Day 1. Huaraz- Huallanca City- Quartelwain.
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 and we can have a lunch here, after this break we continue with our trip, one hour more driving we will get to the pass Cuncush, from here we can see very close the Huayhuash Range and then driving for 50 minutes more we will arrive to our first camping place which is Quartelwain where we will set up our tents, free afternoon and overnight here.
Day 2: Quartelwain to Mitucocha
After having breakfast we go up toward the first pass Cacananpunta, for about 2 to 3 hours walking up we get there, where we can see Condor (Andean bird) almost every day especially in the mornings. From the pass to the camping ground is about 3 hours more and on the way down we can see mountains such as: Jirishanca chico and Grande, Rondoy, Mituraju, Ninashanca and a bit of the Jerupaja
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Huayhuash to Huanacpatay (Cuyoc) via Trapecio Pass 5010m
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 6: Huanacpatay to Huayllapa Village via Santa Rosa Pass (5100 m)
This is one of the most beautiful day after Crahuacocha campsite in Huayhuash (walking slowly is between 8 to 9 hours), to the camping place which is Huayllapa village; but the view today is very nice especially 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, from here to the way down we can also get a perfect view; after the pass is only down but a bit steep till Calinca valley where we have a break to have lunch before to keep going down to Huayllapa village, our camp site is inside of the village, here you can recharge the battery of your Camera, drink beer, take a shower and even sleep in a guess house, also you can walk around in the village and see their customs.
Day 7: Huayllapa Village to Gashpapampa
Today our first 3 hours hike is a bit steep; but is a gradual ascent until Huatiaq 4300m which is an optional Campsite then we have a break to eat something, after we start walking up to our next pass which is Tapush 4800m, from this pass the last 50 minutes only is downhill to get to Gashpapampa, which is our camping place, from here we can see the Diablo Mudo Mountain 5350 m. , if somebody want and decide, we can go to climbing it up, because is an easy mountain, good for beginners in ice climbing and has a very nice view from the top to see several mountains, this an optional tour.
Day 8: Gashpampa to Jahuacocha via Yaucha pass 4850m. And Cerro Huacrish
We follow the normal route and we go over the Punta Yaucha pass 4850 m., this is the last higher pass in Huayhuash, this pass it’s also a view point, that’s why we can see several mountains and if we are lucky we can also see Condor Andino flying over us, after the pass we go up a bit to the left and then we go down a bit to get to one of the last fantastic view point in Huayhuash trek which is the Cerro Huacrish, from here we can already see our last Camping Place in the deep valley; then we just walk down to Jahuacocha 4200 m. which is also very nice place and even good for having resting day, here we can also walk around the Jahuacocha Lake and visit the next lake too (Soltera Cocha) and of course go fishing and eat fresh Trout’s from the lake.
Day 9: Jahuacocha to Rondoy. Transfer to Hotel in Huaraz. Via Chiquian City
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, on the way we still have wonderful views specially walking up to the Sanbunya and Rondoy pass, before to take our private bus and come back to Huaraz city (5 hours driving), and transfer to hotel.
TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
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
- 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
- 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
- Passport: Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels