Huayhuash mini trek – 6 days

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A special version Mini trek Huayhuash for those who may be time-limited but still seek to capture the unparalleled 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 / 4 750 m, with a panoramic scene that holds some of the most stunning and unforgettable views within the Huayhuash circuit.

Includes an EXTRA DAY at the Carhuacocha lake 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 dramatic views offered from the viewpoint. Then relax at the campsite. On the final evening of this 6-day circuit, your campsite is set-up on the bank’s Laguna Jahuacocha, another spectacular campsite of the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Grade: Medium to Hard
Itinerary length: 6D/5N

Professional, English speaking guide for trek
Professional mountain cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during wilderness components of the trip
According program description
Assistant cook & Assistant guide for large groups
Emergency horse for children
All camping & cooking equipment which is not included in the gear list
Donkey driver & Donkeys to carry all equipment
Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and toilet tent
Private Transportation during trek program
Transfer IN/OUT in Huaraz – **If your Hotel is located in Huaraz City
Personal Thermal Rest
All park entrance fees
International & Domestic flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
Personal Sleeping Bag
Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz
Personal clothing and equipment
All food and drink during in-town days
Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
Transfer in Lima
Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance
Any tips
EXTRA We can help you rent extra equipment not include in price:

  • Down Sleeping bag: US $8.00 / day
  • Trekking Polls: US $ 3.00 / day


Day A: Suggested Acclimatization Hike ( Churup Lake Or Rajucolta)
Day B: Suggested Acclimatization Hike (Lake 69 & Llanganuco  Lakes)
Day 1: TREK STARTS – Huaraz – Queropalca – Carhuacocha – Camp 1
Day 2: Carhuacocha – REST DAY ( Hike to Siula Lakes viewpoint) – 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


Day 1: Huaraz / Huanuco Pamp

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: B-L-D.


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: B-L-D.


Day 3: Carhuacocha / Mitucocha

On our third day we reach the first pass of our trek named Carhuac Pass 4650 m/15,256 ft.  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 4250 m/13,944 ft.  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: B-L-D


Day 4: Mitucocha / Rondoy Valley

Today we ascend again to the Punta Cacanan Pass at 4700 m/15,420 ft 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 4180 m/13,714 ft 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: B-L-D


Day 5: Rondoy Valley / Jahuacocha

On day 5 of our trek, we ascend another steep climb up the Rondoy Valley towards the Rondoy Pass 4750 m/15,541 ft. 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 4700 m/15,420 ft. From this point we continue hiking to reach the second pass, Sambuya, at 5659 m. 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 4050 m/13,615 ft 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: B-L-D


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 4300 m/14,108 ft 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: L-D


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 Number ticket  × $800
Total = $800


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