AAPT16    Trekking Huayhuash Mountain Range         14D/13N


Considered as one of the most beautiful trekkings in the world, the Cordillera de Huayhuash trek offers amazing and beautiful views of the landscapes and high rocky, snowy and icy peaks of this impressive Cordillera situated south of the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru.


Day 1: Arrival in Lima, the capital of Peru.

Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Morning ½ day city tour in Lima visiting the pre-Columbian Huaca Pucllana ruins, the colonial part of Lima with its Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, and San Francisco Church, and the modern part of Lima: Miraflores, San Isidro and the Larco Mar with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. B.

Day 3: Lima – Huaraz.

By comfortable public bus (or fly at extra cost) early departure towards Huaraz, the "alpine" town located at the foothills of the Cordillera Blanca. Hotel accommodation. (B).

Day 4: Huaraz – Chiquian - Llamac.

In the morning, we arrange transportation from Huaraz to the small village of Llamac. Our drive will take us first to the town of Chiquian from where after a short rest we will continue to Llamac. Camp (3250m/ 10660ft).

Day 5: Llamac – Jahuacocha.

From Llamac we will start our circuit, hiking towards the beautiful Jahuacocha Lake. The trail follows the shores of the Llamac River, crossing beautiful natural gardens and finally arriving at the impressive campsite at 4050m of altitude (13120ft). From here, we have a great view of the amazing Cordillera de Huayhuash and its impressive mountains: Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Rasak and others. (B, LB, D)

Day 6: Jahuacocha - Cuartelhuain:

Continuing our circuit on the left side of Jahuacocha and Laguna Solteracocha, we will ascend to the Sambuya pass at 4750m (15580ft). From here, the view is spectacular with the icy and rocky mountains in front. Then we descend to the valley arriving at our campsite in Cuartelhuain at 4100m (13450ft). (B, LB, D)

Day 7: Cuartelhuain – Mitucocha:

Today we will cross our second pass known as Caccananpunta at 4750m (15580ft), a spectacular high Andean pass. Great views of the east site of Huayhuash range. Later on, we will arrive at our campsite located close to Laguna Mitucocha at 4100m (13450ft). (B, LB, D)

Day 8: Laguna Mitucocha – Laguna Carhuacocha:

After breakfast, our trekking heads towards the next pass at Carhuac Punta at 4600m/15090ft). Later on, we will descend to our camp located at the beautiful Carhuacocha lagoon. Today will be a short day, thus in the afternoon we can relax on the lake area where you have nice opportunities for fishing. (B, LB, D).

Day 9: Resting day.

Today we will recover our strength resting at this amazing place. Perhaps we can climb one of the many smaller peaks in the area or just relax, fish, and walk. (B, LB, D).

Day 10: Carhuacocha – Huayhuash:

Today we will cross Atocshayco pass at 4800m/15250ft with marvelous views of the Siula and Quesillococha lagoons and the surrounding mountains: Carnicero, Siula, Yerupaja south face, etc. Then we go down towards our next camp located close to the small settlement of Huayhuash. (B, LB, D).

Day 11: Huayhuash – Viconga Lagoon – Pumarinri camp:

Today we cross the Portachuelo-Huayhuash pass (4600m – 15088ft) heading towards the Viconga Lake. We will have great views of the Raura Cordillera. Then we continue our hike until we reach our next campsite at 4150m (13610ft) just at the hot water springs. Enjoy a relaxing hot water bath. (B, LB, D)

Day 12: Pumarinri camp – Paso Cajatambo:

Following the west side of Pumarinri River gorge we head down and then we climb to our last high pass known as San Cristobal pass at 4150m/13612ft). From here, we trek down to the lower valleys until we reach the town of Cajatambo at 3380m/11087ft. Stay overnight in a local small basic hotel. (B, LB)

Day 13: Cajatambo village – Lima:

In Cajatambo, we say goodbye to our kind helpers and mule keepers, and then transport back to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, we transfer to your hotel. (B, LB).

Day 14: Lima transfer out. (B).

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. B.

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Included: All transfers, hotels (twin bed room with private facilities), private transport to/from trek start point, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, noted meals, complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent), complete food services while on the trek, cook, helpers, horses for cargo, first aid kit.

Not included: International and domestic flights, airport taxes, extras, personal trekking equipment, tips, personal travel insurance.

Grading: Easy – moderate - hard

Personal weight allowance per passenger: 10 kgs (this to be carried by donkies)





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