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

Trek the Alpine Circuit of Peru’s Huayhuash mountain range on an 11-day adventure with IFMGA-qualified guide Juventino.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration11 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

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Itinerary

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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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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