PERU'S HUAYHUASH TREK
TRIP DATES FOR 2019
Huayhuash is world-class, no doubt. Glacier peaks of Huayhuash surround you with stunning landscapes and lakes everywhere you look. This is a lesser known trekking destination that we wish to stay out of the radar because the beauty is spectacular and we want to selfishly enjoy the scenery without the typical tourist crowd. With that said, you're in for a major treat as we trek for 10 days in this so-called Peruvian Alps. Discover the other side of Peru where the sky meets the numerous snow-capped peaks of the Andes. A true gem for a Peak Explorer!
Here's the biggest perk: When you join us, you are supporting our mission to make the trekking tourism industry inclusive of women as guides. This trek will be led by a trekking team inclusive of women as guides, cooks, and/or horse managers. It will be a combination of men and women in your trekking team to promote the inclusion of women in the trekking tourism industry.
See Huayhuash & Cordillera Blanca captured on film below.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Lima
Stay overnight in a hotel in Lima.
Bus to Huaraz; overnight in Huaraz (3052 m)
Practice Hike: Laguna Churrup (4450 m)
Practice Hike: Laguna 69 (4650 m)
Day 1 of Huayhuash
We drive 3.5 hours to start of trek. Camp at Matacancha (4150 m)
Day 2 of Huayhuash
Matacancha - Cacanampunta (4700 m) - Laguna Mitucocha (4300 m)
Hike time: 4 hours
Day 3 of Huayhuash
Mitucocha - Punta Carhuac Pass (4640 m) - Laguna Carhuacocha (4200 m)
Hike time: 3 hours
Day 4 of Huayhuash
Carhuacocha - Trekking Siula Pass (4950 m) / Laguna Quesillococha - Huayhuash (4450 m)
Hike time: 6 hours
Day 5 of Huayhuash
Huayhuash - the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash - Laguna Viconga / Hot Springs (4400 m)
Hike time: 4 hours
Day 6 of Huayhuash
Laguna Viconga - Punta Cuyoc Pass (5020 m) - Elefante Camp (4450 m) or Huanacpatay (4350 m)
Hike time: 7-8 hours
Day 7 of Huayhuash
Huanacpatay - Village of Huayllapa (3600 m) - Huatiac Camp (4290 m)
Hike time: 6 hours
Day 8 of Huayhuash
Huatiac - Punta Tapush (4800 m) - Cashpapampa Camp (4500 m)
Hike time: 9-10 hours
Day 9 of Huayhuash
Cashgapampa - Llaucha Pass (4750 m) - Laguna Jahuacocha (4066 m)
Hike time: 4 hours
Day 10 of Huayhuash
Jahuacocha - Jahuapunta Pass (4650 m) - Village of Pocpa (3600 m)
Transfer to Huaraz
Hike time: 5 hours
Drive time: 3 hours
Rest day in Huaraz
Return to Lima by bus.
Free day in Lima
This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures and the early start times for some days. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience.
NOTE: Consulting with your doctor prior to joining the trip is recommended. It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking. A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip. After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.
Price is per person depending on group size:
$ 1960 12 persons & more
$ 2160 10-11 persons
$ 2360 8-9 persons
$ 2560 6-7 persons
$ 2760 4-5 persons
$ 2960 2-3 persons
We can arrange a local photography instructor to join you on any of the day hikes or the multi-day trek for additional fee. Or we can also arrange for porter service to help with your equipment on the trek
Single supplement (hotel & tent): Fees apply.
DEPOSIT of $795 is required to book
Balance is due 30 days before departure.
PROMO: Book by February 1, 2020 and get $150 off.
Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS and LIABILITY WAIVER before booking. Click on Book Now below to book.
Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide
Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
Entrance fees to the Community Huayhuash National Park
Cooks and helpers
All meals during the tour
Donkey driver and donkeys
Camping tents (2 persons)
Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz
Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
Bus tickets Huaraz/Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur
Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima
Hotel Casa Blanca 5 nights in Huaraz
International airfare; travel, medical & emergency evacuation insurance; meals in Lima, & Huaraz, tips, and all other personal expenses.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PACK? SEE GEAR LIST HERE.
Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to no later than the trip balance due date.
TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED:
After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 6000 meters. Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to no later than the trip balance due date. Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions.
Note: If you opt to buy your insurance from a company other than Travel Guard, please ensure that the insurance you purchase covers high altitude trekking as there are only a select number of companies that provide such type of coverage.
Please check ahead of time as to the visa requirements for the country of your choosing. You are responsible for securing your own visa, if required.
Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and specific trek information.
meet your trip leaderS