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Huayhuash 8 Day Trek

About the Trek
The Huayhuash trek is by far the most popular trek in Huaraz, and for good reason. Being named by experts the second most beautiful trek in the world, for many people it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. The route is designed to include the most breathtaking parts of the Cordillera Huayhuash with campsites by the most beautiful lakes and with impressive views of the largest mountains in the range, including the second highest peak in Peru, Yerupaja; the famous Siula Grande and many more. This 8 day version of the trek is a great option for travelers who are short on time or who want a slightly less challenging option, but still want to get the full experience of this amazing trek.

Andescamp
Huayhuash 8 Day Trek
Andescamp
Huayhuash 8 Day Trek
Andescamp
Huayhuash 8 Day Trek


Day Start Point Mountain Pass and difficulty Walking Time Camp Site
1 Pocpa / Matacancha No pass No pass Matacancha (4 150 m)
2 Matacancha 4 750 m, 4 650 m 9 hs Laguna Carhuacocha (4 138 m)
3 Laguna Carhuacocha 4 800 m, difficult 8 hs Huayhuash (4 330 m)
4 Huayhuash 4 750 m, easy 6 hs Laguna Viconga (4 550 m)
5 Laguna Viconga * 5 000 m, moderate 9 hs Huanapactay (4 400 m)
6 Huanapactay ** No pass 8 hs Huatia (4 500 m)
7 Huatia 4 800 & 4 700 m 7 hs Laguna Jahuacocha (4 066 m)
8 Laguna Jahuacocha 4 300 moderate 5 hs Llamacoral
*20 minutes from the Laguna Viconga camp site you may enjoy thermal baths, highly recommended!
** 2 hours from the Huanapactay camp site is the San Antonio viewpoint, one of the best views in the circuit. Not to be missed!


Hiking Time 7 hours per day average
Duration 8 days
Distance 65Km
Average Altitude 4100m
Difficulty Moderate-Difficult
When to Trek April-November

Getting to/from the Trek
Our private bus/van will pick you up at Andescamp or your hostel and drive you approximately 6 hours to the first camp at Matacancha (4220m). After the trek ends in Llamacoral the private bus/van will pick you up there and drive you approximately 5 hours back to Andescamp.

What is Included
  • Guide
  • Donkey driver
  • Cook (optional)
  • Three meals per day
  • Equipment: tent, mattress, sleeping bag (if you don’t have your own)
  • Transportation
  • First aid
What to Bring
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses;
  • Comfortable clothes / shoes / boots;
  • Warm clothes: fleece, gloves, hat, etc.;
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Walking sticks if you have knee problems;
  • Water pills.
Missing something?
We can provide you with everything you need for a great trek, just let us know how we can help.

        Daily Departures
13
Dec
  Santa Cruz
04 days
07:00 am
13
Dec
  Huayhuash
06 days
07:00 am
13
Dec
  Lake 69
Full day
06:00 am
13
Dec
  Puenting
Full day
08:00 am
13
Dec
  Pastoruri
Full day
07:00 am
13
Dec
  Canyoning
Full day
08:00 am
 
   
 


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Huaraz - Peru

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