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“Mini Huayhuash” circuit, 4-day Trek in Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash, from Huaraz

Discover colorful landscapes with tall, snow-capped mountains on this 4-day trek in the Huayhuash Range of the Peruvian Andes.

Mountain RangeCordillera Huayhuash
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Admire some of Peru's tallest mountains

  • Visit striking turquoise lagoons

  • Camp in the park and wake up to spectacular scenery

Description

The Huayhuash Range, which forms part of the Peruvian Andes, is one of the county’s most spectacular trekking destinations. Its tall, snow-capped peaks and colorful landscapes draw many adventurers.

This moderately difficult trek is the perfect opportunity to discover the range’s most impressive mountains and pristine glacial lakes in just four days.

Some of the mountains we’ll discover on our journey are Yerupaja (6,617 m), the third highest peak in Peru, Rasac (6,017 m), Jirishanca (6,094 m), Ninashanca (5,607 m), Rondoy (5,870 m) and Siula Grande (6,344 m). Siula Grande was made famous by mountaineer Joe Simpson’s award-winning book, Touching the Void, which describes his nearly fatal climb of the mountain.

Our nights will be spent camping. Eating breakfast with a breathtaking views of the mountains is an unbeatable way to start the day.

Book now for four unforgettable days exploring one of the most beautiful ranges in the Andes. 

Also check out this 4-day trek in the Cordillera Blanca.

 


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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

Early departure from Huaraz to Chiquian and Llamac, where we’ll have breakfast. Then we’ll go to Pocpa and Matacancha, where the trek begins at the Rondoy gorge. We’ll go over the Sambuya pass (4,740 m) and then descend to the Jahuacocha lagoon (4,050 m). Time walking: 6 hours. Time in bus: 4 hours. Camping in Jahuacocha (4,050 m).

Day 2: Day 2

Jahuacocha –  Paso Llaucha (4,850 m) – Huacrish (4,580 m). Time walking: 6 hours. Camping in Huacrish.

 

Day 3: Day 3

Huacrish – Tsacra – Jahuacocha (4,050 m). Time walking: 6 hours. Camping in Jahuacocha.

Day 4: Day 4

Five hour walk from Jahuacocha to Llamac (3,3oo m), where we’ll take transport back to Huaraz.


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