Enjoy 10 amazing days in company of one of our certified local mountain guides. An adventure with trekking and mountaineering moments. And if you dare, you will reach the summit of the Diablo Mudo as well!
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
The Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain range in the South of the Cordillera Blanca, a wide mountain cordon with six 6000-meter summits and more than 15 peaks over 5400 meters of height. In addition, this area hosts the most amazing glacial lakes.
This 10-day program I am proposing is a very nice tour for well trained hikers. Although neither the hike nor the climb involve a technical difficulty, keep in mind we must walk several hours per day.
Moreover, as a coronation of the trip we'll reach the summit of the Nevado Diablo Mudo, which is at 5350 meters of altitude.
You can find more details about the itinerary at the end of this description. Please remember that I can add some extra days to keep enjoying the Huayhuash. On the contrary, I can also shorten the tour if you want to have more time to enjoy other Peruvian wonders, such as the Nevado Alpamayo!
So, feel free to contact me if you have some doubts. Once you get in touch with me we can start planning an unforgettable experience together!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Group porters
From Huaraz a van will take us via the Santa Valley and to the Huarapasca Pass. After 2 more passes we will get to the village of Matacancha (4,150 m) in the Huayhuash region, the starting point of the circuit. Meeting with the team of guides, the donkeys and donkey drivers. Overnight stay in the Matacancha Camp (-/L/D)
Today we will continue climbing towards the Cacanan Pass in direction to the Laguna Mitucocha, which is located 400 meters further down. On that spot we are going to build up our camp.
In total it will take about 5 hours to reach the camp. If you have enough energy left, you can continue climbing 200 meters until reaching the Laguna Ninacocha, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of the Cordillera. Mount Rondoy and mount Jirishanca will be possible to observe above us. (B/L/D)
We will cross an amazing high valley which appears on the right hand. After 3 hours of walking we will reach the Punta Carhuac, where we will see the Yerupaja for the first time. Yerupaja is the second highest mountain of Peru with 6634 meters. Next to it, we will be able to observe other summits, such as Siula Grande or Jirishanca.
After that, we will descend to the deep blue lagoon Carhuacocha, the perfect place to build up our camp, at 4200 meters.
After 5 hours of activity, we will relax on a comfortable and warm area with amazing views. (B/L/D)
From the Carhuacocha lake we will follow the route through the Siula Pass.
We will climb 200 meters up to the Laguna Quesillococha, located near the eastern side of the Siula Grande. From that point we will ascend until we reach at 4900 meters. A very clear mountain creek lies on the way.
From that point we will walk directly to the Camp Huayhuash. In total, this tour takes between 5 and 6 hours (B/L/D).
Today we will walk further into a high valley. In the middle of the route that leads from Huayhuash to Portachuelo, a nice pass is located. To go through it, we usually need special ice equipment. We will have the opportunity to observe some mounts such as the Trapecio and the Puscanturpa.
We will camp on Laguna Viconga at 4400 m or Cajatambo village at 3400 m (B/L/D).
We will go to the northeast crossing dense grass. The path will get more and more stony while passing Punta Cuyoc, the highest spot of the trip, crossing the 5000 m barrier for the first time.
Eventually it will be possible to include another hike to another 5000-meter mount.
After 7-8 hours walking, we will look for a place to camp and overnight (B/L/D).
Our objective for this day is the Huatic Campsite. To achieve it, we will ascend passing through the Huayllapa village (B/L/D).
This day we will ascend again to reach a high Pass called Punta Tapush. It’s a steep ascent. From that point we will descend to reach the Laguna Susococha and a little farther, the Cashpapampa Camp (4500 m) where we will place our camp (B/L/D).
This is an optional day to ascent Diablo Mudo at 5350 m.
From the last point we will ascend the Diablo Mudo towards one of the easiest trails of the Huayhuash region. Although there will probably be some snow on this height, the ascent is not very complex.
If you want to take it easy this day, you can choose to take the Pass Yaucha way, which is at 4800 meters and has also beautiful views.
In any case, our last destination for this day is the Laguna Jahuacocha at 4066 meters, so we will have to descend some meters.
After 8-10 hours of walking, we will finally build up our camp, surrounded by landscapes that you had never imagined (B/L/D).
This is not a very long day. First, we will descend some distance to a small river and then we will walk to the Pampa Llamac at 4300 meters. This is how we finish today’s tour in about 4 hours.
Therefore we will have time to enjoy the incredible mountain views. From Llamac we will return to Huaraz to relax and enjoy some luxury.
Not included in the price:
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.
AGMP | IFMGA
William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!
Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.
Great service and trip!
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Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!
It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.
Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.
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.
The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.
Flormila Pineda Villanueva
My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.
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.
Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!
Michael W English
From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.
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“.
Mrs Erin Leigh Hardy
We are a group of friends and a mountain club, we have made trips with Eric since 2007, we have done the most classic tours in Cusco: Ausangate trek, Choquequirao trek, Salkantay trek, all tours always with Machu Picchu ending, the Inca culture is very interesting and if you travel to Peru you must visit it - and not missing Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. In Huaraz we have running out the tours: Santa Cruz trek, Alpamayo trek, Huayhuash trek, and the climbs, and Nevado Pisco trek, Nev. Vallunaraju, Tocllaraju, Alpamayo and Huascaran. Every year our club members go from 15 to 20 people to Huaraz, and in Cusco culture we have groups from 18 to 30 people, and all these trips are made by our partner Eric and Juventino in Peru. And friends always return very happy with the services they perform on the tours we sell. We recommend them to make a quality and safe trip, they have about 30 certified guides working for them, Juventino is the head of the company and is a member of UIAGM - IFMGA. They also have a family Hotel called "Alpamayo Guest House" this is in Huaraz, and every time our group ends their trek, climbing or expedition trip, the Juventino family invite us to a special dinner called (Pachamanca) as a very Inca Traditional food, this meal is prepared by JUVENTINOS wife Dina, she is a typical person of the area and they live in the Unchus village, this is an unforgettable dinner for all group participants. Next year we will extend our trip with mountain bike MTB around the Huascaran and the Huayhuash mountain range, and we will also have new trips from Lima: Nazca Lines, Arequipa Cañon del Colca, Cusco Inca Trail, Puno Floating Islands Lake Titicaca and the Tiawanaco culture peace.
We had a very nice experience with Juventino. He was very nice to us, always taking care of our needs. I'll for sure hire him again to be my guide if I go back to Huaraz. I absolutely recommend him!
Loved the experience
JUVENTINO IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL GUIDE, AT ALL TIMES HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS. SHARING THE TREKKING WITH HIM WAS VERY REWARDING AND I LEARNED A LOT.
Norbert from Austria
There were bad conditions for the first mountain we wanted to climb, so we had to search for other mountain, which was possible to climb with the bad conditions. NO PROBLEM for Eric and his team. Eric made within 1 day another program for the following 2 weeks. I really want to say "thank you for this expedition". I enjoyed the whole trip/expedition, because of his professional competence. Hope we see us soon!
We have done a tour in the Cordillera Blanca, visit the lagoons and the Cordillera Huayhuash trek, then we have visited Machu Picchu culture, and the Ausangate trek. The services given and guides were a unique experience for all our groups 15 people, we are very happy with the service given by the travel agency who lead Juventino and Eric "Peru Expeditions Tours" - The quality of service very good as food, guides, tents, and all the logistics of the trip the whole service, we hope to return at another time with more friends and clients to make the trips in Peru, we recommend Juventino and his family as a professional guide and quality experience. They also have an "Alpamayo Guest House" hotel with good quality service and spacious rooms, during our stay everything was of quality service. So we recommend Juventino and all his family so that you can make your trips in Peru. Sincerely Hans and many greetings to all.
Eric and Juventino are family and they treat each one of their clients as family. It's truly a fun time being out in the mountains with them! I did with them many tours throughout Cordillera Blanca, Including Pisco, Chopicalqui and all of the lakes.
He’s an excellent guide, He explains the places, the stories, why many infrastructures are made, if I were to do a tour in Peru again, I would like him to be my guide, highly recommended. We visited Lima, the desert, Machu Picchu and the mountain of 7 colors.
I can warmly recommend Eric and his company Peru Expeditions Tours. Eric and his team are very professional. They speak fluent English and Eric speaks German. They answered very quickly to questions before the trip. Eric helped me to organize an excursion to the high camp of Alpamayo. He also helped me to rent the right equipment. I also enjoyed ten fantastic days trekking Cordillera Huayhuash and climbing Nevado Pumarinri (5465 m) and Nevado Diablo Mudo (5350 m) with Eric and his team. The organization and the equipment (tents etc.) of the trekking were perfect and the team surprised me with a birthday cake at the Cashpapampau Camp (at 4500 meters) and they also prepared delicious vegetarian food for me on the hike. After Huayhuash we climbed Mount Tocllaraju (6034 HM), organized by Eric and Peru Expeditions Tours. All the guides who work for Eric are local people with a lot of experience and education in the mountains, they speak perfect English and try to do everything to make the clients happy! Thanks to Peru Expeditions Tours I really enjoyed the time in the mountains around Huaraz. I am looking forward to more treks and climbing with you in the future!
5 star guide. Nothing but the best.
Nicole et Catherine
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.
The legend Juventino. My brother and I travelled to Huaraz to climb the Vallunaraju summit. Our guide Juventino has been the best guide I've had over the past years and I have made a lot of hikes and climbing over the world. He is a very talented and experienced guide, he took care of us very much and made sure safety is first. We also had an amazing experience with the food, they cooked delicious meals. They also have top brand quality equipment that made us feel really safe, we had the lucky experience of having a horrible storm at the base camp and I believe that the north face summit series tent they provided saved us!!!! Overall, best guide I have ever had, made us feel very confortable and happy. If you want a guide to feel safe and have the best experience possible go with the legend Juventino!!!
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