Huayhuash Trek (10 days)

Distance: 30km
Altitude: 3250m to 5000m
Rating: moderate

Some say that the Huayhuash trek on Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range, is one of the most beautiful treks in the world - and it's easy to believe.

The villages Pocpa and Llamac are usually the trailheads for this trek.

The entire length of the Cordillera Huayhuash ranges only 30 km but within its compact area lies am amazing array of towering peaks. At almost every turn, you come face to face with glistening vertical walls of ice, snow and rock. Keep an eye out for the massive Andean Condors and for Siula Grande, the site where popular book and motion picture "Touching the Void" took place!

  • Itinerary in brief:
  • - Day 1: Huaraz-Chiquian-Pocpa-Cuartelhuain. Sleeping at 3500m.
  • - Day 2: Cuartelhuain-Mitucocha. Sleeping at 3900m.
  • - Day 3: Mitucocha-Carhuacocha. Sleeping at 4200m.
  • - Day 4: Carhuacocha-Huayhuash. Sleeping at 4350m.
  • - Day 5: Huayhuash-Viconga. Sleeping at 4200m.
  • - Day 6: Viconga-Rinconada. Reaching the highest point, Cuyoc at 5000 m. Sleeping at 3800m.
  • - Day 7: Rinconada-Calinca. Sleeping at 4000m.
  • - Day 8: Calinca-Huatiac. Sleeping at 4100m.
  • - Day 9: Huatiac-Laguna de Jahuacocha. Sleeping at 4050m.
  • - Day 10: Jahuacocha-Llamac-Huaraz.

What to bring:
Get prepared for heat, sun, rain and cold. Good hiking shoes. Sleeping bag, light daypack, toilet paper, headlamp, personal things, camera, sunscreen, snacks. Water for the first day. Missing something? Ask Galaxia.

Service covers:
Mattress, tent, bag for mules, transfers, local guide services, mules and mule drivers, cook, breakfasts (except for the first day), lunches and dinners (except for the last day), separated kitchen and dinner tents with tables and chairs, toilet tent. Excluded: Payment for the camp sites which totals 165 soles but this varies year by year. Inquire when you sign up. Tips for the staff.

PLEASE NOTE:
- If you're fit and well acclimitized, Huayhuash trek is also possible to do in less days.
- Altitude: If you are coming from sea level or anything less than 2,500 meters, we suggest spending 2-3 days in Huaraz to acclimate before you set out on this trip.
- If you have any food restrictions like allergies, vegetarian or religious restrictions, please inform us before the trek.
- You can also purchase this trek as an individual tour, or buy only some parts of the service package - just contact us and we'll make you a good offer!

For more information, pricing and signing up:

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