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Duration: 18 Days (12 days trekking)
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 5000m / 16,404 ft
Average Walking / Day: 6 to 7 hours

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 Join us on and adventure in Peru in the Cordillera Huayhuash. A less visited area where a remote, high altitude and challenging hiking route awaits. Less visitors venture this far when visiting Peru, compared to the Cordillera Blanca. This is a high altitude hiking route, and most of the time you will be over 4000 meters (13,000 ft) and climb up to 7 passes of 4500mts+ (14,700ft+). You will be rewarded with amazing views of spectacular snow covered peaks, including Yerupaja 6634m / 21765 ft, the second highest mountain in Peru and the Siula Grande 6334m / 20780 ft, the mountain of Joe Simpsons real life story “Touching the Void”. 


Total Distance: 120km
Maximum Altitude: 5000m
Total Trekking Time: 12 Days
Availability: Apr - Sept


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Please note this trek is classed as MODERATE - STRENUOUS.
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.

A full kit list will be provided upon booking onto the trek.

Day 1: Arrival in Lima. Hotel night

Day 2: Transfer by bus Lima - Huaraz. Hotel night

Day 3: Acclimatization hike. Hotel night

Day 4: Acclimatization hike. Hotel night

Day 5: Huaraz - Llámac - Cuartelwain 4170m.

Day 6: Cuartelwain – Qaqanan pass 4750m - Mitucocha 4230m.

Day 7: Mitucocha - Carhuac pass 4600m - Carhuacocha 4138m.

Day 8: Carhuacocha - Carnicero pass 4630m - Huayhuash

Day 9: Huayhuash – Portachuelo pass 4750m - Viconga 4407m.
Hot springs.

Day 10: Viconga - Cuyoc pass 5000m - Guanacpatay (Elefante
pampa) 4450m.

Day 11: Guanacpatay – San Antonio Pass 4990m – Cutatambo

Day 12: Visit base camp and glaciar of Siula Grande mount, route
of Joe Simpson.

Day 13: Cutatambo - Huayllapa 3500m

Day 14: Huayllapa - Tapush pass 4800m - Qashpapampa 4500m.

Day 15: Qashpapampa - Yaucha pass 4750m - Jahuacocha
Day 16: Jahuacocha - Pampa Llámac pass 4300m – Llamac -
Huaraz . Hotel night

Day 17: Transfer by bus Huaraz - Lima. Hotel night.

Day 18: Hotel - Airport

Please note: TREKS & TIARAS reserves the right to change the route and itinerary dependent upon the fitness of members,  safety reasons and weather conditions. Should we not be able to attempt the route then an alternative route will be offered.

What's Included:

  • Transfers
  • Bus from Lima - Huaraz - Lima
  • 2 nights hotel in Lima + 3 nights hotel in Huaraz (double rooms in 3 star hotels)
  • Acclimatisation hikes
  • Meals during trekking days (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All in country transport during trip
  • A Professional Trekking Guide
  • All camping & cooking equipment
  • Camp cook for the trek 
  • Horse man and Pack animals (donkeys and/or horses)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Coaching during the trek
    An opportunity to chat 1-1 if there is an issue you want to explore

What's Not Included:

  • Flights to and from Lima
  • Taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Travel, Personal, and medical insurance
  • Tips