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4-day short Cordillera Huayhuash trek

Local mountain guide Romer takes you to one of South America’s premier treks. Join him on a 4-day hiking adventure in the Peruvian Cordillera Huayhuash!

Private

Huayhuash

4 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover some of the best spots in Cordillera Huayhuash.
  • Contemplate incredible views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Enjoy hiking trough the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Description

The Cordillera Huayhuash is a range of about 20 mountains joined by a great span of blue glacier ice. Join me and enjoy a 4-day hiking trip in this stunning area of the Peruvian Andes!

With pristine glacial lakes, high altitude passes, hot springs, and towering peaks, the beauty of Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is comparable to the Himalayas and the Rocky Mountains.

This short version of the classic Huayhuash route takes us to some of its most important spots, such as the lakes of Jahuacocha, Solteracocha, and Rasac. We will also enjoy impressive views of the peaks of Yerupajá, Hirishanka, and Rasac, among others. You can check the complete itinerary below!

Please keep in mind that although this hiking program is not hard, you need to be physically fit to hike for several hours per day. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.

So, if you want to experience the peaceful and picturesque Peruvian Andes, please contact me. I’ll really enjoy being your guide on this 4-day hiking tour in the Cordillera Huayhuash!

And if you have enough time to spend in this majestic area, don’t forget to take a look at my Huayhuash 11-day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

- Clean drinkable water

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

- Camping equipment cooking utensils


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Llamac - Cuartelhuain - Rondoy

First, we will depart from Huaraz at 8 am and drive to the village of Chiquián. Distant views of the Huayhuash. Then, from Chiquián we descend to a cactus and scrub environment and continue to the village of Llamac (3,300m). Lunch. Easy hike through the small villages of Pocpa and Cuartelhuain. We camp at Rondoy (4,200m).

Day 2: Rondoy Pass - Jahuacocha Lagoon

Long ascent to the Rondoy Pass (4750m). Awesome views of the Huayhuash peaks, including Yerupaja (6,634m). Descent beside the Solteracocha and the Jahuacocha lakes. Campe in Jahuacocha.

Duration: 7 hours aprox  /  Distance: 14 km aprox

Day 3: Free day at Laguna Jahuacocha

We can hike up to the Yaucha pass (4,847m), to take a look at the western side of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We also have the option of heading up the Quebrada Rasac valley to the Rasaccocha glacial lake. If you prefer a quiet day we can fish or just rest!

Day 4: Laguna Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz

After a gentle descent, we will start our gradual climb to the final pass, Pampa Llamac (4,300m). From there, we will enjoy our final views of the Huayhuash range. Descent back to the Llamac village. A bus will take us back to Huaraz.

Duration: 6 hours aprox  /  Distance: 14 km aprox

 

Details

More info

All you need is appropriate clothing and a good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

About the guide

I like mountains and I love nature, I practice cycling and hiking, I know very well the hiking trails of Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash.
The passion for nature was my inspiration to study Official Tourist Guide. I am experienced in travel organisation and logistics, especially adventure travel.
At present I’m a logistics manager at a travel agency with German clients, and I also have my own agency where I take care of the organisation of the adventure trips (trekking, mountaineering, mountain bike and day hikes).

Languages

| English

Residence

Huaraz


What people are saying about this trip

Veronica Williams

5.00

October, 2022

Communication was great. Tour and guide was an awesome experience! Will be recommending to anyone we know going up that way for hiking! Cheers!

Dave Kennedy

3.00

August, 2022

Romer was amazing. He was very responsive and helpful. He always replied within a few hours (at the most), and was very accommodating when we needed to change things. He even went and paid a deposit at a local hotel to hold our reservation for us. I can't say enough good about Romer. The itinerary of the trip was a bit difficult. It started at a camp that was 13,700 above sea level, and the first day of trekking was 8 hours of hard terrain. Other treks I've done start lower and have a pace of 5-6 hours per day. Also, our guide Fredy was a bit inexperienced. He was a very kind person, but didn't provide much service to our small team.

Alex Hunter

5.00

June, 2022

We had an incredible experience with Marco! Loved getting to know him - he’s not just a guide… he’s an amazing chef, friend, and he is incredibly knowledgeable on everything Peru! Thank you so much!!

Paal Igesund Kyrkjeboe

5.00

January, 2022

Amazing trek with an amazing company. Our guide, David, was incredible and the assistants Teo and Alejandro were always incredibly positive. I would recommend this trek to anyone and it was the best cost per person I saw out of any company, by a mile.

Hector Gonzalez

5.00

September, 2021

Como clientes siempre deseamos que todo este de lo mejor, la estrategia y planificación de un viaje de montaña no es nada fácil y las condiciones y condicionantes son variadas y muchas!! Me encantan los treks de montaña, esta fue la primera vez en la cordillera Andina Peruana Huayhuash y todo salió fenomenal!! 100 pts. Nuestro guía de campo Marcos y nuestro arriero Yosimel estuvieron siempre muy atentos y serviciales; todos los insumos fueron bien planificados. Perú es un gran destino, seguro que volveremos!


 

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