Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Trek
Strenuous trekking / 18 days from Lima, Peru
The Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Trek of Peru is one of the most rewarding of all our Peru trekking itineraries.
15 or 18 days- depends on dates
This fabulous trek takes you into the wilderness of the Peruvian high Andes with great scenery, a perfect adventure for hikers.
The Huayhuash massif features a dozen sharp, ice-clad summits that rise dramtically from rolling grassland. You may also spot herds of alpaca, condors and the elusive vicuna on this adventure trekking trip.
Fully supported, the tour starts in Lima, then to Huaraz where you acclimatise on guided walks into the Cordillera Blanca. Then - the Huayhuash circuit.
The Huayhuash trek
Leaving civilization far behind, we soon have the first of many close-up views of huge fissured glaciers feeding opaque lakes. The 120km clockwise trekking circuit takes us over eight high passes (between 4,300 and 5,000 metres).
We are offered stunning views of towering ice-covered mountain walls. There are also opportunities for rewarding side-trips into remote, pristine glacial valleys. Back in Huaraz, we have a celebration dinner before our Lima return.
We also offer a shorter Peru Huayhuash trek only, and many other treks in the region.
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It was a very cool and exciting trip. We saw some unbelievably beautiful sights. Sights I still can't comprehend! Some ascents were quite steep, but the views were very rewarding.
The guide took his job very seriously and made sure we had everything we needed. He gave us very clear instructions every day. He looked out for our safety, as well.
The meals were great! The cook Manuel really went out of his way to cook special meals for us, something different every day. It was delicious and nutritious. We were impressed how he could do this with such little resources.
The equipment provided (tent, mats, mountain gear) was in good quality. Everybody really worked hard and was very skillful.
So, all in all, a very good experience. I really like the trips and service of Andean Trails. Thanks again!K Barnhoorn
It was even better than I expected. The crew were amazing and our guide was superb. All the campsites had stunning views and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. A fantastic holiday.S Wurr
We had a great time but for sure this is one tough but wonderful trek.
The 9hr coach from Lima to Huaraz was a nightmare so we cheated and flew back in 50mins. The bags came back on the bus though!
Everything went smoothly so MANY, MANY thanks.Julian Turner
It was amazing - and very demanding!! We were very impressed by Andean Trails personnel and organization. We felt safe in your hands!A Raffle
The main highlight of the Huayhuash trek was our guide, Gladys. She was more than we had hoped for. Of course the scenery was amazing, the food and crew were outstanding.Ken, 2015
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