Mini Trek Huayhuash - Churin 08 Days
Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain range within the Andes in Peru, stretching from north to south. The main part consists of about 20 peaks in only 25 km of length, including the second highest Peruvian peak Yerupaja (6617 m; after Huascaran 6768 m) and Siula Grande (6344 m), which is famous due to Joe Simpson’s book Touching the Void in which he recounts his successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb to this mountain.
The Huayhuash trekking is known as one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Due to high altitude passes, it is not an easy trek, but the spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, turquoise blue lakes and impressive landscapes totally pay off the effort.
Day 1: Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
It is located a short walk outside the town of Huaraz. We visit the Cordillera Negra, from where one has a magnificent view of the Cordillera Blanca. On a beautiful lagoon we will be able to see wild ducks.
We started at 9 am until Santa Cruz(Village) bridge. Then we will start our trek towards the wilcacocha lagoon. 2 hrs approx.
Day 2: Huaraz 3100 m – Matacancha/Quarterhuain 4180 m
Starting from Huaraz, we drive through Huaylas alley to Conococha, which offers impressive panoramic views over Huayhuash mountain range. We observe many snow peaked mountains, such as Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Rondóy and others. We then drive through villages Llamac and Pocpa. Finally, we set up our camp at Matacancha. 5 hours of driving aprox.
Day 3: Matacancha 4180 m – Lake Mitucocha 4200 m
We start our trek with a zig-zag track that leads up to Cacananpunta pass at 4750 m. We descend through a large picturesque valley that opens to a beautiful lake Mitucocha (4200 m), where we set our camp right at the lake banks. We then do a lateral trek on the moraine. 5 hours aprox.
Day 4: Huaraz - Transfer Cashapampa (2900 m) - Trekking Llamacorral (3760 m)
We start the third day walking through Mitucocha valley, ascending up to Carhuac pass (4650 m) which offers an excellent panoramic view of Siula and Yerupaja mountains. We descend down to a beautiful lake Carhuacocha to set up our camp on an idilic spot with a splendorous view over Siula mountain, complemented with Yerupaja and Jirishancas mountains. 5 hours aprox.
Day 5: Lake Carhuacocha 4100 m – Huayhuash 4350 m
This is a long day of walking, starting at the beginning of Queropalca valley. We ascend up to Siula pass (4800 m) with excellent views over the surrounding mountains. Yerupaja (6634 m) is the second highest peak in Peru and Siula (6356 m) is an impressive mountain that was made famous by Joe Simpson’s book Touching the Void in which he recounts his successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb to this mountain. We also get excellent views over Carnicero and Trapecio. We descend to Huayhuash to set our camp. 7-8 hours aprox.
Day 6:Huayhuash 4350 m - Viconga 4500 m
This day we reach the most southern point of Huayhuash mountain range, ascending to Huayhuash pass at 4700 m. We get excellent views over Cordillera Raura mountain range at one side and southeastern face of Trapecio at the other. We descend south and walk along lake Viconga until we reach thermal baths. This is a great opportunity to rest and take a relaxing hot bath. 4-5 hours aprox.
Day 7: Lake Viconga - Lake Surasaca (4350 m) - Churin
We start out hiking up to Portachuelo de Viconga pass (4800 m) where we get a spectacular views over Cordillera Raura mountain range and southern part of Cordillera Huayhuash. We then descend to lake Surasaca where our transport waits to take us to Churin valley. We pass many small villages on our way, such as Quiches, Oyon and Cashaucro. Arriving to Churin, we enjoy relaxing thermal baths. We sleep at hotel in the village. 6-7 hours aprox.
Day 8: Churin – Lima
Trasnfer to Lima. End of our service.
Services included in the prices:
- Tour of Aclimatizzation
- Peruvian Local Guide
- Donkey driver
- First-Aid kit
- Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)
- Horse(in case of emergency,for trekking parts)
- Private transportation Huaraz / according to the program / Huaraz
- Complete meals during the trek program and climbing program
- Kitchen / dinning tent
- Cooking equipment
- Collective technical equipment
- Toilette tent / for 2 Person
- Travel accident and health insurance
- Hotel in Huaraz, according to the program (3 nights). Double room with breakfast included
- Transfer hotel / busstation – Huaraz in Hotel
- Transfer/bus station/Hotel – Lima
- Transfer airport/hotel/airport – Lima
- Nights Hotel in Lima / Double room with breakfast included
- City touring Lima
- Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur
- Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
- Not mentioned food and beverages
- Personal Spending
- Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)
April to November
Dates & Prices:
From / Until
Prices: * Get the price | ¡Contact us!