Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (8 days)

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  • Trekking
  • National parks
  • Glaciers
  • Hot springs
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  • duration 08 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 6
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Huaraz, Peru
  • Ends Huaraz, Peru
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  • See the Huayhuash Range, world's second highest tropical mountain range
  • Get a close look at some mighty peaks such as Siula Grande and Yerupaja
  • Feel the thrill of crossing several passes over 5,000 metres
  • Explore glacial lakes of incomparable beauty
Express trekking tour, with up to 8 hours of hiking on the longest days. It is required to be in excellent physical shape.

See some of the highest mountains of the Peruvian Alps and trek through some of the highest mountain passes in the region. Join us on this Huayhuash Trek to realize that Peru has much more to offer than just its cultural heritage.

The Huayhuash Range is the second highest tropical mountain chain in the world, after the Cordillera Blanca , immediately to the north of Peru. Running from north to south, the main zone has some 20 summits within the distance of about 25 km, with six peaks higher than 6,000 meters.

Cross the Cacanampunta Pass on the first day of the trek. Trek through the Punta Carhuac Pass and travel all the way to the glaciers of the peaks in the Huayhuash Mountains. Among the peaks you see on this journey are Yerupajá (6,617m), the second highest mountain in Peru which has been successfully summited only a handful of times. Also see Siula Grande (6,344m), which became famous after the book 'Tocando el Vacio' (Touching the Void) by mountaineer Joe Simpson.

See sheer cliffs rising in front of you and glacial lakes of incomparable beauty in this unforgiving but stunning part of the world. Please note that this 10-day guided trek is a demanding one, and is meant primarily for those who wish to test their limits.
  • Day 1: Huaraz – Matacancha (6-hour trip).
  • Day 2: Punta Cacanán – Carhuacocha (7 hours of trekking).
  • Day 3: Huayhuash (8 hours of trekking).
  • Day 4: Portachuelo – Viconga (5 hours of trekking).
  • Day 5: Coyuc Pass – San Antonio – Huanaypatay (7 hours of trek
  • Day 6: Huayllapa – Huatiac (7 hours of trekking).
  • Day 7: Tapush Pass – Yaucha Pass – Jahuacocha (6 hours of trek
  • Day 8: Jahuacocha - Jahuapunta - Pueblo Pocpa or Llamac
  • Trekking guide
  • Cooks and helpers ( only when at least 8 people have booked this trip)
  • All meals during the trek
  • Donkey drivers and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons in one tent)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Transportation to and from Huaraz (min 2 pax for public transport/min 4 pax for private transport)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Trek equipment rental
  • Acclimatization tours
  • Our hotel in Huaraz
  • Private porter
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Lima and Huaraz
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Acclimatization tour
  • Entrance fees to the National Park Community of Huayhuash
  • Porters for the Nevado Diablo Mudo climb
  • Personal expenses and trekking equipment
  • Tips
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50% tour deposit. Free cancellation up to 120 days prior departure, but the 50% tour deposit is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 120 days of departure.


A deposit of 50% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 130 days prior departure. For any bookings within 130 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationStart: 8:00 am at your hotel in Huaraz. End: 6:00 pm in downtown Huaraz. What to bring A 40 to 70 liter backpack for all the circuit. Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex of similar). Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar). Thermal clothing (first layer). Short and long sleeved T-shirts. Trekking shoes. Enough batteries (there is no energy to charge electronic devices in te road). Flip-flops (for showers, rest and river crossing, it it were necessary). Headlamp. Towel. Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures. Cap to protect yourself from the sun. Sun block. Sunglasses. Camera. Personal first-aid kit. Water bottle (Nalgene or similar). Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage). Hiking poles.
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