• Trip duration
    10 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Huayhuash
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Come along this 10-day Huayhuash hiking alpine route. A circuit filled with amazing views of the main peaks in this mountain range. Perfect for experienced hikers, since some segments are challenging and strenuous.

First, I will pick you up at Huaraz. Once there, we will drive to the Cuartellhuain camp. As from Day 2, the hiking and the adventure will begin. The circuit will include incredible views of glaciers lakes, rocky and glacier ascents, snowcapped peaks, glaciers and deep valleys.

Next, during 9 days I will guide you along hikes of between 4 and 7 hours per day. We will reach altitudes of over 5,000 m, like when we ascend to the Trapecio pass on Day 6 (5,000 m), and a great view pass on Day 7 (5,129 m). We will go through 6 passes in total.

Accommodation will be in different camps. Note that while I will provide the group camping equipment, hikers will need to bring their own sleeping bag (-15°C/5°F recommended). Also, all the meals will be prepared by a cook. It will be a menu high in carbohydrates to recover energy.

Also, during this Huayhuash hiking alpine route, I will lead you around several lakes. Some of these are: lakes Carhuacocha, Siula, Sarapo, Santa Rosa, Quesilococha, Jurao, Caramarca, Solteracocha and Jahuacocha.

Interested in this Huayhuash hiking alpine route with a guide? Contact me for more details. Interested in a similar hike through a different route? Check out Cedros Alpamayo – Ulta trek in 10 days. Interested in a shorter circuit? See Cullicocha lake 2-day guided hike.

Itinerary

Day 1

Huaraz - Chiquian - Cuartelhuain camp

  • 7 am: pick-up at Huaraz
  • Drive through villages Chiquian (3,400 m) and Llamac
  • Arrival at Cuartelhuain camp (4,200 m)
  • Driving time for the day 6 hours
Day 2

Cuarelhuan camp - Cacanan Punta pass - Mituchocha camp

  • Hike to Cacanan Punta pass (4,700 m)
  •  Descent to the Mitucocha camp (4,230 m)
  • Total hiking time for the day: 5 hours
Day 3

Punta Alcay pass - Carhuacocha lake camp

  • Hike up to the Punta Alcay pass (4,740 m)
  • Views of different peaks of the Huayhuash range
  • Descent to the Carhuacocha lake – Overnight
  • Total hiking time for the day: 7 hours
Day 4

Siula pass - Huayhuash camp

  • Hike up to the Siula pass (4,830 m)
  • Descent to the Huayhuash camp (4,330 m)
  • Total hiking time for the day: 7 hours
Day 5

Trapecio base camp

  • Hike up to mount Trapecio base camp (4,700 m)
  • Overnight at Trapecio base camp
  • Total hiking time for the day: 4 hours
Day 6

Trapecio pass - Jurao lake camp

  • Walk up up to the Trapecio pass (5,000 m)
  • Descent to Jurao lake camp (4,343 m)
  • Total hiking time for the day: 7 hours
Day 7

Great view pass - Lake Caramarca camp

  • Hike along the Sarapococha valley, passing through lake Sarapo and Santa Rosa, at the foot of mounts Siula and Sarapo
  • Hike up to great view pass (5,129 m)
  • Walk down to the Segya valley
  • Arrival at lake Caramarca lake – Overnight
  • Total hiking time for the day: 7 hours
Day 8

Punta Rasac pass - Lake Jahuacocha

  • Walk up towards the Rasac pass (5,130 m)
  • Descent to Lake Jahuacocha – Overnight
  • Total hiking time for the day: 7 hours
Day 9

Rondoy view point - Jahuacocha camp

  • Walk along the Jahuacocha valley (4,050 m)
  • Rondoy view point (4,750 m)
  • Returno to Jahuacocha camp (4,050 m)
  • Total hiking time for the day: 6 hours
Day 10

Pampa Llamac - Llamac - Huaraz

  • Hike towards Pampa Llamac pass (4,300 m)
  • Descent to Llamac village
  • Return to Huaraz in private transportation
  • Total hiking time for the day: 5 hours
  • Total driving time: 4 hours

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru

Accommodation

Camping