Cordillera Huayhuash offers some of the most stunning mountain views in South America.
High mountain passes and glaciated lakes accompany your 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 bird life to observe en route.
Positive contribution to local communities with camping and entry fees included.
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, Huayhuash trek
Arrive Lima, transfer in, hotel in Lima.
Transfer to bus station for first class bus to Huaraz (8 hours), transfer to hotel (B)
Acclimatisation day. Hotel (B)
Day walk to Laguna Churup, 4,500m. Hotel Huaraz (B,L)
Drive (5 hours) to Llamac, camp (B,L,D)
Trek Llamac to Matacancha, camp at 4,100m (B,L,D)
Matacancha to Laguna Mitacocha over the Cancanpunta pass, 5-6 hours trek, camp at 4,150m (B,L,D)
Laguna Mitacocha to Laguna Carhuacocha, trek 5-8 hours, camp at 4,180m (B,L,D)
Rest day at Laguna Carhuacocha. (B,L,D)
Laguna Carhuacocha to Huayhuash, trek 5-8 hours, camp at 4,330m (B,L,D)
Huayhuash to Viconga, trek 5-6 hours, camp at 4,400m (B,L,D)
Viconga to Guanacpatay, over highest pass of 5,000m, trek 5-7 hours, camp at 4,200m (B,L,D)
Guanacpatay to Huatiac or to Laguna Sarapo, trek 5-8 hours, camp at 4,300m (B,L,D)
Huatiac to Laguna Jahuacocha over the Tapush pass, trek 6 hours, camp at 4,060m (B,L,D)
Rest day (B,L,D)
Laguna Jahuacocha to Llamac over the Pampa Llamac pass, trek 5 hours, camp at 3,300m (B,L,D)
Jahuacocha to Llamac, drive to Huaraz, hotel (B,L)
Bus to Lima, arrive early evening, end of services (B)
All in-country transport during 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 -peaking 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
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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The Santa Cruz – Ulta trek was good acclimatization training for Huayhuash and we were glad we did this trek first. The four young Americans with us were good company.
The high camp below Yanayaku Pass across from Contrahierbas and the pass itself, and the earlier close-up sight of Alpamayo from the base camp side were the scenic highlights for us on this short trek.
Huayhuash is in a different league scenically and physically. It is really spectacular. It’s also not for the beginner trekker. We really liked our own small trip and flexibility we had in altering things with Rodolfo’s suggestions and knowledge.
Rodolfo was absolutely terrific in every way. He is an excellent organiser and guide and very worldly in his knowledge and views.
So all in all we are very happy with AT and your on-ground operations in Peru. Again, Rodolfo was terrific in Huaraz and on the trail.
T Leverington, Australia, 2017
» Santa Cruz Trek
There were a number of "reach the pass and see spectacular landscapes open up" moments; those were probably the high points.
I would highly recommend both the circuit and your company to anyone interested in that kind of experience (some strenuous hours, no-frills travel style, spectacular unspoiled landscapes).
S Powelson, USA, 2017
» Cordillera Huayhuash Trek, Circuit Walk
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