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Classic Trekking Huayhuash 4 Days

23 reviews
Classic Trekking Huayhuash 4 Days

Classic Trekking Huayhuash 4 Days

23 reviews

Overview

The Classic Trekking Huayhuash 4 Days offers an exhilarating and condensed adventure through the stunning Huayhuash mountain range in Peru. This trek is designed for those seeking a shorter yet rewarding journey, showcasing the breathtaking landscapes and diverse ecosystems of the Andes.

Highlights

  • Spectacular Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, be mesmerized by the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, and high-altitude landscapes.
  • Pristine Wilderness: Experience the untouched beauty of the Huayhuash range, with its diverse ecosystems and rare flora and fauna.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interact with the local communities in Quartelhuain, gaining insights into their traditional way of life.
  • Physical Challenge: The trek offers a moderate to challenging adventure, suitable for those with a good level of fitness and a spirit of adventure.

Trip Details

Day 1: Huaraz to Quartelhuain
The trek begins with a scenic drive from Huaraz to Quartelhuain, the starting point of the trek.
As you ascend, witness the transition from lush greenery to the rugged high-altitude terrain.
Arrive at Quartelhuain, a quaint village nestled amid the towering peaks, and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 2: Quartelhuain to Mitucocha
Embark on the trek, ascending through panoramic landscapes with views of Yerupajá, the second-highest peak in Peru.
Traverse through rolling hills and pristine mountain passes, encountering the mesmerizing Laguna Mitucocha.
Set up camp at Mitucocha, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Huayhuash range.

Day 3: Mitucocha to Carhuacocha
The trail leads to the stunning Carhuacocha, situated beside a glacial lake and offering unparalleled views of Siula Grande.
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the high-altitude environment, surrounded by jagged peaks and pristine wilderness.
Capture the breathtaking scenery and unwind at the campsite near Carhuacocha.

Day 4: Carhuacocha to Huaraz
Descend through picturesque valleys, passing by the pristine lakes of Siula and Quesillococha.
Marvel at the changing landscapes as you gradually return to civilization.
Conclude the trek with a return to Huaraz, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and stunning beauty of the Huayhuash range.

Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz – Llámac - Rondoy 4200m

We pick you up in your hotel and drive through the villages of Chiquian und Llamac, which is the gateway to the Cordillera Huayhuash. We meet our donkey driver and donkeys and start hiking towards the Rondoy valley and have first views of the snow-capped peaks. We set camp at 4’200m.

Day 2: Rondoy - Zambunya pass 4750m - Jahuacocha 4070m

After breakfast we hike up towards Sambunya pass (40750m). From the pass we enjoy the most spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks and glacier lakes. Then we descend to one of the most beautiful campsites of the Huayhuash range, Jahuacocha.

Day 3 :Jahuacocha - Yaucha Pass - Ancoshcancha

Today we hike high up the Yaucha pass (4’850m), where we can enjoy the spectacular views of surrounding peaks such as Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Then we have a steep and difficult descend to Ancoscancha campsite (4’550m).

Day 4 : Ancoshcancha -Pampa Llamac - Huaraz

We leave early from our campsite and climb up on a steep trail to Pampa Llamac (4’200m). After enjoying the last views to the Huayhuash range and take some last pictures, we descend down a steep trail to the village of Llamac. Our transportation is waiting for us to bring us back to Huaraz.

Included

  • Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s
  • Cooks and helpers
  • All meals during the tour
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons) – Refugio in Huaripampa + Nevado Pisco Base Camp
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Transport public bus

No Included

  • Domestic Flight
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Entrance  to National Park
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Extras not mencionet in the program

Recommendations:

Bring a water bottle with you, in the summer season it can get very hot.
• Bring warm clothes along, because in the mountains the temperature can quickly fall below 0 °C, especially in the early morning, at night, and even when the sun drops behind the clouds.
• Walk at your own rhythm, breathe deeply, and enjoy the beautiful views of Cordillera Huayhuash.

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes
  • Rucksacks and daypacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Water (you will need 4 liters)
  • Personal equipment

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