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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

23 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Explore the majestic Peruvian mountainside.

  • Capture breathtaking views of the Alpamayo and Huayhuash.

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

 

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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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Flight from Europe to Lima
  • Day 2Travel by bus to Huaraz (3,100m)
  • Day 3Huaraz

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

  • Day 4Camp Matacancha

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

  • Day 5Laguna Mitococha

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

  • Day 6Laguna Carhuacocha

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

  • Day 7Huayhuash

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

  • Day 8Laguna Viconga

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

  • Day 9Huanacpatay

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

  • Day 10Huatiac

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

  • Day 11Cashpapampa

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

  • Day 12Laguna Jahuacocha

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

  • Day 13Jahuapunta Pass

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

  • Day 14Rest Day in Huaraz

    Optional: rock climbing at the walls of Chancos.

  • Day 15Cashapampa

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

  • Day 16Base camp of Alpamayo

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

  • Day 17Ascend Alpamayo

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

  • Day 18Ascend Alpamayo

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

  • Day 19Ascend Alpamayo

    Ascend to Alpamayo summit (5,947 m).

  • Day 20Back to Huaraz

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

  • Day 21Transfer 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 22Day in Lima
  • Day 23Arrival in Europe or the country of origin
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

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

 

About the Guide

 
 

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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