• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

Yerupaja, Rasac, Hirishanca, Ninashanca and Rondoy. They are some of the most outstanding spots that we’ll visit during this hiking program in Huayhuash, a powerful mountain range of the Peruvian Andes.

This expedition consists in a 4-day mini trek circuit. There will be one extra day for acclimatization and 2 more days for the transfers from/to Lima and Huaraz. Come enjoy the imposing landscapes and green lands that Cordillera Huayhuash has to offer!

During these four days we’ll admire many of the “Six Thousands” peaks. They are, literally, summits of over 6.000 meters of height that give us unbelievable views. Always surrounded by neighboring peaks and crystalline lakes such as Jaguacocha, a natural mirror reflecting its best sights around.

Our starting point will be in the village of Pocpa at 3463 meters. We will then have to cross amazing passes like the Sambunya at 4800 meters of altitude. Our next goal will be to reaching the lagoon where we will spend a final resting day. Please read more details about the itinerary at the bottom of this page.

This mini trek circuit in Cordillera Huayhuash is a experience everybody must live once in life. Now it is your opportunity. Send me your request now and book your trip! It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide on such an amazing hiking adventure!

Itinerary

Day 0

Extra days

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

Pocpa village

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

Back to Huaraz

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 5

Extra day

DAY C: TRANSFER FROM HUARAZ TO LIMA

Depending on your plans, a transfer will take you to your hotel or airport in Lima.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters
The price also includes 1 acclimatization day and an extra horse if it's necessary // The price does not include: personal climbing gear, sleeping bag, hotel in Lima / Huaraz, bus ticket from Lima/ Huaraz / Lima, taxi from Lima Airport to bus station in Lima, extra expenses.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Huaraz

Accommodation

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.