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4-day Trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Join a certified mountain guide on this scenic 4-day trek through the scenic wilderness of the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy panoramic views of the lakes and mountains from the Siula Grande vista

  • Camp next to the Carhuacocha and Jahuacocha lagoons

  • Excellent opportunities to see the rare Andes Condor in its natural habitat

Description

Join me for a dream come true as we hike for four days through the untouched wilderness of the Cordillera Huayhuash!

Unlike the Alps and the Rockies, we will be alone as we hike over mountain passes, camp next to two different lagoons, and even get a chance to spy the elusive and extremely rare Andes Condor.

Our adventure begins in Queropalca. From this starting point we will hike towards our first campsite, passing by the Siula Grande viewpoint along the way. From here we will have excellent views of two of the area’s beautiful lagoons as well as the imposing presence of some of the region’s iconic 6,000ers.

On our second day, we will hike down and up two more mountain passes, enjoying even more stunning views along the way. The next day, we will climb to our highest point of the trip, from which we will hopefully see the Andes Condors flying against a background of snow-capped peaks.

On our final day, we will cross over one last mountain pass, drinking in one final view of this pristine and unspoiled wilderness, before descending to the town of Llamac. From here we will return to Huaraz.

No high level of skill is required for this adventure, but due to the sustained nature of the hiking, we recommend all participants to be physically fit enough to walk for about six hours each day.

Book now, for a dream come true and hike with me through the wilds of Peru!

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Accommodation

We will stay in tents throughout the duration of our trip.

More info

Please be sure to arrive in Huaraz a couple of days before the expedition in order to properly acclimatize yourself to the altitude.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru


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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz to Laguna Carhuacocha

After driving from Huaraz to our starting point at Queropalca, we hike to four to five hours to our first camp, passing by a spectacular viewpoint along the way.

Day 2: Laguna Carhuacocha to Matacancha

We will hike for six to seven hours, going over two separate mountain passes, before arriving at our second camp.

Day 3: Matacancha to Jahuacocha

We will hike for five to six hours, descending and then re-ascending to our highest point along the hike, before arriving at our third camp.

Day 4: Jahuacocha to Huaraz

We will hike over one last mountain pass today before descending to the town of Llamac, where we will meet our private shuttle and return to Huaraz.


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