Huayhuash Mini Trek

  • 07 Day Trek
  • Fully Supported
  • All Inclusive

Hike one of the most beautiful trekking circuits in the world. This mini circuit takes us through the finest views and most beautiful campsites of the Cordillera Huayhuash circuit.

Trek Highlights

  • Unique Mountain Views
  • U – Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Trekking Details

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 65 Km
Maximum altitude: 4750m
Price: From USD– per person.

Season: April – October
Pickup and Drop-off: We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Huaraz City.
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What to Bring: We will provide a full gear list with information.


Lets Go! Vamos!

Day 1: Huaraz – Huallanca – La Union – Baños – Queropalca District

You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley and then through the Cordillera Huallanca Mountain Range passing some mining camps and towns to our camp at Queropalca District 3830m. There are opportunities for photo stops along the way. 7 to 8 hours drive.

Day 2: Queropalca – Laguna Carhuacocha Lake

From Queropalca we start ascending gently to our camp at the beautiful Laguna Carhuacocha 4150m with magnificent views of Nevados Jirishanca, Yerupaja and Siula Mountains. 4 to 5 hours walk.

Day 3: Extra Day at Laguna Carhuacocha Lake

We stay another night at Carhuacocha to enjoy the mountain views. We take a day hike up to the base of Yerupaja and Siula Grande where there are 3 mountain lakes. Sometimes we see avalanches coming off the glaciers into the lakes. 6 to 7 hours walk.

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Carhuac Pass – Janca Valley

A steady ascent on a good trail to cross our first pass Paso Carhuac 4630m and then descend to our next camp at Janca Valley 4150m. 5 hours walk. From our camp we have close views of the big peaks Ronday, Jirishanca, Ninashanca. In the afternoon we have the option to hike up to Laguna Mitucocha Lake located at 4250m (1½ hours return walk).

Day 5: Janca – Cacananpunta Pass – Matacancha

In the morning we cross Cacananpunta 4690m and descend to Quebrada Cuncush valley with wide expanses of rolling grassy hills and camp at Matacancha 4100m. 6 to 7 hours.

Day 6: Matacancha – Rondoy Punta Pass – Laguna Jahuacocha Lake

We ascend towards Paso Rondoy Punta 4750m pass from here there are awesome panoramas of the big mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash with Yerupaja dominating the skyline. We then descend to our camp at the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha 4050m lake passing Laguna Solterococha. 7 – 8 hours walk.

Day 7: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llamac – Llamac – Huaraz

Today is our final day of trekking, with one last climb up to Paso Pampa Llamac 4300m. We can enjoy our final views over the range before descending steadily down to Llamac. Here we meet our transport and drive back to Huaraz. 5 hours walk and 4 hours drive.


Trek Highlights

  • Unique Mountain Views
  • U – Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Trek Dates

  • May 07 – May 16
  • June 09 – June 18
  • July 01 – July 10
  • Aug 03 – Aug 12
  • Sep 07 – Sep16

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