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Trekking Huayhuash: 9D8N Alpine Route

Hike up to Carhuacocha Lake in our 9 days 8 nights trekking Huayhuash tour! Take in spectacular views of the Yerupaja, Carnicero and Trapecio mountains.

USD $1,495.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $1,495.00
2USD $1,322.00
3 - 5USD $1,207.00
6 - 7USD $1,150.00
8 - 12USD $1,092.00
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Trekking Huayhuash: Embark on the Exciting 9D8N Alpine Route

Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain range within the Andes in Peru, stretching from north to south. The main part consists of about 20 peaks of only 25 km of length, including the second highest Peruvian peak Yerupaja and Siula Grande, made famous thanks to Joe Simpson’s book “Touching the Void” – in which he recounts his successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb to this mountain. Join us on a 9 days 8 nights Trekking Huayhuash along the Alpine Route, ending at the beautiful Carhuacocha Lake and taking in the spectacular views as you go.

The trekking Huayhuash tour is known as one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Due to high altitude passes, it is not an easy trek (the difficulty level of this trek isset at “Moderate”), but the spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, turquoise blue lakes and impressive landscapes will make your efforts on this trekking Huayhuash tour totally worth it.

It is recommended that travelers who embark on this trekking Huayhuash tour have done at least a 1-day acclimatization hike prior.

Highlights

  • See some of the prettiest lakes of the Cordillera Blanca
  • Climb up to as high as 5240 meters above sea level
  • Take in views of the Huayhuash mountains

Tour Information

Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
Start/End location: Huaraz, Peru
Availability: May to September
Miscellaneous: 
The difficulty level of this tour is set at “Moderate”

Itinerary

Day 01: Huaraz – Llamac
You will start your trekking Huayhuash tour from Huaraz, 3100 meters above sea level. You will walk through the Huaylas Valley to Conococha, 4000 meters above sea level. From there, you can take in an impressive panorama view of the Huayhuash Mountain Chain. You will then go on until your first camping spot, Llamac – 3500 meters above sea level. Including transportation, this will take a total of approximately 4 to 5 hours.

Day 02: Llamac – Jahuacocha Lake
On this second day of the trekking Huayhuah tour, after breakfast, at 08:00am, you will take a zig-zag trail to Llamac Pass. From there, you will then descend to Jahuacocha Lake – 4050 meters above sea level – and set up camp over there. A total of approximately 5 hours is needed.

Day 03: Jahuacocha Lake – Rasac Valley – Barrosococha Lake
Day 3 will see you ascending on the Lake shore after an early breakfast, continuing on to Rasac Valley – 4500 meters above sea level. From there, you will walk another 3 more hours till reaching your camping spot at Barrosococha Lake. Approximately 5 to 6 hours in total.

Day 04: Barrosococha Lake – Rasac Pass – Caramarca Lake
On the 4th day, you will ascend towards Rasac Pass (5240 meters above sea level), enjoying a magnificent view of the southern part of Huayhuash Mountains. You will then descent through a glacier and moraine before reaching your next camping spot at Caramarca Lake – 4575 meters above sea level. This will be a long day, taking approximately 7 to 8 hours.

Day 05: Caramarca Lake – Segya Pass – Jurao Lake
Day 5 will start off with a 3-hour ascent to Segya Pass, 5100 meters above sea level. From there, you will have a view towards the Siula Mountain, to its famous eastern face. After that, start the descent through a crossing, and then a steep part to Sarapococha Lake. You will then continue to Jurao Lake, our next camping place, at 4500 meters above sea level. A total of 7 to 8 hours is expected.

Day 06: Jurao Lake – No Name Pass
After breakfast at 08:00 am, you will start walking on the Orillas Lake shore, before ascending through the moraines of Jurao Mountain to reach the No Name Pass – 5050 meters above sea level. From there, you will have a view to the North sides of mountains including Yerupaja, Siula, Carnicero, Tzacra, Sarapo and Jurao, before descending to the camping spot for the night. A total of 6 to 7 hours is expected to be needed for this day.

Day 07: No Name Pass – Trapecio Pass – Huayhuash Camp
Day 7 will start off with a descent, before ascending to Trapecio Pass (5000 meters above sea level), from where you will have a spectacular view of Trapecio and Puscanturpa Mountains. You will then descend to Huayhuash Camp (4350 meters above sea level) to spend the night. A total of approximately 6 to 7 hours is needed.

Day 08: Huayhuash Camp – Siula Pass – Carhuacocha Lake
After breakfast at 07:30 am, you will start your ascent towards Siula Pass, 4850 meters above sea level. From there, you will be able to take in spectacular views of the mountains Jurao, Carnicero, Siula, Yerupaja and Jirishanca. Then, you will descend for a few hours towards 3 beautiful lakes of different colors, passing by them on your way to the next camping spot, Carhuacocha Lake, 4100 meters above sea level.This will be a long day, taking approximately 7 to 8 hours.

Day 09: Carhuacocha Lake – Queropalca – Huaraz
On this last day, you will descend for approximately 4 to 5 hours, through Queropalca Valley (3800 meters above sea level) to the village, where your private transportation will be waiting for you to bring you back to Huaraz. Including transportation, this will take 8 to 9 hours in total.

What’s Included 

  • Acclimatization tour
  • Local guide
  • Chef
  • Huayhuash community entrance fee
  • First-aid kit
  • Private transport to and from Huaraz
  • All meals
  • Donkeys + driver
  • Kitchen / dining tent.
  • Collective technical equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • 2-person tent
  • Toilet tent

What’s Not Included

  • Travel, accident and health insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

What to Bring 

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
  • Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers
  • Lightweight pants
  • Regular and long underwear
  • Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down
  • Light cap and wool hat
  • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
  • Water bottle
  • Light gloves
  • Medium weight socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag (-5º to 0ºC)
  • Small daypack
  • Strong waterproof duffel bag
  • Sunglasses, Sun block, lip balm
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
  • Towel

Map 

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