Mini trek Huayhuash with Festival Huanucopampa

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This unique trekking program combines breath-taking Huayhuash Mini Trek in the heart of the Huayhuash Mountain range with the Huanuco pampa Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun). Holding the ceremony in the Ushno or Main Square of the Inca fortress at the Huánuco Pampa archaeological complex, this event is celebrated each year on July 27th. Historically Huanuco Pampa is recognize as the capital of Chinchaysuyo and was the residence of the Incas Tupac Yupanqui and Huayna Capac.

The Inti Sun festival’s purpose is to worship the Sun god as the source of life and thank him for rich harvests throughout the year. The Inti Sun Festival  event includes over 600 participants so the audience will see multiple parades of “Incas” groups wearing beautiful traditional colorful  Inca costumes reenacting scenes that were once an integral part of the ancient Inca Empire.

Inkaland Treks has developed a combination trekking and traditional Inca cultural event experience in the Cordillera Huayhuash Range for July every year.

Grade: Medium to Hard
Itinerary length: 9D/8N

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:TREK STARTS – Huaraz – Huanucopampa – Camp 1

Day 2: Huanucopampa / INTI FUN FESTIVAL – Camp 2

Day 3: Huanucopampa / Queropalca / Carhuacocha – Camp 3

Day 4: Carhuacocha – REST DAY ( Hike to Siula Lakes view point) – Camp 4

Day 5: Carhuacocha – Mitucocha – Camp 5

Day 6: Mitucocha – Rondoy  Valley – Camp 6

Day 7: Rondoy  Valley – Jahuacocha – Camp 7

Day 8: Jahuacocha – REST DAY – Hike to Yaucha Viewpoint or just relax at camp – Camp 8

Day 9: Jahuacocha – Llamac – Return to Huaraz


Day 1: Huaraz / Huanuco Pampa

We start with a six hour drive from Huaraz to La Union.  From La Union we drive a half hour further to Huanuco Pampa (12,257 ft / 3736 m) situated on a grand plateau area. In the afternoon we visit this intriguing and captivating ancient Inca city of Huanuco Viejo.

Meals Included: L-D.


Day 2: Huanucopampa / Inti Sun Festival Day

This day we attend to the INTI SUN FESTIVAL. After breakfsat at campsite we attend the festival that takesplace at the Huanucopampa pampa.

Meals Included: B-L-D.


Day 3: Queropalca / Carhuacocha

After a 3 to 4 hour drive through Rondos and Baños to Queropalca at 12,467 ft / 3800 m, we meet our Arrieros (donkey driver) and donkeys. From this point, we hike to Lake Carhuacocha at 13,615 ft / 4150 m where we have close up views of the snow-capped peaks of Jirishanca and Yerupajá which are reflected in the lake water where we camp on the shores of  Lake Carhuacocha. 4 hours.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 4: Carhuacocha / Rest Day

We have chosen a rest day at Lake Carhuacocha for the magnificent scenery and surrounding attractions this beautiful site offers our clients. We have the option to do a half day hike to visit the beautiful Laguna Siula at the base of Siula Grande featured in the gripping 2003 British docudrama movie Touching the Void was filmed.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 5: Carhuacocha / Mitucocha

Leaving our campsite, we hike over the first pass of Carhuac at 15,256 ft / 4 650 m with great views of the surrounding area. We then descend to another camp at Mitucocha Lake at 13,944 ft / 4 250 m. We arrive in the early afternoon with an opportunity to walk around the lake and get closer views of the surrounding Andes peaks. 5 hours.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 6: Mitucocha / Rondoy Valley

Leaving our camp we head towards Cacanampunta Pass at 15,584 ft / 4 750 m. From this vantage point we will enjoy the spectacular view on the other side of the valley and we might have an opportunity to observe majestic condors flying above the pass.  We then descend down to our camp at Rondoy Valley (14,272 ft / 4 350 m). 6 -7 hours.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 7: Rondoy Valley / Jahuacocha Lake

Today is a demanding day but well worth the energy for what you will personally capture this day in breathtaking majestic scenic views as we gradually ascend up through the Rondoy Valley. After ascending to the top of the Rondoy Pass at 15,584 ft / 4 750 m we then descend towards the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha on the way to our camp at the head of the lake at 13,287ft / 4 050 m  6 to 7 hours.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 8: Jahuacocha Lake / Rest Day

We spend our last trek day on this circuit resting at Lake Jahuacocha. This is one of the special days for the pleasant and impressive landscape that surrounds and “wows” you by its awesome majestic beauty. There is an option to  do a half day trek to Paso Yaucha at 15,748ft / 4 800 m where we have a breathtaking view of the surrounding spiraling peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash or just chill-out resting at Jahuacocha camp.

Meals Included: B-L-D


Day 9: Jahuacocha / Llamac- Huaraz

With successfully completing our special version of this shortened Huayhuash trekking circuit, after breakfast we leave camp early for our return back to Llamac village. We’ll ascend a steady but gradual climb up to Punta Pampa Llamac at 14,108 ft / 4 300 m and then, after a brief rest at this vantage point taking in the surrounding Andean ranges, we’ll descend down a steep gravelly trail to Llamac (10,827 ft / 3 300 m). In Llamac our private transportation awaits to transfer us back to Huaraz.

Meals Included: B-L


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