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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
a)Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash (12 days)

General description
This circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash starts in the village of Llamac/Chiquian and ends up in the village of Pacllon/Chiquian. During the hike, you can observe spectacular mountains like Jirishanca , Siula, Yerupaja (possible to see it from different sides), lakes with clear water that seem to be natural aquariums, with the reflexion of the snowy peaks, as well as thermal waters. In the villages, there is typical architecture that dates back to the colonial era.

a)Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash (9days)

General description
This nine days trek starts in the village of Llamac/Chiquian and finishes in the city of Cajatambo. It stretches across seven passes (up to 4800m). During the hike, you can observe spectacular mountains like Jirishanca , Siula, Yerupaja, lakes with clear water that seem to be natural aquariums, with the reflexion of the snowy peaks, as well as thermal waters. In the villages, there is typical architecture that dates back to the colonial era.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Technical information

Classification : difficult
Distance : 187km
Duration : 12 days (including one additional day to recover in Jahuacocha)
Access: Chiquian / Llamac (from Huaraz)
Exit: Chiquian / Pacllon (return by bus to Huaraz / Pativilca)
Minimum altitude: 3300m (Llamac)
Maximum altitude: 5000m (Punta Cuyoc pass).
Technical information

Classification : difficult
Distance : 164km
Duration : nine days
Access: Chiquian (from Huaraz)
Exit: Cajatambo (return by bus to Huaraz / Pativilca)
Minimum altitude: 3300m (Llamac)
Maximum altitude: 4850m (Siula pass).

 

ITINERARY

Day 1
Transport by bus, we cross Andean villages with typical architecture until the village of Llamac, place of the first camp (3300m).
Total time: 4 to 5 hours

Day 2
The trek starts by walking up the steep pass of Pampa Llamac (4300m), a natural point of view to see a big part of all snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash. This pass then descends in a long but not very steep fashion until the camp is reached, located at the shore of the lagoon of Jahuacocha (4066m).
Total time of hiking: 6 to 7 hours

Day 3
Ascension along the right shore of the lagoons of Jahuacocha and Solteracocha until the pass of Sambunya (4750m) with an impressive view of the snowcapped Yerupaja, Jifishanca and Rondoy. Then a walk down until the camp of Cuartelhuain and Matacancha (4100m).
Total time of hiking: 6 to 7 hours

Day 4
After a fast ascension, we reach the pass of Cacananpunta (4700m) and along the valley "Quebrada Caliente" we walk down until the shores of the lagoon of Mitucocha (4250m). The camp site is situated at the foot of the snow covered Jifishanca.
Total time of hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 5
After a short descent, we climb the pass of Punta Carhuac(4650m) and then walk down to the shores of lake Carhuacocha (4138m), the camp site is located where we can see the snowcapped Yerupaja and Siula.
Total time of hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 6
We skirt the lake and ascend the Siula pass (4800m). Then we walk down to the Huayhuash camp site (4300m). Alternatively, it is possible to walk over the Carnicero pass (4600m).
Total time of hiking: 6 to 7 hours

Day 7
Ascension to the Portachuelo pass (4750m) and beginning of a long descent to the Viconga lake. After a short ascension, we reach the camp site, Pumarinri (4400m). In this place, it is possible to have a bath in thermal waters (in small handmade wells).
Total time of hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 8
Descent along the Pumarinri valley to a small pass (4150m), located in the higher part of the locality Cajatambo. It is the starting point of the trek. We stay in a hostel.
Total time of hiking: 4 to 5 hours

Day 9
Return by bus to Huaraz/Caraz or to Lima.

Total time: 8 to 9 hours.

RATES

Rates on request - Ask for groups discounts
BOOKINGS
Reservations Department
Peru Trekking - Ancash
Main Headquarter
G.Barron Nº 3816
Condevilla SMP
Lima Peru
Email:tourism@peru..com
p.51-1-4564144
f.51-1-5650016
p.51-1-5680834
For current availability contact us attourism@peru..com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.
Headqurter : guzman barron st. 38 16 - condevilla SMP - Lima Peru -Southamerica Treks Reservations p.(51-1)4564144 f.(51-1)5650016 p.(51-1)5680834 tourism@peru..com Inca Trail

 

 

 

 

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