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Huaraz Tours - Tours in Ancash

Cordillera Huayhuash Trek (extense)
13 days / 12 nights


Cordillera Huayhuash is considered by climbers to be the best of Peru's mountain areas.

One has to be well acclimatized (two full days in Huaraz) or have done another trek prior to this program. We require a good physical condition - one of the most beautiful high altitude programs available.

Huayhuash 1 Huayhuash 2


Day 01 : Huaraz / Chiquian / Llamac


After breakfast in the hotel early in the morning we will aboard our private bus, and leave to south side Huaraz passing for different small and typical towns of Recuay 3400, Ticapampa 3470, Catac 3640 and the small village Pachacoto 3700, from where we'll leave the high way and continue in the east side surrounded by a lot of straw and we will start enjoying the beautiful landscape that matches the blue sky and the darkled green hills and far from here the snow peaked white mountains will match the landscape. The first touristic place that we will appreciate will be the Patococha lake, after it we'll get in to the national park and we'll find the gasified water from Pumapampa, a few kilometer from here we'll make stop in a small colored lake called Pumapashimin that Changes its colors caused by solar radiation. At the same time we'll be next to the big Bromeliads called Puyas Raymondi and we'll come back to Pachacoto to continue to Chiquian. Once we have gotten Conococha we will take the east high way a few kilometers, then from Mojon we start going down zigzag trail until Chiquian. Arriving aprox at 1 pm. for Lunch after we will continue to llamac (3 hours driving)going-up along the llamac river until the peasant town Llamac which lies at 3300 masl. Here will be our first camping in the football field of Llamac. All meals will be provided for our mountain personals

Day 02: Llamac / Cuartelwain

Our breakfast will be at 7am to be ready at 8am to start the trekking. We'll continue going-up through the Pocpa valley, and there's a peasant town typical called Pocpa 3600 the last town in this Valley where we can buy some soda drinks for the sunny way, after a few hours trekking aprox. At 1 pm we'll have been arrived to Pallca where we'll have lunch. From here 2 or 3 hours we'll get our camping place Matacancha at 4100 masl. From here we'll appreciate the Ninashanca Mountain 5607 masl, Rondoy 5870 masl. Overnight camping.

Day 03: Cuartelwain / Mitucocha

The trail winds slowly over the pass of Cacananpunta (4700 masl) with incredible views of the surrounding countryside from where we can see the peaks that surround our campsite. The pass is the watershed of the waters flowing into the Amazon to the east, and the Pacific to the west. We arrive at camp below the peaks of Jirishanca Chico y Grande, Rondoy and Ninashanca at the edge of the Mitucocha lake. (Time: 6 hrs. Distance: 5 kms).

Day 04: Mitucocha / Carhuacocha

We continue over the Carhuacocha pass at 4600 masl with views of Jirishanca Chico and the peaks of Siula, Yerupaja, Sarapo and Toro. Highland savannah known as puna surrounds the campsite and the countryside. Located at another lake we have fantastic views of the snow-capped peaks which surround the western side of Carhuacocha. (Time: 7-8 hrs. Distance: 8 kms).

Day 05 : Carhuacocha / Carnicero

As we ascend to the narrow pass at Carnicero (4750 m.a.s.l.) the peaks of the Huayhuash to our right, we will pass a series of lakes. Descending we reach our campsite below Jurau with views of the valley of Huayhuash, a small community of herders. Where there are views of the peaks of Trapecio, Carnicero and Jurau. (Time: 8 hrs. Distance: 9 kms.)

Day 06: Carnicero / Viconga

Passing by the seasonal community of Huayhuash we start our ascent to the pass of Huayhuash (4580 m) with views of the Cordillera Raura to the south as we leave the jagged peaks of the Huayhuash slowly behind. There are views of Mt. Leon Huacanan and Quesillojanca, as well as Puscanturpa. Here we descend and camp at Lake Viconga. ( Time: 7-8 hrs. Distance: 8 kms.)

Day 07 : Viconga / Huanacpatay

This day we'll have moderate going-up to the highest pass in our whole trip, but the going-up will take us approximately 3 hours, so this time it will be enjoyable because the Cuyoc Mountain will be closer to us, we have reached the highest pass in our trekking the only one, after to get this pass we will go-down the Guanacpatay valley to have lunch, going-down from the pass is very dust and rocky after it, we'll reach the beautiful field full of grass to walk; where we will have lunch, after few hours walking we'll find our camping place in the peaceful Valley of Guanacpatay at 4300 masl.

Day 08: Huanacpatay / Huayllapa

Departure at 8 am, this time will be easy for the trekkers due to all going down only. Stopping for the lunch at the joining of Huayllapa river and Guanacpatay river, after we have to walk along the Huayllapa river rocky trail until Huayllapa village. Huayllapa is the small isolated peasant village lies at 3700 maasl. Citizens from this village made this small town even not having electricity or car trail arriving, so you can wonder how they made this village that now there is a school, first aid medical house? You'll have the answer visiting this village, we'll camp in the football field in the middle of this town, here the small Andean shops will provide us soda drinks, bears, and first house necessities

Day 09 : Huayllapa / Cashpapampa

This time we'll have a bit difficult to go-up to the Tapush pass, after to get the pass, we will walk down easy trail, we will arrive to the camp place early a bit tired. From here we will feel that we are almost round the Huayhuash trekking, over night at 4600 masl.

Day 10 : Cashpapampa / Jahuacocha

After breakfast as always in the morning we'll start our trekking moderate going-up to the Yaucha Pass, in two hours we'll stay in the pass, after to rest for making pictures, we'll continue going down along the Huacrish ravine for aprox two or three hours, and suddenly we'll be surprised by a beautiful panoramic landscape. The Jahuacocha lake in the base of the mountains Jirishanca, Yerupaja, and Rondoy, beautiful green color lake that lies at 4066 masl. Where is our camp place, from our camp place we can enjoy the spectacular avalanches coming down from the base of the mountains Jirishanca. Next to our camp, we'll find a typical Mountain hut for sheepherders; and his owner Mr Delao Huaranga will receive us with a gentle treating just being friendly or to offer us the cool bear and soda waters. It's hard to find at this altitude the famous Coca Cola but turists can find here in Mr Delao's Humble hut, that he sells to the visitors or to people who camp in Jahuacocha, of course the tourists who want to know more about the Jahuacocha and the mountains Mr Delao Huaranga will provide the information and tourists enjoy asking for the lifestyle in the mountain as Mr Delao Huaranga's living with his lot of sheep. Overnight in Jahuacocha at 4066 masl.

Day 11 : Jahuacocha / Solterococha

This day is for free tour our guide will explain the turists many alternatives, as fishing, go to the upper lake Solterococha, walk round the lakes, stay at the lake washing, etc. etc. the passangers will have coordinated the day before to provide the box lunch and others. Our staff will prepare the dinner of success of this trekking

Day 12 : Jahuacocha / Llamac

This time we will feel that we have to leave the most beautiful long trekking, we'll go-up easy walking to the Pampallamac place where we'll say good bye to the Huayhuash Mountains, a few meters down we'll have lunch, after resting for a few minutes we'll go-down to Llamac town arriving at 3 or 4 pm aprox. At the football field, but as we have camped in our first day of trekking we already have rounded the Huayhuash circuit, from here for the next day we'll walk the same way that we have walked at the beginning of the trek, overnight at Llamac 3300 masl visited by local kids asking us for sweets or candies.

Day 13 : Llamac / Chiquian / Huaraz

After our last night of camping, we'll leave llamac town at 8 am in the morning. This is the hometown from our donkey drivers Justino Basilio and his Staff, they will provide us the additional information about the lifestyles, traditional customs, farming, handcrafts. Llamac is the town even unknown in the handicrafts. Here Mrs. Rosario Huaranga Mr Justino Basilio's wife, and doughter of Mr Delao Huaranga from Jahuacocha, provide the tourists or interested visitors the wool blankets and sheets or other fabrics made by hand and dyed with natural colors from the plants, this handcraft is the original no mixed with synthetic wools as in the other regions, the most beautiful and typical in the whole Peru PONCHOS from wool, most turists ask for original and typical with natural colors of PONCHOS. We'll leave aboard our bus to Huaraz at 9 am from Llamac, along the llamac river until Timpoc where the llamac river and the pacllon river joins, and from here we'll start going-up to Chiquian along the Ainin river, arriving to Chiquian at 1pm aprox, the passengers will be transferred to the Restaurant to have lunch in Chiquian at 3400 masl. after in 3 hours driving we will be in Conocoha pass 4500 masl, we'll have arrived to Huaraz at 7 pm. in Huaraz. End of services.


Meals in the cities.
Alcoholic beverages, extras, tips, taxes, laundry service, additional tours.
Insurance and airline tickets (where applicable).
Sleeping bags, hiking boots and other personal gear.


Transportation by vehicle to start and from the end of trek to your city of departure.
Hotel night in Huaraz and Churin.
Two-man tents including sleeping pads.
Kitchen crew and commissary gear with all meals included.
Bilingual guide on the trek, who will handle the first aid kit.

Prices from US$ 1697.00 (per person based in double occupancy)


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