Huayhuash Trek & Diablo Mudo Climbing – 12 days

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The circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash on Peru is one of the classic trekking circuits of the world. We  offer this new 10 days abbreviated trekking version that named Huayhuash Breathtaking Views because, of the stoning and dramatic views offered just a condensed time frame. To complete this  trekking program, we delete two of rest days and we start at Cuartelhuain 4 180 m / 13,714 ft. Each day on the trek, hikers are treated to breathtaking views of spiraling high snowcapped peaks, glaciers and aqua-blue trout filled mountain lakes

There are 8 passes to ascend with the highest being 5 000 m / 16,404 ft. Although not difficult, the length of the trek, the number of nights sleeping above 4 000 m / 13,123 ft and the number of high passes to cross rates this adventure trek as a grade hard.

You will experience the great view from Santa Rosa Pass from where we have a close up views of Siula Mountain and the valley where took place the film of the popular docudrama TOUCHING THE AVOID by Joe Simpsom.

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 Acclimatiaztion Hike ( Churup Lake Or Rajucolta)
Day B: Suggested Acclimatiaztion Hike (Lake 69 & Llanganuco  Lakes)
Day 1: Huaraz / Cuartelhuain 
Day 2: Cuartelhuain / Mitucocha
Day 3: Mitucocha / Carhuacocha
Day 4: Carhuacocha / Huayhuash
Day 5. Huayhuash / Viconga
Day 6: Viconga / Elefante
Day 7: Elefante/ Cutatambo
Day 8: Cutatambo/ Huatiac
Day 9: Huatiac /  Gashpapampa
Day 10: Gashpapampa / Climbing Diablo Mudo  / Jahuacocha
Day 11: Jahuacocha- REST DAY
Day 12: Jahuacocha / Llamac / Huaraz


Day 1: Huaraz / Cuartelhuain

After breakfast at your hotel we pick you up and drive south to Cuartelhuain at 4 180 m /13 714 ft where we set up camp. During our drive to Cuartelhuain 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 at 4 080 m / 13 386 ft then drive down to Cuartelhuain. 6 hour drive.

Meals Included: L-D.


Day 2: Cuartelhuain / Mitucocha

An early start today as we begin our ascent up the Punta Cacanan Pass at 4 700 m/15,420 ft. From the top of the pass you can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley before descending to our second camp at Mitucocha Lake. There are two options to reach camp. One is the normal longer trail or the alternative trail with a steep descent but great views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at Mitucocha at 4 250 m/13,944 ft. 6 – 7 hours walk..

Meals Included: B-L-D.


Day 3: Mitucocha / Carhuacocha

This day we reach the Carhuac Pass at 4 650 m / 15,256 ft as you ascend constantly on a gentle climb up for approximately 3 hours from where you 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 Carhuacocha Lake at 4150 m / 13 615 ft. We’ll camp beside this large beautiful lake and enjoy the views of Yerupaja, Siula Grande, Jirishanca peaks. During the afternoon you can elect to rest or just walk around this beautiful Lake. 5-6 hours walk.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 4: Carhuacocha / Huayhuash

There are two optional approaches to our next camp at Huayhuash. We can take the normal trail to ascend the Carnicero Pass at 4 600 m / 15 092 ft or the more challenging alternative by ascending the Siula Pass at 4 800 m /15 748 ft. While this second alternative is more demanding, it is truly rewarding because of the surrounding panoramic views. We descend passing close to Carnicero Lake then camp at Huayhuash 4 300 m / 14 108 ft. 6-7 hours walk.

Meals Included: B-L


Day 5: Huayhuash / Viconga

Today we’ll have a gradual climb for approximately 3 hours ascending up towards the Portachuelo de Huayhuash pass at 4 750 m / 15 584 ft. From this beautiful vantage point we’ll then descend along the valley as we pass next to grazing llama and sheep then walk beside the large Viconga Lake then just a short climb up to reach Viconga thermal bath at 4 400 m / 14 436 ft where we set up our tents. You can spend the afternoon taking a thermal bath at the hot springs or just relax at camp. 5 – 6 hours walk.

Meals Included: B-L


Day 6: Viconga / Elefante

Today is challenging day as we ascend the highest pass on the trek, Cuyoc Pass at 5 000 m / 16,404 ft.  We’ll ascend up the trail to reach the pass and enjoy the marvelous views of the surrounding high mountains before descending down over a rocky section then camp at Elefane at 4 600 m 5 hours walk.

Meals Included: B-L


Day 7: Elefante / Pasa Santa Rosa / Cutatambo

A demanding climb up to the  Pass Cerro Antonio (4 788 m). From the pass we have the most stunning views of the trek, we can see Siula Grande Base Camp and Siula glacier and several small jewel blue lakes.  The descent is steep at times and we traverse above Laguna Jurao to camp in the Quebrada Calinca at Cutatambo 4100 m 5 to 6 hours. A demanding but fantastic days hiking.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 8: Cutatambo / Huatiac

Follow down the valley Quebrada Calinca to the large mountain village of Huallapa. In the afternoon we need to climb through a steep sided valley to a high camp in the pasture at Huatiac. Overnight at a grassy area (pampa) at Huatiac camp 4 350 m / 14 272 ft.  7 hours walk.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 9: Huatiac / Gashpapampa

A shor hike – after breakfast We continue ascending  to  the next Tapush pass (4800 m / 15,748 ft) and then descend to lake Susococha. Set up base our base camp at Gashpapampa (4400 m / 14,435 ft), set in a nice setting with impressive views over Suerococha (Diablo mudo or Mute devil). 4- 5 hours aprox.

Meals Included: B-L


Day 10: Gashpapampa – Summit Diablo Mudo / Jahuacocha

This day is the SUMMIT DAY ¡ We start  very early hiking to Diablo Mudo at 3:00 am aprox . On the way We are rewarded with magnificentent  views over Yerupaja, Rasac, Jirishanca and other surrounding mountains. We descend through Huacrish valley until we come close to lake Jahuacocha where we set our camp. We spend two nights in this beautiful setting of Andean meadows, close to Jahuacocha lake. 7-8 hours aprox.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 11: REST DAY – At Jahucocha

After Summit  of Diablo Mudo – There is an option to spemd an exytra day at Jahuacocha campsite. Relax or make a half day hike.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 12: Jahuacocha / Llamac Village

We’ll complete our 10 day trek today by hiking down the Jauacocha Valley for about 45 minutes and then ascend up to the Llamac Pampa at 4 300 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 Llamac village where our private transport will be waiting to take you back to your Huaraz hotel.   5 hours hike & 5 hours drive.

Meals Included: B-L


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