Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking 10 Days

Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking 10 Days

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking–Snow-clad mountains and dramatic vistas color this 10-day trekking around the wilderness and wondrous “Cordillera Huayhuash and Siula Grande”.

There’s nothing quite like the hiking challenge presented by the Cordillera Blanca – are you ready to conquer it? More than just Everest Base Camp, this trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash Valley is one that gives people a different perspective on the valleys and peaks of the Andes. Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain-climber’s dream come true. Located in one of the most remote sections of the Andes, the range asks a lot from those who trek it. It has been called “the best alpine trek in the world”. Fabled for being the source of the mighty Amazon and having peaks that soar snow-fluted above 6,600m, the Huayhuash is a compact range of 20 main mountains knotted together by blue glacier ice: a place of visual magnificence. A journey around the entire range has more than 100 miles of hard, exhilarating walking, where thin-air passes link jagged mountains, azure lakes and vast skies. There are no less than 8 passes to cross, which ranges to 17,060 feet–Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking 10 days.

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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking


  • We need a minimum 02 people, prices are per person, which are based on two people who might share a room / tent. The itinerary is described and based on small group service.


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1 2 3 4 5 6, Very Strenuous, Challenging: Designed for very experienced active travelers in excellent physical and health condition. 5-day to 8-day trips are in this category. Full-day hikes (8-9 hours), mountainous, some very steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 4,000 feet) on many days, with some camping and hiking at extreme altitudes. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 11,500 feet, with some days ascending as high as 16,850 feet with some exposed sections.


  • Hiking / Trekking, Camping


  • 4 season Vaude tents, 4 season Black Diamond tents designed for 4 people which are used only for 2 people, come with sleeping pads “Therma-Rest”, and Pillows.


  • While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking 10 days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.


  • From US$ 2100 / 10 days / per person
  • A personal porter included to carry your 8kg / 17 pounds personal items

The price is per person based on a small group service. Whether you would like to take a private service, our service would increase in US$350 with two-person, US$300 with three-person, US$250 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person. We need a minimum of two people to depart to Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking 10 days. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.


Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.


  • YES, Extend your trip to Machu Picchu, Amazon Jungle, or other destinations of Peru. We can customize this private trip just for you. Any detail can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote here.


  • Please allow a minimum of 2 days in Huaraz before your hike begins Cordillera Huayhuash loop trekking.


Day 1: Huaraz – Chiquián – Llamac – Cuartelhuaín Camp

  • Pick up time from hotel at 5:00 am
  • We will take the road toward south passing by different villages like Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac, Conococha, and Chiquián at 3,400m/ 11,155ft the main place to stop before continuing, where you can buy some extra snacks, water, etc. We continue driving to Posca via Llamac.
  • Our hike starts in Pocpa village and finishes a Cuartelhuaín at 4,100 m/ 13,451ft.
  • Today the highest point is at 4,200m/ 13,780ft.
  • Overnight at Cuartelhuaín.
  • Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours
  • Driving time: 4-5 hours

Day 2: Cuartelhuaín Camp – Cacanán Punta Pass – Mitucocha Camp

  • Wake up call with coca tea at tents, next, breakfast.
  • After breakfast, we will start hiking up to Cacanán Punta Pass at 4,700m/ 15,420ft. This point will allow us to enjoy impressive views of glacier peaks, valleys in far locations.
  • Next, we will descend to Jancapampa a place with amazing views of Jirishanca and Ninashanca mountains at backdrops.
  • We will spend the second night at Mitucocha (lagoon) at 4,250m/ 13,944ft.
  • Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Highest point: 4,700m/ 15,420ft

Day 3: Mitucocha Camp – Carhuac Pass – Carhuacocha Camp

  • Wake up call with hot tea at tents, next, breakfast.
  • After a great breakfast, we will start to hike to the next pass, which is Carhuac Pass at 4,650m/ 15,256ft. From this pass, we will enjoy the stunning mountains of Yerupaja (6617m/ 21,709ft) and the famous Siula Grande (6344m/ 20,814ft).
  • As of this point, the trail goes downhill to Carhuacocha lagoon (4,150m/ 13,615ft), where we will camp this night.
  • Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Highest point: 4,650m/ 15,256ft

Day 4: Carhuacocha Lagoon Camp – Siula Pass – Huayhuash Camp

  • Early get up to have early breakfast while enjoying the sunrise upon the range.
  • After a nutritious breakfast, we will start hiking to Siula pass, along the way we will enjoy the beautiful lagoons of Siula, Quesilococha, Cangracocha.
  • The Siula pass is at 4,830m/ 15,846ft, a perfect place to savor the dramatic vistas in every direction.
  • We will then descend to Huayhuash camp (4,330m/ 14,206).
  • Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Highest point: 4,830m/ 15,846ft

Day 5: Huayhuash Camp – Portachuelo Pass – Viconga Camp

  • We will start the day with a good breakfast as usual.
  • We will begin a 4-hour trek to the Portachuelo Pass at 4,750m/ 15,584ft.
  • Along the trail, we will enjoy the impressive views of Trapecio snowcapped mountain at 5,644m/ 18,517ft and the Puscanturpa mountain at 5,430m/ 17,815ft.
  • Every highest point we will get every day will be a great opportunity to enjoy the amazing views of the mountains, valleys, and that’s the case at this pass from where we will see the Raura range.
  • After the pass, we will begin a descent and arrive at Viconga Lagoon (4,360m/ 14,304ft), in which we will camp.
  • There are hot springs at this place, the afternoon will be to enjoy it (hot springs are optional).
  • Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Highest point: 4,750m/ 15,584ft.

Day 6: Viconga Camp – Punta Cuyoc Pass – San Antonio Viewpoint – Huanacpatay Camp

  • A great breakfast will make us ready for the very strenuous day.
  • Our hike begins ascending for three hours to Cuyoc pass at 5,000m/ 16,404ft. This place is a perfect one to enjoy the Cordillera Blanca mountains.
  • We will descend to Elefante pampa, from where we will hike up to the next pass San Antonio at 5020m/ 16,470ft. After reaching this point and have wonderful views of the Cordillera Huayhuash, we will continue to the Huanacpatay Camp (4200m/ 13,780ft) for spending the night over here.
  • Hiking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Highest point: 5020m/ 16,470ft.

Day 7: Huanacpatay Camp – Huatiac

  • Breakfast
  • After breakfast, we will descend down to Huayllapa town by Huanacpatay Valley. Huayllapa is an isolated village, where there are some small shops to buy some extra batteries, or any other items for the upcoming trek days.
  • Once making a break in this village, we will hike up the narrow valley to get our next campsite Huatiac (4,200m/ 13,780ft).
  • Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Highest point: 4,200m/ 13,780ft.

Day 8: Huatiac – Tapush Pass – Gaspapampa Camp

  • Breakfast
  • We will make a 4-hour trek to the Tapush Pass (4,800m/ 15,748ft) en route we will see the Diablo Mudo mountain, Susucocha Lagoon, and more sections of the Cordillera Blanca.
  • Our hike continues until reaching the Gaspapampa Camp (4,500m/ 14,764ft), where we will spend the night.
  • Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours
  • Highest point: 4,800m/ 15,748ft

Day 9: Gaspapampa Camp – Yaucha Pass – Jahuacocha Lagoon Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Today, we will hike for 4 hours to Yaucha Pass (4,800m/ 15,748ft). From this spot, we will have great views of the Cordillera Huayhuash and Yerupaja mountain.
  • From the pass, the trail comes downhill again to Jahuacocha Lagoon (4,150m/ 13,615ft), which is the last campsite.
  • Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Highest point: 4,800m/ 15,748ft

Day 10: Jahuacocha Lagoon Camp – Llamac Pass – Llamac Village –  Huaraz

  • Today is the last day of trekking to reach the Llamac village, we will still have the last pass, which is Llamac pass at 4,300m/ 14,108ft. The last chance to savor the dramatic views of the Cordillera Huayhuash, which has been our perfect companionship over the week. We will then descend to Llamac village where we will have our last lunch, say goodbye to our muleteers, and take our private transportation back to Huaraz.
  • Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Highest point: 4,300m/ 14,108ft
  • Driving time: 4 hours

Inclusion for Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

  • Transportation from Huaraz to Llamac town.
  • Transportation back to hotel from Llamac town at the end of trek.
  • Camping Equipment 4 season tent (04 people tent for 02 people)
  • Therms-Rest mattress, comes with Pillow.
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Trekking Leader, our leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication.
  • Meals: Breakfast (09), lunch (10), dinner (09), and snacks.
  • A professional Quechua chef.
  • Emergency Horse, that escorts us during the trek (feel free to upload your personal items or ride)
  • Horses, and muleteers; to carry your personal items.
  • Duffle bags to put in your gears, which are carried by horses from camp to camp

Exclusion for Cordillera Huayhuash Loop Trekking

  • Sleeping bags, you can get them rented from us, US$5 per day.
  • Hiking poles, you can get them rented from us, US$5 per day a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand.
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs.
  • Tipping for the guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Trek Gear List

  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Original Passport (and some copies)
  • 4 season Sleeping bag -15ºC (or you can rent one from us).
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
  • Camera.
  • Ear Plugs.
  • Torch or headlamps.
  • Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
  • Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).


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