Huayhuash Alta Via

Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Group size
1 - 8 people
Experience level
Moderate
Duration
10 days
Distance
65 miles
This spectacular route, which is off the beaten track, will take you to the center of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Along the route there are many suspended glaciers and multicolored lakes. We will also be able to see the famous wall of the Siula Grande

About the trip

The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most spectacular ranges in the Peruvian Andes. It was a region that attracted worldwide attention following Joe Simpson’s graphic account of his ascent of Siula Grande in his book ‘Touching the Void’. This full circuit trek is the Best Way to fully appreciate the sheer scale of these snowcapped summits including Yerupaja, the second-highest mountain in Peru. Our trip includes ample time for acclimatisation in the Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz before spending 09 days crossing high passes ‑ all in over 5000m. Each day provides an ever-changing backdrop of soaring peaks including the distinctive needle-like peak of Jirishanca and the impressive summit of Yerupaja at 6640m. At night we camp in tranquil locations alongside glacial lakes or alpine meadows in this unrivalled corner of the Andes.


Challenging 100 kilometres circuit around the Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru, considered by many to offer some of the best trekking in South America.

Explore Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca
3 hearty meals a day on trek prepared by our cooks.
Exhilarating trek amongst a wondrous collection of towering, fluted peaks over 6000 metres flanked by cascading glaciers, azure blue lakes and alpine meadows.
Experience indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems.

Itinerary

DAY 1
We have a 4h drive from Carhuaz or Huaraz to the first base camp Cuartelhuain. No Hike.
DAY 2
Today we hike to the Garacocha pass 4910m, we need a very basic level climb to get to the top.
DAY 3
Panoramic view from Jirishanca, Yeruaja Grande, and Siula.
DAY 4
Rest day, optional hike.
DAY 5
We hike in from of Siula Grande and Yerupaja in the east side.
DAY 6
Short hike to get Trapecio base camp.
DAY 7
We start the hike wtih the porters. We pass very close to the glaciers.
DAY 8
We camp at Touching the void base camp.
DAY 9
Finally, we can the real west face of Siula Grande.
DAY 10
We finish the hike.
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Included

Your services:
Entry fee to Huascarán National Park and Huayhuash communities
English/Spanish speaking professional guide
Tents - 2 people in a 3 person tent which allows for greater comfort.
Basic foam mattress.
Cook and Cooking equipment, Toilet tent
2 meals per day- Breakfast and Tea, Dinner + Lunch Snack for the personal backpack
Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen. They carry camping
equipment, food and kitchen utensils.
1 emergency horse
Dining tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals
Private transport from Huaraz to Huayhuash and back.

Not included

Transfers in Lima (Airport- Bus station – One way, arriving) - Josè Luis pick us up
Bus tickets from Lima ONE WAY – Arriving to Huaraz
03 nights in a Hostel in Huaraz
Private car for acclimatization day
International Flight IN-OUT Perú.
Breakfast on the first morning.
Dinner, and luchs on the last days.
Sleeping bags
Tips for the guide, cook and porters
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