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Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit
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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.

Latin America

Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127160
Starts: Lima, Peru Finishes: Lima, Peru
You will Visit
  • Lima
  • Lima

Itinerary

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Day 1: Lima

There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.

Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Lima/Huaraz (1B)

Travel north by bus to the alpine city of Huaraz, surrounded by the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.

Transport:
Local bus (8.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Huaraz

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.

04

Day 4: Huaraz/Cuartelhuain (1L, 1D)

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).

Transport:
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))

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Day 5: Cuartelhuain/Loma Ollocuyoc (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 6: Loma Ollocuyoc/Laguna Carhuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue the trek along Laguna Mitucocha with Mt Yerupaja, Mt Rondoy and Mt Ninashanca towering in the background as you pass through Carhuacocha Pass.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 7: Laguna Carhuacocha/Cordillera Huayhuash (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 8: Cordillera Huayhuash/Huanacpatay (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 9: Huanacpatay/Huantiac (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 10: Huantiac/Laguna Jahuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

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Day 11: Laguna Jahuacocha/Chiquian (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Huayhuash Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 12: Chiquian/Lima (1B)

After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle back to Lima for the night and for some well-deserved rest and a hot shower.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.50-6.00 hours)

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Day 13: Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Trek the Huayhuash Circuit with local guide (8 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (5 nts), camping (7 nts)
    • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, private van, hiking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local mountain guide on Huayhuash trek
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take in the glacial alpine scenery along the Huayhuash Circuit
  • Challenge yourself conquering the high-altitude mountain passes
  • Sleep in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness.