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. http://www1.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 CLIMBING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH 13 DAYS 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 CLIMBING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
3rd day.- Huaraz (3100m) – Conococha (4050m) – Chiquian – Cuartelhuain (3900m).
Pick up at the hotel and departure by private bus from Huaraz to Chiquian city (3400m). We will continue our journey towards Cuartelhuain (3900m), where we will be expected by our donkeys and donkey drivers to pack everything, so that we can start walking the next day from camp Cuartelhuain.
(Elevation change: +800m; Duration: approx. 5 hours bus travel).
4th day.- Cuartelhuain (3900m) – Lake Mitococha (4100m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. This day we will continue our trek to Lake Mitococha (4100m). We will pass the first pass of Cacananpunta (4700m). We will observe some mountains like Ninashanca, Rondoy, the lakes of Pucacocha, Yanacocha Chico and Grande (small and big). Later by descending towards lake Mitococha we will get to see the mountains Rondoy and Hirishanca.
5th day.- Lake Mitococha (4100m) – Lake Carhuacocha (4138m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will leave the campsite and continue our trekking in passing the second pass of Punta Carhuac (4650m) and descending through the ravine to our camp Carhuacocha. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Toro, etc.
6th day.- Lake Carhuacocha (4138m) – Huayhuash (4100m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will pass the third pass of Carnicero (4600m) and descend in between the lakes of Atocshaico, Carnicero. We will see the mountains Siula, Khural, Carnicero and Trapecio.
7th day.- Huayhuash (4100m) – Lake Viconga (4407m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will leave very early to pass the fourth pass of Portachuelo (4750m). There we can see the mountains Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo and a part of the Cordillera Raura. After we will arrive at our campsite in Viconga (4300m) you will have the chance to take a bath in the hot springs of Atuscancha (4000m).
8th day.- Lake Viconga (4407m) – Pampa Elefante (3900m).
We will pass the fifth pass of Cuyoc (5000m), the highest of the entire circuit. Descent through the ravine of Guanacpatay to the camp - Pampa Elephant (3900m).
9th day.- Pampa Elefante (3900m) – Lookout San Antonio – Huayllapa (3650m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will leave the camp to climb up to the lookout San Antonio, where we have a beautiful view of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Later we will descend along the valley Guanacpatay to the village of Huayllapa, where we will set up our camp.
10th day.- Huayllapa (3600m) – Jashapampa (4400m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will leave Huayllapa and head towards Jashapampa (base camp of Diablo Mudo). We will pass the sixth pass of Punta Tapush (4900m) with a view of Mount Diablo Mudo, etc.
11th day.- Jashapampa (4400m) – Summit of Mount Diablo Mudo (5350m) – Lake Jahuacocha (4100m).
Trekking and ascent of 9 to 10 hours. We will leave the base camp at 4.30am. Ascent to Diablo Mudo (5350m). Descent to Lake Jahuacocha (4100). We will have a panoramic view of the Cordillera Huayhuas, including Yerupaja, the Hirishanca, Butcher, Siula, Trapeze etc. Part of the group, who can’t make the ascent of Diablo Mudo pass the seventh pass of Yaucha (4800m). From there both groups descend the ravine of Haucrish, where we will observe part of Glacier Hirishanca and Yerupaja. Arrival at our campsite at Lake Jahuacocha.
12th day.- Lake Jahuacocha (4066m) – Llamac (3250m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the last pass of Pampa de Llamac (4300m). For the last time we have the opportunity to see the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Arrival at Llamac, where we will be expected by the bus company "Enrique Expedition Tours" to take us back to Chiquian and Huaraz (same way like the travel from Huaraz).
13th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
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