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Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru

2ND MOST BEAUTIFUL TREK IN THE WORLD

1200 $ / person – from 2 people

850 $ / person – from 4 people

The Cordillera Huayhuash is a spectacular cluster of summits in the Peruvian Andes with our famous 6 Days Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru. It lies south of the Cordillera Blanca around 360km. from Lima and near Huaraz one of the 10th best trekking city of the world. The mountain range is comprised of dozens of snowy peaks. Its highest point is 6’634m. (21’765 ft) Yerupajá, Peru’s second highest summit after Huascaran. It is a beautiful place to observe snow-covered peaks, colorful lakes, clear streams, green lands, a great biodiversity in flora and fauna; andean customs, etc.

 

The Cordillera Huayhuash offers you pristine, untouched scenery with a wide expanse of grasslands offering insight to the range’s rugged beauty as the Mount Siula Grande 6’344m. (20’810 ft), made famous by Joe Simpson in “Touching the Void” and lakes such as Juahuacocha, Carhuacocha and Mitucocha, famous for their iridiscent, turquoise waters.

TREK INFORMATION

Difficulty : Moderate
Range of Altitude :
3'736 to 4'750m. / 12'257 to 15'584ft.
Distance Covered :
Approx. 55 km. / 34 miles

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Our 6 Days Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru has been specially created for hikers who do not have sufficient time to complete the full 12D / 11N Huayhuash Classic Trek, but would like to have the opportunity to experience the key highlights of the Cordillera Huayhuash. The Huayhuash circuit was recently voted “the second most beautiful trek in the world” by the National Geographic Society. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 12 DAYS HUAYHUASH CIRCUIT, CONTACT US !

 

This short version of the Huayhuash Circuit Trek takes you through some of the most memorable sites found in the region. Camp by spectacular lakes such as Carhuacocha, Mitucocha and Jahuacocha, ascend to the Cacanan and Rondoy passes and enjoy breathtaking views of famous peaks such as Mount Jirishanca 6’094m. (19’993ft), Mount Siula Grande 6’344m. (20’814ft.) and the crown jewel, Mount Yerupaja 6’617m. (21’709ft.). Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru

Meals included : Day 1 (L/D) – Day 2 (B/L)
(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Day 1 - Huaraz to Huanucopampa

Our Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru begins with an approximately six to seven hour drive south-east from Huaraz to Huanucopampa, where we will spend our first night.

Make a side trip to visit the Inca ruins of Huanuco Viejo, an archaeological site with over 1’000 ancient buildings and storehouses spread over a vast area.

Day 2 - Huanucopampa to Queropalca and Carhuacocha

We continue driving south for approximately three to four hours to Queropalca, where we begin our trek with the rest of the crew.

Ascend gradually to our next campsite, located by the gorgeous Carhuacocha lake from where you can observe the giant snow-capped summits of Mount Yerupaja (6,617m/21,709ft) and Mount Siula Grande (6,344m/20,814ft).

Total hiking time today is approximately four to five hours.

Day 3 - Carhuacocha to Carhuac Pass and Mitucocha

We head to the first pass of the trek, the Carhuac Pass (4,630m/15,190ft), where you will be treated to panoramic views of surrounding peaks such as Mount Ninashanca (5,607m/18,396ft) and Mount Jirishanca (6,094m/19,993ft).

Make a long and gradual descend to the next campsite at Mitucocha, where we can walk around the lake and maybe try our hand at trout fishing.

Total hiking time today is approximately five to six hours.

Day 4 - Mitucocha to Cacanan Pass, Quartelhuain and Rondoy Valley

Ascend to the second pass of the trek, the Cacanan pass (4,690m/15,387ft), where you will get unobstructed views of the colourful mountain-ringed Pucacocha lake, as well as its spectacular surroundings.

Descend by way of a narrow, rocky switchback to Quartelhuain, before continuing on to the next campsite at a small plateau at Rondoy Valley.

Total hiking time today is approximately five to six hours.

Day 5 - Rondoy Valley to Rondoy Pass and Jahuacocha

A long and challenging but rewarding day as we traverse and climb to Rondoy pass (4,750m/15,584ft), the highest point of the trek.

We are awarded with breathtaking views of Mount Rondoy (5,870m/19,259ft) at the top of the pass, the best spot for condor watching!

Descend via a series of zigzag trails, pass by Solteracocha lake before arriving at Jahuacocha lake, which is well regarded as one of the most beautiful and popular campsites in all of Cordillera Huayhuash.

Total hiking time today is approximately six to seven hours.

Day 6 - Jahuacocha to Pampa Llamac Pass, Llamac and Huaraz

After breakfast, head towards the Pampa Llamac pass (4,300m/14,108ft), which is the final pass of the trek. Enjoy some last-minute views of the spectacular Huayhuash mountain range.

Descend by way of a long switchback to the village of Llamac, where our private transport awaits for our return to Huaraz, which concludes your unforgettable experience traversing the range of the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Total hiking time is approximately five to six hours.

  • Private Transportation <-> Huaraz YES
  • Meals during the Trek YES
  • Camping tent, sleeping bag YES
  • Mules to transport equipment YES
  • Local Guide YES
  • Lodging in Huaraz NOT
  • Tips NOT

Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru

Highlights

Cordillera Huayhuash, Pristine Landscapes

Weather

Best Time May - September

Peru

Cordillera Huayhuash is located neat Huaraz in Peru, 400km from Lima capital.

Best Trek Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Huaraz Peru

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