4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

Local mountain guide Romer takes you to one of South America’s premier treks. Join him on a 4-day hiking adventure in the Peruvian Cordillera Huayhuash!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Huayhuash

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Discover some of the best spots in Cordillera Huayhuash.

  • Contemplate incredible views of the surrounding peaks.

  • Enjoy hiking trough the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

 

The Cordillera Huayhuash is a range of about 20 mountains knotted together by blue glacier ice. Join me and enjoy a 4-day hiking trip in this stunning area of the Peruvian Andes!

With pristine glacial lakes, high altitude passes, hot springs and towering peaks, the beauty of the Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is comparable to the Himalayas and the Rocky Mountains.

This short version of the classic Huayhuash route takes us to some of its most important spots, such as the lakes of Jahuacocha, Solteracocha and Rasac. We will also enjoy impressive views of the peaks of Yerupajá, Hirishanka and Rasac, among others. You can check the complete itinerary below!

In the past, this route was considered very dangerous. A large investment in infrastructure and security have made the area much safer. Although this hiking program is not hard, you need to be physically fit to hike up for several hours per day.

So, if you want to experience the peaceful and picturesque Peruvian Andes, please contact me. I’ll really enjoy being your guide on this 4-day hiking tour in the Cordillera Huayhuash!

And if you have enough time to spend in this majestic area, don’t forget to take a look at my Huayhuash 11-day trip.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
840 USD

Group of 2
420 USD

Group of 4
380 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Huaraz - Llamac - Cuartelhuain - Rondoy

    First, we will depart from Huaraz at 8 am and drive to the village of Chiquián. Distant views of the Huayhuash. Then, from Chiquián we descend to a cactus and scrub environment and continue to the village of Llamac (3,300m). Lunch. Easy hike through the small villages of Pocpa and Cuartelhuain. We camp at Rondoy (4,200m).

  • Day 2Rondoy Pass - Jahuacocha Lagoon

    Long ascent to the Rondoy Pass (4750m). Awesome views of the Huayhuash peaks, including Yerupaja (6,634m). Descent beside the Solteracocha and the Jahuacocha lakes. Campe in Jahuacocha.

    Duration: 7 hours aprox  /  Distance: 14 km aprox

  • Day 3Free day at Laguna Jahuacocha

    We can hike up to the Yaucha pass (4,847m), to take a look at the western side of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We also have the option of heading up the Quebrada Rasac valley to the Rasaccocha glacial lake. If you prefer a quiet day we can fish or just rest!

  • Day 4Laguna Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz

    After a gentle descent, we will start our gradual climb to the final pass, Pampa Llamac (4,300m). From there, we will enjoy our final views of the Huayhuash range. Descent back to the Llamac village. A bus will take us back to Huaraz.

    Duration: 6 hours aprox  /  Distance: 14 km aprox

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

More info

All you need is appropriate clothing and a good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I like mountains and I love nature, I practice cycling and hiking, I know very well the hiking trails of Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash.
The passion for nature was my inspiration to study Official Tourist Guide. I am experienced in travel organisation and logistics, especially adventure travel.
At present I’m a logistics manager at a travel agency with German clients, and I also have my own agency where I take care of the organisation of the adventure trips (trekking, mountaineering, mountain bike and day hikes).

 
 

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