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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 - Aug

High

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 condors, 6-day Huayhuash classic trek

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mules and horses

- Clean drinkable water

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

- Group porters

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

The following are not included:

- Transport to and from the Lima airport,

- Bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz

- Accommodation in Lima and Huaraz

- International flights to/from Lima, and applicable airport taxes

- Personal clothing and equipment, sleeping bags, food and drink during in-town days, insurances


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Cuartelhuain – Cacanan Pass (4700 m) – Mitucocha (4220 m).

Duration: 4 – 5 hours by transport, 5 hours aprox hiking Distance: 12 km hiking approx.

Day 2: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass (4500 m) – Carhuacocha (4150 m)

Duration: 5 – 6 hours approx Distance: 12 km approx

Day 3: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass (4850 m) – Huayhuash (4300 m).

Duration: 7 – 8 hours aprox Distance: 14 km approx

Day 4: Huayhuash – Trapecio Pass – Cuyocpampa camp (4480 m).

Duration: 6 – 7 hours approx Distance: 11 km approx

Day 5: camp Cuyoc – San Antonio Pass (4800 m) – Cutatambo - Huayllapa village (3490 m).

Duration: 9 hours approx. Distance: 18 km approx.

Day 6: Huayllapa (3490m) – Tapush pass (4770m) - camp Gashpapampa (4300m)

Duration: 7 hours aprox Distance: 15 km aprox.

Day 7: Gashpapampa – Yaucha pass (4850 m) – Jahuacocha (4150 m)

Duration: 7 hours aprox Distance: 13 km aprox.

Day 8: Jahuacocha – Macrash Punta pass (4300 m) - Llamac – Huaraz.

Duration: 4 hours (hiking) 4 hours (by transport).

 

Details

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

FAQs

Where does the Cordillera Huayhuash tour end?

The tour concludes in Barranca, providing you the option to return to Lima via an interprovincial bus service.

Does the tour include transportation to Huaraz?

No, transportation to Huaraz is not covered in the tour package. However, I can arrange it based on the group size.

What happens to personal belongings in Huaraz?

For those leaving items in Huaraz, we facilitate transportation to Barranca, where the equipment will be brought back.

What is the estimated arrival time in Barranca?

Arrival in Barranca is typically between 2 and 3 pm.

Is the entrance fee to Huayhuash Park included?

Yes, the entrance fee to Huayhuash Park, which costs approximately 270 soles, is included in the tour package.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Mara Serena Safari Lodge Maasai Mara Kenya
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Sarova Mara Game Camp Maasai Mara Kenya
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Mahali Mzuri Maasai Mara Kenya
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About the guide

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Romer

4.00

(11)

Mountain Leader

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).

Languages

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What people are saying about Romer

Michael

5.00

We had an excellent 4-day trek in the beautiful Huayhuash mountain range. Or guide, William, and muleteer Percy, really did everything to make it a great trip for us. We never prepared properly but they never complained and always tried to help us. The equipment we got from Qorianka was all good. A good tent and mats. We rented appropriate sleeping bags which were also good quality. They had lots of food (too much!) and gave us snacks every day too. We hope to come back next year and will use the Qorianka again.

Paal

5.00

Amazing trek with an amazing company. Our guide, David, was incredible and the assistants Teo and Alejandro were always incredibly positive. I would recommend this trek to anyone and it was the best cost per person I saw out of any company, by a mile.

Hector

5.00

Como clientes siempre deseamos que todo este de lo mejor, la estrategia y planificación de un viaje de montaña no es nada fácil y las condiciones y condicionantes son variadas y muchas!! Me encantan los treks de montaña, esta fue la primera vez en la cordillera Andina Peruana Huayhuash y todo salió fenomenal!! 100 pts. Nuestro guía de campo Marcos y nuestro arriero Yosimel estuvieron siempre muy atentos y serviciales; todos los insumos fueron bien planificados. Perú es un gran destino, seguro que volveremos!

Veronica

5.00

Communication was great. Tour and guide was an awesome experience! Will be recommending to anyone we know going up that way for hiking! Cheers!

Dave

5.00

Romer was amazing. He was very responsive and helpful. He always replied within a few hours (at the most), and was very accommodating when we needed to change things. He even went and paid a deposit at a local hotel to hold our reservation for us. I can't say enough good about Romer. The itinerary of the trip was a bit difficult. It started at a camp that was 13,700 above sea level, and the first day of trekking was 8 hours of hard terrain. Other treks I've done start lower and have a pace of 5-6 hours per day. Also, our guide Fredy was a bit inexperienced. He was a very kind person, but didn't provide much service to our small team.


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