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Huayhuash Mini Trek – 6 Days

ACTIVITY:Hiking, Trekking DIFFICULTY:Medium/Moderate/Hard DURATION:6D/5N   ELEVATION:3800m/4850m

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHT

♦ One of the most spectacular trekking routes in Northen Cordillera Blanca
♦ Short version of our classic Huayhuash Mini trek circuit.

♦ Superb high-level Andean trekking holiday 
♦ Experience indigenous Quechua Indian culture 
♦ Off the beaten track trekking holiday in Peru
♦ Visit the Siula Lakes, one of the most dramatic view in Huayhuash range.

Inkaland Treks has designed this special version of a 6 day trek of the Cordillera Huayhuash for our clients who may be time limited but still seek to capture the unparallel beauty and spirit of this treasured Andes mountain range. The 6 day trek route includes some of the most dramatic scenery to be witnessed and photographed in the Cordillera Huayhuash. On this trek you’ll cross two high mountain passes; one of them the Sambuya Pass at 15,584 ft / 4750m, with a panoramic scene that holds some of the most stunning and unforgettable views within the Huayhuash circuit.
This program includes a REST DAY at the Carhuacocha Campsite a beautiful campsite to spend an extra day   that gives change to  do a half day hike to visit the Siula Lakes, one of the most stunning views of Huayhuash range.Then relax at campsite.On the final evening of this 6 day circuit, your camp site is set-up on the banks Laguna Jahuacocha, onother of the Cordillera Huayhuash’s most exceedingly special places for its majestic views of the largest mountain peaks in this range. A prerequisite for accomplishing this trek however, is to be well acclimatized since we ascend to very high altitude fairly fast.

Is this Trekking for you?
We recommend that you are have a good level of physical fitness and are well acclimatized before committing to this awesome mini-trek adventure in the Peruvian Andes. We also can offer options to expand this trek from 6 days to 7 days included two extra rest days on trek. 
Completing this program you will experience the great view from Carhuacocha campsite from where we have a close up views of Siula peak, Yerupaja Grande, the second highest peak in Peru.

BRIEF ITINERARY  View in full
Day A: Suggested Acclimatiaztion Hike ( Churup Lake Or Rajucolta)
Day B: Suggested Acclimatiaztion Hike (Lake 69 & Llanganuco  Lakes)
Day 1: TREK STARTS – Huaraz – Queropalca – Carhuacocha – Camp 1
Day 2: Carhuacocha – REST DAY ( Hike to Siula Lakes view point) – Camp 2
Day 3: Carhuacocha – Mitucocha – Camp 3
Day 4: Mitucocha – Rondoy  Valley – Camp 4
Day 5. Rondoy  Valley – Jahuacocha – Camp 5
Day  6: Jahuacocha – Llamac –  Return to Huaraz

Why Inkaland Treks?

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz / Huanuco Pampa
After breakfast in your Huaraz hotel we pick you up in our private transportation and drive south to Huanuco Pampa. During our drive to Huanuco Pampa you’ll pass traditional Andean towns with typical Quechua homes and rich farm land. You’ll have great views towards the east of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range and towards the west you’ll see the Cordillera Negra mountain range. We’ll continue our drive up to Conococha Lake (Cocha is Quechua meaning lake) at 4080m/13,386ft then continue on the road up to Huanuco Pampa. Arriving in the afternoon, you’ll visit and explore the Huanuco Pampa archeological site.  Overnight   6 hours drive
Meals Included: Snack, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner.

Day 2: Huanuco Pampa /Carhuacocha 
Today we’ll start early and continue driving to Queropalca village where our donkey drivers and donkeys awaits us to load our equipment. We begin our hike on a gradual ascent up along the open valley passing close to Andean farm lands, meet the local high mountain Quechua people and enjoy a tremendous view of the mountains of Yerupaja, Siula Grande and Jirishanca that  come into view as we reach Carhuacocha 4150m/13,615ft. This lake is one of the most beautiful aqua-blue colored lakes in the Cordillera Huayhuash. We’ll camp overnight beside Carhuacocha Lake.  3 hours drive/4 hours hike
Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner.

Day 3: Carhuacocha / Mitucocha
On our third day we reach the first pass of our trek named Carhuac Pass 4650m/15,256ft.  The ascent is a constant one on a gradual climb up for approximately 3 hours from where you’ll have the first view of the beautifully stunning peaks of Yerupaja, Siula Grande and Jirishanca. From this vantage point, we’ll descend to our next campsite at Mitucocha Lake at 4250m/13,944ft.  Here we will camp overnight beside this lake enjoying a stunning view of Rondoy, Mitaraju and Ninashanca peaks. Afternoon walk around the lake or you may choose just to rest.  5 hour hike.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner.

Day 4: Mitucocha / Rondoy Valley
Today we ascend again to the Punta Cacanan Pass at 4700m/15,420ft where we again enjoy panoramic views of the valley. There are two options to reach the pass and it depends on the hikers’ level of fitness on which option they and the group may choose.
Option one is hiking on a normal trail that leads us along the valley then includes a gradual climb up to reach the pass. Option two represents a steep climb up on a lesser used, steeper trail. With option 2, as we gain increased altitude there are astonishing panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountains. Option 2 is a challenging hike but well worth it because of the stunning mountain views. Fewer trekkers choose this alternative route but we offer you both options.
From the pass we descend to Cuartelhuain 4180m/13,714ft then continue hiking down the valley to reach the Rondoy Valley. We’ll camp overnight at the entrance of the Rondoy Valley. 6-7 hours hike. 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner.

Day 5: Rondoy Valley / Jahuacocha
On day 5 of our trek, we ascend another steep climb up the Rondoy Valley towards the Rondoy Pass 4750m/15,541ft. During today’s hike, we pass through a lot of lupines and as we gain altitude we see the impressive view of Rondoy Peak. After a 3-4 hour hike, we reach the Rondoy Pass at 4700m/15,420ft. From this point we continue hiking to reach the second pass, Sambuya, at 5659m. From this vantage point you will have astonishing, dramatic views of the surrounding mountains with Solteracocha Lake, a beautiful aqua blue colored glacier lake just below. From here we descend to our final campsite at Jahuacocha Lake 4050m/13,615ft which is a beautiful large lake sitting in the Jahuacocha valley with the impressive views of Rondoy, Jirishanca, El Toro and Yerupaja as a backdrop and truly, along with the Carhuacocha camp site, one of the most impressive camp sites in the Peruvian Andeans.  6-7 hours hike. 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner.

Day 6: Jahuacocha / Llamac /Huaraz
We’ll complete our 6 day mini trek by hiking down the Jauacocha Valley for approximately 45 minutes and then ascend up to the Llamac Pampa at 4300m/14,108ft with its great close up view of the Huayhuash Mountain range as a back drop. After resting here and enjoying the close views of the peaks and taking some great panoramic photos, we’ll then make a long descent to the village of Llamac where our private transport will be waiting to take you back to your Huaraz hotel.   5 hours hike & 5 hours drive
Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack and Lunch.

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