Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake or Churup Lake
Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) – Matacancha/Quarterhuain 4180 m
We will leave Huaraz and pass through Huaylas Valley to Conococha. We will have an impressive panorama of Huayhuash Mountain Chain, and appreciate the immensity of some mountains like Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Rondoy, and others. Afterwards, we will pass by the villages Llamac and Pocpa. We will install our camping.
Duration: approx. 5 hrs.
Day 2: Matacancha (4180 m) – Mitucocha Lake (4200 m)
We will start this day with a zigzag trail to Cacananpunta Pass (4750 m). Afterwards, we will descend through a wide, beautiful valley which leads to the wonderful Mitucocha Lake (4200 m), where we will install our camping. We will end the day with a lateral wall through the moraine. Duration: approx. 5 hrs.
Day 3: Mitucocha Lake (4200 m) – Carhuacocha Lake (4100 m)
This day, we will start ascending through Mitucocha Valley towards Punta Carhuac Pass (4650 m). It has a great panorama of Siula and Yerupaja mountains. We will descend to Carhuacocha Lake to install the camping in an excellent ample area with a splendid view of Siula, Yerupaja and Jirishancas mountains. Duration: approx. 5 hrs.
Day 4: Carhuacocha Lake (4100 m) – Huayhuash (4350 m)
We will start this long day ascending from the starting point of Queropalca Valley to Siula Pass (4800 m). It has excellent views of the mountains Carnicero, Trapicero, Yerupaja (6634 m) – the second highest mountain of the Peruvian Andes, and of Siula (6356 m). Siula Mountain became famous after it was escalated by Joe Simpson, who wrote his book ‘Touching the Void’ after this dramatic survival experience. We will descend to Huayhuash – our next camping place. Duration: approx. 7 – 8 hrs.
Day 5:Huayhuash (4350 m) – Viconga (4500 m)
In this day we will go closer to the southern part of Huayhuash Mountain Chain. We will ascend through Huayhuash Pass (4700 m) to enjoy the views towards Raura Chain and the South-Eastern face of Trapecio Mountain. We will descend towards the South, passing by Viconga Lake. We will get to the thermal baths – a great opportunity for enjoying a relaxing bath. Duration: approx. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 6: Viconga (4500 m) – Campamento elefante (4800 m)
We will start this day’s trail towards Cuyoc Pass (5000 m) – the highest point of this trekking. It offers an impressive panoramic view of Huyhuash Mountains. We will descend through Huanacpatay Valley towards our next camping place. Duration: approx. 7 hrs.
Day 7: Elephant Camping (4800 m) – No Name Pass – Cutatambo
After an early breakfast, we will start our walk through a narrow valley till reaching the No Name Pass. From there, we will have a magnificent view towards the North of the Huayhuash Chain, of some mountains like Yerupaja, Sarapo, Stakra, Huacris, and Siula. Later, we will descend to our camping.
Day 8: Cutatambo – Segya Pass – Caramarca Lake
In this day, we will start our trail through some meadows till reaching 4800 m, then we will do a crossing towards Seguya Pass. It offers a panorama towards the famous eastern side of Siula Mountain, escalated by Joe Simpson and Simpson Yates in 1985. We will descend to the camping. Duration: approx. 7 – 8 hrs.
Day 9: Caramarca Lake – Rasac Glaciar Pass (5100 m) – Jahuacocha Lake (4000 m)
After the breakfast at 7 am, we will start the trail on a rocky coast towards the Rasac glacier. When reaching it, we will use the crampons to cross it. After, we will ascend on a 40° slope to the Pass, from where we will have a view towards some beautiful mountains of Huayhuash Chain, including Sarapo and Rasac. Duration: approx. 7 Lake – 8 hrs.
Day 10: Jahuacocha 4000 m – Pampa Llamac Pass – Llamac – Huaraz
In our last day, we will descent through Jahuacocha Valley, then ascend to Pampa Llamac Pass (4250 m). From there, we will descend to Llamac village, from where we’ll take the bus to Huaraz. Duration: approx. 6 hrs.