Huánuco Viejo Trek to Huayhuash
The hike to the archaeological complex of Huánuco Viejo is one of the must-see destinations for hikers who love walking and exploring in the central highlands. This circuit is designed for lovers of archeology, history and adventure. The old citadel of Huánuco is the true collection of Inca architecture, capital of the Chinchaysuyo in the Inca period; worthy living memory of the imperial past of the Tahuantinsuyo.
Huánuco Viejo was linked to the Inca Qhapaq Ñan network of roads, which led south to Cusco and to the northeast with Cajamarca, in this archaeological complex the festival of the Inti Raymi or festival of the sun is celebrated, every July 27 of each year.
Duration: 07 days / 06 nights.
Altitude Max: 4750 Sambunya Pass.
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
Daily walk: 5 to 7 Hours.
Destination: Huánuco – Cordillera Huayhuash.
Best seasons: April / October.
Activities: Hiking / Nature and archeology
Start: Huaraz / Huánuco Viejo.
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.
One horse accompanies the group for emergency purposes.
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.
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.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Sleeping bag.
- Inflatable sleeping mattress.
- Water on the first day.
- First breakfast (day 1).
- Last dinner (day 7).
- 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.