Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (10 days)

Operative tour

If you cancel your booking until 7 days before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 7 days before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

The classic Huaraz tour. Breathtaking trekking of high intensity in the midst of mountains, lakes, and glaciers, with daily hikes lasting up to 6 hours.


  • Price for Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (10 days):
  • 1 person: S/ 9.600.
  • Group of 2 people: S/ 5.100 per person.
  • Group of 3 to 4 people: S/ 3.600 per person.
  • Group of 5 to 7 people: S/ 3.000 per person.
  • Group of 8 to 10 people: S/ 2.600 per person.
  • Group of 11 or more people: S/ 2.400 per person.


  • Meals.
  • Hotel pick up (just city area).
  • Guide.
  • Cook.
  • General first-aid kit.
  • Shared double tent.
  • Sleeping pads.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Porters.
  • Herder.
  • Donkeys of burden.
  • Shared transportation.
  • Portable toilet.
  • Mountain equipment.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping pad.

Not included

  • Payment for camps’ use (S/ 280 in total, payment in cash in every camp).
  • Bathroom with shower in camps.
  • Travel insurance.

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.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.


  • Minimum age required of 14 years old to do the activity.


Start: 7:00 am at your accommodation in Huaraz.

End: 8:00 pm in downtown Huaraz.

Day 1: Huaraz – Matacancha (6 hours, no trek).

  • Departure from the city of Huaraz.
  • Explanation of the route from the guide.
  • Views of the Rondoy and Ninashanca mountains.
  • Arrival to Matacancha, at 4,180 m of altitude.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 2: Matacancha – Mitucocha (5 hours trek).

  • Breakfast early in the morning.
  • Cacanán Punta Pass, at 4,700 m of altitude.
  • View of Puca Cocha.
  • Camping at Motucocha Lake.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 3: Mitucocha – Carhuacocha (5 hours trek).

  • We will leave in the morning to the pass, located at 4,650 m of altitude.
  • There, after a 3-hours walk, we will see the highest mountains of the Huayhuash Mountain Range.
  • After that, we will go down to Carhuacocha.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Huayhuash (8 hours trek).

  • Trek to the three lagoons.
  • View of the mountains on the way.
  • Walking to the pass at 4,800 m of altitude.
  • Trek to the place where we can see the Carnicero Lake.
  • Trek down to Huayhuash.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 5: Huayhuash – Viconga (5 hours trek).

  • Trek to the Portezuelo Pass, at 4,750 m of altitude.
  • Views of the Raura Mountain and Huayhuash Mountain Range.
  • In addition, we will see the Trapecio and Pusk Canturpa mountains.
  • After that, we will go down to the Viconga Lake, where is located the campsite.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 6: Viconga – León Dormido (6 hours trek).

  • 4-hour walk going up to the Cuyoc Pass, at 5,000 m of altitude.
  • Panoramic view of the mountains.
  • Slow and careful descending of 2 hours.
  • León Dormido campsite.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 7: León Dormido – Calinca (6 hours trek).

  • We will get up early for breakfast.
  • Trek up for 4 hours until the San Antonio lookout, at 5,180 m of altitude.
  • From this place, we will see a couple of mountains and lakes.
  • We will be able to rest and take pictures.
  • We will go down for 2 hours, because the type of soil requires it.
  • Calinca campsite.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 8: Calinca – Huatiac (6 hours trek).

  • We will get up early to begin a 3-hour walk by flat terrain.
  • Huayllapa for lunch.
  • 3-hour trek to the Huatiac campsite.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 9: Huatiac – Gashpampa (5 hours trek).

  • We will get up early to go up for 3 hours.
  • In the highest point, we will see the Diablo Mudo Mountain, 5,200 m of altitude.
  • We will continue to the Punta de Tapush, at 4,800 m of altitude.
  • In addition, we will visit Nawin Cocha.
  • Finally, we will reach the Gashpampa.
  • Dinner and rest.

Day 10: Llamac Pass – Huaraz

  • Breakfast.
  • We will break camp and begin a 5 hours trek to the Pampa Llamac Pass.
  • From this place we will be able to watch by the last time in the tour the Cordillera Huayhuash.
  • We will continue downhill towards the town of Llamac, where the bus will be waiting for us.
  • After a 4 hour trip we will arrive at Huaraz, where we will end the activity.

Cancellation policy

  • You will be able to reschedule without any cost or cancel with full refund until 7 days before the beginning of the program. After that period, it will not be possible to make changes or cancellations.

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