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Fixed Departures 2024
Season 2024 Group Service

Trekking Huayhuash Classic (10 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: 10 days / 09 nights
Distance: 118 km
Highest point: 5070 m (Santa Rosa Pass)
Difficulty: Moderate


Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m.) – Llamac (3300 m.) – Cuartelhuain (4100 m.)
Transfer by transport to Cuartelhuain where we will set up our first camp. Where we will take a hike to the Asiac viewpoint
» Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours approx. (bus 4.5 hours)
» Campsite: Cuartelhuain (4100 m)

Day 2: Cuartelhuain – Mitucocha (4200 m)
From Cuartelhuain we begin to climb towards the first Cacananpunta pass (4,700m); then we descend towards the Janca valley.
» Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.
» Campsite: Mitucocha (4200 m.)

Day 3: Mitucocha – Carhuacocha (4150 m.s.n.m.)
This day the hike will be ascending towards the Carhuac pass (4,650m) from where we will have an excellent view of Siula and Yerupaja.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx
» Campsite: Carhuacocha (4150 m.)

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Huayhuash (4350 m)
This day we begin hiking following the course of the river to the head of the Queropalca ravine and then ascend to the Carnicero pass (4,600m) from where we will have an excellent view of the mountains such as: El Yerupaja 6,634m (second highest mountain in the Peru), the Siula 6,356m (mountain made by the famous Joe Simpson after his dramatic climb that gave rise to the story in his book and later film "Touching The Void").
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Huayhuash (4350 m)

Day 5: Huayhuash – Viconga – Guñog hot springs (4500 m)
This day the hike brings us closer to the southern end of the Cordillera Huayhuash to then ascend to the Huayhuash pass (4,700 m) from where we will be able to appreciate the view of the Raura mountain range as well as excellent views of the South-East face of the Trapecio mt. Then we will visit the hot springs of Guñog. This day we can relax in the thermal water pools.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Guñog (4500 m)

Day 6: Guñog – Cuyocpampa (4560 m.) - San Antonio Pass (5050 m)
This day the objective will be to cross the Cuyoc pass (5,000m), the highest point of the trek and from where you will get splendid views of the snow-capped mountains: Cuyoc, Puscanturpa, Trapecio, Siula, Yerupaja, Sarapo and Jurao.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Cuyocpampa (4560 m)

Day 7: Cuyocpampa (4560 m.) - Santa Rosa Pass (5070 m.) – Huayllapa (3600 m.)
This day we will ascend the pass called Santa Rosa at 5070 m. to then descend to Cutatambo and then head until we reach the town of Huayllapa.
» Hiking time: 8 hours approx
» Campsite: Huayllapa (3600 m)

Day 8: Huayllapa – Tapush pass (4,770 m.) - Gashpapampa (4,570 m.)
This day we hike uphill in the direction of the Punta Tapush pass (4700 m.), from where we get a panoramic view of the snowy Diablo Mudo (5350 m.).
» Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
» Campsite: Gashpapampa (4560 m)

Day 9: Gashpapampa (4570 m.) – Punta Llaucha pass (4850 m) - Laguna Jahuacocha (4100 m.)
This day the hike will be towards the Llaucha pass (4,850 m) from where we will have an impressive view of the snow-capped mountains: Rondoy, Ninashanca, Jirishanca, Yerupaja Chico, Yerupaja Grande, Rasac and Siula.
» Optional: Climbing the Diablo Mudo mountain 5,427 m (extra charge)
» Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
» Campsite: Jahuacocha (4100 m.)

Day 10: Jahuacocha – Llamac (3300 m.) – Huaraz
This last day of hiking we will descend through the Huayllan valley passing between ichus and quenuales until we reach the town of Llamac; here our transport will waiting to move us to the city of Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.



  • 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

Price & Departures

Huayhuash 10 Days Trek Price 2024

  • GROUP DEPARTURES: USD 775.00, per person. (Group 04 to 08 participants).
  • PRIVATE SERVICE: Price according to the number of people, contact us.

GROUP DEPARTURES 2024 Guaranted Departure
  • 03 aug - 12 aug 2024 | USD 775.00, per person (8 spaces left))
  • 12 sep - 21 sep 2024 | USD 775.00, per person (8 spaces left))

From: USD 775.00 per person
Referential amount in EUR 720.75

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