Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking in Peru is one of the most beautiful in the world with high passes over 4600m. beautiful mountain views
Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking in Peru usually begins in the city of Chiquian (3,400 m.) 111 km. south of Huaraz . This little known route is one of the most beautiful and impressive trek. winds through such spectacular mountains as Yerupaja 6,634m. The second highest in the Peruvian Ande , Jirishanca , Siula grande made famous by the film ( Touching the Void ), Rondoy , Ninashanca and Rasac . This trail passes incomparably breath-taking lakes of crystalline water and tiny villages seeming out of touch with the rest of the world a wonderful recompense for those willing to venture of these paths.
Altitude Max: 5,000m Cuyoc pass
Distance: 140 km
Duration: 10 days
Starting Point: Matacancha
Arrival Point : Llamac
Season Recomendation : May to September
We can organise this trek on a ‘tailor-made’ private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your trekking experience, with the assistance of local guides. The cost of going private can be surprisingly reasonable. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, with no obligation
Itinerary for the Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking in Peru
Day A: Lima – Huaraz 3090m.
Boarding our comfortable bus, we make the long drive across the Punta Conococha (4100m) to the town of Huaraz (3090m), where we check in to the group Hostal.
Day B: Acclimatisation day( tour to Churup Lake 4,450 )
acclimatisation day, with the option to make the 5- 6 hours round trip towards a viewpoint to Laguna Churup (4450m), for views of Cordillera Blanca the impressive peaks. Hostal.
Day 01: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Matacancha
After breakfast in hotel , our guide will pick up you then drive to the village of chiquian , llamac and finally cuartelhuain our first camp at 4,100m. 6 to 7 hours drive . place where our donkey driver will be waiting for us and ready for next day
Day 02: Matacancha – Cacanan Pass 4,700m. – Mitucocha
In the morning we climb up to our first pass Punta Cacanan (4700m) then descend to our camp at the beautiful lake Laguna Mitucocha (4150m). 6 hours. From our camp we have close views of the huge peaks Ronday, Jirishanca, Ninashanca.
Day 03: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass 4,600m. – Carhuacocha 4,200m.
We climb to the next pass, the Carhuac (4600m) and have views of Siula Grande , from a nearby hill. We then descend to a camp at 4200 m. above Laguna Carhuacocha and beneath the impressive peaks of Yerupaja Grande , Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca.
Day 04: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass 4,800m. – Huayhuash 4,250m.
A long day, with a choice of routes via Punta Suila (4800m) or Punta Carnicero (4600m) to reach the small hamlet of Huayhuash. Camp. (4250m).
Day 05: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass 4,600m. – Viconga
We climb climb up pass Portachuelo (4,650m) from where you look across to the Cordillera Raura and the snow topped peak Leon Huacanan. We skirt around the large lake Laguna Viconga before walking up the valley ½ hour to set up camp (4300m) 6½ hours. There are some hot springs near Viconga
Day 06: Viconga – Cuyoc Pass 5,000m. – Huanacpatay
After our breakfast we going to climb up for 3 hours to cuyoc pass at 5,000m. the highest pass in the huayhuash trekking on this pass we will see the cordillera raura and the mountains of the cordillera huayhuash as pumarinry cuyoc jurao etc after we going to down for 1 hour to san Antonio camp.
Day 07: Huanacpatay – Huayllapa – Huatiac 4,300m.
We trek down the valley to the village of Huayllapa and the ascend to reach Huatiac camp, we going to climb up steadily in the afternoon from 2 to 2 ½ hours to our campsite at the top of the flat prairie Huatiac (4250) 6 hours
Day 08: Huatiac – Tapush pass 4,750m & Yaucha pass 4,750m. Jahuacocha
This day we will have 2 pasess at first tapush pass then go down for 40 minutes then climb up to yaucha pass 4,750m. then go down to jahuacocha camp at 4,100m.
Day 9: Rest day in Jauacocha or visit Cerro Amarrillo
This day we will have rest day , the people who want to go to cerro amarrillo we going to leave after the breakfast the cerro amarrillo top we can see almost all mountains of the cordillera huayhuash after return to jahuacocha cam aprox. 6 hours . the people who want stay in camp they can be in camp all day as relax
Day 10: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llamac pass 4,300m. – Llamac – Huaraz
Today we cross the final pass of the route, Pampa Llamac pass 4500m and then descend to the village of Llamac 3250m. Here we say good bye to our trek crew and meet our vehicles for the 5 hour drive back to Huaraz. Arriving in Huaraz we check into our hotel and there will be time for a quick clean up before dinner and a soft bed!
Day C: Huaraz – Lima
by Bus or by flight it will be to Lima hotel or direct to airport.