Huayhuash Classic

  • Gran Vista Viewpoint
  • Siula Viewpoint
  • Cuyoc Pass
  • Laguna Jurao
  • Sarapococha Lake
  • Sarapo Mountain
  • Road to Mirador Gran vista
  • Viconga Lake

Cordillera Huayhuash Classic Circuit

This hike, to the classic huayhuash mountain range, takes us to enjoy, a collection of 18 miles of high peaks in the Peruvian Andes. The paradise of this tour is remote, wild and incredibly beautiful. The range is home to Siula Grande (20,814 ‘), made history of the famous mountaineering book and the film “Touching the Void”. Going around the whole mountain range we cross many high passes higher than 4500m, and two of them reach more than 5000m.

We camped next to incredibly beautiful alpine lakes and in wide green valleys with wild flowers and hurried alpine streams. And all the time on the road we watch in amazement at the gigantic snow-laden andes that rise above us with peaks at elevations above 20,000 feet. Do not miss this unique opportunity to walk in life through one of the most incredible mountain ranges in the world. Contact Us, to get more information or reserve your place today.

Trek details

Length: 14 days / 13 nights
Altitude Max: 5125 Paso Jurao
Difficulty: Moderate / strenuous.
Daily walk: 5 to 7 hours
Destination: Cordillera Huayhuash
Best seasons: April / October
Activities: Hiking / Nature, cultural adventures.
Home: Huaraz / Cuartelwuain
Finish: Llamac / Huaraz.




One fully qualified, certified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and English if required, andwho holds a first aid certificate in mountain rescue.


A profesional cook who prepares a wide variety of healthy and delicious dishes, and who is trained to cook in a hygienic manner accompanies group of more than 4 people.


The muleteer (arriero) is in charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them to camp.


The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of de the group.

You are allowed to bring up to 6 kg of personal belongings that will be loaded on the donkeys. You will only carry your daypack during the day.

Emergency Horse

One horse accompanies the group for emergency purposes.

Fantastic Meals

All food during the expeditions is provided as part of the package. We offer a combination of peruvian and western dishes. The varied, good-quality, high-energy food prepared by our profesional cook is specifically suited to rigorous activity.  We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets.

Private Transport

From you hotel in huaraz to the starting point of trek, an from the finishing point of the trek back to your hotel in Huaraz.


. A good quality high mountain tent (doublé occupancy)

. A foam sleeping mat.

. Dining tent.

. Kitchen tent.

. Tables and chairs.

. Toilet tent.

. Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit.

. Cooking stove.

. All necessary dishes (knifes, forks, spoons, plates, cups, etc.), cooking utensils and pots.



. Sleeping bag.

. Inflatable sleeping mattress.

. Tip.

. Water on the first day.

. First breakfast (day 1).

. Last dinner (day 14).

. Alcoholic beverages.

. Soft drinks.

. Medical treatment.

. Travel insurance.

. Additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early.

. Additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation.

. Items of personal nature.

. All other services and ítems not listed as included.



Day 1: Huaraz 3090m – Chiquian – Llamac – Cuartelwuain (4180m)

We left Huaraz 7:30 am. The destination is on the south side passing through the villages Recuay, Catac,
Conococha, Chiquian 3400m. Continuing towards Llamac, Pocpa and Cuartelwuain 4180m. Here we spent the first night.


Day 2: Cuartelwuain – Kacanan punta Pass (4690m) – Mitucocha Lake (4200m)


We start the walk from 5 to 6 hours approximately to the Mitucocha lake.
We will cross the Kacanan Punta pass, where we will have views of beautiful valleys.
Once arriving at the Mitucocha Lake we have a view of the mountains.
Enjoy the sunset and rest.


Day 3: Mitucocha Lake – Yanayana Pass (4650m) – Carhuacocha Lake (4138m)

We made a quiet 5 hour hike to Carhuacocha lake.
We begin to climb Yanayana step then descend through the valley of the same name
to the Carhuacocha field.
Where you see the highest peak Yerupaja Grande 6630m.


Day 4: Rest or Visit to Siulacocha Lake.

We get up very early to see the sunrise and the red or orange color of the mountains.
Small walk to the Gangrajanca lagoon, Siulacocha.
And enjoy the landscape.


Day 5: Carhuacocha Lake – Siula Punta Pass (4830m) – Huayhuash (4350m)

We started our walk to the Siula viewpoint, passing by the granrajanca, siulacocha and
quesillococha lakes.
We continue ascending to the Siula Pass where we have a beautiful view of the
After the pass we descend through the Atocshaico valley.
After a 7 hour walk we will arrive at the huayhuash field and spend the night.


Day 6: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass (4700m) – Viconga Lake (4365m)

We started our walk towards the Huayhuash portachuelo pass.
Where we have an amazing view of the Cordillera Raura.
Then we descend through the valley of Pumarinri through the Lake Viconga.
There we will spend a good time in the hot springs next to the camp.
The walk lasts approximately 5 hours.


Day 07: Viconga Lake – Cuyoc Pass (4985m) – Pampa Cuyoc (4400m)

We start our trek to Cuyoc Pass where we have another magical view of the Huayhuash mountain range.
Then we descend in front of the Cuyoc and Puscanturpa mountains through the Huanacpatay valley.
And at the end of the Cuyo Pampa camp, the walk lasts 5 hours.


Day 08: Pampa Cuyoc – Jurao Pass (5125m) – Cutatambo (4263m)

We start our hike going up to the highest point Paso Jurao.
After a wonderful view, we descend through the small valley through the Jurao lake. The walk lasts 6 hours, and then we arrive at the Cutatambo camp.


Day 09: Rest or Visit to Gran Vista viewpoint.

Very important day to visit the base camp of Siula, and Sarapococha lake.
Then we climb to the viewpoint great view where the route of the ascent of Joe Simpson to the Siula grande is observed.
Descent on the same route to our camp.


Day 10: Cutatambo – Huayllapa – Huatiaq (4300m)

We descend through the Calinca valley, to the town of Huayllapa 3600m.
Village of Huayllapa, where we can find some toiletries or snacks
Then we started climbing up the Huancho valley to the Huatiaq camp.
The walk lasts approximately 5 to 6 hours.


Day 11: Huatiaq – Tapush punta Pass (4770m) – Angocancha (4300m).

Ascent to the Tapush pass point, the view of the silent Diablo mountains and Raju Collota.
We begin to descend through the valley Gashpapampa passing through Lake Susucocha.
Where we found Quenuales forests or polilepis.
Finally, the Angocancha camp, the hike lasts 5 hours.


Day 12: Angocancha – Llaucha Punta Pass (4850m) – Jahuacocha Lake (4050m).

Climb up to Llaucha Pass where we have some views of the mountains.
And then we do not go through the Huacrish viewpoint where we have other unforgettable views of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Then descend 900m to the Jahuacocha camp.
The walk lasts 5 to 6 hours.


Day 13: Rest or visit to Rasaccocha Lake.

Rest or Visit to the Solteracocha Lake or Rasac Lake.
Or also trout fishing day.


Day 14: Jahuacocha Lake – Llamac – Huaraz.

We started our trek along the Achín valley.
Then we do not go through the water channel seeing different panoramas of the valley to Pampa Llamac.
From pampa Llamac we descend 700m to the town of Llamac, where our private transport awaits us.
After 4 hours of travel we will arrive to Huaraz, where we finish the activity.

1 review for Huayhuash Classic

  1. grafiweb

    Amazing! Beautiful!!

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