in mid-afternoon and usually have camp set up by the time we arrive. At camp, we have late afternoon tea (or coffee or cocoa) and snacks. Before dinner in the dining tent, there's free time to read or relax. Temperatures drop quickly as the sun drops behind the peaks, and it can get very cold at night, so have a few extra layers of clothing ready. It gets dark fairly early (around 6:30 pm). After dinner, we can chat away the evening in the dining tent or read by flashlight until bedtime.

      For the most part, you can hike at your own speed. There is always a guide in the lead, usually the Trip Leader or the camp manager, who supervises the crew, and a "sweeper" who trails behind the slowest hiker to ensure that no one becomes lost on the trail. Most groups tend to spread out over the trail, taking photos, stopping to rest, and enjoying the scenery. We ask you not to hike ahead of the leader because trails are often not well-marked. If you feel breathless during a long ascent or wobbly during a long descent, by all means, stop until you feel restored.

      This is one of the more remote treks offered and with that comes unique experiences on the trail. Tour companies are not allowed to set up standard toilet tents at camps and instead will use communal bathrooms shared with locals and other hikers. They are basic flush toilets.

      There will be dogs on this trek. Local dogs tend to "pick up" groups from the beginning and will often stay with us throughout the trek. They are not aggressive, and over the many, many years on this trail we have found that most guests enjoy the camaraderie. They will be on the trail and in camp, so if you have a fear or dislike of dogs, this may not be the trek for you

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      "Can't say enough about this trip. It was wonderful and challenging."

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      "I am so glad I took this trip. It was challenging, it was beautiful, it was wild—what could be better! Please continue to offer these types of treks that go beyond ‘glamping’ and offer a true wilderness experience!"

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      "This is the best trip I have done so far. I really loved the scenery, the rigors of the hikes, and the peace of being away from crowds."

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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Be sure to allow sufficient time to acquire this before your trip. <br><br>It is very important to carry photocopies of your passport's photo page and any acquired visa pages for your trip (if applicable) in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.","Custom_Visas_and_Entry_Notes":"US citizens do not need a visa for countries visited on this trip. If you are a citizen of any country other than the US, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.","Custom_Money":"The unit of currency in Peru is the nuevo sol. We suggest you bring your funds in US cash. It is VERY IMPORTANT to bring new, crisp bills in good condition! Bills that are worn or even have a small tear in them are unusable. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted at major hotels and stores. Traveler's checks are not recommended as they can be difficult and time-consuming to cash. There are ATMs in the Lima airport. Before you travel, ask your bank if your PIN number will work in ATMs in the countries you are traveling in. Foreign ATMs do not accept PIN numbers longer than four digits, and they often don't have a zero button or won't accept PINs that start with zero. <br><br>If you plan to use your credit cards abroad, it is a good idea to call your credit card company before you depart and advise them that you will be using the card in the country or countries you are visiting. This will let them know that your card is not being used in a fraudulent way by someone else. <br><br>You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, any meals listed as &#8220;on your own&#8221; in the trip itinerary (approx. $8-$15 for lunches and $15-$25 for dinners), for international and domestic airport departure taxes, and for personal items such as beverages.","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but over the years, clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward guides for outstanding service. A range of reference is listed below. <br><br>- Crew group gratuity: $110-$130 USD per trip member for the drivers, cooks, camp assistants, etc.<br>- WT Trip Leader: $120-$160 USD per trip member <br><br>The Wilderness Travel Trip Leader can be paid in US dollars. The pooled crew gratuity should be in local currency, preferably in smaller denominations; some US dollars are fine as well (the Trip Leader will facilitate this). All currency should be in excellent condition, with no rips, tears, or writing on the US dollars. The Trip Leader takes care of gratuities for luggage handling when you are with our guide and group, waiters at restaurants, and drivers. <br><br>There is also an opportunity at the end of the trek to make a group donation to the porters of any equipment and clothing you don't want to bring home (socks, shirts, flashlights, etc.). They and their families really appreciate this. Clothing donations should not be intended to replace the cash tip.","Custom_Food":"Please reach out to us directly to discuss any dietary restrictions or concerns you may have. We can easily make arrangements for most diets, but please keep in mind that certain cultural differences or logistical limitations can make it difficult or at times impossible to accommodate all requests. With this in mind, please inform us at least eight weeks before your trip if you have a special diet, and any food allergies in particular, so we can do our best to meet your needs.","Custom_Communications":"<strong>Telephone<\/strong><br>The international dialing code for Peru is 51. Please contact your cell phone company for specific instructions for international use.<br><strong><br>Email &amp; Internet Access<\/strong><br>All hotels on this trip have free Wi-Fi. There is no internet access on the trek.","Custom_Electricity":"Peru has 220-volt current. Plugs have two round pins or two flat-blade pins. Bring a converter and plug adapter kit for appliance use.","Custom_Laundry":"Laundry service is available at most of the hotels. There is no laundry service on the trek.","Custom_Ship_Notes":"","Custom_Inoculations":"No inoculations are required for entry into Peru and Bolivia. Entry requirements and international health situations are subject to change; check with the Centers for Disease Control for updates. All shots should be entered on your International Health Card (yellow card), which is provided by the facility giving the shots. Keep it with your passport while traveling. This provides an important personal record for you to refer to when making future travel plans. We recommend you discuss the following with your physician: <br><strong><br>Yellow Fever: <\/strong>A Yellow Fever shot is strongly recommended if you are traveling to the rainforest or if you plan to travel to Bolivia. For most travelers, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides long-lasting protection and a booster dose of the vaccine is not needed. However, some travelers may require a booster dose. Also, certain countries might require a booster dose of the vaccine; visit <a href=\"https:\/\/wwwnc.cdc.gov\/travel\/\">cdc.gov\/travel<\/a> for information on specific country requirements. Have proof of the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport. Health officials at borders often (but not always) request proof of the shot. <br><br>Please note: According to the CDC, people 60 years or older may be at increased risk for serious adverse events following vaccination, compared with younger persons. This is particularly true if they are receiving their first yellow fever vaccination. If you are over 60, please discuss this with your physician. <br><br>If you are advised to decline the vaccine, please get a written waiver from your physician or travel clinic in case you might need it during the visa application process. <br><strong><br>Polio:<\/strong> People who have received the primary series of at least three doses of polio vaccine are considered fully immunized. People who are unsure of their status should receive the vaccine (three doses spaced at intervals).<br><strong><br>Hepatitis:<\/strong> The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A and are worthwhile if you travel regularly to developing countries. <br><strong><br>Tetanus Booster:<\/strong> It is very easy to get a small cut. A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years). <br><strong><br>Typhoid: <\/strong>The CDC recommends the shot or the oral vaccine, Vivotif Berna, a course of four capsules, one every other day for a week, with full effectiveness reached in a week. You may not be able to take the oral vaccine simultaneously with mefloquine (for malaria prevention). <br><br>","Custom_International_Health":"","Custom_Malaria_Prevention":"<strong>For Rainforest Extension Only<\/strong><br>Malaria is a serious but preventable disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. All travelers to the Amazon are urged to take antimalarial medications, available only by prescription. Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. In addition to medication, a further precaution against malaria is to wear long sleeves and long pants at dusk. Thin clothing should be sprayed with insect repellent, especially around the elbows and ankles. Use repellent containing DEET. <br><br>If, after returning from your trip, you have a persistent fever with chills, muscle aches, and headache, report to your doctor the possibility of exposure to malaria. <br><br>For further malaria information, consult your doctor or the CDC Malaria Hotline (<a href=\"https:\/\/www.cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers\/\">cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers<\/a>) or by phone at 888-232-3228.<br> <br><br>","Custom_Staying_Healthy":"On the trek, our camp crew is well trained in hygienic practices. Our drinking water is filtered and is available each day at camp for filling your water bottles. A basin of washing water is put out before meals so you can wash your hands before eating. In hotels, don't brush your teeth with tap water; use bottled water. Don't use ice in your drinks unless you are sure it was made with treated water. When in doubt, ask your Trip Leader for guidelines.","Custom_Getting_In_Shape":"For maximum enjoyment of the trip, you must be in good shape and ready to hike at high altitudes. We strongly urge you to train for the trip with regular hiking, especially over hills and uneven terrain. Running, swimming, bicycling, and stair-climbing are all great options as well. As you progress, practice these hikes with your loaded daypack (full water bottle, camera gear, jacket). The object is to improve your overall level of fitness and aerobic capacity and get your legs and lungs in shape for the Andes. As the time for departure approaches, try to climb a high peak near you or go on strenuous weekend hikes that involve 6-7 hours of uphill and downhill walking. Your feet should be fully prepared and accustomed to long days in sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots.","Custom_Medical_Care":"","Custom_Altitude_Considerations":"Individuals vary widely in their ability to acclimatize. Since physical fitness does not confer any protection or facilitate acclimatization, it is impossible to predict how you will adapt to the altitude. The greatest protection is avoiding rapid ascents and allowing time for acclimatization. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is not uncommon at the altitudes reached in the high Andes. Early symptoms of AMS include headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, vomiting, dry cough, irregular breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling of the ankles and eyelids.<br><br>It is not uncommon to experience some of these symptoms when you first arrive at high altitude and then have them decrease in severity within a few days. It is important that you inform your Trip Leader immediately of any symptoms or discomfort, however minor, so that he or she can help you monitor the situation. While acclimatizing, avoid pushing yourself too hard, however physically fit you may be or feel. Pace yourself comfortably, rest often. You may find that you hike more slowly than others in the group, or more slowly than you are used to.<br><br>Proper hydration is essential at high altitude. You need to drink much more fluid than you are used to. Try to drink even if you're not feeling thirsty. Avoid caffeine, which is a diuretic, and avoid alcohol, which is dehydrating. Cut down on salt. Your appetite will probably decrease, but it is still important to eat well (especially carbohydrates), even if you're not feeling well. Sleeping pills and narcotic painkillers (such as codeine) should not be used at altitude because they depress respiration.<br><br>Severe progressions of AMS are high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Symptoms of HAPE include breathlessness that continues at rest, severe cough with watery or bloody sputum, and noisy, bubbling breath. Symptoms of HACE include extreme weariness, vomiting, severe headache, staggering walk, and changes in behavior. If any such symptoms develop, you must notify the Trip Leader immediately and descend to a lower altitude at once.<br><br><strong>Diamox (Acetazolamide)<\/strong><br>The prescription drug Diamox is now accepted as an effective prophylactic against the early symptoms of altitude sickness. Most people start taking it a day before going to altitude and continue until they feel they are comfortably acclimatized, although some decide to continue its use throughout their time at altitude. Consult with your physician for directions concerning proper usage and dosage. You can also read more about it <a href=\"https:\/\/www.himalayanrescue.org\/health-problems\">himalayanrescue.org\/health-problems<\/a>. <br><br>Please note: it is not effective in dealing with more serious symptoms of altitude sickness and it is important you keep your Trip Leader informed of any symptoms you are feeling.","Custom_Reading_List":"Elevate your travel experience by delving into this curated collection of books tailored to your upcoming adventure. They will not only entertain but also provide invaluable insights into the history, culture, cuisine, wildlife, mountain trails, or even folklore of the places you're about to explore. Discover the perfect companions for your journey ahead by <a href=\"https:\/\/bookshop.org\/lists\/wilderness-travel-trekking-the-cordillera-huayhuash\">following the link<\/a> or scanning the QR code.","Custom_Photography":"","Custom_Cultural_Considerations":"","Custom_Giving_Back":"","Custom_Enviromental_Concerns":"We have instituted policies to reduce the impact our trekking groups have on the areas we visit:<br><br><strong>Bathing and Washing<\/strong><br>Wilderness Travel provides a hot bowl of water at your tent for simple sponge-bath bathing morning and evening. There are no shower facilities while on trek. Our crew can offer you more hot water if you wish to wash your hair during the trek. It's important to use biodegradable soap and to rinse off your soap well away from streams and other water sources.<br><br><strong>Toilet Facilities<\/strong><br>We use shared toilet facilities with other campers and the local village communities we pass through on this trek. All trekking companies are obligated to use the village facilities and are not allowed to dig toilets or provide our own eco-toilets. Wilderness Travel has a crew member to help keep the toilets as clean as possible during our group's camp stay. These facilities are very basic.<br><br><strong>Garbage<\/strong><br>Please carry a small plastic bag in your daypack to store your garbage throughout the day. Bring all tissues, wrappers, and other garbage with you to camp where the staff can bury or burn them. We ask that you carry your own non-burnable garbage, especially used batteries and plastic products, back home for proper disposal since there are limited facilities in Peru.","Custom_Shopping_and_Souvenirs":"","Custom_Seasickness":"","Custom_Explore":"","Custom_Additional_Information":"","Custom_Essentials":"<ul><li>Air tickets (or E-tickets)<\/li><li>Passport<\/li><li>One other picture ID, such as a driver's license<\/li><li>International Health Card (&#8220;Yellow Card&#8221;) with proof of Yellow Fever inoculation within the last 10 years (if you are extending your trip to Bolivia or the Amazon)<\/li><li>Expense money<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Luggage":"Airline luggage service to Lima is reliable, but you should carry or wear your hiking boots on your flights to make sure they arrive with you. <br><br><ul><li>Duffel bag with small padlock (must be unlocked for travel). We recommend a minimum size of 30\" x 15\" and a maximum of 36\" x 18.&#8221; Your duffel will be cinched very tightly for loading on the pack animals, so it is essential that you have a sturdy duffel. Note: Wheeled duffels cannot be used because they are rigid and can't be securely strapped to the horses.<\/li><li>Daypack, large enough for a fleece jacket, rain gear, water bottle, camera, and other items you want on the trail. It should be a shoulder pack (not a fanny pack) with a supporting waist belt. Packs with a capacity of 25-35L are recommended. Try hiking with your pack before the trip to make sure it is comfortable.<\/li><li>(Optional) Small roll-up duffel if you are an avid shopper.<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Clothing":"Dress on the trip is very informal, with the exception of two or three city dinners for which you may want to dress up a little (jackets are not required for men).<br><br>It is very important to have appropriate clothing for trekking. This is a high altitude trek and the temperatures can fall below freezing at night when we are in our higher altitude camps. Temperatures can drop quickly during the day if it is cloudy, and the winds can be strong, particularly as we cross passes. Prepare well with layers for all conditions. <br><br><strong>Fabrics<\/strong><br>An insulating base layer (top and bottom) beneath your hiking clothes will keep you warm and comfortable. Capilene, fleece, and other synthetic fabrics are excellent, as are lightweight wool insulating layers by Patagonia, Icebreakers, and SmartWool. Cotton is not a good insulator, especially as a first layer next to the skin. Once it gets wet from perspiration, it stays wet and keeps you cold.<br><br><strong>Shell Clothing<\/strong><br>Shell clothing includes jackets and pants that protect from rain and wind. Gore-tex and equivalent fabrics are waterproof and breathable. Shell clothing should be roomy enough to fit over other layers of clothing. <br><br><strong>The clothing list below is provided as a guideline only. Even if you do not use each item listed, it's better to be prepared. <\/strong> <br><br><ul><li>Gore-Tex rain\/wind shell jacket with hood. A poncho is not adequate raingear for a trek.<\/li><li>Gore-Tex rain\/wind pants (preferably with leg zippers so that they can be taken off without removing your boots)<\/li><li>Down, fiberfill, or thick fleece jacket. Temperatures can be below freezing at night.<\/li><li>Fleece sweater<\/li><li>Hiking pants&mdash;jeans are not suitable for trekking because they are made of dense cotton. Convertible hiking pants with zip-off legs are a practical choice. Some women like wearing a mid-calf hiking skirt with thermal underwear underneath; a skirt also provides some privacy for toilet purposes on the trail.<\/li><li>Lightweight cotton pants or jeans for city wear<\/li><li>Sturdy hiking shorts<\/li><li>Polypropylene, Capilene, or wool long underwear, bottoms and tops. Bring an additional set if you really feel the cold. You will appreciate it at camp and when you're sleeping.<\/li><li>Long-sleeved shirts. Fleece or quick-drying &#8220;travel&#8221; fabrics like nylon.<\/li><li>T-shirts. Synthetics are best for the trek; cotton will get soggy with perspiration.<\/li><li>Shade hat with a wide brim<\/li><li>Fleece hat for warmth<\/li><li>Fleece mittens or gloves<\/li><li>Fleece neck gaiter<\/li><li>Medium to heavyweight hiking boots (see Hiking Boots section)<\/li><li>Running shoes, Tevas, or other comfortable shoes for city wear<\/li><li>Hiking socks. Thorlo hiking socks (moisture-wicking synthetic with padded toes and heels) are excellent, as are SmartWool.<\/li><li>Casual socks for city wear<\/li><li>Underwear; synthetics dry faster<\/li><li>Sports bra for women (for trekking)<\/li><li>Bathing suit (for hotel pools)<\/li><li>Sleepwear (long underwear can double&mdash;remember, nights can be very cold)<\/li><li>Casual city\/hotel attire<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Hiking_Boots":"<strong>Your boots must be waterproof, warm, comfortable, and broken in! Please choose them carefully. <\/strong>For this trip, you need medium- to heavyweight hiking boots designed for on- and off-trail hiking with multi-day hikes in mind. Lightweight boots don't offer the high degree of ankle support and foot protection you need. Full-grain leather is extremely water-resistant and durable and is preferable to split-grain leather or nylon. Remember that full-grain leather boots tend to be stiffer and will need a break-in period. If you are shopping for new boots, ask your store about boots with built-in Gore-Tex-type waterproof barriers that enhance water-resistance. If you have old full-grain leather boots, coat them with a silicon waterproofing material to increase their water resistance. Waterproofing materials wear off over time and need to be re-applied. Gore-Tex boots are considered waterproof for one year unless the membrane is punctured.<br><br>If you're buying a new pair of boots, make sure a qualified salesperson gives you proper guidance in determining fit. Don't buy any boots that you are not permitted to return after wearing for several hours around the house. Blisters caused by improperly fitted or insufficiently broken-in boots are the most common and painful problem normally encountered on hiking trips. Before you depart, you should be able to wear your boots for a full, active day with no discomfort. Even boots you have owned for years can sometimes produce blisters when you are doing this amount of hiking. Limber up feet and boots before departure, and bring a good supply of Second Skin. Be sure to wear moisture-wicking synthetic socks. If you feel a &#8220;hot spot&#8221; forming while you're hiking, stop right away and apply Second Skin or something similar.<br><br>Running shoes are not sufficient for the hiking conditions you'll encounter, although they are comfortable to change into at night.","Custom_Equipment":"<ul><li>Down or fiberfill sleeping bag rated to 0&deg;F. You must have a very good, very warm bag suitable for the cold conditions of high altitude. Temperatures often drop to below freezing at night!<\/li><li>\rOptional&mdash;Sleeping bag liner to keep you extra comfy and warm<\/li><li>\rTherm-a-Rest or Ensolite sleeping pad, full length<\/li><li>\rHeavy-duty Hefty-type trash bags to line and protect your sleeping bag, duffel, and daypack (for protection from rain)<\/li><li>\rTwo sturdy reusable water bottles (preferably Nalgene), 1 qt. capacity. Wide-mouth bottles are easier to fill.<\/li><li>\rGood quality sunglasses with case. Side shields are recommended for high altitude treks. A spare pair of sunglasses is invaluable.<\/li><li>\rPersonal toiletries, biodegradable soap (Dr. Bronner's works quite well)<\/li><li>\rSmall, quick-drying washcloth or towel<\/li><li>\rStrong flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries; cold temperatures are tough on batteries. Bring a spare bulb as well.<\/li><li>\r\rAssorted plastic bags to organize items in your duffel (and to protect your camera and cell phone), and collect your garbage in during the day<\/li><li>\rToilet paper (Kleenex pocket packs are handy)<\/li><li>\rCollapsible walking stick or trekking poles. Hiking with a collapsible hiking pole, such as those by Leki and REI, helps to distribute your body weight, takes pressure off your knees, and improves your balance. Some hikers like using one pole, and others hike with two poles.<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Personal_First_Aid":"Every trip member should bring a small kit for personal use. Your own experience will influence your choices.<br><br><ul><li>Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Essential at high altitudes! We recommend mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide because they do not contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Brands such as Honest Company, Badger, and Alba Botanica are found in most sporting goods stores and drugstores.<\/li><li>Lip balm with sunscreen and\/or zinc oxide<\/li><li>Aspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol for muscle pain or headaches<\/li><li>Topical antibiotic (such as Neosporin) for cuts, bites, or sores<\/li><li>Insect repellent. Repellents with DEET are recommended. DEET content of about 30-35% is ideal (higher DEET content is not recommended). Wipe DEET off your hands before touching plastic surfaces (such as binoculars) because it can damage the plastic. Aerosol repellents are useful for spraying on clothes.<\/li><li>Blister kit, Second Skin. Look for the new long-lasting gel-type bandages that you can apply directly on blisters, such as Band-Aid Advanced Healing Bandages, Curad Gel Multi-Day Bandages, or Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Cushions.<\/li><li>Vaseline for nose\/lips (for dry air at altitude)<\/li><li>Anti-bacterial gel for hand washing<\/li><li>Wet Wipes (or similar product) for a quick wash-up<\/li><li>Antihistamine such as Benadryl and cold remedy such as Sudafed<\/li><li>Imodium for diarrhea. If you wish to bring an antibiotic for diarrhea prophylaxis, please consult your physician.<\/li><li>Prescription medications properly labeled<\/li><li>Electrolytes and Emergen-C or other soluble tablets to add to water for flavor and energy boosts.<\/li><li>Optional&mdash;Diamox for altitude acclimatization. See the information on Diamox in the Medical Information section.<\/li><li>Optional&mdash;personal steam inhaler (can help with congestion)<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Optional_Items":"<ul><li>Converter\/plug adapter for appliance use in hotels. Peru has 220-volt current; plugs have two round pins or two flat-blade pins.<\/li><li>Camera, spare batteries<\/li><li>Solar panel charger or portable battery bank<\/li><li>Money belt or neck pouch. Always carry your passport, credit cards, and cash with you in a money belt or neck pouch tucked down inside your shirt or blouse. Eagle Creek carries these products.<\/li><li>Reading\/writing material<\/li><li>Bandanas; good for protecting your neck from the sun and for use as handkerchiefs<\/li><li>Down booties<\/li><li>Binoculars<\/li><li>Travel clock<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Prohibited_Items":"","Custom_When_to_Go":"","Custom_Children":"","Custom_Tag_Line":"A Truly Spectacular Alpine Circuit in the Andes","Custom_Lodging":"6 nights hotels, 12 nights full-service camping","Custom_Meals":"All except 1 dinner","Custom_Difficulty":"Physically demanding 12-day trek, moderate to steep trails, 5-7 hours a day, altitudes of 11,000-16,600 feet","Custom_Currency_Exchange_Rate":"","Custom_Fuel_Surcharge":"","Custom_Signing_Up_For_a_Trip_-_Email":"","Custom_Optional_Hotel_Upgrades_-_This_Year":"","Custom_Optional_Hotel_Upgrades_-_Next_Year":"","Custom_Trip_Cost_Misc_Header":"","Custom_Trip_Cost_Misc_Text":"","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like":"<p>This trip is rated&nbsp;<strong>Level 6, Very Strenuous,<\/strong>&nbsp;according to our trip grading system. It is expected that each participant be in excellent health and physical condition.<div><br><\/div><div><strong>Average Hiking Day<\/strong><ul><li>6-7 hours<\/li><li>2,000-2,500 feet gain\/loss<\/li><li>Altitudes range from 10,000 to 15,000 feet, but there are several passes over 15,000 feet to cross and one pass of 16,600 feet<\/li><\/ul><strong>Challenge Days<\/strong><ul><li>Day 9: 9-10 hours, with a steep ascent to the pass and a long descent<\/li><li>Day 15: 8 hours, 2,400 feet gain\/loss<\/li><\/ul><strong>How Tough is This Trip?<\/strong><ul><li>You need to be able to hike on uneven, rocky terrain on mountain trails at high elevations. You must feel comfortable and confident on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, with recent experience hiking at least 8 miles in a day (preferably at high altitude).<\/li><\/ul><\/p>","Custom_Terrain":"Trail conditions can be primitive, and there is much up-and-down hiking (often 2,000- to 3,000-foot gain or loss in elevation per day). An average day&apos;s walk is seven or eight hours. With rest stops and photo stops, few people walk faster than one mile an hour in a mountainous region. Some hiking days are shorter than others, and some days are more difficult than others due to altitude gain and loss.","Custom_Getting_in_Shape":"","Custom_Weather":"Being so close to the equator, Peru has only two seasons: a dry season from April to October, and a wet season from December to March. Altitude is the main factor controlling the climate. In the mountains, you&apos;ll encounter sunny days with daytime temperatures ranging between 65\u00b0F and 70\u00b0F, dropping to the 40s and lower at night. The sun is very strong at high altitude and it can often be warm enough to hike in shorts and a t-shirt. However, it can also get extremely cold; if you&apos;re familiar with mountain weather, you know how suddenly it can get cold even in the daytime if the sun slips behind a cloud. Nighttime is always cold and temperatures can drop to below freezing. Be prepared with warm layers for cold nights. Rain should not be a problem on our trek, but always keep in mind that mountain weather is unpredictable and sudden storms can occur, especially on high mountain passes. The best preparation for the changeable climate of the high Andes is to dress in layers. Lima lies in a coastal desert where rainfall is rare and temperatures are usually warm (70s and 80s).","Custom_Accommodations":"Accommodations on the trail are in sturdy mountain-style tents. Camp amenities include a dining tent with a table and chairs (with backs), meals prepared by our trained staff, and a toilet tent. Our camp crew takes care of all camp chores, including bringing a basin of warm washing water, and tea or coffee to your tent each morning. Most members bring their own sleeping bag, but we can arrange for you to rent one if you prefer.","Custom_Cuisine":"On trekking days, breakfast is normally a light meal of pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, or something similar, along with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Lunch is served picnic-style in a scenic spot along the trail, perhaps chicken salad, potato salad, guacamole salad, or macaroni salad, along with fruit, cheese, bread, and chocolate bars for extra energy. At camp, we have late afternoon tea (or coffee or cocoa) and snacks such as popcorn, cookies, or crackers, which hit the spot after a long day on the trail. Dinner, served to us in a dining tent with a table and chairs, is delicious hot soup followed by a substantial main course and a dessert. Please let us know of any dietary needs and we will accommodate as best as possible.","Custom_Transportation":"","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Header_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-11T22:13:24 --><p>A Typical Trekking Day<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Text_1":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-11T22:12:43 --><p>On a typical trekking day, wake-up is around 7:00 am, when a cup of hot tea or coffee and a basin of warm washing water are brought to your tent by one of the camp crew. After packing up our duffels and having breakfast, we set off on the trail while the crew strikes camp and the porters shoulder their loads. The crew passes us by midmorning to get ahead and prepare our lunch. We typically walk for three or four hours in the morning, then stop for a leisurely lunch of an hour or more at a scenic spot on the trail. After lunch, we walk for another three hours or so until we reach our next night's camp. The porters and crew pass us in mid-afternoon and usually have camp set up by the time we arrive. At camp, we have late afternoon tea (or coffee or cocoa) and snacks. Before dinner in the dining tent, there's free time to read or relax. Temperatures drop quickly as the sun drops behind the peaks, and it can get very cold at night, so have a few extra layers of clothing ready. It gets dark fairly early (around 6:30 pm). After dinner, we can chat away the evening in the dining tent or read by flashlight until bedtime.<\/p><p>For the most part, you can hike at your own speed. There is always a guide in the lead, usually the Trip Leader or the camp manager, who supervises the crew, and a &quot;sweeper&quot; who trails behind the slowest hiker to ensure that no one becomes lost on the trail. Most groups tend to spread out over the trail, taking photos, stopping to rest, and enjoying the scenery. We ask you not to hike ahead of the leader because trails are often not well-marked. If you feel breathless during a long ascent or wobbly during a long descent, by all means, stop until you feel restored.<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Header_2":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-11T22:12:23 --><p>Important Notes<\/p>","Custom_What_the_Trip_is_Like_-_Text_2":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-11T22:12:11 --><p>This is one of the more remote treks offered and with that comes unique experiences on the trail. Tour companies are not allowed to set up standard toilet tents at camps and instead will use communal bathrooms shared with locals and other hikers. They are basic flush toilets.<\/p><p>There will be dogs on this trek. Local dogs tend to &quot;pick up&quot; groups from the beginning and will often stay with us throughout the trek. They are not aggressive, and over the many, many years on this trail we have found that most guests enjoy the camaraderie. They will be on the trail and in camp, so if you have a fear or dislike of dogs, this may not be the trek for you<\/p>","Custom_Trip_Level_Note_1":"","Custom_Trip_Level_Note_2":"","System_Choosing_the_Right_Trip":"<p>Adventure travel often involves exotic destinations, unusual levels of physical exertion, or activities you may not have participated in previously. We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. You can also access our complete library of detailed itineraries filled with enticing photos and videos, read bios of our Trip Leaders, find descriptions of trip accommodations, and check real-time availability of any trips that interest you.<\/p>","System_Helpful_Links":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:52:03 --><p>Wilderness Travel has compiled a list of useful websites for travelers. Find the Toucan Club tab on the home page of our website and choose Helpful Links: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/ toucan\/links\">saito8.com\/ toucan\/links<\/a>.<\/p>","System_About_New_Trips":"This is a new adventure and one that we are particularly excited about offering. However, as with all new departures, flexibility and a spirit of adventure are always appreciated! Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. Please practice social distancing, steer clear of potential COVID-19 exposure, and take an at-home antigen or lab based PCR test before you depart.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>$600 due at time of reservation <br \/>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}