|Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
|Range of Altitude||3,400m to 4,700m / 11,155ft to 15,420ft|
|Distance Covered||Approximately 40km|
The Olleros – Chavin trek is a relatively easy one, ideal for people of all ages and those who favour a change from the other busier trekking routes.
Start the 40 kilometre journey from the remote district of Olleros (with a population of about 3,000), located to the south-east of the Cordillera Blanca. Walking along trails dating back to the pre-Inca era and nearby villages, you will get a sense of how the locals live while appreciating views of surrounding peaks such as Mount Cashan (5,716m/18,753ft), Mount Uruashraju (5,722m/18,773ft) and Mount Shacsha (5,632m/18,478ft).
The trek ends with a visit to the famed Chavin de Huantar, an important archaeological site with beginnings as early as 1200BC. Founded by the Chavin civilisation, which is the oldest culture during the pre-Inca times, the complex features an intricate system of underground rooms and chambers. The site has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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