Huayhuash Trek


DAY 1: 5 hours aproximately

Trek Llamac – Cuartel Huain.- We leave from Huaraz at 6:00 a.m. by transportation until Llamac or Pocpa from there we star to walk until Quartelhuain it located at 4,100 m.o.s.l, 5 hours aproximately trek

DAY 2: 5 hours aproximately

Trek Cuartel Huain – Mitucocha.- Very early we star our trek climbing the first pass of Cacanan at 4,700 m.a.s.l.. From there it is downhill , our next campsite will be Mitucocha lake at 4,300 m. o.s.l. in this lake we can try to fishing, cause there are a lot of trouts. This day we spend aproximately 5 hours trekking

DAY 3: 4 hours aproximately

Trek Mitucocha – Carhuacocha.- In this day we first descend along the right side of the river to a valley from there we have to ascend to another pass called Carhuac of 4,650 m.o.s.l.On top we have great views to the peaks of Siula and Yerupaja at 6,634 m.os.l., Peru’s second highest mountain and highest one in the Cordillera Huayhuash. We hike then down to the lake Carchuacocha at 4,140 m.o.s.l. where we spend our next night.

DAY 4: 8 hours approximately

Trek Carhuacocha – Siula – Huayhuash.- Going up from Laguna Carhuacocha, till Siula pass (4,800 m.o.s.l.), on the way, there is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the whole trek, where you are going to see the Gangrajanca (4,245 m.o.s.l.), the Siula (4,290 m.o.s.l.) and the Quesillococha (4,332 m.o.s.l.) We hike then down to Huayhuash, a small farming community consisting of a few rural houses and located at 4,300 m.o.s.l.

DAY 5: 5 hours approximately

Trek Huayhuash – Viconga lake.- We star climbing up to Portachuelo de Huayhuash pass at 4,750 m.o.s.l. which we reach in 3 hours. From there we have great views southeast to the Cordillera Raura and to the peaks of Trapecio and Puscanturpa in the Huayhuash range. Descending for another two hours we arrive at our next camp at Viconga Lake at 4,400 m.o.s.l..

DAY 6: 9 hours approximately

Trek Viconga – Mirador San Antonio – Huanacpatay.- After an early breakfast we start the steep ascent to Punta Cuyoc at 5,000 m.o.s.l., the highest point in the circuit. First we move through grassland with the typical pajonal of the Andes till at the top it turns into a rocky trail. We have another great panoramic view to the peaks of Huayhuash. We descend then down the Huanacpatay valley, till we reach the Huayllapa River. There we put up our tents. An optional detour up to the Mirador de San Antonio – a spectacular viewpoint which is one of the high spots of hiking in Peru.

DAY 7: 7 hours approximately

Trek Huanacpatay – Huatiac.- Another long day of some 9 hours of hiking awaits us as we leave the camp and after passing the village of Huayllapa (3,500 m.a.s.l.) take the trail up to Huatiac. (4,400 m.a.s.l.) We put up our tents there.

DAY 8: 8 hours approximately

Trek Huatiac – Jahuacocha.- We start this day going up until Punta Tapush at 4800m. We descend a little and ascend to the pass Yaucha with a height of 4,800 m.o.s.l. The peaks of Yerupajá and Jirishanca can be admired from up there. Afterwards we descend to the valley of Huacrish till the reach Jahuacocha at 4,070 m.o.s.l. our last camp site.

DAY 9: 5 hours approximately

Trek Jahuacocha – LLamac.- We start out on the last day of our trek walking to Llamac 5 hours aproximately hiking . Transport awaits us there at noon and we drive straight back to Huaraz where we arrive late afternoon and end our trekking adventure there.

What's included?


Transportation by vehicle to and from the roadhead

two-man tents including sleeping pads

pack animals

kitchen crew and commissary gear with all meals included as well as a bilingual guide on the trek

who will handle the first aid kit.


Alcoholic beverages




laundry service

additional tours


sleeping bags

hiking boots and other personal gear.