Huánuco Pampa

  • Querupalca Village
  • Carhuacocha Sunset
  • Yerupaja Mountain View
  • Jahuacocha camp
  • The sunrise reflection
  • Jirishanca Mountain
  • View of Solteracocha Lake

Huánuco Pampa Trek to Huayhuash

This hike Huánuco pampa, Jahuacocha is amazing because it combines culture and nature in a unique way. The Inca citadel of Huánuco Pampa is located 7 km from the city of the union, Province of Dos de Mayo. At an altitude 3697 meters (in Huánuco).

Huánuco Pampa, is a citadel of typical construction of the late horizon or Inca period. Construction began in 1460, but the construction was interrupted in 1539 when the Spaniards arrived and founded the colonial city of Huánuco.

This Inca city was planned keeping in mind the criterion of socio-urban order and character, so it is not only an administrative center but also of production, especially of textile production. In this archaeological site the festival of the sun is staged, all the years of the 26 – 28 of July, being the central day on July 27.

Along this trek, you will walk through paths surrounded by breathtaking landscapes such as Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Siula, and camp next to lakes Carhuacocha, Mitucocha and Jahuacocha of the Huayhuash mountain range. It is highly recommended. Come to join an unforgettable vacation in Huánuco pampa and huayhuash!


Trek details

Duration: 06 days / 05 nights

Altitude Max: 4750 m. Rondoy Pass.

Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Daily walk: 5 to 7 hours.

Location: Cordillera Huayhuash.

Best seasons: April / October.

Activities: Hiking / Nature and archeology.

Start: Huaraz / Queropalca.

Finish: Llamac / Huaraz.



One fully qualified, certified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and English if required, and who 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 professional 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 6).
  • 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 01: : La Unión – Huánuco Pampa (3697m) – Baños – Queropalca (3850m).

.Departure from
.We go south through the Recuay, Huanzala towns. Huallanca, the Union.
.Visit the archaeological complex of Huanuco pampa.
.Continuing the route we pass Baños, Santa Rosa, Queropalca, and camping.
.The trip takes 10 hours.


Day 02: Queropalca – Carhuacocha Lake (4138m).

.We leave through the Carhua Valley, the easy walk to Laguna Carhuacocha.
.With the views of the Siula mountain, Yerupaja grande, and the countryside.
.The hike takes 4 to 5 hours and rest.


Day 03: Carhuacocha Lake – Carhua Pass (4650m) – Mitucocha Lake (4220m).

. We start through the Yanayana valley until the Carhua pass where we have another view.
.Then we descend to the Janca camp, and in the afternoon visit Mitucocha lagoon.
.The walk lasts 6 hours, rest.


Day 04: Mitucocha Lake – Kacanan Pass (4700m) – Campo Rondoy (4135m).

.We leave through the hot valley to the Kacanan pass with views of the Huallanca mountain range.
.We descend through the Llamac valley to the Rondoy field, and countryside.
.The walk lasts 6 to 7 hours, rest.


Day 05: Campo Rondoy – Sambunya Pass (4720m) – Jahuacocha Lake (4050m).

. Climb up the Rondoy valley to the Sambunya pass, a view very close to Yerupaja.
.Then we descend through the Solteracocha lagoon to Jahuacocha.
.The hike lasts from 4 to 5 hours, Jahuacocha field.


Day 06:Jahuacocha Lake – Llamac Village – Huaraz.

.We left by the valley achín next to the channel until pampa Llamac.
.We descend to the town of Llamac where transportation awaits us.
.Return to the city of Huaraz, and the trip lasts 5 hours


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