Huayhuash Classic Trek


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Maximum altitude: 5,000 meters. (Punta Cuyoc Pass).

Difficulty: Moderate – Demanding

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.

Preferred time: April – October.

Location: Ancash, Huanuco, north of Lima.

Heights: 6 peaks that exceed 6,000 mt

Average temperature: Between 13°C – 23°C during the day / at night -3°C to –-1°C.

Distance: 110 km.


Our company is 100% committed to caring for the environment and the fauna of the place and to its conservation on each trip.


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This service is arranged just for you and your party has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying all the archeological


Day 1

Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac - Pocpa - Cuartelhuain ( 3,600mt ).

We will start the trip at 5:00 am. Approximately to the south side of Huaraz. Passing for the different districts like; Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac, and Conococha at 4100m. Then will travel to the east side and south East to Chiquian at 3400m. Where you can to buy something, the travel takes 2 hours then we have to down for about 1 hour and the go up until passing Llamac and finally Pocpa village where we will start to walk and meet our local coworkers we will go up from 3,600 mt. till 4, 180 for about 4 – 5 hours to the camp side Cuartelhuain, along this route we will be passing the small Pallca mine, arriving at the campsite around 4:30 pm approximately. From here we will see Ninashanca Mountain on the south side. Overnight camping at 4,180mt. (04 – 05 hours walking)(04 hours driving

Day 2

Cuartelhuain - Cacanan Punta – Carhuacocha (4,700 mt)

After our breakfast we will start walking up toward Cacananpunta pass at 4700 m, when we just reach it we will be on the continental divide, as well as we will enjoy taking amazing pictures of deep valleys, hills, and snowcapped peaks. Then we will descend to our next camp at Jancapampa with an amazing view of mount Jirishanca and mount Ninashanca in the background. Overnight camp at Mitucocha. The easy terrain until reaching Punta Carhuac pass at (4650m), from this pass we will be able to have

Day 3

Carhuacocha - Siula Pass - Huayhuash Camp (4,350 Mt)

As every day after breakfast, we will start hiking and this day is one of the best in the Huayhuash Circuit because will enjoy the spectacular sunrise, and water lake reflecting the mountain image after we will keep walking up toward Siula viewpoint from where we will enjoy the most fabulous breathtaking views behind of three glacier lakes as Siula, Quesilococha, Cangracocha then we will keep walking uphill till the pass Siula. Again the postcards pictures views and the other Cordillera Raura amazing place to stay forever enjoying the view and finally downhill passing the lake Carnicero until Huayhuash camping at 4330 m. (06 – 07 hours walking)

Day 4

Huayhuash - Portachuelo Pass - Viconga Camp (4,750Mt)

We start walking up toward the spectacular pass of Portachuelo de Huayhuash, we will see on the way mount Puscanturpa and mount Trapecio, over the pass we will enjoy the view of the Cordillera Raura, and then we will descend towards the largest Lake Viconga until Vigonca campsite. In the afternoon we will be able to enjoy taking shower and swimming in the hot spring close to our campsite. (04 – 05 hours walking)

Day 5

Viconga - Cuyoc Pass - San Antonio - Huanacpatay (4,360Mt)

On this day we will hike the second highest pass on our trek, after a few days of trekking above 4000 m, your body is now well acclimatized to cross the Punta Cuyoc pass, from the pass we will have the most impressive mountain views, and then we will continue descending on the steep segment until flat bottom grass valley, then we will climb up to san Antonio viewpoint at 5020 m, from it we will have a splendid view about summits, glacier lakes, and deep valley, finally, we come back on the same path until campo Elefante and Huanacpaty campsite at 4200m. Overnight camp at Huanacpatay. (07 – 08 hours walking)

Day 6

Huanacpatay - Huatiac - 4,200 Mt)

After breakfast, we will start walking down along Huanacpatay valley until isolated Huayllapa village, where if you want you can buy some basic stuff as drinking, batteries, toilet paper, etc. from this village we will walk up on by far narrow valley until reach grass valley of Hepatica, where is located our camping spot. (06 – 07 hours walking)

Day 7

Gaspa Pampa - Yaucha Pass - Jahuacocha (4,830mt)

This is another beautiful day considered one of the best views on the trek, After breakfast, we will start walking up toward Punta Yaucha pass, from the pass we will enjoy the most spectacular mountain views such as the majestic mount Yerupaja, and even condor if we are lucky, then we will continue walking down enjoying the spectacular view of Lake Jahuacocha and Jirishanca mount until Jahuacocha campsite. We will get to the camp around noon and enjoy the full afternoon of the views and short hikes around Lake Jahuacocha (07 – 08 hours walking)

Day 8

Jahuacocha - Pampa Llamac - Llamac Huaraz (3,300 Mt)

On our last day, we will start walking toward Pampa Llamac pass at 4300 m, where we will rest for taking last pictures, and take a short break before start descending on slope trail until Llamac Village, where our private transport is waiting for us to drive Huaraz. (04 – 05 hours walking)( 04 hours driving)


  • 4 MEALS PER DAY: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch,, Dinner.
  • VEGETARIAN FOOD, (optional) requested with details in advance.
  • Sleeping tent (04 seasons for every 02 persons)
  • Sleeping Mat. (2 mt. tall)
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Certificated Trekking guide (average English speaking)
  • Certificated cook
  • Emergency horse (from 6 passengers on)
  • Donkeys
  • Donkey driver.
  • 05 Kilos of personal Luggage for the Donkeys (Bring dry bags, we provide duffle bags)
  • Kitchen and dining full utensils.
  • First aid kit (altitude sickness)
  • Private transport
  • Hot water every afternoon to clean up your hands and face (no shower)
  • We provide boiled water to fill your bottle after day first.
  • Include last day’s typical meal and drink (Huaraz)

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have one, we can help you to rent one)
  • Personal Trekking gear
  • First-day breakfast
  • Entrance Fee (s/280.00 soles)
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Transfer – Airport/hotel/airport /bus station/Hotel – Lima
  • Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food (restaurants) and beverages
  • Emergency Horse if only 1 to 5 passengers
  • Nights Hotel in Huaraz.
  • Tips.


With more than 6000m. of climbing and more than 150 km. of walking, even the only 8 days Classic Circuit (not to talk about the 11-day one), represents a serious and difficult endeavor.  It is recommended only for people who are in excellent physical condition or who plan to take at least eight (the Classic route) to twelve days to complete it.

The circuit has two long, strenuous climbs, plus a sadistic little climb back to Chiquian at the end.

The first up the Rio Llamac, climbs from 2750m. to 4700 m. in 30 km. Although very long, the climb is steep only in short sections and at the very top.

The second climb is unrelentingly steep, climbing 1100m. above Huayllapa in 7 km. before leveling off near the summit.

Be aware to do your trekking tour with a responsible, good-quality adventure company, with knowledgeable guides and firm sustainability compromises.


People who stayed in this apartment, have only the best opinions about it.

We toured Peru by car for 2 weeks and were completely enthusiastic about the entire trip. Nora and Mario responded to all our wishes and put together a perfect and individual trip for us: the hotels were great, the excursions were great, the organization was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything - everything was as described
Migu Tinman
Andean Origins ist eine Reiseagentur, welche als eine von wenigen Fly-and-Drive anbietet. Wir haben uns für eine zweiwöchige RdReise durch Südperu entschieden. Schon während der Reiseplanung und -vorbereitung waren wir von der Aufmerksamkeit und Professionalität überzeugt. Das Vorschläge konnten von uns abgeändert werden und wurden perfekt aufgenommen bzw. integriert. Von der Ankunft am Flughafen in Lima, über die Übergabe des KFZ, bis hin zur Deponierung von Eintrittskarten in den Hotels war alles durchdacht und für uns vorbereitet. Auch während eines "incidents" vor Ort, war Andean Origins erreichbar und hat sich um uns gekümmert. Sehr begeistert waren wir auch von den ausgewählten Hotels (Standard, Location, Sauberkeit,...). Andean Origins bleibt unser Ansprechpartner für die nächste Reise und ist absolut empfehlenswert. Zusammengefasst: es war wunderbar. Danke für alles.
We have booked a three-week round trip with a car as a self-driver. All the hotels were excellently chosen the journey very well thought out. We received an exact map (using an app) and were able to navigate very well. Even before a road blockade (strike) we were informed and were able to avoid a traffic jam. The selected guides were exceptionally qualified and quickly responded to all special requests. The excursion to Rainbow Mountain suggested as an alternative was also sensational and very well described. We would book here again and again. Many thanks for everything
Fritz K


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