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Huayhuash trekking and climbing with a guide

A great combination of trekking and mountaineering in a 14-day guided tour among the Huayhuash mountain range. The expert mountain guide Daniel will take you among the most outstanding spots of this Andean region!

Mountain RangeHuayhuash
Duration14 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Cordillera Huayhuash is a unique mountain paradise and one of the treasures of the planet. That is why I’d love to guide you there. 

This 14-day program I am offering will allow you to discover the fantastic snow-capped peaks and the panoramic views of the giant summits of Huayhuash.

Moreover, it is not only a hiking trip. During this expedition you’ll also have the opportunity of climbing a summit. We can conquer the Yerupaja or the emblematic Siula Grande and culminate with an ascent to the Diablo Mudo and the Pumarinri peak. Both of them are non-technical peaks, suitable for all levels of climbers.

The incredible panoramic views you will see in the Huayhuash range are endless. You won’t be able to decide which is the most beautiful peak!

I can lead a group of 3 participants maximum. However, if the group is larger I can add an assistant to help us. Remember this kind of hikes is ideal during the dry season of Perú, from May till October.

So, if you’re planning to come to the Cordillera Blanca and looking for a combined expedition of trekking and climbing, this is your time! Contact me and let’s enjoy the Huayhuash circuit together!

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You must add an extra cost of USD 150 for a group of 6 clients (In terms of guide expenses).

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What doesn’t included: - Lima airport meeting service - Booking for accommodation in Lima hotel - Transfer on bus from Lima – Huaraz – Lima - Booking for accommodation in Huaraz hotel - Personal equipment - Food in Lima – Huaraz - Insurance assistance, - Laundry service - Phone calls - Extra expenses

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Pocpa (3450m)– Cuartelhuain (4170m)

In the morning we will drive heading south of Huaraz. Crossing the low point of the route, at the Cora Bridge, we continue driving passing by the mountain villages of Llamac– Pocpa. The last one is the gateway of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We will then start walking and approaching to the entrance of Rondoy valley, where the view starts opening up into a rolling grassy area where we will have the first views of the snow-capped peaks of Rondoy and Ninashanca. Overnight camp at Cuartelhuain.

 

Day 2: Cacananpunta Pass (4690m) – Janca (4200m)

Today we will cross the Cacanampunta Pass, which is in the northernmost point of the Huayhuash mountain range. After a rest we will descend to the broad Quebrada Caliente Valley and then turn into a valley that leads to Laguna Mitacocha. Overnight camp at Janca.

 

Day 3: Carhuac Pass (4640m)-Lake Carhuacocha (4100m)

This day we will climb the next pass: the Carhuac (4650m). From there we can appreciate the views of the summits of Yerupaja (6634m) and the Carhuac. On our descent towards the Laguna Carhuacocha, there are excellent panoramic views as well. We will set up the camp above the Carhuacocha Lake at 4200 meters. It is one of the most spectacular camps of the region.

 

Day 4: Rest Day at Lake Carhuacocha

We will take an extra day here, where we can take some dramatic pictures from the camping spot or enjoy an optional hike and visit the three spectacular lakes of Ganrajanca, Siula and Quesilojanca.

We can also take an easy walk around the Carhuacocha Lake and go fishing trouts.

 

Day 5: Siula Pass (4834m) - Huayhuash (4345m)

For this day we have 2 options. The first option is a demanding and challenging route up to Punta Suila (4800m) via some lakes with stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

The other option is to follow the normal route via Punta Carnicero (4600m), which is suitable for people without a strong fitness level. Both routes are long but they will give us an unforgettable trekking day. We will set up camp at the small hamlet of Huayhuash.

 

Day 6: Portachuelo Pass (4750m) – Viconga (4425m)

We will start the day walking across the valley, heading south towards the spectacular pass of Portachuelo de Huayhuash. We will spend a short time here to enjoy the landscape. Then we will descend towards the Viconga Lake until we get to the Viconga campsite, below the Puscanturpa and Cuyoc mountains. In the afternoon we can have a relaxing bath in the hot springs nearby.

 

Day 7: Pumarinri summit attempt (5460m) - Jatun Cuyoc (4490m)

Climbing day! We will leave the camping spot early to climb the southeast face of the Pumarinri mountain. The climb is easy but occasionally quite steep, with icy slopes. Once in the summit the view is impressive. We will return by the same route until we reach the Punta Cuyoc Pass, from where we will continue descending to our next campsite in Quebrada Huanacpatay.

 

Day 8: Huanacpatay - San Antonio Pass (5100m) - Calinca Valley (4100m)

Today we will cross the San Antonio pass, with some of the most fantastic views of Laguna Sarapo and Laguna Jurau. Then we will descend to the Calinca valley until we get to the Cutatambo campsite.

 

Day 9: Rest Day in the Calinca Valley

This day is a good time to catch up on laundry or to simply relax in the camping lot.

For those with some extra energy there is the option of trekking up to the Siula Grande Base Camp. Overnight camp at Cutatambo again.

 

Day 10: Huayllapa (3350m) – Huatiac (4350m)

We will walk down along the Calinca valley in order to reach the small and isolated mountain village of Huayllapa. In the afternoon we will climb to a high camp in the pastures of Huatiac, which is under the shadows of the Diablo mudo peak.

 

Day 11: Huatiac - Punta Tapush Pass (4750m) – Cashpapampa (4450m)

After our breakfast we will walk towards the Tapush Pass. After that, we will descend to our next campsite in Cashpapampa.

 

Day 12: Diablo Mudo summit attempt (5350m) –Jahuacocha (4050m)

Climb to the Diablo Mudo! We leave the campsite early in the morning to climb the northern ridge of the Diablo Mudo peak. Once we reach the first rocky top we usually descend to the glacier plateau and then continue to the north glacier ridge or change the route according to the glacier conditions. The descent is by a different route, across the Huacrish Valley so we can join later the main trail that descends from the Yaucha Pass. Finally, we will arrive to the Jahuacocha campsite, a beautiful camping spot to rest and enjoy the pace of the mountains.

 

Day 13: Rest Day in the Jahuacocha Lake

The first option is to simply rest in the campsite or go fishing to the lake. The second option is to make a half day hike to a viewpoint, where we will have the most breathtaking view of the surrounding Andean peaks. Last night camp at Jahuacocha Lake.

 

Day 14: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac (4270m)- Llamac - Huaraz

After an early breakfast we will cross the final pass of the trail, the Punta Llamac. We make our final descent to the Llamac village. From here a transfer will take us back Huaraz.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3444 each

Group of 2

USD 2181 each

Group of 3

USD 1719 each

Group of 4

USD 1392 each

Group of 5

USD 1240 each

Group of 6

USD 1114 each

Group of 7

USD 1021 each

Group of 8

USD 1021 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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