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Pumarinri and Diablo Mudo 17 day trek (Huayhuash)

Join Juventino, local IFMGA guide, on this 17-day climbing and hiking trip in Huayhuash. Pumarinri and Diablo Mudo are some of the ascent options.

Mountain RangeHuayhuash
Duration17 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Cordillera Huayhuash is a perfect Andean spot of Perú where we can combine trekking and mountaineering. That is what I bring today. A fantastic 17 day adventure in Huayhuash to climb or trek in the Nevado Pumarinri (5465 m) and the amazing Diablo Mudo (5350 m).

Our meeting point will be in Huaraz, in the Ancash District, 400 km from Lima. Our first trek will be from Pitec (3850 m) to the famous Churup Lake, at 4450 meters of height. After some days of acclimatization near Huaraz we’ll be transferred to the Cordillera Huayhuash on day 4.

Depending on your wishes and the group level we’ll decide if we climb the Pumarinri Peak or go hiking to Punta Cuyoc Pass (5020 m). By day 12 we can try our second goal: the ascent to Diablo Mudo. It’s also optional and will depend on your physical and technical level.

At the end of this page you’ll find a more detailed day by day program. And if you’re in search of a more challenging mountain ascent check out this 3-summit program I lead in the Cordillera Blanca.

Come and join me for such an interesting adventure in Huayhuash. As a local guide with vast experience in the Peruvian Andes I can guarantee a superb experience. Send your request now!



In tents during the trek + Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima + Hotel Casa Blanca 5 nights in Huaraz.

Meeting point





Day 1: Arrival at Lima from your country

Once in Lima, travel by bus to Huaraz. The trip takes 8 hours. Hotel in Huaraz.

Day 2: Churup Lake

From Huaraz private transport to Pitec and trekking to the Churup Lake. Total walking time: 6 hours (round trip). Hotel in Huaraz.

Day 3: Hike to Laguna 69 (4650 m)

From Huaraz, private transport to the Santa River Valley and Yungay, driving via Quebrada Llanganuco and the Cebollapampa Pass at 3850 meters. Hike to Laguna 69 and return to Huaraz. Total walking time: 6 hours (round trip). Hotel in Huaraz.

Day 4: Huaraz - Matacancha Camp

Transfer to Cordillera Huayhuash and Matacancha Camp at 4150 meters. Today we won’t walk. Night in camp.

Day 5: Mitucocha Lake hike

From Matacancha, trekking to Cacanampunta (4700 m) and Mitucocha Lake (4300 m). Total walking time: 4 hours. Night in camp.

Day 6: Carhuacocha Lake (4200 m)

Trek to Punta Carhuac Pass (4640 m) and Carhuacocha Lake. 3 walking hours in total for the day. Night in camp.

Day 7: Siula Pass - Quesillococha Lake

Trek to Siula Pass (4950 m) and Quesillococha Lake (4450 m). Total walking time of the day: 6 hours. Night in camp.

Day 8: Viconga Lake

Today we will hike to the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash. Then, to the Viconga Lake where we’ll enjoy the relaxing hot springs at 4400 meters of altitude. Total walking hours: 4. Night in camp.

Day 9: Nevado Pumarinri

From Viconga we’ll finally climb the Nevado Pumarinri. Another option is to hike to the Punta Cuyoc Pass (5020 m). Then we’ll trek down to the Elefante Camp or Huanacpatay. Total walking and climbing time: approx. 9 hours. Night in camp.

Day 10: Huatiac Camp

Trekking to Village of Huayllapa (3600 m) and then, we’ll continue up to the Huatiac Camp at 4290 meters. Total walking hours: 6. Night in camp.

Day 11: Punta Tapush - Cashpapampa Camp

From Huatiac we will walk to Punta Tapush (4800 m). We’ll spend the night at the Cashpapampa Camp (4500 m). Total walking time: 9 to 10 hours. Night in camp.

Day 12: Diablo Mudo

Today we’ll walk up to Llaucha Pass (4750 m) and down to the
Jahuacocha Lake (4066 m). Optional: to climb Diablo Mudo. Walking and climbing time: 4 hours. Night in camp.

Day 13: Transfer to Huaraz

From Jahuacocha we will hike to the Jahuapunta Pass (4650 m). Then to Pocpa Village (3600 m) and transfer to Huaraz. Walking time for the day: 5 hours. Hotel in Huaraz.

Day 14: Rest Day in Huaraz

Optional: rock climbing at the walls of Chancos. Hotel in Huaraz.

Day 15: Lima

Transfer to the Anta Airport and 50 minute flight to Lima. Or transfer to the bus terminal for the 8 hour ride to Lima. Transfer to the hotel in Lima.

Day 16: Flight back home

Transfer to the airport. Return to your country of origin.

Day 17: Arrival to your country

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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2351 each

Group of 2

USD 2207 each

Group of 3

USD 2207 each

Group of 4

USD 2000 each

Group of 5

USD 2000 each

Group of 6

USD 1794 each

Group of 7

USD 1794 each

Group of 8

USD 1588 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Prices don't include: Travel accident and health insurance; International flights to Lima / Peru round trip; Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival or departure; Exit tax at the airport in Lima; Luggage insurance and trip cancellation; Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz; Personal expenses; Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.); Tips.

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