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Pumarinri (5,450m), 10-day Expedition in the Cordillera Huayhuash

10 days expedition, Pumarinri (5,450m) in the Cordillera Huayhuash
10 days expedition, Pumarinri (5,450m), Cordillera Huayhuash
10-day Expedition in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Pumarinri (5,450m)
Pumarinri (5,450m), 10-day Expedition, Cordillera Huayhuash

Discover spectacular mountain valleys, passes and lakes like Yahuarcocha. And reach the summit of Pumarinri with a local certified guide from our team.


Cordillera Huayhuash, Cordillera Huayhuash, Andes

10 Days

May - Sep




* Explore several dazzling mountain passes including Tapush and Yauatcha.

* Visit Siula Grande, immortalized in novel and movie Touching the Void.

* Reach the summit of Pumarinri and enjoy magical views of Huayhuash.


Live an unforgettable experience in the Cordillera Huayhuash. Join this 10-day expedition to the summit of Pumarinri, at 5,450 meters.

Pumarinri is not as famous as other peaks on this majestic mountain range. However, the views it provides from it, and all the way to the Raura Mountain Range, make it a true gem in the heart of the Andes, Peru.

Our adventure begins with acclimatization activities in Cajatambo. Upon completion our private transport will take us to the charming village of Viconga. Here, we’ll get to enjoy amazing hot springs along with mesmerizing views of Pumarinri.

After a well deserved rest, next morning we’ll leave at around 2:00 a.m. towards the summit. Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy hypnotizing sceneries and get ready for our descent to Cuyoq Pass, and later Elefante.

Next morning we’ll head to the San Antonio Pass, from where we’ll get stunning views of Siula Grande. Thereupon, we’ll descend to the Cutatambo campsite.

Then, on day six, we’ll visit Siula Grande. The Simpson-Yates expedition brought fame to this camp, as it inspired the movie and novel Touching the Void. Furthermore, we’ll descend to the Cutatambo Valley and the town of Huayllapa. Here, we’ll have the option to stay, or continue to Huatiac.

On the next morning we’ll continue to the Tapush and Yauatcha mountain passes, which offer unrivalled views of Rondoy and Yerupaja amongst other peaks. Our adventure continues to the campsite at Lake Jahuacocha. And finally, the last day on the road will begin heading to the Jahua Punta Pass, followed by a descent to the town of Pocpa. There, our private transportation will be waiting to take us to back Huaraz.

Do you want to participate on this amazing expedition? Send me a request, and let me guide you across this mountaineering paradise.

You can also check this Alpamayo and Huascaran guided expedition that I guide too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Porters

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes: all meals during the expedition, camping tents (for 2 people), porters at Nevado Vallunaraju (2 pax 1 porter), kitchen equipment, cooks, transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz. The price does not include: international flights to Lima, transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival and departure, exit tax at the airport in Lima, travel accident and health insurance, luggage insurance and trip cancellation, meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz, personal expenses, acclimatization Tour, entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park, transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station, domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru, hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima, hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz, pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel, personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.), tips.


Day 1: Lima - Pativilca - Cajatambo (3,200 masl) - Hotel

Day 2: Acclimatization activities

Day 3: Cajatambo Pass (3,600 masl) - Pumapampa - Viconga (4,300 masl)

Day 4: Viconga - Pumarinri Summit (5,450 masl) Paso Cuyoc (5,000 masl) - Elefante Campsite (4,300 masl)

Day 5: Elefante Campsite (4,300 masl) - San Antonio Pass (5,020 masl) - Cutatambo (4,250 masl)

Day 6: Visit Basecamp of “Touching the Void”

Day 7: Cutatambo (4,250 masl) - Huayllapa (3,600 masl) - Huatiac (4,300 masl)

Day 8: Huatiac (4,300 masl) - Tapush Pass (4,800 masl) - Yaucha Pass (4,800 masl) - Jahuacocha (4,100 masl)

Day 9: Jahuacocha (4,100 masl) - Jahua Punta Pass (4,650 masl) - Pocpa (3,600 masl) - Huaraz

Day 10: Huaraz - Lima


About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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