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Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (10 days)

Operative tour
Private service

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

  • 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.

Included

  • 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.

Restrictions

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

Itinerary

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

End: 8:00 pm in downtown Huaraz.


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

We will gather at our meeting point to start this 10-day Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking. During the tour you will have beautiful views of the snow-capped Rondoy and Ninashanca. You will arrive at Matacancha, at 4,180 m altitude, where you will have dinner and rest until the next day.


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

You will have breakfast early in the morning to continue your journey. You will reach the Canaán Punta, at 4,700 m altitude, and you will have views of Pucacocha. You will camp at Mitucocha Lake where you can have dinner and rest.


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

You will leave early to go to the pass, located at 4,650 m altitude. After a 3 hour walk, you will be able to appreciate the highest mountains of the Huayhuash Mountain Range. After this, you will descend to Carhuacocha. Here you can have dinner and rest until the next day.


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

On this fourth day of trekking you will head towards the three lagoons. Along the way you will be able to appreciate the views of the mountains. Then you will walk to the pass at 4,800 m altitude and you will continue to the place from where you can see Carnicero Lake. You will go down to Huayhuash where you can have dinner and rest.


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

You will begin a walk towards the Portezuelo pass, at 4,750 m altitude. You will have views of the Raura Mountain and the Huayhuash Mountain Range. You will also see the Trapecio and Pusk Canturpa mountains. Then, you will descend towards Viconga Lake, a camping site where you will have dinner and rest until the next day.


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

This day you will have a 4 hours trek to the pass, at 5,000 m altitude. Here you will have a panoramic view of the mountains. This will be followed by a slow descent of approximately 2 hours, until reaching the León Dormido camp for dinner and rest.


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

After an early breakfast you will have a 4 hours trek to the San Antonio viewpoint at 5,180 m altitude. From here you can see a large number of mountains and lakes. You will also have time to rest and take photographs. Then you will have a slow and careful descent, due to the type of terrain, until you reach the Calinca campsite.


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

This day you will start with a 3-hour walk through flat terrain, and you will arrive at Huayllapa for lunch. Then you will have another 3 hours of trekking to the Huatiac campsite, to have dinner and rest.


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

You will start early in the morning with a trek of approximately 3 hours. At the highest point you can see the Diablo Mudo Mountain, 5,200 m high. You will continue to Punta de Tapush, at 4,800 m altitude, and you will also visit Nawin Cocha. Finally, you will arrive at the Gashpampa campsite where you can have dinner and spend the night.


Day 10: Llamac Pass – Huaraz

After breakfast you will begin to organize your things to then begin a 5-hour walk to the Pampa Llamac Pass. From here you will be able to observe the route of the Huayhuash Mountain Range for the last time. You will continue the descent to the town of Llamac, where the bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Huaraz, ending 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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