• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The Raura and Huayhuash are two powerful mountain ranges of the Central Peruvian Andes. Come and join me on this fantastic 12-day adventure!

The Raura-Huayhuash circuit offers a challenging trekking expedition. Combining amazing landscapes, ice surfaces and lakes with cultural exchanges and local people, I have no doubt that it will be a really enriching experience.

First, we’ll drive to Churin Town at 2.080 meters of height. Here we can share a great moment with locals and enjoy the magnificent hot springs.

During the expedition we will also visit other breathtaking places. Torre de Cristal, Santa Rosa and Cullcuhsjanca Mountains are some of them. Beautiful turquoise lakes like Tinquicocha, Patarcocha, Gaico and Huascacocha also wait for us!

It will be an unforgettable trip in the most outstanding places of the Peruvian Andes. Please get in touch with me by clicking on the green button! 

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima - Churin

We will be taken from Lima, capital of Peru, to Churin, a picturesque inter Andean town of the Oyon Region.

Day 2

Acclimatization day

During our second day, we will enjoy the hot springs of Churin and then, we will hike up 3.800 meters in order to get our bodies acclimatized thinking of our following trekking days.

Day 3

First hiking day

We leave Churin towards the Raura Mine, one of the features of the area which is located at 4.600 metres in the central section of the mountain range. Then, we will hike down to Patarcocha Lake where we set up our camp.

Day 4

Gaico and Huacacocha Lake

We continue hiking through the region of Gocapampa until we get to Gaico Lake, one of the amazing waters of The Raura Range. By the end of the day we will arrive to Huascacocha Lake, another Andean lagoon located at 4.200 meters of height.

Day 5

Luychos at 4150 m

We leave Huascacocha behind to cross a pass at 4.650 meters heading to Luychos. It is a small town located in Huanuco region at a height of 4.150m. We will spend the night there.

Day 6

Next goal: Huayhuash

We start to hike to our next objective of the trip: the Huayhuash Range at 4.200 meters.

Day 7

Viconga hot spring

Early in the morning we leave Huayhuash among a pass at 4.650 m called Portachuelo. By the afternoon we will get to our base camp in Laguna Viconga, where we can take a bath in its relaxing hot springs.

Day 8

Pumapampa summit

In our ninth day of trek, we will cross the Cuyoc Pass at 5.000m and then, we reach to Pumapampa, a 5.300-meter mountain peak.

Day 9

Cajatambo

After breakfast we will start the descent across the Cajatambo Pass until we get to Cajatambo village, a touristic place characterized by the famous Nevado Huayhuash. We will sleep there and rest for the last two days of adventure.

Day 10

Lasta hike

During this day we continue hiking down to the village of Pativilca where a transfer will be waiting to take us to the Hotel in Lima.

Day 11

Lima

Once in Lima, the program finishes and you can continue visiting this amazing city or go back home.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Personal equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters
The accommodation in the campsites includes: Bi-Personal Tent. Dining tent with chairs and table. Kitchen Tent with utensils. Toilet Tent// The price does not include: personal climbing gear, sleeping bag, hotel in Lima / Huaraz, bus ticket from Lima/ Huaraz / Lima, taxi from Lima Airport to bus station in Lima, extra expenses.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Lima