CIRCUIT HUAYHUASH 12 DAYS
The Cordillera Huayhuash is often said to be the most beautiful part of the Peruvian Andes. It’s a land of high grassy valleys, clear mountain lakes, tumbled glaciers and snow-shrouded peaks – all overarched by an impossibly deep-blue sky, where condors soar. The Huayhuash is a landscape of awe-inspiring height and scale, with six peaks over 6000m – including Yerupaja (6617m) the second highest mountain in Peru – and several passes over 5000m. Our route is a challenging 12 day, 170km circuit that leads us right around the range. There’s also a chance to sample a traditional Peruvian Pacchamanca feast, and to fish the area’s abundant trout for a delicious mountain dinner.
Day 01: Huaraz / Transfer to Llamac / Cuartelhuain Camp (4150mt) Camp
In the morning we will pick up you at your hotel with our private transportation to drive south Huaraz on the paved way until chiquian town, then we will continue driving until reach cuartelhuain camping spot on the way we will pass Llamac– pocpa village, the last one is gateway of Cordillera Huayhuash, at the camp site we will meet with our donkey-driver and donkeys, as soon as we arrive the camp we will have the first view of snow- capped peaks of rondoy, ninashanca & hirishanca Overnight camp at cuartelhuain
Day 02: Cuartelhuain / Trekking Cacanan Pass (4700mt) / Laguna Mitucocha Camp (4300mt) Camp
Two options for the route, a gradual easy pass on the main trail or an off-trail adventure on steeper terrain with a beautiful lake and a high rocky pass.
Day 03: Laguna Mitucocha / Trekking Carhuac Pass (4650mt) /Laguna Carhuacocha Camp (4150mt) Camp
We cross the pass Paso de Carhuac (4650m) then descend to our camp at the big Carhuacocha Lake (4150m). From our camp we look directly up the lake to the peaks and ice fields of Siula and the two peaks of Yerupajá.
Day 04: Laguna Carhuacocha / Trekking Carnisero Pass (4800m) / Huayhuash Cam (4750mt) Camp
Most people take the off trail route passing three differently colored lakes and winding below the peaks of Yurupaja and Siula.
Day 05: Huayhuash / Trekking Portachuelo Pass (4750mt) / Laguna Viconga Camp (4395mt) Camp
We descend past Viconga Lake, often the haunt of donkeys and time to relax in the natural hot springs at viconga.
Day 06: Laguna Viconga / Trekking Cuyoc Pass (5000m) / Yanapampa Camp (4450mt) Camp
You’ll hike over the highest pass in the Huayhuash circuit, reaching 5000 meters of altitude. A beautiful side trail is passable on foot while the donkeys follow a different trail and descent to quebrada Guanacpatay. And camp in Yanapampa to 4450m
Day 07: Yanapampa / Trekking San Antonio Pass (5050m) / Cutatambo Camp (4100mt) Camp
Challenging climb over Cerro San Antonio (5050mt) our highest pass. Breathtaking views to Siula Grande base camp and Siula glacier. Steep descend to camp at Cutatambo.
Day 08: Rest day at Cutatambo.
One of the more beautiful vistas of siula Grande (Joe Simpson – explorer) and visit the glacial lakes of Sarapocha and Santa Rosa
Day 09: Cutatambo / Trekking to Huatiac Camp (4350m) Camp
Descending to Huallapa and back up to a camp. Duration: 5-8 hours. Altitude of Camp: 4350meters.
Day 10: Huatiac / Trekking Tapush Pass (4750mt) / Yaucha Pass (4850m) / Jahuacocha Camp (4150m) Camp
After our breakfast we start walk up until reach punta tapush pass over 4750m with an impressive mountains view, after that we will descend to Ancash, After lunch we continue walk up toward next pass punta yaucha, on the pass we will have again wondrous view about the most spectacular mountain scenery the majestic yarupaja, descending from the pass feels like you are falling off the end of the earth, but makes for a rapid journey to another gorgeous camp site on the shores of jahuacocha.
Day 11: An extra day at Laguna Jahuacocha
Make a half day hike to solteracocha, where we will have the most breath-taking view surrounded by huge towering pecks
Day 12: Laguna Jahuacocha / Pampa llamac Pass (4300mt) / Descent to Llamac / Trasnfer to Huaraz
In Llamac the bus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz for hot showers.
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Qualified trekking Guide
- Experienced Cooks
- Assistants for larger groups
- Donkey drivers and Donkeys
- Meals (breakfast, all snacks, lunch, afternoon tea, large dinner) during the trek
- All Cooking Equipment, plates, cups, utensils etc
- Tents (personal tent, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
- Single tents available on request
- Private Transfer during the trekking
- First Aid Kit
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flight
- Transfer airport Lima to Hotel
- Hotels in Lima / Huaraz
- Bus Lima / Huaraz / Lima
- Personal Equipment of Trekking
- Tour acclimatization
- Huayhuash community fees US$75 per person
- Meals and drinks in the city