Trek one of the most spectacular mountain circuits in the world. This is the most dramatic high altitude trek in the Peruvian Andes with magnificent views of the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash such as Yerupaja 6634m being the second highest mountain in Peru, Siula Grande, Jirishanca, Carnicero, Trapecio and beautiful glacial lakes.
Huayhuash Unique Trek
|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!
You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley. There are opportunities for photo stops along the way. We drive through many rural villages until we reach our camp at Quartelhuain 4150m. 5 hours drive.
We slowly climb up to 4690m in the morning to cross the Punta Cacanan then, as we descend, we are rewarded with stunning views of the nearby peaks of Rondoy and Jirishanca. Our camp is situated at Janca Valley 4200m. In the afternoon, we can do a side trip up to Laguna Mitucocha 4250m where we will see Torrent Ducks and Andean Geese. 5 to 6 hours walk.
We ascend towards Paso Carhuac 4630m pass from where we have splendid views of Nevados Carnicero, Siula Grande, Yerupaja, Jirishanca. We then descend to our camp at the beautiful Laguna Carhuacocha 4150m. 5 to 6 hours walk.
We ascend towards Paso Siula Punta 4850m pass with nice views of the surrounding mountains and crossing above the glacier fed lakes of Siula and Quesillococha. From the pass we descend to our camp at Huayhuash 4350m passing a beautiful lake and always enjoying views of the great mountains of the range. 8 hours walk.
We ascend towards Paso Trapecio Punta 5000m pass from where we have close-up views of Nevado Trapecio Mountain. We then descend to our camp at Cuyoc 4500m. We will see lovely glacial lakes as we go down to the campsite. 7 – 8 hours walk.
We descend Quebrada Huanaqpatay valley for 4 to 5 hours and ascend Quebrada Milo valley for 3 hours to our camp at Huatiaq 4350m. 8 hours walk.
We ascend towards Punta Tapush 4770m Pass, we then descend to Angocancha Valley 4400m from here we start ascending towards Paso Llaucha Punta 4850m pass, with fantastic views of the mountains of Rondoy, Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Rasac and Sacra. We then descend to our last camp at the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha 4050m lake. 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.
This has been by far the best guided trip we have done in South America. The day length was sometimes short but the side trips made up for this & were a good challenge. We will be back!
Thanks for a wonderful trip. I would certainly recommend you to others.
Three of us undertook the Huayhuash Mountains mini trek in August 2013, what an experience and what a place – truly awesome! The trip came together with thanks to Rodolfo; he assisted with pre-trip arrangements and upon us arriving in Huaraz, that assistance continued. His extensive local knowledge helped us with acclimatisation walks and public transport. Rodolfo’s guidance and pace during the trek was excellent, as was his back up team (donkey driver & cook) who provided a great service!.
Rodolfo and his crew were totally professional, knowledgeable and energetic, always willing to help. They could not have made the trip any better.