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10-day Huayhuash classic trek

Let a certified guide take you on this amazing 10-day Huayhuash classic trek. And enjoy one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration10 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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This 10-day Huayhuash classic trek might be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world!

This dramatic high altitude hike has some of the most magnificent views in the Peruvian Andes. It goes by the amazing Cordillera Huayhuash that includes peaks like the Yerupaja (6634 m), which is the second highest in Peru.

All along the hike you’ll be surrounded by an incredible scenery that includes peaks like the Siula Grande, Sarapo, Rondoy, Ninashanca, Jirishanca, Rasac, Carnicero, Trapecio. And all these mountains will contrast with the blue glacial lakes that makes this trek a paradise for outdoors lovers.

So through 10 days we’ll be walking at an average altitude of 4200 meters, with a maximum height of 5000 meters. This means you’ll need to be well acclimatized and walk at your own pace. That’s why I always pay attention to how you’re feeling along the way, to make sure you have a good time all along the way.

Finally, one of the most amazing features of this program is the memorable campsite where we’ll spend our nights. The wide valleys with glacial lakes make the perfect landscape to rest while fishing for some trouts while the Andean condors fly over our heads!

So send me a request and get your gear ready to make this 10-day Huayhuash classic trek your next big adventure!

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I highly 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.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Pocpa – Pallca – Quartelhuain 

I’ll pick up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley. There are lots of opportunities to stop and take pictures along the way. We drive through many rural villages until we reach our camp at Quartelhuain (4150 m). 5 hours drive.

 

Day 2: Quartelhuain – Cacananpunta Pass – Janca 

We slowly climb up to (4690 m) 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 (4200 m). In the afternoon, we can do a side trip up to Laguna Mitucocha (4250 m) where we will see Torrent Ducks and Andean Geese. 5 to 6 hours walk.

Day 3: Janca – Carhuac Pass – Laguna Carhuacocha 

We ascend towards Paso Carhuac pass (4630 m) from where we have splendid views of Nevados Carnicero, Siula Grande, Yerupaja, Jirishanca. We then descend to our camp at the beautiful Laguna Carhuacocha (4150 m). 5 to 6 hours walk.

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Siula Punta Pass – Huayhuash 

We ascend towards Paso Siula Punta (4850 m) 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 (4350 m) passing a beautiful lake and always enjoying views of the great mountains of the range. 8 hours walk.

Day 5: Huayhuash – Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass – Viconga 

We ascend gradually towards Paso Portachuelo de Huayhuash (4780 m) pass from where we have great views of the Cordillera Raura. We then descend to the big lake of Viconga and then to our camp at (4350 m) near by the Viconga Hot springs. 5 to 6 hours walk.

Day 6: Viconga – Cuyoc Pass – Cuyoc  

We go over Punta Cuyoc Pass (5000 m) with a sustained uphill hike of 3 hours. From here we marvel the spectacular views of the mountains. We then descend to our camp at 4500 m. 5 hours walk.

Day 7: Cuyoc – Huayllapa  

We descend Quebrada Huanaqpatay valley for 4 to 5 hours to our camp at the little village of Huayllapa (3650 m).

Day 8: Huayllapa – Tapush Pass – Gashpapampa 

We slowly climb up to (4770 m) in the morning to cross Punta Tapush Pass, we then descend to Gashpapampa (4500 m). 7 to 8 hours walk.

Day 9: Gashpapampa – Llaucha Punta Pass – Laguna Jahuacocha Lake 

We descend before ascending towards Paso Llaucha Punta (4850 m) 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 (4050 m) lake. 4 to 5 hours walk.

 

Day 10: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llamac – Llamac – Huaraz 

Last climb up to Paso Pampa Llamac (4300 m). We can enjoy the 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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2570 each

Group of 2

USD 1545 each

Group of 3

USD 1260 each

Group of 4

USD 1170 each

Group of 5

USD 1020 each

Group of 6

USD 920 each

Group of 7

USD 920 each

Group of 8

USD 920 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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