Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Perus Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain-climbers dream come true. Located in one of the most remote sections of the Andes, the range asks a lot from those who trek it. Rest assured that your CEO has all the expertise, equipment, and encouragement needed to get the most out of these majestic peaks. Great on its own, this trip gets even better when paired with a Machu Picchu trek or any other Peru-based adventure.
There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Travel north by bus to the alpine city of Huaraz, surrounded by the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.
Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a free day to acclimatize to the altitude. There are ample opportunities for optional activities like exploring the city, horseback riding or biking in the mountains. Relax in the evening at a café and soak in the natural scenery.
Travel by private vehicle into Huascaran National Park, gaze out the window and enjoy the Andean scenery passing by. Arrive at Cuartelhuain, the camp for the night (4,200m/13,780 ft).
Enjoy the ride through Huascaran National Park. Stop to view Puya Raimondi trees, distantly related to pineapples, these strange plants are worth a second look. Snap some photos at Yanashayash pass before taking a break in Huallanca village.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
The days are spent in remote, high-altitude wilderness, surrounded by alpine scenery including snow-capped peaks, immense glaciers, emerald glacial lagoons, and mountain vegetation.
Nights are spent camping under the stars. Several very high altitude passes are traversed, challenging the best of hikers ready to push themselves for the ultimate reward of unmatched remote mountain scenery unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Continue the trek along Laguna Mitucocha with Mt Yerupaja, Mt Rondoy and Mt Ninashanca towering in the background as you pass through Carhuacocha Pass.
Trek through Siula Pass, with its towering peaks and glacial lagoons of varying shades of turquoise and blue, you'll be hard-pressed to find a place more beautiful.
Continue the trek upwards to the highest point of the trek, Trapecio Punta Pass. Continue on to the camp for the night below Mt Puscanturpa.
Descend into the Huanacpatay valley, enjoy views of waterfalls in the distance en route to Huantiac camp, a high altitude meadow in the shadows of Mt Diablo Mudo.
Descend into Angoshcancha valley passing through quenoal forest before climbing up to Yaucha pass. Enjoy beautiful views and keep an eye out for condors on the way to Laguna Jahuacocha.
Ascend to the last pass of the trip, Shullca Pass (4550m/14928 ft), take in one last view of the stunning Andean ranges before descending to Pocpa to meet the transfer to Chiquian.
After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle back to Lima for the night and for some well-deserved rest and a hot shower.
Private Vehicle (5.50-6.00 hours)
Depart at any time.
We recommend booking additional time in Lima to explore. The optional activities below may require additional time, speak to your CEO for further information.
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Trip Name: Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit
Duration: 13 Days
From Price: 2489
Trip Code: 127160
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