- Price for Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (8 days): S/ 1,090 per person.
- Hotel pick up (just city area).
- General first-aid kit.
- Sleeping pads.
- Cooking equipment.
- Donkeys of burden.
- Shared transportation.
- Portable toilet.
- Mountain equipment.
- Sleeping bag.
- Sleeping pad.
- Payment for camps in Cordillera Huayhuash (S/ 240).
- Bathroom with shower.
- Travel insurance.
- 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).
- Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures.
- Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
- Sun block.
- Personal first-aid kit.
- Water bottle (Nalgene or similar).
- Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage).
- Hiking poles.
- Select the departure date from the calendar.
- Select the number of people.
- Click on "Add to cart".
- Pay the full price of the tour online.
- Minimum age required of 14 years old to do the activity.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
- Acclimatization of minimum 2 days.
Start: 9:00 am at your hotel in Huaraz.
End: 8:00 pm in downtown Huaraz.
Day 1: Huaraz – Matacancha (6-hour trip).
This first day, which does not involve any hiking, begins with the departure from the city of Huaraz in the morning. The journey by land will take 6 hours until arriving at the first camp, Matacancha. Before sunset and getting ready for dinner and bed, we will be able to enjoy views from our camp of the snowcapped Mount Rondoy and Mount Ninashanca.
Day 2: Punta Cacanán – Carhuacocha (7 hours of trekking).
We will get up early to eat breakfast at camp and then begin the hike up to the Punta Cacanán pass at an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,420 feet). After taking in the view and resting for a bit, we will descend to Lake Mitucocha, where we will stop a moment to take pictures. Afterwards, we will go up again to the Carhuac pass at an altitude of 4,650 meters (15,256 feet). From here, we will be able to see the Yerupaja Grande mountain at an altitude of 6,634 meters (21,765 feet), and the Siula at an altitude of 6,344 meters (20,814 feet). As we descend from here, we will see our next campsite, Lake Carhuacocha. We will have dinner and go to sleep to continue on the next day.
Day 3: Huayhuash (8 hours of trekking).
We will get up early to eat breakfast and start the day's trek. We will take a different path from the donkeys, because our route offers better views of the surrounding mountains. We will also see lakes of all different colors before reaching the pass at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 feet). From here we will descend down to the Huayhuash camp. We will eat dinner and go to sleep.
Day 4: Portachuelo – Viconga (5 hours of trekking).
We will depart from camp and begin the hike up to the Portachuelo pass at an altitude of 4,750 meters (15,584 feet). From here, we will be able to see a valley with mountains on both sides: Raura Range on the one side and the Cordillera Huayhuash on the other. Next, we will descend to our campsite and pass by Lake Viconga. Here we will have a chance to unwind in some thermal springs before eating dinner and going to bed to rest.
Day 5: Coyuc Pass – San Antonio – Huanaypatay (7 hours of trekking).
We will eat breakfast early to get an earlier start to the day. The first stop of the day is to visit the Coyuc pass at an altitude of 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). Just like on the other days, and if weather permits, from here up high we will be able to enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, such as Sarapo, Trapecio, and Jurau. Then, we will continue with the descent, where there is an optional detour to explore the San Antonio lookout point. It is important to note that if we take this detour, the hike will take 3 hours longer to reach camp. Next, the flat trail continues until the Huanaypatay camp, where we will have dinner and go to sleep.
Day 6: Huayllapa – Huatiac (7 hours of trekking).
After breakfast, we will start a trek upwards that is a bit difficult. We will be able to see waterfalls and different flowers and plants along the way. We will reach the community of Huayllapa where we can buy some things before continuing along our way. After this, we will resume the climb upwards until reaching the Huatiac camp, where we will be able to see the Diablo Mudo mountain at an altitude of 5,223 meters (17,136 feet).
Day 7: Tapush Pass – Yaucha Pass – Jahuacocha (6 hours of trekking).
We will start the day with a trek up to the Tapush Pass at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 feet). After seeing the Cordillera Blanca in all its splendor (if the clouds permit), we will continue on the hike to Lake Nawincocha. After crossing it, we will continue the trek to the Yaucha Pass at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 feet). We will continue to see mountains reaching over 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) along the route, with lakes in the lower parts. Next, we will descend to our last campsite, Lake Jahuacocha. We will eat dinner and go to sleep.
Day 8: Llamac – Huaraz (3 hours of trekking).
We will get up early to leave camp and start the trek to the town of Llamac. We will catch our last glimpse of the Cordillera Blanca before reaching our vehicle that is awaiting us to take us back to Huaraz.