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Huayhuash Mini Trek

  • 7 Day Trek
  • Fully Supported
  • Small Groups Only 

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

Trip Highlights

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

Departure Dates

  • 21 May 
  • 21 June 
  • 21 July 
  • 21 August 
  • 21 September
  • 21 October 

Trekking Details

Grade: Moderate
Distance: 65 Km
Maximum altitude: 4750m
Price: From USD545 per person.

Season: May – 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 info upon booking the trek.

TREKKING ITINERARY

Lets Go! Vamos!

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.


Altitude and Acclimatization

This is a major factor on this trek and we strongly recommend that you arrive in Huaraz at least 3 days before the trek departs and spend time doing day hikes to higher altitude, this will help with acclimatization to the new altitude. 

Grading & Fitness

In order to get the most out of the trek you should be in good physical condition. It is not easy to grade the fitness level required for the trek, since it is a subjective matter. However, we have classified this trek as moderate. We trek approximately six to eight hours per day with several long ascents and descents.

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Trip Highlights

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

Departure Dates

  • 21 May 
  • 21 June 
  • 21 July 
  • 21 August 
  • 21 September
  • 21 October 

TRIP REVIEWS

Rodolfo, I really appreciated your easy going nature. Thank you for a great trip and great service. Hayden, Australia

Rodolfo and his crew were totally professional, knowledgeable and energetic, always willing to help. They could not have made the trip any better. Evans, USA

I had a really great time in Peru! Thank you again for being a great guide. Illiana, USA

A trek with a 10 out of 10 Wow factor! From start to finish Rodolfo and our trekking team were amazing. Sonia, Australia

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