1st day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. https://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about TREKKING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH 13 DAYS your arrival and will be waiting for you.
2nd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the TREKKING CORDILLERA HUAYHUASH, we will do after the trekking in the evening.
3rd day.- Huaraz – La Union (3226m) – Huanuco Viejo (3620m) – Queropalca.
We will leave Huaraz at 8:00 am. In a private bus transport we will head to the south-east part of the Callejon de Huaylas towards the province of Huallanca. From there we will continue our journey to arrive at La Union, where we will enjoy typical dishes of this region for lunch. After our rest we will travel further by private transportation to the Archaeological Ruins of Huanuco Viejo, where we will set up our first camp.
4th day.- Huanuco Viejo – Queropalca (3830m) – Lake Mitococha (4100m).
We will leave Huanuco by transport and head towards the district of Queropalca, where we will be expected by our donkeys and carrier to start the hike to camp Mitococha. From there we can appreciate the view of the mountains Jirishanca, Rondoy, etc.
5th day.- Lake Mitococha (4100m) – Lake Carhuacocha (4138m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the second pass of Punta Carhuac (4650m) and descend through the ravine to our camp Carhuacocha. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Toro, etc
6th day.- Lake Carhuacocha (4138m) – Pass of Siula – Huayhuash (4100m).
Trekking of 7 to 6 hours. We will pass the third pass of Carnicero (4600m) and descend in between the lakes of Atocshaico, Carnicero. We will see the mountains Siula, Khural, Carnicero and Trapecio.
7th day.- Huayhuash (4100m) - Lake Viconga (4407m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the fourth pass of Portachuelo (4750m) and see the mountains Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo and a part of the Cordillera Raura. After we will arrive at our campsite in Viconga (4300m) you will have the chance to take a bath in the hot springs of Atuscancha (4000m).
8th day.- Lake Viconga (4407m) – Pampa Elefante (3900m).
Trekking of 4 to 5 hours. We will pass the fifth pass of Cuyoc (5000m), the highest of the entire circuit. Descent to the camp - Pampa Elephant (3900).
9th day.- Pampa Elefante (3900m) - Lookout San Antonio – Huayllapa – Huatiaj.
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. We will leave the camp to climb up to the lookout San Antonio, where we have a beautiful view of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Later we will descend along the valley Guanacpatay to the village of Huayllapa. We will pass the village and after a short ascend trekking we will arrive at Huatiaj, where we can enjoy a beautiful lake and have the view of Mount Diablo Mudo. Here we will set up our camp
10th day.- Huatiaj - Punta Tapush (5000m) – Jashapampa (4400m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the sixth pass of Punta Tapush (4900m). In this trekking we will observe the mountains of Auxilio and Diablo Mudo. Arrival to our campsite Jashapampa.
11th day.- Jashapampa (4400m) – Pass of Yaucha – Lake Jahuacocha (4100m).
Trekking of 6 to 7 hours. Descent to Lake Jahuacocha (4100m). We will have a panoramic view of the Cordillera Huayhuash including Yerupaja, Hirishanca, Carnicero, Siula, Trapecio etc. We will head up to the seventh pass of Yaucha (4800m). From there we will descend the ravine of Haucrish, where we will observe part of Glacier Hirishanca and Yerupaja. Arrival at our campsite at Lake Jahuacocha, where we will try the typical “Pachamanca” dish of Peru.
13th day.- Lake Jahuacocha (4066m) – Llamac (3250m).
Trekking of 5 to 6 hours. We will pass the last pass of Pampa de Llamac (4300m). For the last time we have the opportunity to see the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Arrival at Llamac, where we will be expected by the bus company "Enrique Expedition Tours" to take us back to Chiquian and Huaraz (same way like the travel from Huaraz).
13th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
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