Mini Trek Huayhuash (04 Days)
Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain range within the Andes in Peru, stretching from north to south. The main part consists of about 20 peaks in only 25 km of length, including the second highest Peruvian peak Yerupaja (6617 m / 21,709 ft; after Huascaran 6768 m / 22,204 ft) and Siula Grande (6344 m / 20,813 ft), which is famous due to Joe Simpson’s book Touching the Void in which he recounts his successful but disastrous and nearly fatal climb to this mountain.
The Huayhuash trekking is known as one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Due to high altitude passes, it is not an easy trek, but the spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, turquoise blue lakes and impressive landscapes totally pay off the effort.
Day 01: Huaraz 3100 m / 10,170 ft – Llamac – Rondoy Badu 4000 m / 13,123 ft
Leaving Huaraz via El Callejon de Huaylas until we reach Cono Cocha, where we will enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We will be able to see the grand scale of the mountians like Yerupaja, Jirishanca, and Rondóy among others. Later we will pass through the villages of Llamac and Pocpa shortly being we set up camp. Approx. 5 hours
Day 02: Rondoy Badu 4000 m / 13,713 ft – Paso Sambuya 4750 m / 15,583 ft – Laguna Jahuacocha 4050 m / 13,287 ft
We will start our near the Rondoy ravine until we arrive at Paso Sambuya (4750 m/ 15,583 feet) which has an incredible view of the mountain range that lays ahead of us. We will descend past Lake Solterococha via a switchback until we reach Juhuacocha. Approx. 6 hours
Day 03: Laguna Jahuacocha 4050 m / 13,287 ft – Paso Yaucha 4850 m / 15,912 ft – Jahuacocha
This day starts with a hike up the Huacrish ravine. Later the route takes a switchback until we cross the Yaucha Pass where we enjoy a distinct view of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Fromt here, we will descend via a ridge surrouned by impressive landscapes. Approx. 6 hours
Day 04: Laguna Jahuacocha – Paso Pampa de llamac 4350 m / 14,271 ft – Llamac 3300 m / 10,826 ft
On our last day, we descend via the Jahuacocha ravine and hike over the Pampa de Llamac Pass at 4350 m / 14,271 ft. From the high point of the day, we will hike down to the village of Llamac where we will take a bus back to Huaraz. Approx. 4 hours