This is an option that allows you to discover and enjoy almost the entire Cordillera as the path runs around this beautiful mountain range.


  • We recommend 2 to 3 days of acclimatization. ¡This will allow you to fully Discover and Enjoy this beautiful trek!
  • The direction of the itinerary can be reversed according to the availability of the mountain assistants.
  • On this route we have options for fewer or more days of walking, please consult.


We leave Huaraz, heading south to the Callejon de Huaylas, on the way we have wonderful views of the Cordillera Blanca, Negra and Huayhuash. We will visit the traditional and typical town of Chiquian, Llamac and Pocpa. In this last town we will start the trek to our first Matacancha camp.

Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 650 m. going up.

After breakfast we will slowly start our walk towards the Cacanan pass 4685 m. and then go down to Lake Mitucocha 4230m. After a few minutes on the descent we will take our first ALTERNATE route that will take us to the base of the Ninashanca and Hirishanca Mountains. After enjoying the panoramic view and visiting the Niñacocha Lagoon, we will descend to our camp located next to the Mitucocha Lagoon.

Walking time: 5 to 6 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 585 m. climb and 455 m. down.

After breakfast and packing our luggage we will continue our journey. The main road heads towards the Carhuac pass 4650m, we will take another of our ALTERNATE routes towards the base of the Hirishinca and Yerupaja Mountains. After enjoying our lunch next to the beautiful Alcaycocha Lagoon, we will continue towards the Carhua Pass Viewpoint, where you will enjoy a unique view of the Carhua Valley, Carhuacha, Gangrajanka, Siula and Quesillococha Lagoons, in addition to the view of the snowy

 Jirishinca, Yerupaja, Siula and Carnicero Mountains.

Then we will go down to the main path and continue to our camp, next to the wonderful Carhuacocha Lagoon.

Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 420 m. rise and 512 m. down.

From the Carhuacocha Lagoon, just like the day before, we will take the ALTERNATE route towards the Siula Pass 4800m. Our donkeys will go through the Carnicero Pass (4600m).

During the ascent we will get to closely observe the Gangrajanka, Siula and Quesillcocha Lagoons. A famous place with the view of three lagoons together.

In addition, you will enjoy el Nevado Yerupaja, Siula, Carnicero and Trapecio. After staying long enough in the pass to take many photos, we will go down to the main road visiting Carnicerococha, then continue to our “Huayhaush” Camp.

Walking time: 8 to 9 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 662 m. climb and 470 m. descent.

This is one of the days when we will use the main path because we need to get to our next camp as soon as possible and enjoy the hot waters of the Viconga Thermal Baths.

We will climb towards the Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass at 4750m. From the pass we will have spectacular views of many mountains such as Trapecio, Jurao, Leonhuacana, Quesillojanca and Raura and then we will descend to Lake Viconga at 4407m.

At the base of this lagoon are the thermal baths that have two pools with very hot water at 4380 meters. We will camp next to the hot spring.

Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 650 m. down.

After an Andean breakfast we will ascend to the Cuyoc Pass, one of the highest points in Huayhuash.

After enjoying a beautiful view of the valley and the snow-capped mountains, we will descend towards the Huanacpatay Gorge. After a 40-minute walk we will take our next ALTERNATE route to the base of Trapecio Mountain, where we will visit the beautiful Huanacpataycocha Lagoon at 4680 meters. After lunch together, we will descend to this beautiful lagoon near our camp called Elefante or Huanacpatay.

Walking time: 7 to 8 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 593 m. rise and 520 m. descent.

After a delicious breakfast we will take our next ALTERNATE route, climbing very slowly towards the San Antonio Pass (5000m) or towards the Jurao Pass (5050m, after enjoying one of the wonderful viewpoints to the Jurao Lagoons, Santa Rosa, part of Sarapococha and the snowy Jurao, Carnicero, Sarapo, Siula Yerupaja, Rasac and many others; we will go down to the Cutatambo or Calinca Valley where you will have a delicious Andean lunch next to Jurao Lagoon. After a short nap ,we will continue our walk towards our next camp located at the entrance to the Calinca Valley or in the town of Huayllapa.

Walking time: 8 to 9 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 570 m. up and 1500 down.

From Calinca or Huayllapa we will ascend to the.Tapush Pass 4800m, which separates the departments of Lima and Ancash, On the way to Susucocha we will have spectacular views of the snowy Diablo Mudo and Rajucollota.

Once we have crossed the Tapush Pass, we will descend towards our next Cashpapampa 4100m Camp.

Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 1,250 m. up and 500 m down.

From this camp you can climb the snowy Diablo Mudo, while the rest of our group (cook, muleteer and others) head to the next camp. The climbers will take another route, once at the summit the descent will be through the following valley (Huacrish) that joins the main path and then meets the rest of the group at the camp.

 Climbing can be done with our hiking guide, if you are an experienced climber, otherwise you will continue with one of our other mountain guides.

 From Cashpapampa, with those who are not going to climb, we will go up to the Yaucha pass 4847m. After regaining strength in the pass, we will take our next ALTERNATE route, walking along the ridge of the Yaucha Hill that allows us to enjoy a beautiful PANORAMIC view of the Huacris, Pacllon and Rasac Valleys.

Also, from this route you can see the Jahuacocha and Solterococha Lagoons and the snowy Diablo Mudo, Huacris, Sacra, Rasac, Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Ninashanca and Rondoy.

After lunch, in front of this beautiful landscape, we will go down to our next camp Jahuacocha, a lagoon with crystal clear water, full of trout.

Walking and climbing time: 11 to 12 hours.

Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 547 m. climb and 781 m. down.

“As all the wonderful things in life come to an end, the end of our expedition has come.” It is our last day in this spectacular mountain range.

After breakfast we will descend and cross the last step of our Pampa Llamac 4300m walk. This spot allows us to take a last look at the majestic Yerupaja, the second highest snow-capped mountain in Peru.

After the last photo of Huayhuash, we will continue to the town of Llamac, where we will take the bus to return to Huaraz.

Approximate arrival time in Huaraz 5:30 p.m.

Walking time: 5 to 6 hours approximately.

Approximate difference in altitude: 234 m. up and 1000 down.


All year round, recommended from April to October.


10 days / 09 nights


Moderate - Difficult.


Our programs included:

  • Pick up from the bus station.
  • Day hike for acclimatization around of Huaraz.
  • Transport to and from Huaraz.
  • Guide.
  • Cook
  • All meals during the expedition: 05 meals. Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, tea (hot chocolate, pop corn, salad of avocado) and Dinner. Coca tea every day in the morning to wake up. “Hot wine the last night”
  • Hot water for washing.
  • Basic first aid kit.
  • Donkeys, Muleteers.
  • Camping Equipment: Cooking tent, Dinner tent, Toilet Tent. Sleeping tent (3 people tent for 2 clients Sierra designs, Eureka). 02 sleeping mats per person (inflatable and classic mattress). Table, chairs, Stove, gas, and all kitchen utensils.
  • Pisco sour and souvenirs for celebrate your expedition.
  • Banner with your name and of the trek.

Fees not included:

  • Huayhuash Mountain range $ 78.00
  • Return from our tour before the arranged date: transport, food and possible accommodation costs (also for staff).
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Dinner on the last night.
  • Copy of passport or original.
  • Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, we have a savannah included for rent for $ 6.00)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm.
  • Water bottle (01 bottle of 02 liters or 02 bottles of 1 liter each).
  • One-liter water purifier (Micropur or other). Please bring from your country because in   Huaraz they are not to be found.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Walking sticks (if you did not bring one, we have for rent, 10 soles per day, per pair)
  • Flashlight: front or handheld plus extra battery.
  • Sunglasses.
  • The entrance to the park, per person: S/ –. soles for the complete 10-day Huayuash Circuit.
  • Personal clothing: Waterproof jacket and pants, Wool sweater and pants, Gloves, wool hat, Warm socks
  • Small towel, soap, toothpaste, brush and others.
  • Down and fleece jacket.
  • Toilet paper,
  • Hat / cap for the cold.
  • Waterproof hiking shoes.
  • Large suitcase to share (to be transported by donkeys, if You do not have one, do not worry we will provide one for you).
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal kit, on each expedition we will carry one, but we suggest you bring a personal medical kit, with, Medications, prescribed by your doctor, and knee pads, For blisters, bandages and other medicines for general discomfort.