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Huayhuash Trek and Alpamayo (5,947m), 23-day expedition in Peru

Explore the wealth of natural beauty in Peru on an epic 23-day expedition featuring a trek in the Huayhuash and Alpamayo with IFMGA-qualified guide Juventino.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration23 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Explore the majestic Peruvian mountainside.

  • Capture breathtaking views of the Alpamayo and Huayhuash.

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

Description

The majestic mountains and lush landscapes of the Peruvian wilderness are in abundance, where each day captures a fresh experience.

Trek within the Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range, which stretches across the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Lima and Huánuco.

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.

There are 6 peaks that surpass 6,000 meters, among them is Yerupajá (6,635m), the most striking mountain in the Peruvian Andes and one of the most picturesque peaks in South America.

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

We’ll also get to know the Alpamayo, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain in the world. The striking mountain has a dramatic pyramid-shape peak clothed in snow.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the Peruvian mountainside and discover the Huayhuash mountain range and the striking Alpamayo mountain on a 23-day expedition.

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Accommodation

Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima and Hotel Casa Blanca 6 nights in Huaraz.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Europe to Lima

Day 2: Travel by bus to Huaraz (3,100m)

Day 3: Huaraz

Huaraz (3,100 m) – public transport to Puente Santa Cruz – trekking Cordillera Negra to Laguna Wilcacocha (3,725 m) – return to Huaraz.

Day 4: Camp Matacancha

Huaraz – transfer to Cordillera Huayhuash – Camp Matacancha (4,150 m).

Day 5: Laguna Mitococha

Matacancha – trek to Cacanampunta (4,700 m) – Laguna Mitococha (4,300 m).

Day 6: Laguna Carhuacocha

Mitucocha – trek to Punta Carhuac Pass (4,640 m) – Laguna Carhuacocha (4,200 m).

Day 7: Huayhuash

Carhuacocha – trek to Siula Pass (4,950 m) – Laguna Quesillococha – Huayhuash (4,450 m).

Day 8: Laguna Viconga

Huayhuash – trek to the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash – Laguna Viconga / hot springs (4,400 m).

Day 9: Huanacpatay

Laguna Viconga – trek to Punta Cuyoc Pass (5,020 m) – Huanacpatay (4,350 m).

Day 10: Huatiac

Huanacpatay – trek to the village of Huayllapa (3,600 m) – Huatiac (4,290 m).

Day 11: Cashpapampa

Huatiac – trek to Punta Tapush (4,800 m) – Cashpapampa (4,500 m).

Day 12: Laguna Jahuacocha

Cashgapampa – trek to Llaucha Pass (4,750 m) – Laguna Jahuacocha (4,066 m), optional: Climb Diablo Mudo (5,350 m).

Day 13: Jahuapunta Pass

Jahuacocha – trek to Jahuapunta Pass (4,650 m) – village of Pocpa (3,600 m); transfer to Huaraz.

Day 14: Rest Day in Huaraz

Optional: rock climbing at the walls of Chancos.

Day 15: Cashapampa

Huaraz – transfer drive to the village of Cashapampa; meeting team and burros, trek up to Llamacoral (3,850 m).

Day 16: Base camp of Alpamayo

Llamacoral – trek to the base camp of Alpamayo (4,350 m).

Day 17: Ascend Alpamayo

From the base camp to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4,900 m).

Day 18: Ascend Alpamayo

Ascend to Alpamayo High Camp (5,300 m).

Day 19: Ascend Alpamayo

Ascend to Alpamayo summit (5,947 m).

Day 20: Back to Huaraz

Base Camp – descend through Quebrada Santa Cruz – Cashapampa – transfer to Huaraz.

Day 21: Transfer to the Anta Airport

Flight to Lima, or transfer to the bus terminal for the 8 hour ride to Lima. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 22: Day in Lima

Day 23: Arrival in Europe or the country of origin


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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