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Alternative Route Huayhuash Trek(Alpine Route) 09 Days

This alpine route is one of the most recommendable trails in The Huayhuash Mountains because its an incredible adventure. It traverses the base of some magnificent ice pyramids. This trail is more demanding then the classic Huayhuash route: we don’t use mules, although we still have porters that will carry the food, tents, and take care of the service.
This route requires crampons, ice axes, and a small rope, for it has some glacier passes.


Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake or Churup Lake
Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m). – Llamac (3250 m)
We will transfer to South from Huaraz by private transportation. We will walk through the Huaylas Valley to Conococha (4000 m). There, we will enjoy an impressive panorama to Huayhuash Mountain Chain. We will go on till Llamac, our first camping place. Duration: approx. 4 – 5 hrs (including trnaportation).

Day 2: Llamac – Jahuacocha (4050 m)
After we will have the breakfast at 8 am, we will start walking on a zigzag trail to Llamac Pass. From there, we will descend to Jahuacocha Lake. Duration: approx. 5 hrs.

Day 3: Jahuacocha – Rasac Lake (4500 m) – Barrosococha Lake (4624 m)
Breakfast at 7:30. We will start ascending on the Lake shore, continuing to Rasac Valley. From there, we will walk 3 more hours till reaching our camping place. Duration: approx. 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 4: Barrosococha Lake – Rasac Pass (5240 m) – Caramarca Lake (4575 m)
After an early breakfast at 7 am, we will start ascending to Rasac Pass. We will enjoy a magnificent view of the southern part of Huayhuash Mountains. We will descent through a glacier and moraine to the next camping place. Duration: 7 – 8 hrs.

Day 5: Caramarca Lake (4575 m) – Segya Pass (5100 m) – Jurao Lake (4500 m)
We will start the day ascending for approx. 3 hours, till getting to Segya Pass. From there, we will have a view towards the Siula Mountain, to its famous eastern face. It was escalated in 1985 by the English mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simpson Yates. Their tragic survival history is told in the book and documentary ‘Touching the Void’. We will start descending in a crossing, then we will pass a steep part to Sarapococha Lake. This was the camping place for filming the documentary. We will continue to Jurao Lake, our next camping place. Duration: approx. 7 – 8 hrs.

Day 6: Jurao Lake – Jurao Pass (5050 m)
After the breakfast at 8:00 am, we will start walking on the Orillas Lake shore. Then, we will ascend through the moraines of Jurao Mountain till reaching the No Name Pass. From there, we will have a view to the North sides of some mountains – Yerupaja, Siula, Carnicero, Tzacra, Sarapo, Jurao. We will descend to the camping. Duration: approx. 6 – 7 hrs.

Day 7: Paso Jurao (5050 m) – Trapecio Pass (5000 m) – Huayhuash (4350 m)
We will start with a descent, then we will ascend to Trapecio Pass, from where we’ll have a spectacular view of Trapecio and Puscanturpa Mountains. We will descend to Huyhuash Camp, where we will spend the night. Duration: approx. 6 – 7 hrs.

Day 8: Huayhuash (4350 m) – Siula Pass (4850 m) – Carhuacocha Lake (4100 m)
After the breakfast at 7:30 am, we will start ascending towards Siula Pass. From there, we will observe the mountains Jurao, Carnicero, Siula, Yerupaja, Jirishanca. Then we will descend for a few hours towards 3 beautiful Lakes of different colors. We will pass by them on our way to the next camping. Duration: approx. 7 – 8 hrs.

Day 9: Carhuacocha (4100 m) – Queropalca (3800 m) – Huaraz (3100 m)
After an early breakfast, we will be descending for approx. 4 – 5 hrs. through Queropalca Valley to the village, where our private transportation will be waiting for us. Duration: approx. 8 – 9 hrs (with transportation).

Services included in the prices:
  • Tour of Aclimatizzation
  • Peruvian Local Guide
  • Cook
  • Porter
  • Donkey driver
  • Donkeys
  • First-Aid kit
  • 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
Not included:
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Hotel in Huaraz, according to the program (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
  • Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)
  • Horse(in case of emergency,for trekking parts)
  • 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.)
  • Tips

Tour Information:

Season: April to November
Difficulty: Moderate
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