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8-day Trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash

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

Group

Andes

8 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding lakes and mountains from Paso Siula
  • Enjoy a relaxing soak in the thermal springs of Viconga
  • Meet the region's indigenous people and join in a cultural exchange

Description

Join me for this adventure of a lifetime on one of the most beautiful hikes in the world through the unspoiled wilderness of the Cordillera Huayuash in Peru!

Over the course of our eight-day odyssey, we will climb over mountain passes, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding snowcapped peaks, majestic glaciers, turquoise-blue lakes and pristine valleys.

The journey is an exemplary sampling of Peru’s natural diversity. Within 24 hours, you will enjoy panoramic views straight off a postcard and be soaking in natural thermal waters, replenishing your energy and sense of adventure.

Along the way we will meet people indigenous to the region and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange. We will walk through history, hearing about the stories and adventures of explorers who charted these lands long before us.

Each day, we will start out with a hearty breakfast in order to provide us with the energy we need for the average of five to six hours of walking we will do. There will never be a dull moment as we trek through the wilderness, with dozens of species of native flora and fauna over every ridge.

If we are lucky, we might catch glimpses of the foxes, condors and vizcachas (a rodent that looks a lot like the combination of a mouse and rabbit) along the way.

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.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the hike of a lifetime through some of the most beautiful nature on the planet!

If you are interested in this trip then we also think you will like our 4-day Trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please contact us for quotes on the price. The following are not included: air travel, bus tickets from Lima to Huaraz, food in restaurants, gratuities, entrance to archaeological sites and museums, and payment to local communities for each camp.


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz to Matacancha

We will leave early from Huaraz in a private shuttle to where our hike begins. We will then hike about four hours to Matacancha, our first camp.

Day 2: Matacancha to Carhuacocha

We will spend about six to seven hours ascending and then descending a couple of mountain ridges before arriving at our second camp.

Day 3: Carhuacocha to Huayhuash

We will hike for about six to seven hours and pass one of the most beautiful portions of our hike – Paso Siula -before arriving at our third camp.

Day 4: Huayhuash to Viconga

This will be a more relaxed day./ We will hike four to five hours until we arrive at Viconga and enjoy a hot bath.

Day 5: Viconga to Huanacpatay

We will spend about five to six hours hiking one of the steepest portions of our journey before arriving at our fifth camp.

Day 6: Huanacpatay to Huatiac

This will be the longest day of the trek as we hike for seven to eight hours over the highest point of our journey and on to sixth camp.

Day 7: Huatiac to Jahuacocha

Will will hike for six to seven hours toward our last camp, enjoying the native flora and fauna as well as the views.

Day 8: Jahuacocha to Huaraz

This will be the last day fo our trek. We will hike for five to six hours, bidding farewell to the mountains and heading back to where we started.

 

Details

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

About the guide


What people are saying about Explore-Share

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