1st day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. https://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about TREKKING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH your arrival and will be waiting for you.
2nd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the TREKKING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
3rd day.- Laguna de Jahuacocha - Pass Sambunya (4750m) - Matacancha.
We drive by private bus from Huaraz to Chiquian. (3400) and after that to Llamac (3250). Here we will meet the donkey-driver with the donkeys. At 10.00 am we leave Llamac and walk to the lake of Jahuacocha. We walk along the mountain ravine of Pacllon and now we can enjoy the view to parts of the glacier of Hirishanca and Yerupaja. After that we arrive the lake of Jahuacocha, camping. Walking-time about 6 hours.
4th day.- Laguna de Jahuacocha - Matacancha.
Walking-time about 6 hours. We leave the camping to the lake of Solterococha. Step py step we ascend the pass of Sambunya ( 4750m), from here we have an impressive view to the mountains like Rondoy, Jirishanca, Ninashanca. We descend to Rondoy – Matacancha. Here we spend the night.
5th day.- Matacancha - Laguna de Mitococha. (4100) - Laguna de Carhuacocha (4138).
Walking-time about 6-7 hours. We walk up to the pass of Cacananpunta (4700). From here we can see the summits of Ninashanca, Rondoy, the lakes of Pucacocha, Yanacocha Chico and el Grande. We follow the foothpath passing by the lake of Mitococha und reach the second pass which is called Punta Carhuac (4650). We descend through a mountain ravine and arrive at our camping of Carhuacocha. Enjoying the view to the tops of Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Toro, etc.
6th day.- Laguna de Carhuacocha (4138) - Huayhuash. (4100).
Walking-time about 6-7 hours. We pass the third pass of Carnicero (4600) before we descend to the lakes of Atocshaic and Carnicero. We enjoy the view to the summits of Siula, Jural, Carnicero and Trapecio. We spend the night at Huayhuash.
7th day.- Huayhuash (4100) - Laguna Viconga (4407)
Walking-time about 5-6 hours. We pass the 4th pass which is named Portachuelo (4750) and enjoy the view to Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo, parts of the Cordillera Raura. We arrive at our camping at Viconga (4300). It is possible to take a bath at the hot springs of Atuscancha (4000).
8th day.- Laguna Viconga – Cajatambo.
Walking-time about 7-8 hours.We leave our camping and walk uphill to Cajatambo. Here we spend the night at a simple hostal.
9th day.- Cajatambo - Lima.
Today we catch the bus from Cajatambo to Pativilca and then we return to Lima.
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