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

Discover spectacular mountain valleys, passes and lakes like Yahuarcocha. And reach the summit of Pumarinri with Juventino, an IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide.

Mountain RangeAndes, Cordillera Huayhuash
Duration10 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

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Itinerary

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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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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