Nowadays, this is the best and most recommended trek on the route of the Huayhuash mountain range, for those who like to be over 5 thousand meters and walk on steps full of snow and glaciers and right at the foot of impressive mountains of the mountain range Huayhuash, it is actually the best experience one can have walking in the Peruvian Andes, having unique and impressive views of the mountains such as the Siula Grande, Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Rasac, Ninashanca, Rondoy, Sarapo.

Route: Trekking Huayhuash- Alpine Route
Duration: 10 Days/09 Nights
Recommended season: Early April to late October
Highest point: (5152) Cerro Gran Vista
Difficult: Moderate- Difficult
Average hours to walk: 6-8 hours per day


Day 01: Huaraz to Quartelwain Via Huallanca City.
After finishing your breakfast we come to pick you up from your hotel with our private transport and drive up to the south east of Huaraz city, first till a small village called Conococha 4100m. And then we keep going up by bus to the east till the Yanashallash Pass 4700m. After that we start descent toward the Huallanca City; but before we can visit the footprint of the dinosaurs (Teropodos) on the way to Antamina Mining before to get to Huallanca city, when we arrive to this City around 12:00 PM we can have a lunch here, after the break we continue with our trip, in one hour and a half more we get to our first camp site and we will set up here the tents, free afternoon and overnight here. If you still have enough energy, you can go for a short walk before the tee time.

Day 02: Quartelwain to Mitucocha
Today is the second day of our trip and we are in the Huánuco Region Highland’s, and we are going to walk for about 3 hours to the first pass in our trek which is Cacanan Punta 4700m, on the way we will see several condors flying nearby, on the way down we can already see some mountains of Huayhuash such as: Jirishanca grande and chico,Yerupa Grande and Chico, after 5 hours walking we will arrive to the camping place with an amazing view of several mountains of Huayhuash, today is an easy day because the next days will be more difficult.

Day 03: Mitucocha to Carhuacocha.
This day is our first day walk in the Huayhuash Area, on the way we will have a very nice views of several beautiful mountains includind the Jerupaja Mountain which is the second Highest in Perú 6634 m, also is possible to see others mountains like: Jerupaja Chico, Jirishanca and Siula Grande (where was the success of the movie Touching the Void), and after 6 to 7 hours walking we will arrive to one of the best Camping place in Huayhuash which is called as Carhuacocha.

Day 04: Carhuacocha to Huayhuash
Today it’s a bit difficult day because of the distance and the altitude, we will walking up toward the Siula Punta Pass (4830 m), at beginning it is easy but the last part is a little bit difficult, first get to the view point and then to the pass; after the pass we just walk down till Huayhuash camping place for; but the view during the walking day It’s fantastic, we walk close to the impressive mountains (Jerupaja Grande and Chico, Siula Grande, Jirishanca, Carnicero and Jurao A & B) and we can see three beautiful lakes close to the trail.

Day 05: Huayhuash to Huanacpatay (Cuyoc) via Trapecio Pass
After the breakfast we start our walk around 8 AM towards the pass Trapecio punta 5010m., in average is 3 hours walking to be there and when we are here we can get a wonderful view of the most mountains of Huayhuash and Raura mountain range and we can even touch the ice and snow walking up a bit, 100 meter to the right from the pass, then we start descending through a small trail and on the way down we well walk next to several lakes, one of them is called Huanacpaycocha with a nice turquoise colour till the Campsite Pampa Elefante (Huanacpatay) which is at 4490m. Overnight here at the foot of Cuyoc and Puscanturpa mount.

Day 06: Huanacpatay to Cutatambo via Santa Rosa Pass (5100 m)
This is one of the most beautiful day after Crahuacocha campsite in Huayhuash (walking slowly is between 5 to 6 hours) to the camping place which is Cutatambo; but the view today is wonderful specially from the pass (Santa Rosa 5100 m.), from there, we can see several mountains which belong to Huayhuash Mountain Range such as: Jerupaja, Siula Grande, Sarapo, Rasak, Jurao, Carnicero (Metzger in Deutsch), Rosario, Cuyoc, PumaRinri, Paria Ucro, Puka Gaga and lakes Sarapo cocha and Juarao and much more, after the pass is only down but a bit steep till Calinca valley where we will set up the tents and overnight at Cutatambo campsite.

Day 07: Cutatambo to Caramarca Lake via Cerro Gran Vista (5152m)
This is our challenging and beautiful day because of we have to take our personal gear and all the equipment by ourselves; but we will also have somebody who will help us with part of our staff because the donkey Take different way and meeting point will be at the last campsite (Jahuacocha), so after the breakfast we leave the campsite around 8 AM in the morning toward the Cerro Gran Vista Pass, on the way up we will be face to face with the view of the several amazing mountains like Yerupaja, Siula Grande; Sarapo; Rasac and Carnicero and also we will see three beautiful lakes: Jurao, Santa Rosa and Sarapococha, next to this lake was the campsite and it was the success of the movie Touching the Void, keep going up we will be higher and the view it gets nicer every moment, when we arrive to the top (Cerro Gran Vista 5152m), we have one of the best view in Cordillera Huayhuash, after that we just walk through the edge of the hill for 30 minutes and then we walk down to Caramarca lake where we will make a camping.

Day 08: Caramarca to Jahuacocha via Rasac PuntaPass 5129m
Today we need to leave the campsite a bit early because it is a bit long after the pass Rasac Punta 5129m. The first hour will be easy and the half an hour we will be walking on the Glacier until the pass just at the foot of Rasac Mountain: after the pass we wil walk for about an hour on the stones and then will be on the grass; but wil be a bit long until our last campsite which is Jahuacocha, along the way down we can see the Rasac and Barrosococha lakes and several ice mountains.

Day 09: Jahuacocha Day off- Hiking to Cerro Huacrish
Today is also a very beautiful day; we will have a bit later the breakfast and as we will spend one more night at the same campsite we do not need to pack anything or set down the tents, so today is more relaxing day, we will walk up to Cerro Huacrish, it will take us about 2 to 3 hours to get there and from here we will have splendid and panoramic view of the Huayhuash and Blanca Range, also we can see the stunning lakes of Jahuacocha and Solteracocha from different angle. It is also possible to observe different types of birds as Andean Cara Caras, flickers, lapwings, and of course the amazing Andean Condors flying very close to us. Here we a break to enjoy this incredible view and have a snack, after that we will come back to the camp ground to have a lunch, free afternoon to go hike to the lake Solteracocha or even go fishing trout.

Day 10; Jahuacocha to Rondoy via Sanbunya Pass 4800- Huaraz
This is our last day together, so we share the last breakfast in the Morning and we start walking up around 7:30 AM until Rondoy (Crossroad), it takes us about 5 to 6 hours walking, and on the way we will still have wonderful views especially from the Sanbunya and Rondoy pass. From the pass will be very easy the way down and along the way we will enjoy the beautiful landscape with a lot of flowers and also we can see the flying of the Condors very close to us. Here in Rondoy, we will take our private bus and come back to Huaraz city (5 hours driving), and transfer to hotel.



  • All private tours, all private transport and the price system guarantees your departure and only with your team members.
  • Official bilingual guides with good manners and social behavior
  • Official mountain cooks (Our expeditions always go with guide & cook, amount depending on the amount of participants).
  • Good and varied food - best quality (vegetarian option).
  • Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca always with accredited guides, no exceptions.
  • Porters, donkeys and donkey drivers, amount depending on the amount of participants and nature of your expedition.
  • We respect working conditions and local tariffs of staff - no exploitation
  • Imported tents from Eureka, Mountain Hard ware, North face and Ferrino brand, 3 person tents for every 2 customers, 2 person tent for every single person.
  • All camping equipment and cooking/eating utensils.
  • Self inflating Matresses (Thermarest)
  • Clients carry day pack only, approx. 12 kg per client on the donkeys
  • Safety horses in case of emergency or fatigue (until 6 pax -> 1 horse, until 12 pax -> 2 horses, until 18 pax -> 3 horses …).
  • All entrance fees
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle


  • Not mentioned or additional beverages or meals in villages
  • Sleeping bag (rental US $ 7.00 per day + US $ 5.00 for obligatory laundry)
  • Breakfast on the 1st day (hotel) and dinner on the last day.
  • Tip for the staff
  • Travel accidents and health insurance
  • Return or abortion otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
  • Personal mountain equipment.


Dear client,
We understand how important it is for our clients to have the right equipment on their trips. That’s why we provide you with this Trekking Gear List, which gives you a detailed inventory of all the items you need during your excursion.

- Walking Boots
- Socks
- Lightweight long underwear bottoms
- Comfortable and lightweight cotton or synthetic pants
- Water/windproof pants
- Lightweight long underwear tops 
- Mid weight top layer
- Down or synthetic fill parka or sweater with hood
- Water/windproof jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Shelled gloves
- Warm hat
- Neck gaiter and/or balaclava
- Ear band
- Sun hat
- Light cotton long sleeved shirt

- Trekking Poles
- Headlamp
- Sunscreen:  At least 30 SPF or higher.
- Lip balm:  With sunscreen.

First Aid Kit:
- Insect Repellent
- Repair Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Ear Plugs
- Water Bottles
- Water Purification
- Snack food
- Sun glasses
- Duffel Bag - Day Pack:  A large-is (30 liters) day pack is recommended.
- Stuff Bags: A few assorted stuff sacks to help organize your gear
- Entertainment Selection
- Camera
- Passport:  Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels