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10-day Trek to Cajatambo in the Cordillera Huayhuash, from Huaraz

Join a local certified mountain guide from our team for a 10-day trek through the heart of Peru's stunningly scenic Cordillera Huayhuash, from Huaraz to Cajatambo.




Cordillera Blanca


10 Days


May - Nov






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  • Enjoy Peru's stunningly scenic Cordillera Huayhuash.
  • Soak in the natural hot springs at Viconga.
  • Camp in a unique yet equally beautiful spot each night.


Come to the astoundingly beautiful Cordillera Huayhuash and spend 10 days making its sublime circuit trek!

After meeting up in Lima and heading out to Huaraz, we will spend a day acclimatizing before the fun really begins.

Heading out from the rural village of Cuartelwayin, we will hike over mountain passes, through beautiful meadows and valleys and past stunning glacial lakes.

Along the way, we will get the chance to see some of the most iconic peaks in all of the range, including Yerupaja Grande, Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca.

We will also have the opportunity to climb up Pumarini, which offers spectacular views out over the valley from which we came as well as many other interesting spots in the Cordillera.

By the end of the trek, you will understand why many guide books rate this as the most beautiful trek in the Americas and the second most beautiful one on the planet.

Not only will we enjoy Peru’s natural beauty, but we will also get to meet local people, experience their culture and see how they live here.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable trek through the Cordillera Huayhuash in stunningly scenic central Peru!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 7-day hiking trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Please contact us for an exact price quote and trip dates.

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Lima to Huaraz (3.090 m)

We will take the bus from Lima north through the coastal desert before turning east and heading on to Huaraz.

Day 2: Acclimatization activities

We spend the day acclimatizing by going on a 6-hour day hike up to Churup Lake.

Day 3: Huaraz to Chiquián, Llamac and Matacancha

We will leave Huaraz in the morning and drive south to Cuartelwayin, making brief stops in Chiquián and Llamac along the way.

Day 4: Matacancha to Cacanan Pass (4.700 m) and Lake Mitucocha

We will start our day with an ascent up to Cacanan Pass before heading down to Lake Mitucocha, where we will camp and enjoy the stunning surroundings. Expect to hike for about 5 hours this day.

Day 5: Mitucocha to Carhuac Pass (4.600 m) and Lake Carhuacocha (4.200 m)

We start our day with an ascent to Carhuac Pass, from where we will enjoy great views out over the Siula Grande. We will then descend to Lake Carhuacocha, where we will camp for the night. Expect to hike for about 5 hours this day.

Day 6: Carhuacocha to Siula Pass (4.800 m) and Huayhuash (4.250 m)

This day will be quite physically demanding. We begin with an ascent up to either Siula Pass or Carnicero Pass. From here, we will descend down into the valley and hike on to Huayhuash. Expect to hike for about 8 hours this day.

Day 7: Huayhuash to Portachuelo Pass (4.650 m) and Viconga (4.300 m)

We begin the day with an ascent to Portachuelo Pass, where we will be able to look out over the Cordillera Raura, We will then descend into the valley and hike on to the natural hot springs of Viconga. Expect to hike for about 6,5 hours this day.

Day 8: Viconga (4.300 m) to Cuyoc Pass (5.000 m) and back

We will make a quick hike up to Cuyoc Pass, which is they highest pass of the trek, before returning to Viconga. There will also be an option to climb Pumarini, if you are up for it. Expect to hike for at least 6 hours this day.

Day 9: Viconga to Cajatambo Pass (3.700 m) and Cajatambo Village

This will be our final day of hiking. we will hike for about an hour through the Pumarini Valley into the village of Cajatambo, making a quick side trip by car to Cajatambo pass.

Day 10: Cajatambo - Pativilca - Lima

We will transfer from Cajatambo to Pativilca, where we will part ways and you will head back to Lima.

About the guide: Peru

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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