Pastorruri Glacier

Daily Tours

Pastorruri Glacier

This full day tour encompasses a diverse range of subjects on the way to the Pastoruri Glacier, a glacier that’s rapidly receding due to climate change. Get face to face with the world’s largest bromeliad (plants), the Puya raimondi, visit the springs of carbonated water and the centuries old rock paintings.
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 5:30 pm Approx.
Route: Huaraz / Catac / Nevado Pastorury / Huaraz.

The tour will start at 9 am driving south side Huaraz. At 25km we will visit Recuay province at 3300masl, and continue to Ticampampa 3400masl, Catac 3500masl, continue to Pachacoto. From here we will turn east side by unpaved road wonderful landscape of highlands full of straw and cold wind, traditional for sheep herders. After 15km from highway we will stop next to small lake called Patococha for birds watching, wild ducks, andean goose, caracara birds and others. The next stop will be at Gasified water stream drinkable gasified water flowing underground, then continue to next stop at enormous flowers of Puya Raymondi and changing color.
Small lake at Pumapampachanging color is effect of radiation of the sun and mineral containing rocky inside the waterContinue to petroglyph paints, then after few km, approx 10, we will arrive to Pastoruri parking place, from here to get the Ice Mountain is about 1km. You can make easy hiking or horse back ride to get the snow mountain of Pastoruri. Once here you will enjoy walking around and visit the Iced Lake and Ice cave. After few hours in Pastoruri, we’ll get back the same way until catac for late lunch. After lunch we drive directly to Huaraz arriving around at 5 or 6pm.


  • Shared tourist transportation.
  • Official tourist guide.
  • First aid kit.
  • Permanent assistance.


  • Personal expenses.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance to the Huascarán National Park.

Price in American Dollars, per person:

Private Services
TOURS FOR FULL DAY SIC 1 pax 2 pax 4/6 pax 6/8 pax
Program H 04: Pastorruri Glacier 15 57 28 19 19

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