Yerupaja, Rasac, Hirishanca, Ninashanca and Rondoy are some of the most important mountains of the marvelous Cordillera Huayhuash, a powerful mountain range of the Peruvian Andes where I am inviting you today. The expedition is about a 4-day mini trek circuit (+ 1 day acclimatization + 2 days transfer from and to Lima-Huaraz) around the imposing landscapes and green lands that Cordillera Huayhuash has to offer.
During these four days that we will be immersed in the magic of the Peruvian mountains, we can admire many of “The Six Thousands”. They are, literally, peaks of over 6.000 meters of height that give us unbelievable landscapes always surrounded by neighboring mountains and crystalline lakes, such as Laguna Jaguacocha, a natural mirror reflecting its best sights around.
Our starting point will be in the village of Pocpa at 3.463 meters. We will have to cross amazing pass like Sambunya in an altitude of 4.800m with the objective of reaching to the lagoon where we will spend a final resting day. For more details about the itinerary, read the following full program.
DAY A: TRANSFER FROM LIMA TO HUARAZ
We leave the capital of Peru and drive to Huaraz, where we will spend the night in a Hostal.
DAY B: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
Before our adventure in the mountains, we will have a day dedicated to preparing our bodies. The acclimatization will be in Churup Lake at 4,450m with a walk of 4-5 hours. Then, we return to the Hostal.
DAY 1: STARTING POINT
We will be taken to Pocpa Village, our starting point, after 5 hours of driving. There, we set up our first camp and meet our donkey driver, who will help us the following days.
DAY 2: HIKE TO MATACANCHA
Another hiking day for about 4 hours among an easy and flat ground. First to Palca District and finally to Matacancha, where we will spend the night.
DAY 3: SAMBUNYA PASS
Our third day of expedition across Cordillera Huayhuash will take us to The Sambunya Pass at 4.700 meters high from where we can enjoy an amazing viewpoint of the perfect mountains of the region. Then, we descend to our campsite next to Laguna Jaguacocha and the impressive peaks of Yerupaja Grande , Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca.
DAY 4: ENDING POINT
Early in the morning, we start our hike down and after 30 minutes of walking, we will cross the Pampa Llamac Pass towards the village where our transfer will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.
DAY C: TRANSFER FROM HUARAZ TO LIMA
Depending on your plans, a transfer will take you to your hotel or airport in Lima.
The mini trek circuit in Cordillera Huayhuash is a experience everybody must live once in life. Now it is your opportunity and I will be proud of helping you to achieve it. Contact me and do it together!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
The accommodation in the campsites includes: Bi-personal tent. Dining tent with chairs and table. Kitchen Tent with utensils and Toilet Tent. You have to take your own sleeping bag.
The price also includes 1 acclimatization day and an extra horse if it's necessary.