Andean Sunrise
Fixed Departures 2024
Season 2024 Group Service

Trekking Huayhuash (8 Days)

This trek covers a large part of the Huayhuash mountain range and is considered the second most beautiful trek in the world.

The Cordillera Huayhuash is located in the central highlands of Peru to the south of the Cordillera Blanca. It has 7 mountains that exceed 6000 meters high and other mountains that exceed 5500 meters among them is the second highest mountain in Peru, Yerupaja (6634m) as well as Siula Grande (6356m) made famous by the climber Joe Simpson " Touching the Avoid" among others such as Rondoy (5879m), Jirishanca (6094m), Yerupaja Chico (6121m), Sarapo (6,127m), Carnicero (5,975m), Trapecio (5,644m), Diablo Mudo (5,223m) and the Pumarinri (5,465m).

Duration: 08 days / 07 nights
Distance: -- km
Highest point: 5070 m (Santa Rosa Pass)
Difficulty: Moderate


Day 1: Huaraz - Cuartelhuain (4,180 m) - Cacanan Punta Pass (4,700 m) - Mitucocha (4,230 m)
Transport to Cuartelhuain starting point of the hike.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Mitucocha (4,230 m)

Day 2: Mitucocha (4,230 m.) - Carhuac Pass “Yanapunta” (4,650 m.) - Laguna Carhuacocha (4,140 m.)
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Carhuacocha (4140 m)

Day 3: Laguna Carhuacocha (4,140 m.) - Paso Siula (4,830 m.) - Huayhuash (4,350 m.)
This day we will ascend to the Siula pass at a height of 4,800m. From here we appreciate the mountains of Siula, Yerupaja Grande and Yerupaja Chico and the 3 famous Huayhuash lagoons.
» Hiking time: 8 hours approx.
» Campsite: Huayhuash (4350m)

Day 4: Huayhuash – Trapecio Pass (5,000 m.) – Cuyocpampa (4,560 m.)
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Cuyocpampa (4560 m)

Day 5: Cuyocpampa (4,560 m.) - Santa Rosa Pass (5,070 m.) – Huayllapa (3,600 m.)
This day we will ascend to the Santa Rosa pass 5070 m to have an impressive view of the highest mountains of Huayhuash, Laguna Jurao and Sarapococha.
» Hiking time: 9 hours approx.
» Campsite: Huayllapa (3600 m)

Day 6: Huayllapa (3,600 m.) - Tapush pass (4,770 m.) - Gashpapampa (4,570 m.)
This day we will walk upwards and thus leave the town of Huayllapa behind.
» Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
» Campsite: Gashpapampa (4570 m)

Day 7: Gashpapampa (4,570 m.) - Punta Llaucha pass (4,850 m.) - Laguna Jahuacocha (4,100 m.)
» Hiking time: 7 hours approx. » Campsite: Jahuacocha (4100 m)

Day 8: Laguna Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac Pass (4,300 m.) - Llamac - Huaraz
After saying goodbye to our muleteers we will board our mobility towards Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 5 hours approx. (3 hours by bus)



  • Transportation: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, and from the end of the trek to your hotel in Huaraz.
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mattresses, dining tent, kitchen tent, dishes and kitchen utensils, tables and chairs.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (option for vegetarians or vegans).
  • Guide: Certified trekking guide (English or Spanish) another language by request.
  • Cook: Trained cook to prepare varied and healthy dishes.
  • Arriero: In charge of loading the donkeys and driving them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys depends on the size of the group. You can carry up to 6 kg of personal items that will be loaded onto the donkeys. During the day you will only carry your personal backpack.
  • Emergency horse: 1 horse will accompany the group in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huayhuash communities.
  • Personal trekking equipment: sleeping bag (it is possible to rent in Huaraz), trekking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket and/or pants, poncho, backpack, flashlight, etc.
  • Additional expenses: as a result of leaving the trek early, as a result of emergency rescue and/or evacuation, extra food or drinks in the villages, medical treatment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Tips


Huayhuash 8 Days Trek Price 2024

  • GROUP DEPARTURES: USD 600.00, per person. (Group 04 to 08 participants).
  • PRIVATE SERVICE: Price according to the number of people, contact us.

GROUP DEPARTURES 2024 Guaranted Departure
  • 22 sep - 29 sep 2024 | USD 600.00, per person (6 spaces left)

From: USD 600.00 per person
Referential amount in EUR 645.16

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