Huayhuash Mountain Range Mini-Trekking

Cordillera Huayhuash the most Beautiful Mountain Range in the World

03 Days/02 Nights   Season: May to November   Difficulty: Moderate

Huayhuash Circuit Trek: The Huayhuash trek route involves a circular route of 120 km around the mighty Huayhuash mountain range with several peaks above 6,000 m. The highest point in the trek, Yerupajá (6,617 m), is the second highest mountain in Peru, while another peak, Siula Grande (6,344 m), achieved notoriety as the setting for Joe Simson’s gruelling ordeal in his book Touching the Void. The Huayhuash Circuit trekking trails are less visited than the popular trekking trails of Cordillera Blanca, but the Huayhuash mountain range offers a challenging trek in a remote and sparsely inhabited part of the Andes where few trekkers venture.

Overview: Huayhuash Circuit trek around the Cordillera Huayhuash takes around 3 days, 4 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days, 10 days, 11 days, 12 days or 14 days to complete. There are several possible routes and the circuit can be tackled in either direction, but all Huayhuash Circuit treks include the same major features. As the trek progresses, participants need to dig deep into their reserves of endurance to conquer numerous high passes but are rewarded by the sight of magnificent, remote mountain vistas, including views of Yerupajá and Siula Grande, along the way. This is one of the toughest treks out of Huaraz that requires no technical mountaineering skills but the exquisite scenery along the way sets it apart from other challenging treks in Peru. The knowledge of having conquered such a demanding trek is ample recompense for the exertion required to reach the end.

Many guiding books: They say that Huayhuash trekking is the most beautiful in all of America (and the second best trekking in the world).

Travel Program


Itinerary:

Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer by car to Chiquián - Llamac - Pocpa - Matacancha (4,100 masl)
Day 2: Matacancha - Sambunya Pass (4,700 masl) – Jahuacocha
Day 3: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac Pass (4,300 masl) - Llamac - Huaraz

Detailed Program


Detailed Program

Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer by car to Chiquián - Llamac - Pocpa - Matacancha (4,100 masl)
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet your group and you will head for the rural community of Chiquián, the starting point for trekking in the Huayhuash Mountain Range. You will continue driving, passing through the village of Llamac and finally arriving in the community of Pocpa (3,400 masl) where our team of donkey drivers will be waiting for us. We will camp here the first night, resting up before beginning our trek tomorrow.

Day 2: Matacancha - Sambunya Pass (4,700 masl) – Jahuacocha
After breakfast, we will begin the ascent towards the Sambunya Pass (4,700 masl), surrounded by impressive peaks such as Jirishanca, Jerupaja and Rasac. After breaking for lunch at the pass, we will descend to our campsite right above the glacial lake Jahuacocha (4,100 masl) with excellent views of Yerupaja Grande, Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca.

Day 3: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac Pass (4,300 masl) - Llamac - Huaraz
Our last day on the trail, we will continue descending for 30 minutes before making our way towards the last pass at Pampa Llamac (4,300 masl) and taking in our final up-close views of the Huayhuash. From the pass, we will descend to the rural community of Llamac where transportation will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What’s included


What's included

Services included in the prices:
  • Peruvian trekking-guide
  • Cooks and helpers
  • All meals during the tour
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz

Not Included:
  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips

Prices & Dates


Tour Information:

Season: May to November
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.

CONTACT US!

Maps & Download




Detailprogramm-Peru [DOC/PDF] 2022
Weather Forecast-Peru

Gallery

Yerupaja climb Carhuacocha camp Siula grande trek Carhuacocha trek Cordillera Huayhuash Huayhuash range

Book Now


Eric Albino
Eric Albino Lliuya
Sales Agent
Would you like to do this trip?

Related Trips

Cedros Alpamayo - Ulta Valley Circuit

Cedros Alpamayo - Ulta Valley Circuit

Trekking Quilcayhuanca via Huapi Pass (5020 m) to Valley Cojub

Trekking Quilcayhuanca via Huapi Pass (5020 m) to Valley Cojub

Trekking Santa Cruz - Punta Union (4750 m)

Trekking Santa Cruz - Punta Union (4750 m)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER