The Cordillera Huayhuash is a small, remote and compact mountain range to the south of the Cordillera Blanca. The trekking and hiking routes make a complete circuit of the range, and offer unequalled close-up views of majestic high peaks and glaciers and many large blue trout-filled lakes. The Huayhuash contains spectacular rugged peaks including the second highest mountain in Peru, Yerupaja (21,768feet) and Siula Grande (20,814feet)- the mountain made famous by the Joe Simpson's book and movie "Touching The Void.” We will visit Jo Simpson's base camp at the base of Siula Grande. If You have not seen the movie, here is the link: https://youtu.be/J9lRXpn8br0
This is a remote area yet stunningly beautiful, voted as one of the best treks in the world. You will not encounter crowds on this trektrek and there are fantastic photo opportunities every day!
If you would like to bring young kids, this can be done with addition of horses; please inquire with Marek for details and additional costs.
Price: $2350 All inclusive (see detail below)
Day 1 (June 1 2017) Depart Home
Day 2 (June 2 2017) Arrive Lima / Free Time
Day 3 (June 3 2017) Depart for Huaraz
Day 4 (June 4 2017) Huaraz/Free/Acclimatization (3,048 Meters)
Day 5 (June 5 2017)Acclimatisation Trek/Punte Cayan (4,267 Meters)
Day 6 (June 6 2017) Lake Churup Acclimatisation Trek (3,962 Meters)
Day 7 (June 7 2017) Early morning drive to Llamac - Hike to Pampa Llamac (4,300m) -Jahuacocha Lake
Day 8 (June 8 2017) Jahuacocha Lake - Punta Sambunya (4,750m) - Paso Rondoy (4750m) - Quartelhuain
Day 9 (June 9 2017) Quartelhuain - Cacanampunta (4,700m) - Mitococha Lake
Day 10 (June 11 2017) Mitococha Lake - Punta Carhuac (4,650m) - Carhuacocha Lake
Day 11 (June 12 2017) Carhuacocha Lake - Punta Carnicero (4,800m) - Huayhuash
Day 12 (June 13 2017) Huayhuash – Portachuelo de Huayhuash (4,750 m) - Viconga
Day 13 (June 14 2017) Viconga - Punta Cuyoc (5,000m) - Cuyoc Valley
Day 14 (June 15 2017) Cuyoc Valley – Cutatambo
Day 15 (June 16 2017) Cutatambo – Huayllapa
Day 16 (June 17 2017) Huayllapa - Punta Tapush (4,800m) Suerococha
Day 17 (June 18 2017) Suerococha - Punta Gaucha (4,800m) - Jahuacocha Lake
Day 18 (June 19 2017) Jahuacocha Lake - Llamac – return to Huaraz
Day 19 (June 20 2017) Free in Huaraz/Packing
Day 20 (June 21 2017) Depart for Lima
Day 21 (June 22 2017) Depart for Home
Disclaimer: This is just an outline for the trek. As always, mountain weather or inclement snow conditions play a role in day-to-day planning. Our main objective is to circumnavigate the range.
Initially, we’ll spend a few nights in Huaraz (3048 Meters) and do several day hikes in Cordillera Blanca to further our acclimatization. Once on the circuit around Huayhuash, each day after breakfast, we’ll pack our camp and hike 5-7 hrs. daily. There will be multiple opportunities to fish for trout in the most unbelievable scenery. Photo opportunities daily!
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