Av. Interoceanica S/N Barrio de Nueva Florida - Huaraz - Perú
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Duration: 11 Days / 10 Days

+ Program

  • Name Trek: Classic Huayhuash trek
  • Maximum height: 5100 m/16,728 feet
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Length: 11 D / 10 N
  • Place: Cordillera Huayhuash
  • Route: Pocpa – Huayhuash – Llamac
  • Prefered Time: May – September
  • Start Climbing: Huaraz – Ancash – Peru
  • Place to visit: Huayhuash – Biodiversity
  • Group size: Minimum 2 – maximum 20

Day 1: Huaraz – Pocpa (3450m)/11,316ft – Cuartelhuain (4170m)/13,677ft

In the morning we drive heading south of Huaraz o the motor way until small town of chiquian, then we follow driving with good views of Yerupaja, the highest peak of the Huayhuash and the second highest in Peru. Crossing the low point of the entire route at the Cora Bridge (2700m), we continue driving to passing on the way by mountainvillages of Llamac– pocpa, last one is the gateway of Cordillera Huayhuash, towards Cuartelhuain along the Rio Llamac, As we approach the entrance of Rondoy valley, the view start opening up into a rolling grassy area where we the first view of snow- capped peaks of rondoy and ninashanca.

Overnight camp at cuartelhuain

Day 2: Cuartelhuain – Cacananpunta Pass (4690m)/15,383ft – Mitucocha (4200m)

ToDay we cross the pass Cacanampunta, the trail ascend on gradual ascend until reach the pass, this pass is at the northern extremity of the Huayhuash range and also marks the continental divide, with all rivers to the east flowing away towards the Amazon Basin. After a rest at the top, we descend to the broad valley Quebrada Caliente and then turn into valley that leads to Laguna Mitucocha (4200m).

Overnight camp at Mitucocha

Day 3: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass (4640m)/15,290 ft-Lake Carhuacocha (4100m) /13,448ft

On this Day we climb up to the next pass, the Carhuac (4650m), there are close-up views of the rounded summit snowfields of Yerupaja (6634m) from the crest of the Carhuac. The pass itself is an excellent area for fossils, on our descent toward Laguna Carhuacocha, there are excellent panoramic views of several peaks. We camp above the lake at 4200 metres. This spectacular camp is the best on the east side of range, lying beneath the stunning peaks of Yerupaja and Jirishanca.

Overnight camp at Lake Carhuacocha

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass (4834m)/15,840ft – Huayhuash (4345m)/14,250ft

For this Day we have choice routes: The first option follows a demanding, challenging and worthwhile, trail to cross a steep pass to Punta Suila (4800m) via some lakes with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Alternatively we can follow the normal route crossing via Punta Carnicero (4600m), which is suitable for people, who do not have a good shape. Both routes make for a long but spectacular Day’s trekking. We camp at the small hamlet of Huayhuash

Overnight camp at huayhuash

Day 5: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass (4750m)/15,580ft – Viconga (4425m) /14,514ft

We start walking up the valley heading south towards the spectacular pass of Portachuelo de Huayhuash, over the pass we will spend short time to enjoy the view of the smaller cordillera Raura, which has amazing snow-capped peaks, and then we descend towards the largest Lake Viconga until vigonca camp site bellow puscanturpa and Cuyoc Mountain. In the afternoon we will be able to enjoy taking shower and swimming in hot spring close our camp site.

Overnight camp at viconga

Day 6: Viconga – cuyoc pass (5000 m)/16,400ft – Huanacpatay (4363m)/14,72ft

This Day we will hike the second highest pass on our trek, after seven Days trekking above 4000m, your body is now well acclimatized to cross the Punta cuyoc pass, from the pass we will have the most impressive mountain views, and tremendous views of Siula Grande and Sarapao yerupja and rasac – some of the best views on the trek. After stopping to admire the views, we descend the scree slopes below the pass. This steep descent leads to the flat bottom grass valley heading toward jatun cuyoc camp site in Quebrada Huanacpatay.

Overnight camp at jatun cuyoc

Day 7: Huanacpatay – San Antonio Pass (5100m)/16,728ft – Calinca Valley at (4100m) – huayllapa

This Day we can cross another pass at around 5000 metres until reach San Antonio pass with some of the most fantastic views of Laguna Sarapo and Laguna Jurau. The ascent to the pass is steep and there is not much of a trail but the effort is well worth it. We usually see vicuna and there is often a condor flying overhead. Then we will descend to calinca valley, and then we follow descending until huayllapa village

Overnight camp at huayllapa

Day 8: Huayllapa – Huatiac – Punta Tapush Pass (4750m)/15,580ft – Cashpapampa (4450m)

After our breakfast we start walking up into the narrow valley to reach huatiac from this place, we enjoy taking pictures again background mountains around us, then we follow walkimg up until punta tapush pass over 4750m with an impressive mountains view, after that we will descend to our camp site, which is lies close quenual trees.

Overnight camp cashpapampa

Day 9: Cashpapampa – Yaucha Pass (4847m)/15,898ft – Jahuacocha (4050m) /13,284ft.

This Day we hike up toward punta yaucha pass, Taking zig-zagging trail until Punta Jahuacocha (4850m), above the pass an optional scramble takes us to a small peak with magical views of the Huayhuash, summit views such as: the majestic yarupaja, it has been considered the second highest mountain in the Peruvian Andes, A steep descent takes us to Quebrada Whacrish with views of Tsacra peaks follow walking down onto our Jahuacocha campsite, which is beautiful camping spot to enjoy watching mountains, and take the most marvelous pictures.

Overnight camp at jahuacocha

Day 10: Rest Day at Lake Jahuacocha

• First option is simply resting chill-out at our campsite or fishing around lake and enjoying the most astonishing view

• The second option is to make a half Day hike to view point, where we will have the most breath-taking view surrounded by huge Andean peaks

Last night camp at Lake Jahuacocha

Day 11: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llamac (4270m)/13,940ft – Llamac – Huaraz

After an early breakfast we cross the final pass of the route, the Punta Llamac (4250m) which provides us with our last views of the big peaks. We make our final descent to reach the Llamac. FINISH OUR TREK.Finally we will take our private transportation to back Huaraz.

+ Price

N° Participants Climb cost with Mountain guide
01 Trekker USD $ 3040 per participant
02 Trekkers USD $ 1965 per participant
03 Trekkers USD $ 1460 per participant
04 Trekkers USD $ 1185 per participant
05 Trekkers USD $ 1034 per participant
06 Trekkers USD $ 940 per participant
More than 7 people USD $ 870 per participant

+ Includes

What's included in the cost
  • Day acclimatization to lake churup included: private transportation, guide, hiking permits, box lunch
  • Private transportation for begin & return of Classic Huayhuash Trek
  • Certified & qualified mountain guide. (AGMP – UIAGM)
  • Assistant guide (aspirant) with more than 7 clients
  • Mountain cook
  • Assistant cook for large groups
  • Healthy & fresh meals per day (hearty breakfast, snack, lunch & hot dinner)
  • Full service of Donkeys (mules) & Donkey Drivers during the Trek
  • Cook tent, Dinner tent, Toilet tent, table, chairs (available during the trek)
  • Good quality Sleeping Tent.
  • Full Utensil kitchen by every body
  • Full entrance fee ticket or Trekking permits ($ 85) per each Trekkers

What doesn't included in the cost
  • Booking bus or flight ticket to transfer from (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • Booking Hostel for accommodation in Huaraz – Lima
  • Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
  • Personal Trekking equipment
  • Sleeping-bag
  • Travel insurance assistance
  • Phone calls, access to internet cabins & others extra expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Additional sleeping pad or thermal rest
  • Tips for the staff
  • Extra expenses no specified in this trip program.

+ Equipment

✓ Mountain to by equipament

✓ We have equipament to rent

✓ We by all mountain equipament


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Ir Arriba

Certified Mountain Guide
Tour operador en Perú
Av. Interoceanica S/N Barrio de Nueva Florida - Huaraz - Ancash - Perú

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