Huayhuash – Cajatambo

  • Cóndor Andino
  • Cajatambo City
  • Caliente Valley
  • Carhucocsha Viewpoint
  • Goñoc hot springs
  • View of the Cordillera Raura
  • Vicocnga Valley Waterfall
  • Transport in the mountains

Trek Huayhuash – Cajatambo

This excursion Huayhuash – Cajatambo is another of the hiking options that takes us to explore the magnificent views of the mountains of similar proportions of the Himalayas.

the huayhuash – cajatambo as it originated, as it developed in past times and also enjoys a hike to complement this history.


Trek details

Duration: 06 days / 05 nights.

Altitude Max: 5020 Paso San Antonio.

Difficulty: Moderate / strenuous.

Daily walk: 5 to 7 Hours.

Destination: Huayhuash mountain range.

Best seasons: April / October.

Activities: Hiking / Nature, Cultural adventure.

Start: Huaraz / Cuartelwuain.

Finish: Cajatambo / Lima.




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 professional 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.


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 8).
  • 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: : Huaraz – Chiquian – Cuartelwuain (4180m).

Departure 7:30 a.m.
We are going south of Huaraz passing with views of the towns of Chiquian, Llamac, Pocpa, Cuartelwuain.
The trip takes 5 to 6 hours, and the field.


Day 02: Cuartelwuain – Paso Kacanan 4680m – Lake Carhuacocha (4138m).

A challenge we started to climb to Kacanan pass the view of the valleys.
We descend through the warm valley then go up to the Carhua pass where we have the view of Yerupaja down the Yanayana valley to the Carhuacocha field.
The walk lasts 9 to 10 hours


Day 03: Lake Carhuacocha – Paso Siula 4830m – Huayhuash (4350m).

Drive through the Carhua valley to the viewpoint where we have the beautiful view of the three lakes. Quisillococha, Siulacocha, Gangrajaca.
We continue route to Siulapunta pass to appreciate the majestic Siula and Yerupaja.
Descent through the butcher valley to the Huayhuash field.


Day 04: Huayhuash – Paso Portachuelo Huayhuash 4700m – Lake Viconga (4300).

Ascent much to the passage of the small door with Trapeze view, Puscanturpa, and the Cordillera Raura.
You descend through the valley through the Viconga lake, and the thermal baths.
The hike lasts 5 hours, and relax in the thermal baths of Viconga.


Day 05: Lake Viconga – Paso Cruz Punta (4200m) – Cajatambo (3375m).

We went through the pumarinri valley passing through some Andean dwellings.
Then cross point cross where we have the view of the Huayhuash mountain range.
Descent in sicsac to the city of Cajatambo, the walk lasts 7 to 8 hours.


Day 06: Cajatambo – Lima or Huaraz

Private or public transportation to the city of Lima or Huaraz
The trip lasts from 7 to 8 hours.


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