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4-day Trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Join a certified mountain guide on this scenic 8-day trek through the pristine wilderness of the Cordillera de Huayhuash.

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

Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenery, walking along a beautiful river through a limestone canyon

  • Take in a spectacular view of the the most prominent peaks in the Cordillera

  • Camp next to the pristine Jahuacocha lagoon

Description

Join me for this epic four-day trek through the pristine wilderness of Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash!

Our journey begins with a scenic, private shuttle ride from Huaraz to Pocpa, from which we will begin our adventure. Along the way, we will pass through the town of Chiquian, which is regionally and nationally famous for its cheeses.

Over the course of this four-day trek we will hike through a canyon and along over several mountain ridges, all while taking in the sublime beauty of the region.

The first leg of our hike takes us through this limestone-walled canyon along a beautiful river. The next day, we begin hiking over the passes and enjoying the incredible views, everywhere we look.

On the third day, we will camp next to a turquoise lagoon and hike up to a viewpoint, which will afford us absolutely stunning views of the snowcapped peaks of several of the area’s most iconic 6,000ers.

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 six hours each day.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this intermediate and exhilarating hiking expedition through some of the most beautiful nature on the planet!

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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 Rondoy

We will depart from Huaraz early int he morning in our private shuttle and arrive at Pocpa, where we will begin our adventure. We will hike for four to five hours to our first camp.

Day 2: Rondoy to Jahuacocha

Today, we will hike for five to six hours, climbing over our highest point of the trip – Paso Sambunya – before descending to our second camp.

Day 3: Laguna Rasaqcocha and the Mirador

Today, we hike for five to six hours, visiting the Rasaqcocha laguna and taking in a breathtaking vista of the most prominent mountains in the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Day 4: Jahuacocha to Huaraz

Today, we will head back to Llamac to take the shuttle back to Huaraz. Howeverm first we will pass over Pampa Llamac and enjoy one last gorgeous view of the area.


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