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Andean Travel Web http://www.andeantravelweb.com
Specialists in customized outdoor sports such as backpacking, rock & ice climbing and mountain biking, equipment rental and tourist information. Offices located in Caraz (attractive town about 67km north of Huaraz)

Best Hike http://www.besthike.com
If you stop in Caraz, be sure to check in at Pony's just off the main square. They are closest to what is happening on Santa Cruz. If you are looking for a guide and/or pack animals for Santa Cruz.

Le Guide du Routard, Péru, Bolivie. 2010/2011 Une agence sérieuse et compétente. Location de materiel et de voitures, excursions de 1 jour, treks de longue durée, VTT et support logistique en tout genre (il peut par exemple vous procurer un muletier fiable, meme si vous ne partez pas avec un de ses guides). Alberto, le propio, est une préciuse surce d’infos (et ce, que vous passiez par lui ou non pour organiser votre trek).

Footprint Books, Peru handbook 2011, 8th Edition
Sucre 1266, near the Plaza de Armas, 043-391642,http://www.ponyexpeditions.com. Mon-Sat 0800- 2200. English, French and Quechua spoken, reliable information about the area. Owners Alberto and Aidé Cafferata are very knowledgeable about treks and climbs. They arrange local tours, trekking and transport (US$30 for up 4 people) for day excursions, and have a bulletin board where people who want to share transport for local excursions leave their name and contact details. Maps and books for sale, also equipment for hire, mountain bike rental (US$15 for a full day). Some dried camping food is available, also camping gas canisters and white gas. Agents for Cruz de Sur buses and LC Busre air tickets Lima–Huaraz. Highly recommended

Huaraz Guide http://www.huarazguide.com
Pony's Expeditions is located in the town of Caraz, about 67 km north of Huaraz. At an altitude almost 1,000m lower than Huaraz, this pleasant, less touristy town enjoys a lush warm atmosphere and is known by the locals as 'sweet Caraz'. Run by outdoor enthusiast Alberto Cafferata, Pony's Expeditions specializes in customized adventure sports such as trekking, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing and fishing in the Cordilleras Blanca, Negra and Huayhuash and Cusco area. Alberto speaks good English and reasonable French and is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful if you require information when planning a trip to the area.The range of services provided by Pony's Expeditions is extensive.

Frommers http://www.frommers.com
Tour Operators & Outfitters
In Huaraz and the Callejon de Huaylas, the top two agencies for mountain biking are Mountain Bike Adventures(tel.043/424-259;www.chakinaniperu.com), run by Julio Olaza, and Pony Expeditions (tel.043/391-642;www.ponyexpeditions.com), run by Alberto Cafferata.

Moon Travel Guides, 2011 Edition
Pony Expeditions (Jr. Sucre 1266, tel. 043/39-1642, www.ponyexpeditions.com) was founded in 1993 by Peruvian couple Aidé and Alberto Cafferata, and is the most solid adventure outfit in Caraz. It has top-rate equipment and offers a range of climbing, trekking, mountain biking, and fishing trips. Treks offered include the famous Santa Cruz loop (four days/three nights, starting from US$200 pp), Alpamayo (12 days/11 nights, starting from US$600 pp), bike rentals to Cañón del Pato (US$18 pp), and guided climbs on nearly all of the technical peaks around Laguna Parón. English and French are spoken and there is a good gear shop where you can rent camping equipment and buy camping gas cartridges and very good maps.

http://www.i-needtoknow.com
Our advice is that you stop in Caraz, even for lunch en route to the trailhead, to check in with Alberto Cafferata at Pony’s Expeditions just off the main plaza. They have a restaurant upstairs, Café de Rat. Pony’s are experts on this section of the mountains. Up-to-date advice on where, what and when. English & French are spoken. Information is free. Pony’s can organize guides, arriero, animals. Rent you any equipment you might need, last minute. (A cook tent, for example.) Don’t worry if the door is locked. Ring the bell.

Rough Guides A very professional organization that outfits and guides expeditions in the area They also run treks in other regions, such as the Cordillera Huayhuash, the Inca Trail and Ausangate.

Club Alpin Belge www.clubalpin.be
CONTACT
Notre contact sur place est l'agence " PONY'S EXPEDITIONS ". Alberto CAFFERATA se fera un plaisir de vous aider. Nous fûmes bénis des dieux de le rencontrer ! Il nous a organisé sur place toute la logistique, au prix convenu lors des contacts préalables sans aucune surprise. Vraiment à recommander.
Jiron SUCRE 1266 CARAZ - ANCASH - PERU
tél : +51 44 682848 - fax : +51 44 791642 - email : ponyexp@terra.com.pe

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