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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 IFMGA-qualified guide Juventino.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration13 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Trek among the mountains of Huayhuash.

  • Discover Peru's breathtaking terrain.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.

Description

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.

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Itinerary

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

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2887 each

Group of 2

USD 1444 each

Group of 3

USD 1392 each

Group of 4

USD 1341 each

Group of 5

USD 1320 each

Group of 6

USD 1289 each

Group of 7

USD 1269 each

Group of 8

USD 1269 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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