Day 1: Arrive at Chiquian city. (3400m), After arrival in Chiquian, you depart for Llamac (3250m), where you stay for the first day’s camp.
Day 2: Leave Llamac (3250) at 8:00 am and walk to Cuartelhuain. (3900). The walk lasts about 6 - 7 hours. During the walk you can see the impressive snow capped “Ninashanca” mountain. You pass through a number of picturesque towns such as Pocpa and Paclla. Afterwards you arrive at the Cuartelhuain camp site.
Day 3: Cuartelhuain (3900) to Mitococha Lake. (4100). The walk lasts for about 5-6 hours. This walk includes your first mountain pass - Cacananpunta at 4700metres. During the walk you can see the snow capped peaks of Ninashanca and Rondoy, but can also witness beautiful lakes such as “Pucacocha”, “Yanacocha” and “Chico y el Grande”. Later, you decend until you arrive at the Mitococha camp site. Here, you can observe both the snow capped mountains Rondoy and the “Hirishanca”.
Day 4: Mitococha Lake (4100) – Carhuacocha Lake (4138). The walk lasts for about 5 – 6 hours. This walk takes you over your second pass, known as Carhuac point (4650). We decend through the valley and arrive in our campsite - Carhuacocha. There are panoramic views of the “Jirishanca”, “Yerupaja” and “Toro” mountains from the campsite
Day 5:Carhuacocha Lake (4138) - Huayhuash (4100). The walk lasts about 6 - 7 hours. You walk over your third pass - Carnicero (4600). You decend down the valley to the Atocshaico and Carnicero lakes. Again you can observe the snow capped peaks of Siula, Jural, Carnicero and Trapecio.
Day 6: Huayhuash (4100) – Viconga Lake (4407). The walk lasts about 5 to 6 hours. You walk over the Portachuelo pass (4750). Here you can see the snow capped mountains of Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo, and part of the Cordillera Raura. You arrive at the Viconga camp site (4300). Later you can relax, by taking advantage of the thermal baths at Atuscancha (4000).
Day 7:Viconga Lake (4407) – Guanacpatay (3900). This walk lasts about 4 to 5 hours. You trek over the Cuyoc pass (5000). This is the highest point of the whole trek. Decend to the campsite at Guanacpatay.
Day 8:Guanacpatay (3900) - Huayllapa (3600) This walk lasts about 5 to 6 hours.You decend thorugh the Guanacpatay valley until you arrvvie at the small town of Huayllapa, el fundo de Auquimarca, where they make cheese.
Day 9:Huayllapa (3600) - Jashapampa (4700 – base camp for the Diablo Mudo). This walk lasts about 5 to 6 hours. You trek over your 6th pass - the Tapush point (4900). You can see mountains such as “Auxilio”, “Diablo Mudo”, etc.
Day 10: Option 1: Leave at 4.30am. Climb the Diablo Mudo (5350). Decend to Jahuacocha lake (4100). There are spectacular panoramic views of the Cordillera Huayhuash including Yerupaja, the Hirishanca, Carnicero, Siula, Trapecio etc. Option 2: If you do not wish to climb the Diablo Mudo you can trek over you the Yaucha pass (4800).
Both groups then decend through the “Haucrish” ravine from where you can see the Hirishanca and Yerupaja glaciers. You arrvive at Jahuacocha lake where you camp for the night.
Day 11: This is a rest day at Jahuacocha lake. Celebrate the expedition by enjoying “pachamanca” - a typical Peruvian dish. You can also take advantage of the short walk to the Solterococha lake and the base of the Hirishanca glacier.
Day 12: Jahuacocha lake (4066) - Llamac (3250). This walk lasts about 5 to 6 hours. You trek over the last pass, called Pampa de Llamac (4300). You can observe for the last time the snow capped mountians of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Later you make you way towards Chiquián (3400) along the same path on which you started your journey.
Finally, you are transported from Chiquián to Huaraz, where your adventure comes to an end.
- The prices can change according to the date and number of persons, please catch up us on the web for more information.
The trip includes:
- Transfer hotel – bus terminal
- 02 nights at the hostel in Huaraz (incl. breakfast).
- 11 days camping.
- Trekking guide (Speaking english and spanish)
- Medicine chest first aid
- Camping equipment (two-men-tent, eating-tent, toilet, matraz and cooking-equipment)
- Cook, specialized in cooking normal and vegetarian meals
- Donkey-driver and donkeys for carrying your personal equipment (recommended 15kg pp)
- More than 6 person’s one horse for emergency case
- Meal during the trip (breakfast, lunch, dinner) – The meal includes omlette, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, meat, rice and everything which contains sufficient carbohydrate, which is important for a good fisical health during the trip, hot drinks incl. coca-tea, which is excellent for the altitude. Tea, coffee, popcorn.
- Transport Huaraz / Cuartelhuain / Llamac / Huaraz
You are responsible for:
- Transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima
- Entrance-fee for the Cordillera Huayhuash ($70.=USD.)
- Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
- Days extra
- Personal clothes and lagguage during the trekking (goretex-trousers, jacket, gloves, cap)
- Sleeping-bag (-14C)
Gear Recommended for Cordillera Huayhuash trek
·Hiking socks (synthetic fibers, coolmax, etc.)
·Wool or fleece gloves
·Hat to block the sun
·Cold weather hat
·Cold weather jacket
·Sunglasses (with side guards)
·70/80 L backpack
·Headlamp (with extra batteries)
·Sun block (for skin and lips)
·Personal first-aid kit
·Cold weather sleeping bag
·Sandals (to bathe, relax, cross streams)
·Waterproof bag (for documents and money)