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Alternative Huayhuash Trek to the Cuyoc Pass & Cutatambo, from Huaraz (13 days)

Discover the pristine Peruvian mountainside on a 13-day Huayhuash trek on the Cuyoc Pass and Cutatambo with a local certified guide from our team.






13 Days


May - Nov






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  • Trek among the mountains of Huayhuash.
  • Discover Peru's breathtaking terrain.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.


Majestic mountains and stunning scenery cloak the Peruvian landscape, with every day of trekking offering a fresh experience.

The Huayhuash trek involves a giant circular route of 120 kilometers within the Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range.

Stretching across the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Lima and Huánuco, it features a collection of peaks that extend beyond 6,000 meters.

It is the second highest tropical mountain range in the world following the Cordillera Blanca. Running from north to south, it contains approximately 20 summits within 25 kilometers.

The highest peak that we will see is Yerupajá, which stands at 6,635 meters and is the second-highest summit in the country.

This trek is less crowded and more challenging than other trekking trails of the Cordillera Blanca, which means that we will explore a remoter and sparser part of the Andes where few adventurers hike.

Discover impressive rock formations that rise dramatically to the sky, along with snow-covered summits, wide glaciers, and tranquil blue lakes.

Highlights on the trek include the Cuyoc Pass, the highest, and contains incredible views between the mountains of Cuyoc and Pumarinri.

The valley of Cutatambo is another highlight and offers nice views of the Siula Grande, the infamous mountain that was at the core of the book Touching the Void.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the mountains of Peru for a 13-day trek and discover places including Cuyoc and Cutatambo.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Huaraz - Chiquián - Llamac

Day 2: Llamac (3,600m) - Pocpa - Cuartelhuain (4,300m)

Day 3: Cuartelhuain - Cacanan Pass (4,700m) - Mitucocha

Day 4: Mitucocha - Carhuac Pass (4,500m) - Carhuacocha

Day 5: Carhuacocha - Siula Pass (4,850m) - Huayhuash

Day 6: Huayhuash - Portachuelo Pass - Viconga

Day 7: Viconga - Punta Cuyoc Pass (4,900m) - Elefantepampa (4,250m)

Day 8: Elefantepampa - San Antonio Pass - Cutatambo (4,400m)

Day 9: Rest day in Cutatambo - Day hikes to surrounding glacial lakes

Day 10: Cutatambo - Huayllapa - Huatiac (4,400m)

Day 11: Huatiac - Yaucha Pass (4,800m) - Casgapampa (4,625m)

Day 12: Casgapampa (4,625m) - Yaucha Pass (4,800m) - Jahuacocha (4,100m)

Day 13: Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz

About the guide: Peru

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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