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. This is an abbreviated 7 day version of the circuit.

Trip Description
Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit
 
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  • Only ground transport

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Professional and excellent September 2016

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Absolutely amazing beauty July 2016

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Absolutely amazing beauty. Knowledgeable, friendly, customer service oriented guides and support staff that did everything they could to cater to each of us. Phenomenal food (and plenty of it) - felt a little guilty eating a delicious hot meal for lunch while other trekkers had cheese and crackers :) Just the right length trip and overall difficulty - although some sections were tougher than others, I never felt that it was above my abilities or fitness level. Overall, a trip and company that I would definitely recommend to anyone interested.
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Great adventure July 2016

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The poverty of the English language prevents me from describing the trek July 2016

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The poverty of the English language prevents me from describing the trek. Lagoons, glaciers, avalanches, serene valleys. A rich culture and a kind warm hearted people . The local exploreandes staff was great . Shout out to Rosalindo the main porter/mule driver
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Amazing Trip! July 2018

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Great first time experience in Europe. I got to hike the Alps with a great CEO that was well organised and really friendly. I also met 9 other travellers from across the world and learned a lot while hiking 24 KM Trek's with them. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to take a break from city life and enjoy the beauty of the Alps.
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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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Jun-01-2019Jun-13-2019$ 1,997Yes6 spots left Reserve
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Aug-31-2019Sep-12-2019$ 2,349Yes10 spots left Reserve
Jun-13-2020Jun-25-2020$ 2,349Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Aug-15-2020Aug-27-2020$ 2,349Yes16 spots left Reserve
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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 transport Public 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.

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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