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Trekking the Huayhuash “Alpine Circuit”, 11 days in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Trekking the Huayhuash “Alpine Circuit”, 11 days in the Cordillera Huayhuash | undefined

Trek the Alpine Circuit of Peru’s Huayhuash mountain range on an 11-day adventure with a certified mountain guide from our team.



11 Days

Apr - Nov




* Discover the Alpine Circuit of the great Huayhuash mountain range.

* Capture breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes.

* Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you along the way.


Join me in the heart of the Peruvian Andes on a world-class trekking adventure, where each day offers fresh rewards.

The Huayhuash Alpine Circuit traces the outline of the base of the giant icy pyramids of the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Stretching across the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Lima and Huánuco, the Huayhuash features a collection of peaks that extend beyond 6,000 meters.

It is the second highest tropical mountain range in the world following the Cordillera Blanca. Running from north to south, it contains approximately 20 summits within 25 kilometers.

The circuit is likely to be the highest alpine circumnavigations in the world. And despite the new route being navigated by mountaineers, there are still sections that are yet to be discovered.

Discover impressive rock formations that rise dramatically to the sky, along with snow-covered summits, wide glaciers, and tranquil blue lakes.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the Huayhuash mountain range in Peru and join an 11-day trekking adventure along the Alpine Circuit.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Huaraz - Llamac (3,400m) - Matacancha (4,150m)

Day 2: Matacancha - Cacananpunta Pass (4,700m) - Lake Mitucocha (4,200m)

Day 3: Lake Mitucocha - Carhuac Pass (4,680m) - Lake Carhuacocha (4,150m)

Day 4: Lake Carhuacocha - Siulá Pass (4,800m) - Huayhuash (4,400m)

Day 5: Huayhuash - Portachuelo Pass (4,700m) - Viconga Thermal Baths (4,400m)

Day 6: Viconga - Cuyoc Pass (5,000m) - Cuyocpampa (4,400m)

Day 7: Cuyocpampa - No-Name Pass (5,150m) - Cutatambo

Day 8: Cutatambo - Sequya Pass (5,050m) - Lake Caramarca (4,500m)

Possible visit to the famous Simpson-Yates Campsite from the book and film Touching The Void.

Day 9: Lake Caramarca - Rasac Glacier Traverse (5,100m) - Lake Jahuacocha (4,000m)

Day 10: Rest day

Optional visit to Laguna Jahuacocha – camp at Lake Jahuacocha and a traditional Andean feast – Pachamanka.

Day 11: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llámac Pass (4,200m) - Llámac (3,400m) - return to Huaraz


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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