Cordillera Huayhuash Cajatambo Trek is a small, compact and remote mountain range to the south of the Cordillera Blanca. The trekking and hiking routes make a small circuit of the range, and offer unequalled close up views of majestic high peaks and glaciers and many large blue trout-filled lakes. This trek take 8 to 10 days, you will see amazing mountain views as Yerupaja 6,634m. the second highest peak in Peru Siula Grande 6,340m.the site of Simpson’s adventure and many peaks over 5,000m.
Huayhuash trek with numerous passes over 4,600m.in altitude and amazing beautiful crystal waters lakes. this trek will finish in Cajatambo town and then transfer to Lima or Huaraz
5,000m Cuyoc pass
140 – 136 km
Llamac and Cuartelhuain
May to September
.Trekking speaking english guide
.Cook during the trek
.Complete Food During The Trek
.Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
.Dining tent with chairs and table
.Kitchen Tent with utensils
.Entrance Fees to Huayhuash Area
.Private car for start and finish the trek
.Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
.Flight or Bus Ticket from Lima to Huaraz/ Lima
.Hotel in Huaraz/ Lima
.Personal Trekking Gear
.Food in town
.Taxi From Lima airport to Bus station Lima
Date & price
The Best weather are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Huayhuash is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Yerupaja , Siula Grande, the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
Day A: Lima – Huaraz 3090m.
Boarding our comfortable bus, we make the long drive across the Punta Conococha (4100m) to the town of Huaraz (3090m), where we check in to the group Hostal.
Day B: Acclimatisation day
( tour to Churup Lake 4,450 ) acclimatisation day, with the option to make the 5- 6 hours round trip towards a viewpoint to Laguna Churup (4450m), for views of Cordillera Blanca the impressive peaks. Hostal.
Day 01: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Matacancha
After breakfast in hotel , our guide will pick up you then drive to the village of chiquian , llamac and finally cuartelhuain our first camp at 4,100m. 6 to 7 hours drive . place where our donkey driver will be waiting for us and ready for next day
Day 02: Matacancha – Cacanan Pass 4,700m. – Mitucocha
In the morning we climb up to our first pass Punta Cacanan (4700m) then descend to our camp at the beautiful lake Laguna Mitucocha (4150m). 6 hours. From our camp we have close views of the huge peaks Ronday, Jirishanca, Ninashanca.
Day 03: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass 4,600m. – Carhuacocha 4,200m.
We climb to the next pass, the Carhuac (4600m) and have views of Siula Grande , from a nearby hill. We then descend to a camp at 4200 m. above Laguna Carhuacocha and beneath the impressive peaks of Yerupaja Grande , Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca.
Day 04: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass 4,800m. – Huayhuash 4,250m.
A long day, with a choice of routes via Punta Suila (4800m) or Punta Carnicero (4600m) to reach the small hamlet of Huayhuash. Camp. (4250m).
Day 05: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass 4,600m. – Viconga
We climb climb up pass Portachuelo (4,650m) from where you look across to the Cordillera Raura and the snow topped peak Leon Huacanan. We skirt around the large lake Laguna Viconga before walking up the valley ½ hour to set up camp (4300m) 6½ hours. There are some hot springs near Viconga
Day 06: Viconga – Cuyoc Pass 5,000m. – Pumapampa 4,100m
After our breakfast we going to climb up for 3 hours to cuyoc pass at 5,000m. the highest pass in the huayhuash trekking on this pass we will see the cordillera raura and the mountains of the cordillera huayhuash as pumarinry cuyoc jurao etc after we going to return for same way 2 hours to pumapampa camp.
Day 07: Pumapampa – Cajatambo pass 3,700m. – Cajatambo
After our breakfast We hiking down along the pumarinri valley in 2 hours we will be in Cajatambo pass from here we will see beautiful place and then we will go down for 1 hour to Cajatambo village celebration dinner
Day 08: Cajatambo – Pativilca – Lima
In the morning after our last breakfast we going to take our private car and then transfer to Pativilca village here you have to say bye bye to our personal team because they have to go back to Huaraz and you will continue to Lima hotel or airport 6 to 7 hours