Huayhuash Circuit

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16311
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Undertake the challenging 127 km circuit around the Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru - some of the best trekking in South America
  • Trek among towering peaks over 6000m, cascading glaciers, alpine meadows and azure glacial lakes
  • Explore Huaraz and the stunning Cordillera Blanca
  • Experience indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems
  • Behold views of incredible landscapes providing endless photo opportunities
The "Huayhuash Circuit" trip starts and ends in Lima. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 19 days taking you through Huaraz, Llamac, Cordillera Huayhuash and 3 other destinations in Peru. "Huayhuash Circuit" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An exhilarating trek around the peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash. The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most spectacular ranges in the Peruvian Andes. It was a region that attracted worldwide attention following Joe Simpson's graphic account of his ascent of Siula Grande in his book 'Touching the Void'. This full circuit trek is the best way to fully appreciate the sheer scale of these snowcapped summits including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in Peru. Our trip includes ample time for acclimatisation in the Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz before spending 12 days crossing high passes - all in the vicinity of 5000m. A highlight for all will be a side trip to Siula Grande Base Camp and an ascent of Cerro Bella Vista for incredible views. Each day provides an ever changing backdrop of soaring peaks including the distinctive needle like peak of Jirishanca and the impressive summit of Yerupaja at 6640m. At night we camp in tranquil locations alongside glacial lakes and alpine meadows in this unrivalled corner of the Andes. Anyone wishing to add a trip to Machu Picchu can easily do so, please ask for more details.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Lima
  • Day 2 : Drive to Huaraz
  • Day 3-4 : In Huaraz, day hikes
  • Day 5 : Drive to Matachancha
  • Day 6 : Trek to Mitucocha via Cacananpunta Pass
  • Day 7 : Trek to Lake Carhuacocha via Carhuac Pass
  • Day 8 : Trek to Huayhuash village via Siula Pass
  • Day 9 : Trek to Viconga Lake via Portachuelo de Huayhuash
  • Day 10 : Trek to Huanacpatay Valley via Cuyoc Pass
  • Day 11 : Trek to Cutatambo via Santa Rosa Pass
  • Day 12 : Day trek to ascend Cerro Bella Vista
  • Day 13 : Trek to Huayllapa village via Jurau Valley
  • Day 14 : Trek to Gashpapampa via Tapush Pass
  • Day 15 : Trek to Jahuacocha via Yaucha Pass
  • Day 16 : Rest day at Jahuacocha
  • Day 17 : Trek to Llamac and drive to Chiquian
  • Day 18 : Drive to Lima
  • Day 19 : In Lima, trip concludes
  • Comfortable and central hotels, primarily Casa Andina Classic hotels
  • 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Airport transfers if arriving on Day 1 and departing on Day 19
  • All internal transportation via private vehicle, except for Lima to Huaraz which is on a comfortable tourist class coach for groups up to 9 travellers. Your guide will accompany you throughout.
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • The use of a gear pack including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket and thermarest sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment
  • Pack animals or porters on trek to carry personal gear
  • Portable altitude chamber carried on trek
  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages (except wine on last trek day)
  • Medical treatment
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Ive done many treks in different locations including Nepal, India, Bhutan just to name few and would say the Huayhuash is up there with the best. If you can afford it, please go & trek the Huayhuash Circuit Trek in Peru. It is... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
This trek would rank as one of our favourite all time experiences. We had heard the Huayhuash Circuit was pretty spectacular, but that is a complete understatement. Every day on the trail offered something new and inspiring. Our... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 01 2018
5 - Excellent
Please go & trek the Huayhuash Circuit Trek in Peru. It is one of the most beautiful, spectacular, breathtaking places we've ever seen. The trek is challenging but absolutely worth every step. Our guides (Javier & Virgillio -&... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Huayhuash Circuit tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 01 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Huayhuash Circuit tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Huayhuash Circuit tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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