Highlights
  • Take in the glacial alpine scenery along the huayhuash circuit
  • Challenge yourself and conquer high-altitude mountain passes
  • Sleep in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness

Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain climber's 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 mountain guide 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.

Trip Description
Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit
 
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  • Only ground transport

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The best tour ever, we did Peru on shoestring and it was amazing! January 2017

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Our guide Deybi was awesome and really knowledgeable, you could tell he was passionate in his job and other people. We loved every minute and I have been telling everyone to use G,was really well organised too. Now my best friend is going to Peru with G To do the same thing as us. Thank you for a really amazing experience smile emoticon x
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Best trip! January 2017

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It was the best trip of my life so far. I don't think I could off the top of my head find a negative about the tour. The only thing was it didn't rain in the rainforest, I was looking forward to a amazonian downpour but I guess 35 degrees and glorious sunshine would have to do :-P
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The porters (group 12) worked tirelessly to ensure that our food was amazing and ready when we arrived at camp, that our texts where up and we had warm water to wash our face every morning and evening. The ceo Elias was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the incas. August 2016

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I had an amazing experience thanks to porter group 12 and the ceo Elias. The porters where always smiling and clapping us when we finished however they worked so hard every day. The one downside of the trip was that G adventures do not provide there porters with suitable places to sleep in the evening or go when we have dinner which was very sad to watch and will be in my review on trip advisor. I saw porters in other companies without even boots or backpacks however I think g adventures makes enough money on the trips which are not cheap to employ one extra portter to carry a tent for them to sleep in as the only accomadation they had was our dinner tent. When we ate
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This was my third trip with G Adventures and it lived up to my expectations. Firstly the trip was extremely well organised especially as it also involved internal flights. Ray was absolutely everything I would have hoped for in a guide and he was definitely one of the main reasons that I enjoyed it so much. Ray made time for everybody and he is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the job he does. Even though Ray had already done the Inca Trail so many times before he was still so enthusiastic and keen to share all of his knowledge. Jesus and Joel also made the trip enjoyable and both did a great job. I also feel that G Adventures seemed to treat their porters well, especially in comparison to some others we saw on the Inca Trail. Gregory is definitely someone to look out for in the future for a tour guide in the making! August 2016

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I would say that the first part of the trip (before the Amazon jungle) was absolutely brilliant and a life changing experienc

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The excellent customer service, the unbelievable guides leading us throughout the trip (well-trained, extremely knowledgable and very trustworthy), and the seamless coordination throughout the entire trip was phenomenal from the beginning to the end....we never had a worry in the world that we would not be taken care of by G Adventures. August 2016

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PHENOMENAL! We would recommend G Adventures to anyone and recommend the Inca Discovery Plus in particular. The guides were of the highest caliber and the trip was a once in a lifetime experience all because of G Adventures. I feel like it is different than any other tour company because of the particular cultural experiences. We met so many local people and made trips to local markets and restaurants that we would not have experienced on our own. I've never been a huge fan of tour companies because they are typically too big and I feel like I never get the cultural experiences that I crave. G Adventures proved to be diff
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Itinerary

Day 1 Lima

There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Additional Notes: If you booked the Lima Cooking Class it does not include extra time in Lima and we highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodation. You will be picked up from your hotel at approx 10:00 (10:30 from Aug-Dec) and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. You will return back to your hotel around 13:00. 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

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))

Day 3 Huaraz

Enjoy a free day to acclimatize to the altitude. There are ample opportunities for optional activities like exploring the city, biking in the mountains, or heading into Huascaran National Park. Relax in the evening at a café and soak in the natural scenery.

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))

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Day 13 Lima (1B)

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking additional time in Lima to explore. The optional activities below may require additional time, speak to your CEO for further information. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Details
Trip Includes
  • Trek the Huayhuash Circuit with local guide (7 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPublic bus, private van, hiking.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Max 16, Avg 8

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (5 nts), camping (7 nts).
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.
Start City
Lima
End City
Lima
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local mountain guide on Huayhuash trek.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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