HUAYHUASH TREK FULL CIRCUIT 13 DAYS





OVERVIEW

Trekking holiday the challenging 114 km, this lovely Andean circuit is around one of the best remote high valley of Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru - located at 10º south latitude, this overwhelming beauty area is neighbor cordillera Blanca, has been considered the second most beautiful mountain range in the world, one of the best multi-day trek destination in South America, it’s really home of the most spectacular mountain setting, it’s really unique mountain paradise for mountain lovers, offers sparsely inhabited high valleys, cascading glaciers, alpine grass meadows, azure , pristine, and crystal glacial lakes, fragile ecosystems, Spectacular, beauty, quiet, pure mountain scape with tremendous mountain views, breathtaking view points, green lush high valleys, stunning view from campsites providing endless photo opportunities & a lifetime of memories. Whether you are seeking an awe-inspiring multi-day trek Cordillera Huayhuash is the option.

Maximum Altitude 5100m (16,728 feet)
Difficulty Hard - Challenge
Length 13 Days trek


Brief Itinerary of the trek program Huaraz – Huayhuash Circuit – Huaraz

DAY 1: Huaraz – Pocpa (3450m) - Cuartelhuain (4170m)
DAY 2: Cuartelhuain - Cacananpunta Pass (4690m) – jancapampa (4230m)
DAY 3: mitucocha - Carhuac Pass (4640m) - Lake Carhuacocha (4100m)
DAY 4: Rest Day or day off at Lake Carhuacocha (optional hike to siula lake)
DAY 5: Carhuacocha - Siula Pass (4834m) - Huayhuash (4345m)
DAY 6: Huayhuash - Portachuelo Pass (4750m) – Viconga (4425m)
DAY 7: Viconga – Cuyoc Pass (5000m) – jatun cuyoc (4490m)
DAY 8: Jatun Cuyoc - San Antonio Pass (5100m) - Calinca Valley at (4100m)
DAY 9: Rest Day or Day Off at Calinca Valley (optional hike cerro gran vista)
DAY 10: Cutatambo - Huayllapa(3350m) - Huatiac(4350m)

DAY 11: Huatiac - Punta Tapush Pass (4750m) – yahuacha pass (4850m) – jahuacocha (4045m) DAY 12: Rest Day or day off (optional hike to lake solteracocha)
DAY 13: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac (4270m) - Llamac - Huaraz

Great option: if you want to climb around the huayhuash trek the best option is ascending summits of diablo mudo or pumarinri, we offer it in our web page huayhuash trek & climb.

SUGGESTION: please understand that before the huayhuash full circuit you should complete 2 or 3 acclimatization day hikes to avoid altitude sickness. Ask us for advice or visit our page about acclimatization hikes.

Note: If you have more time you can extend this trek program by ascending easy or moderate summits such as:

• Huayhuash trek + climbing pisco 3 days climbing
• Huayhuash trek + climbing ishinca 3 days climbing
• Huayhuash trek + climbing vallunaraju 2 days climbing
• Huayhuash trek + climbing yanapaccha 2 days climbing

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

ITINERARY

TREK PROGRAM HUARAZ – HUAYHUASH CIRCUIT – HUARAZ

Included meals: B = Breakfast / S = Snack / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY 1: Huaraz – Pocpa (3450m) - Cuartelhuain (4170m)
In the morning we will pick up you at your hotel with our private transportation to drive south Huaraz on the paved way until chiquian town, then we will continue driving until reach cuartelhuain camping spot on the way we will pass Llamac– pocpa villages, the last one is gateway of Cordillera Huayhuash, at the camp site we will meet with the rest of the expedition team the donkey-driver and his donkeys, who will carry our trek equipment for the next two weeks, as soon as we arrive the camp we will have the first view of summits: rondoy, ninashanca & hirishanca. Overnight camp at cuartelhuain. Meals: S / L / D

DAY 2: Cuartelhuain - Cacananpunta Pass (4690m) – jancapampa (4230m)
This day the trail climb up on a gradual grassy ascend then start Zigzagging steadily upwards over rocky and loose terrain, becomes steep in a final hill to reach the rocky Cacanan punta Pass oft windy spot (4690m), over it we enjoy the impressive view of the each valleys in front & behind, there will be a great opportunity to observe majestic condors soaring over the pass, Then we descend on loose gravel rock trail on colorful quebrada caliente, with great view of several summits opening out before us, Our path descends to settlement of Janca, where is the camp just below of mounts: Shirishanca and ninashanca. Overnight camp at janca. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 3: mitucocha - Carhuac Pass (4640m) - Lake Carhuacocha (4100m)
Today trek is on gently grade walk up almost flat terrain until Punta Carhuac pass at (4640m), the pass offer tremendous view of the highest summits of Huayhuash such as: imposing Yerupaja (6617m), the famous peak of Siula Grande (6344m), & shirishanca very well-known as humming bird pick, after that the trail drop toward the lake Carhuacocha greeted by huge peaks, as soon as we reach the hill to turn to the east the long emerald green Laguna Carhuacocha comes into view, all huge resplendent peaks dominating the skyline to the west – while near the lakeside an idyllic camp site awaits, with overwhelming view the summits are absolutely jaw dropping Overnight camp at Lake Carhuacocha. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 4: Rest Day or day off at Lake Carhuacocha
We spend an extra day at spectacular Lake Carhuacocha greeted by huge pecks resplendent into the lake.

Optional 01: Hike up to visit the three spectacular lakes such as: ganrajanca, siula and quesilojanca, which are lies just below of huge east faces of mount Yerupaja and mount Siula Grande.

Option02: easy hike around the Lake Carhuacocha, try fishing trout.

Option 03: simple take day off at the camp site to enjoy the most dramatic view.
Overnight camp at Lake carhuacocha. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 5: Carhuacocha - Siula Pass (4834m) - Huayhuash (4345m)
For this day we offer two trekking routes: There is one route that takes via Carnicero pass (4600m), which is suitable for people, who do not have a good shape or who feel a little bit tired, whereas the other one is more demanding and challenging, but worthwhile, over the Siula pass, where the mountain scape is absolutely astonishing with tremendous view of overlooking spot about sparkling three glacier lakes back dropped by superlative mountain scenery, jugged peaks towering, where the enjoyment is unique. As soon as we approach the pass the cordillera raura to the south comes into the view then we will continue walking over the peat lands until our next camp. Besides on the way, we usually meet or see local shepherds Grazing their sheep or Cows in high valleys, and that green lush valleys are home to herds of vicuna, a wild cousin of the alpaca and llama. Overnight camp at huayhuash. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 6: huayhuash – portachuelo pass (4750 m) – viconga (4325 m)
This day we will hike to the highest pass on our trek, After 5 days hiking above 4000m, your body is now well acclimatized to cross the Punta cuyoc pass, with rapturous view of mount cuyoc & puscanturpa to the trail ahead, From the pass the glacier cuyoc seems almost close enough to touch, where we will be rewarded with dazzling, and panorama view to north cordillera huayhuash to the south cordillera Raura, the descent is on gravel & stony surface trail but lower down eases as we cross the alpine meadow to a camp site with views of the dramatic north-west face of nevado cuyoc and puscanturpa head of guanacpatay valley. Overnight camp guanacpatay. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 7: Viconga – Cuyoc Pass (5000m) – jatun cuyoc (4490m)
This day we will hike to the highest pass on our trek, After 5 days hiking above 4000m, your body is now well acclimatized to cross the Punta cuyoc pass, with rapturous view of mount cuyoc & puscanturpa to the trail ahead, From the pass the glacier cuyoc seems almost close enough to touch, where we will be rewarded with dazzling, and panorama view to north cordillera huayhuash to the south cordillera Raura, the descent is on gravel & stony surface trail but lower down eases as we cross the alpine meadow to a camp site with views of the dramatic north-west face of nevado cuyoc and puscanturpa head of guanacpatay valley. Overnight camp jatun cuyoc. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 8: Jatun Cuyoc - San Antonio Pass (5100m) - Calinca Valley at (4100m)
This day can be another hard day but shorter, at the beginning we will hike up on very steep path until reach the highest pass in whole the trek cero San Antonio over (5100m), as soon as we approach to the pass the tremendous mountain scape comes in front us, where the view is absolutely phenomenal, clicking panorama photos is not enough, there to see vicuna is commonly as well, and always condor flying overhead. Then we will descent on steep hill & slippery until head of calinca valley, again the descend offer spectacular view to jurao and Sarapococha Lake, The faint path drops on several switchbacks until flat bottom of calinca valley, where is located the camping spot. Overnight camp at cutatambo. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 9: Rest Day or Day Off at Calinca Valley
Option 01: hike to explore the beautiful alpine valley of siula base camp, where Joe Simpson’s epic escape from siula grande unfolded, where the best seller mountain film "Touching the Void” was filmed, the superb view is from cerro gran vista about the majestic siula grande.

Option 02: simple take rest day at campsite or walk up to Jurao Lake
Overnight camp at cutatambo. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 10: Cutatambo - Huayllapa(3350m) - Huatiac(4350m)
Today contrast greatly with others on the circuit, leave the big peaks behind, Walk down along the pleasant grass Calinca valley until reach small isolated mountain village of Huayllapa. In the afternoon we walk upon moderate grade and steep trail until Huatiac campsite at 4350m, which is located on high grazing meadow under the shadow of mount Diablo mudo “dumb devil”. Overnight camp at huatiac. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 11: Huatiac - Punta Tapush Pass (4750m) – yahuacha pas (4850m) – jahuacocha (4045m)
Perhaps the most challenging day as we cross two passes, After our breakfast we start walk up on several switchbacks then on gradual ascent until reach punta tapush pass over 4750m with an impressive mountains view, then the trail descend to Ancosh valley, After lunch we continue walking up continuously toward next pass punta yaucha the trail winds upon several switchbacks, as soon as we reach the pass again the superb mountain scape comes into view, the walking route heads off on faint path traversing to the north, then climbs to reach the high point, there offer one of the best panorama vista of the trek, the path continues northward along the ridge to cerro huacrish (outstanding view point) along it clicking impressive pictures never is not enough. Descending from it feels like you are falling off the end of the earth with the ambrosial view, descent directly to jahuacocha traversing across the slope straight down almost vertical descent but makes for a rapid journey to another gorgeous camping spot at the lakeside of jahuacocha. Overnight camp at jahuacocha. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 12: Rest Day or day off
Option 01: make a half day hike to solteracocha at foot summits of: shirishanca & yerupaja, nearby the glacier.

Option02: simple take day off or rest day at campsite enjoyment the natural beauty, the view is truly awesome with tremendous view of majestic mount shirishanca & yerupaja.

Last night camp at Lake Jahuacocha. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 13: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac (4270m) - Llamac - Huaraz
After early breakfast and completing successfully our Andean circuit we will walk down on pleasant grass valley, then we walk up on the gradual ascend trail through quenual and bromeliads until reach high point of Pampa Llamac pass at 4270m, where we will rest for taking last pictures, after that we will descend dropping on slope trail until Llamac Village, where our private transportation is waiting us to comeback Huaraz FINISH OUR TREK. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower and some rest; enjoy a good dinner in town. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower and some rest; enjoy a good dinner in town celebrating after trekking success. Overnight at hotel. Meals: B / S / L

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.


PRICES & DATES

Multi-day trek Rates for private groups 2020

Choose and book your adventure travel style & let us take you on it for a responsible & sustainable tourism:

Season
begin of May
June
July
August
September
Mid of October


We organize this 13 days version of multi-day trek on private basis for groups of friends, families, adventure companies & tour leaders. With fully local guides assistance. Please feel completely free to get in touch with us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates to send you a quote, with no obligation.

Cost on base of:

  • 2 participants USD $ 2,728 per each one
  • 3 participants USD $ 2,306 per each one
  • 4 participants USD $ 1,876 per each one
  • 5 participants USD $ 1,825 per each one
  • 6 participants USD $ 1,680 per each one
  • 8 participants (+) USD $ 1,416 per each one

Note: • Additional info or Full trip dossier information (PDF) available upon request & provided at the booking time. • In the showed rate isn’t included the general Peruvian taxes (I.G.V) Get Special discount for the groups more than 6 participants Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request. We Are Ready To Make Your Dream a Reality

INCLUSIONS

What’s included in the cost
  • Huaraz bus station (meeting service) and Transfer from bus station - ho(s) tel – bus station (arrival & departure day)
  • Private transportation for begin & return of trekking huayhuash
  • Bilingual trekking guide certified by (UIMLA).
  • Assistant guide if the group is formed more than 5 participants
  • Mountain cook
  • Assistant cook for large groups
  • healthy & fresh meals per day (hearty breakfast, snack, cooked lunch & hot dinner)
  • Donkeys (mules)
  • Donkey driver (muleteer service).
  • Emergency horse if the group is formed more 2 people
  • Full First aid group kid
  • Cook tent, Dinner tent, Toilet tent for take care our environment
  • Good quality Sleeping Tent (a tent for 3 persons by 2 people).
  • sleeping mats (foam) for every body
  • Full Utensil kitchen by every body
  • Full entrance fee ticket for huayhuash circuit ($ 75) per each hiker
What doesn’t included in the cost
  • booking bus or flight ticket to transfer from (lima - huaraz – lima)
  • Booking Ho(s)tel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • Acclimatization program before this trek.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
  • Extra food in our trip
  • Personal trek equipment
  • Additional tours.
  • Sleeping-bag (-15 ºC)
  • Travel insurance assistance
  • Phone calls, access to internet cabins & others extra expenses
  • Additional sleeping pad or thermal rest
  • Laundry service
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Tips for the staff
  • Extra expenses no specified in this trip program
Extra
we can help you to rent extra equipment not included in the price

  • Down sleeping bag = USD $8 per day
  • Hiking polls = USD $ 2 per day
  • Single Supplement Tent Only = USD $ 10 per day
Extra service available upon request
  • booking hotel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • booking bus ticket to travel (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • additional tours, hikes, climbing expeditions

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Responsible travel
Responsible travel practice is elemental in our each trip program. When you book one of our adventure pursuits, we will ensure that you practice a responsible & sustainable tourism on wild & remote areas protecting: the fragile ecosystem, tradition of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

As a responsible travel we try to produce the most minimum impact as possible to the environment on the path where we walk, because we know clearly about the global warning and climate change that is the main reason that we have a responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact with our presence.

Tourism is one of the most important industries in the planet. It option to employs people around worldwide, obviously the Benefits is much more for people who live in developing countries where the income we provide can mean the difference between economic survival and poverty

THE RESPONSIBLE WAY TO YOUR ADVENTURE MEAN:

PROTECTING & CONSERVING: natural mountain-scape, every natural resource, flora & fauna.

RESPECTING:
local culture – traditions, religions and built heritage where you visit.

BENEFITTING: with your visit you will generate a job opportunities for local communities.

MINIMISING POLLUTION: taking-out our trash during the trek or climb expeditions all litter is remove to the city for it properly recycled. We use specified spots to put on our toilets tents at the camping areas to don’t pollute the water resource.

Please become part of this practicing a responsible & sustainable travel your challenge is important

Ultimate Value

When you book one of our tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks, & climbing expeditions, you will receive currently information, quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions & exclusion cost. This trip offers exceptional value money, ensuring your holiday with affordable rate and guaranteeing with centrally good quality hotels, private transportations, official bilingual guides with international certification (UIMLA), (UIAGM) both organizations are internationally recognized, good varied and fresh food for adventure expeditions, all your national park entrance fees and permits included, no hidden cost, no surprises and no staff exploit.

Pricing
As a 100% local qualified guides & tour operators our trip prices are based directly on Peruvian economy rates our cost structure is built up cost on cost because we directly manage and run all of our trips, beside promoting the local employ, personal qualified people, providing a job opportunity with that improving their economy and their quality of life and even we encourage hardly the fair wage, because we work very transparent & the most honest possible

Custom Made Itineraries
You should absolutely feel free to build your own trip program according your preference & necessity just only let us know to help with our experience to make an itinerary day a day just for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go, when you want to do it, How you can enjoy it with better health. Adjust an existing itinerary & ensuring that you develop a responsible and sustainable tourism.

Small Group is good
We are focused organizing for small groups to provide topnotch service in: tours, hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions to live a life time experience for adventure lovers, while your guide & support crew are attentive to ensuring your travels are supportive and full safety.

No Single Supplements
If you are joining in one of our adventure expeditions as a single person, we’ll match you with another traveler of the same gender and you won’t be charged anything extra for the vast majority of our trips. If you however want a guaranteed single occupancy or tent, we can also arrange that for at a small extra charge.

Exploring cordillera blanca
Indubitably cordillera Blanca provides some of the most astonishing landscape in the world, varied tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions. This is Peru’s best-known mountain region, only 100km from the Pacific Ocean, we find within this 185 km long from south to north the greatest concentration of tropical zone glaciers on earth and it has 722 glaciers for survival 30 peaks of them are over the 6000m high, crowned by Peru’s highest peak Huascaran (6768m), and the most beautiful peak in the world “Mount Alpamayo” is lies hire as well.

Cordillera Blanca provides gorgeous views of sparkling glaciers, multicolored glacier lakes; turquoise and pristine lagoons & vertical granite rock walls rise thousands of meters into the sky, water falls, and cascades with incredible view, (a number of high passes), green lush valleys, magnificent vistas of summits over 6,000 m, cascading glaciers, wondrous alpine meadows, fragile ecosystems, going explore is really good chance to Enjoy the sptacles of the nature to Click stunning photos.

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WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING FOR TREKKING

    CLOTHING
  • Walking boot or hiking shoes: These are the boots you will wear on the trek over high passes, then you'll need a couple shoes of handling a bit of slippery snow and very rough and rocky trails. For example a B0 or B1 ankle-high boot.
  • A stiff pair of trail running (trainers or sneakers to wear around the camp)
  • For multiday treks is advisable a pair of sandals to wear around camp instead of sneakers
  • A couple of fast drying base-layer tops (made of synthetic material is preferable instead of cotton or wool t-shirt) (whatever material can be long sleeve is advisable)
  • Mid – layer (mid weight fleece or a synthetic insulation jacket (e.g primaloft) as well as full of thermal underwear to wear in the evening.
  • Wear light/medium - weight trousers that allow the free movement and will dry quickly.
  • Down jacket is nice or a micro –down jacket
  • A woolly hat and thermal gloves ( a pair polar Tec)
  • A light weight waterproof jacket shell proof ( gore - tex)
  • A light weight waterproof pants or over-trouser (Gore - Tex) are recommendable.
  • Wind proof waist coat or jacket (optional)
  • Light weight cotton or synthetic pants / trouser: for hiking in the mountains or for hiking around camp Shorts are Ok.
  • A pair of high quality sunglasses is essential (dark sport sunglasses) spectrum 3 for trekking
  • At least 3 pairs of good quality hiking socks (liner sock can be to reduce abrasion and blister.
  • Sun hat: Or baseball cap with bandanna safety pinned to it to keep the sun off your face and neck.
  • Thermal liners
  • Neck gaiter or balaclava (wool or synthetic, mid-weight) the neck gaiter is more versatile and can serve as ear band

  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag – 15ºC should be enough to sleep well (down or synthetic)
  • Foam sleeping pad or a therm- a – rest (prolite or NeoAir for a better night sleep) which is the best for more comfort at high camp.
  • 2 liters water bottle (Nalgene) or camelback
  • Water treatment (chlorine dioxide tablets) (micro pure) (optional)
  • Headlamp or head torch with extra batteries (we recommended all use LED technology).
  • Good quality sun cream (Sunscreen) for using around the camp
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife (optional)
  • Pee Bottle (2) 1 Liter wide mouth bottles (Nalgene) (optional)
  • Thermos (optional) 1 Liter capacity stainless steel vacuum bottle
  • Trash bags (4) To line stuff sacks and one large to line pack

  • SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

  • hiking steaks or trekking poles are useful a compact 3 section (leki or black diamond they are lither and durable)
  • Duffel bag or ruck sack(around 60 - 70 liters) with padlock. These duffels will be tied onto the backs of burros on the way up to Base Camp, so make sure they’re tough.
  • A 40 – 45 liters day pack to carry spare clothing, snack, camera and water to drink during the day walk.

  • ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT

  • MP3 players, paperbacks, journal, games or cards, tablets or electronic book
  • Camera
  • Mobile phones
  • Solar charging panels

  • PERSONAL MEDICAL KID

  • Should include: plasters, antiseptic, cream, sterile gauze and bandage, rehydration sachets, zinc oxide tape and anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
  • Bring paracetamol, and acetazolamide or Diamox for treating mild symptoms of (AMS).
  • Have loperamide is a good idea in case you get the runs
  • Antibiotic such as: ciprofloxacin or Bactrim for bacterial stomach bugs.
  • A small roll of adhesive tape, cough drops.

  • PERSONAL TOILETS

  • Toilets such us: Toothbrush, small amount of toothpaste, dental floss, contact lens fluids, a small bar of soap, and small hand towel or wash clothes.
  • On most expeditions in base camps we can supply you with a small bowl of warm washing water in the morning and afternoon.
  • A small synthetic hand towel (wash clothes) is useful for taking a sponge bath, toilet paper.


$ 1,416
per each one for 8 participants



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PRE-PAYMENT DEPOSIT: 40% of the total price (in USD $) The Balance will be paid in cash at Huaraz 48 hours before the trip departure.

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