Huayhuash Classic Trek

Duración: 12 Días
Dificultad: Moderado a Difícil
Paso mas alto: Cuyoc 5000.
Fechas Recomendadas: Abril – Octubre
Ruta Aproximada: Chiquian – Llamac

Itinerary:

Day 1: Visit a Lake Churup, 4450 m.
Before starting Huayhuash, we will go a the lake of Churup, just outside of Huaraz. We will ascend through traditional Andean villages such as: Nueva Florida, Unchus and Llupa. It is from Pitec where we will start the walk of around two and a half hours, sometimes climbing up short rock walls, in order a reach the lake. We will spend around an hour at the lake, enjoying the views of the mountains, and then return a Huaraz. The rest of the evening will be spent organizing materials for the trek.

Day 2: Huaraz – Chiquian 3400 m. – Llamac 3250 m.
Leave from Huaraz with destination of Chiquian a the south. On the way, we will pass small cities such Recuay, Ticapampa, and Catac. After Catac, we will get a a large lake called Conococha, from which we will get our first glimpse of the Huayhuash Range. After arriving a Chiquian, we drive a our first campsite in Llamac, 3250 m.s.n.m..

Day 3: Llamac 3250 m. – Cuartelhuain 4100 m.
After eating breakfast in Llamac, we will walk through the traditional villages of Pocpa and Pallca. On the way, we will see some snow covered peaks, such as Ninashanca. Total walking time will be five a six hours.

Day 4: Cuartelhuain 4100 m. – Paso Cacananpunta 4700 m. – Punta Carhuac 4650 m. – Laguna de Carhuacocha 4100 m.
Today we make our first pass, Cacanapunta, at 4700 m.s.n.m.. From here you will be able a see the snow covered peaks Ninashancaa and Rondoy, as well as the Pucacocha Lake. After coming down from the pass, we pass the small awn of Janca. Shortly after this, we make the second pass of the day, Carhuac, 4650 m.s.n.m.. After going down the Yanayana Valley, we will arrive at the spectacular Carhuacocha Lake in time a catch the sunset on the Jirishanca Chico, Jirishanca Grande, Yerupajá Chico, Yerupajá Grande, Siulá and Carnicero peaks. Seven a eight hours of walking for the day.

Day 5: Carhuacocha Lake 4100 m. – Siulá Pass 4850 m. – Huayhuash 4350 m.
Today we will go over the alternate Siula Pass, 4850 m.s.n.m.. During this walk, we will be able a see the lakes of Grangacocha, Siulacocha y Quesillococha, as well as the peaks of Jirishanca Chico, Jirishanca Grande, Yerupajá Chico, Toro, Yerupajá Grande, Siulá y Carnicero, etc… When we get a the ap of the pass, there will be an incredible panoramic view of the three lakes, and the mountains. We will arrive a our campsite around dusk after seven a eight hours of walking.

Day 6: Huayhuash 4350 m. – Portachuelo Pass 4750 m. – Lake Viconga 4400 m. Our fourth pass is called Portachuelo de Huayhuash, or Ararj, 4750 m.s.n.m..
From here the peaks of Carnicero, Jurau, Trapecio, Puscanturpas, Cuyoc, Millpo, will be visible. We will pass by the banks of Viconga Lake, and camp a little farther down from it. There are thermal baths close a the campsite a enjoy after a day of five a six hours of walking.

Day 7:Lake Viconga 4400 m. – Cuyoc Pass 5000 m. – Guanacpatay 4300 m
Today is the highest pass of the trek, Cuyoc, at 5000 m.s.n.m.. From this vantage point, Pumarinri, Cuyoc Central, Puscanturpa, Puscanturpa Sur o Nevado Cuyoc, Trapecio, Quesillo, Huaraca, Jurau, Carnicero, Sarapo, Siulá, Yerupajá grande, Rasac, Seria, Huacrish, Angoscancha, Diablo Mudo, Juitushuarco, Cerros Caramarca, Juraurajus, San Ananio, Madalena, etc are stretched out as far as the eye can see. We will camp at Guanacpatay after walking six a seven hours.

Day 8: Guanacpatay 4300 m. – Huayllapa 3500 m.
From our previous night’s campsite, aday we walk down the valley of Guannacpatay a the village of Huallapa. Total time is four a five hours.

Day 9:Huayllapa 3500 m. – Punta Tapush 4800 m. – Gashpapampa 4600 m.
Upon ascending a the sixth pass, Punta Tapush, at 4800 m we will see the peaks of Juitush, Huacshas, Tapush, Diablo Mudo, etc. Five a six hours of walking for aday.

Day 10: Gashpapampa 4600 m. – Paso Yaucha 4850 – Jahuacocha 4100 m. Sleave early aday after breakfast, going up a our seventh pass called Yauche at 4850 m.s.n.m.. After going down the Huacrish valley, we will get a a lake and campsite called Jahuacocha. Expect five a six hours of walking.

Day 11: Rest Day at Jahuacocha Lake.
After a long climb the day before, aday we will rest at Jahuacocha Lake. Our guides and cooks will prepare a typical Peruvian meal, a Pachamanca for you a enjoy. If you are up a it, there is a nearby lake called Solterococha that can be reached in two a three hours. This lake has great views of the lakes Rondoy, Jirishanca, Yerupajá Chico, Toro, Yerupajá, Rasac and Tsacra.

Day 12: LJahuacocha 4100 m. – Pampa de Llamac 4300 m. – Llamac 3250 m. – Huaraz.
Se Today we pass the lass pass, Pampa Llamac, at 4300 m.s.n.m., getting our last good view of Huayhuash before descending a our starting point of Llamac. This will take around six or seven hours, and then we return a our hotel in Huaraz.