• Hike the full circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash trek, which offers some of the most stunning mountain views in South America.

  • High mountain passes and glaciated lakes accompany you every step.

  • High-quality local trekking team, with fantastic guide, cook and support staff.

  • Trek with a backpack only as pack animals carry the heavy camping gear.

  • High Andean plant, animal and birdlife to observe en route.

  • Positive contribution to local communities with camping and entry fees included.

The Huayhuash trek 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, Huayhuash trek


Cordillera Huayhuash Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Lima, transfer in, hotel in Lima.

  • Day 2

    Transfer to bus station for first class bus to Huaraz (8 hours), transfer to hotel (B)

  • Day 3

    Acclimatisation day. Hotel (B)

  • Day 4

    Day walk to Laguna Churup, 4,500m. Hotel Huaraz (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Drive to Matacancha (5 hours approx).  Camp at 4100 m  (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Trek from Matacancha to Laguna Mitacocha , trek 5-6 hours, camp at 4,150m (B,L,D)

  • Day 7

    Laguna Mitacocha to Laguna Carhuacocha, trek 5-8 hours, camp at 4,180m (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    Laguna Carhuacocha to Huayhuash, trek 5-8 hours, camp at 4,330m (B,L,D)

  • Day 9

    Huayhuash to Viconga, trek 5-6 hours, camp at 4,400m (B,L,D)

  • Day 10

    Viconga to Guanacpatay, over highest pass of 5,000m, trek 5-7 hours, camp at 4,200m (B,L,D)

  • Day 11

    Guanacpatay to Huatiac or to Laguna Sarapo, trek 6-8 hours, camp at 4,300m (B,L,D)

  • Day 12

    Rest day  (B,L,D)

  • Day 13

    Hike to Huatiac,  below the Tapush pass. Trek for  5-7 hours. Camp at 4600 meters. (B,L,D)

  • Day 14

    Hike to Jahuacocha over the Tapush pass, trek 6 hours, camp at 4,060 m (B,L,D)

  • Day 15

    Jahuacocha to Llamac, drive to Huaraz, hotel (B,L)

  • Day 16

    Bus to Lima, arrive early evening, end of services (B)

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What's Included?

All in-country transport during the trip, including transport to and from the Lima airport, first-class bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz, hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz, professional English-speaking guide for acclimatisation activities and climbs/treks, professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the trek, park entrance fees, communal camping & cooking equipment, donkeys or llamas and porters where applicable, tents, sleeping mats (foam), cook tent, dining tent, tables, chairs, and bathroom tent (where applicable), first aid kit.

What's Not Included?

International flights (we are happy to quote), other meals, snacks and drinks, any equipment hire, personal expenses, tips, laundry and sleeping bag.

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