The Huayhuash mountain range, located south of Huaraz, 250 kilometers northeast of Lima, in the city of Chiquian (3,200m). It is one of the favorite places for trekking enthusiasts. It contains more than 30 snowy peaks, six of which exceed 6,000 meters in height, as Yerupajá (6,617 m) is the second highest in Peru, Siulá (6,536 m) and Sarapo (6,143 m) . It has characteristics similar to the Himalayan mountains. The snowy Yerupajá is the second highest peak in Peru and the one with difficult access.

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Altitude Between: 5000 m (Paso Cuyoc Point).
Difficulty: Moderate
Recommended time: May – October.


Day 01: Huaraz (3100 m.) /Llamac (3300 m.) /Cuartelhuain (4100 m.)

Transfer in transport to Cuartelhuain where we will install our first camp. Where we will make a walk towards the viewpoint Asiac. Walking time: 3 to 4 hours approx. (bus 4.5 hours), Camping: Cuartelhuain (4100 m.).

Day 02: Cuartelhuain/Mitucocha (4200 m.)

From Cuartelhuain we started to climb towards the first pass Cacananpunta (4,700m); then we descend towards the Banca Valley.Walk Time: 4 to 5 hours approx.Camping Mitucocha (4200 m.).

Day 03: Mitucocha/Carhuacocha (4150 m.)

This day the trek will be ascending towards the Carhuac pass (4,650m) from where we will have an excellent view of Siula and Yerupaja.Walk Time: 5 to 6 hours approx.Camping: Carhuacocha (4150 m.).

Day 04: Carhuacocha/Huayhuash (4350 m.)

This day we start our hike following the course of the river to the head of the queroradaQueropalca and then ascend to the Carnicero Pass (4,600m) from where you will have an excellent view of the mountains such as: El Yerupaja 6,634m (second highest mountain in the Peru), the Siula 6,356m (mountain that made famous Joe Simpson after his dramatic climb that led to the story in his book and then movie "Touching The Void").Walk Time: 5 to 6 hours approx.Camping: Huayhuash (4350 m.)

Day 05: Huayhuash/Viconga (4500 m.)

This day the walk brings us to the southern end of the Cordillera Huayhuash and then ascend to the Huayhuash pass (4,700m). From the count we can appreciate the view of the Raura mountain range as well as excellent views of the South-East face of the Trapezoid. Then we will visit the thermal baths of Putcka. This day we can relax in the thermal pools.Walk Time: 5 to 6 hours approx.Camping: Viconga (4500 m.)

Day 06: Viconga/Huanacpatay (4200 m.) This day the objective will be to cross the Cuyoc Pass (5,000m) highest point of the trek and from where you get splendid views of the snowy mountains: Cuyoc, Puscanturpa, Trapecio, Siula, Yerupaja, Sarapo and Jurao.Walk Time 5 to 6 hours approx.Camping: Huanacpatay (4200 m.).

Day 07: Huanacpatay/ Paso San Antonio (5050 m) /Huayllapa (3600 m.)

This day we will ascend to the sixth pass called San Antonio at 5050 m. to then descend along the valley of Huanacpatay to reach the town of Huayllapa.Walk Time: 6 to 7 hours approx.Camping: Huayllapa (3600 m.).

Day 08: Huayllapa/Susucocha (4600 m.)

This day we walk uphill towards the Punta Tapush pass (4800 m.), From where we get a panoramic view of the snow-covered Diablo Mudo (5350 m.).Walk Time: 5 to 6 hours approx.Camping: Susucocha (4600 m.)

Day 09: Susucocha/Jahuacocha (4100 m.)

This day our trek will be towards the Yaucha Pass (4,800m) from where we will have an impressive view of the snowcapped mountains: Rondoy, Ninashanca, Jirishanca, Yerupaja Chico, Yerupaja Grande, Rasac and Siula.Optional: Climbing the snow-covered Diablo Mudo 5,350 m (extra price). Walk Time: 5 to 6 hours approx.CampingJahuacocha (4100 m.).

Day 10: Free day in Jahuacocha

Optional we can make walks around the lagoon Jahuacocha and Laguna Rasac (4600m).Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.Camping: Jahuacocha (4100 m.).

Day 11: Jahuacocha/Llamac (3300 m.) /Huaraz (3100 m.)

This last day of trek we will descend through the Huayllan ravine passing between ichus and quenuales until we reach the town of Llamac; Here we do not wait for our transport to move to the city of Huaraz.Walk Time: 4 to 5 hours approx.



  • TrekkingGuide
  • Cook (1), Arrieros (2)
  • Touristtransporttothestartingpointforwalking
  • Foodduringtheexpedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tent, diningroom, kitchen and bathroom)
  • KitchenLogisticsTeam (kitchenutensils)
  • Donkeysforthetransportofluggage and food
  • Firstaid kit.
  • Personal assistance.


  • Entrance tickets (Huascarán National Park)
  • Entrancetoeach place
  • Personal clothesforTrekking
  • Extra meals and drinks in thecities
  • TaxeswithintheAirport
  • TravelInsurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad
  • Tips (driver, guide, cook, muleteer)

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