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Peruvian Andes trekking: Explore Huaraz mountains with INKA CHALLENGE PERU. we captured the spirit, and experience of the journey hikes, through the Cordillera Blanca, one of the most exceedingly awe-inspiring mountain range in the world. We will trek by the less frequented trails, skipping out from the busy tourist circuits, walk by where the local villagers, still keep their traditional lifestyle since centuries.
The Huayhuash short trek of 6 days, considered an special mini version version of the classic Huayhuash trek circuit. The 6 days adventure trekking program, takes you through the heart to the remote Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range, it combines nature, and archaeology, Huanuco Pampa archeological complex is fantastic, and one of the most important ones in Huaraz Area, cam enjoy it with native professional guides.
After breakfast, in your hotel in Huaraz town; we pick you up in our private transportation, and drive south to Huanuco Pampa. During our drive to Huanuco Pampa you’ll pass traditional Andean towns, with typical Quechua homes, and rich farmland. You’ll have great views towards the east of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, and towards the west you’ll see the Cordillera Negra mountain range.
We’ll continue with this itinerary, driving up to Conococha Lake (Cocha is Quechua meaning lake) at 4080m/13,386ft then continue on the road up to Huanuco Pampa. Arriving in the afternoon, you’ll visit and explore the Huanuco Pampa archeological site. Overnight 6 hours drive.
Today we’ll start early, and continue driving to Queropalca village, where our donkey drivers, and donkeys awaits us to load our equipment. We begin our hike on a gradual ascent, up along the open valley, passing close to Andean farm lands, meet the local high mountain Quechua people, and enjoy a tremendous view of the mountains of Yerupaja, Siula Grande and Jirishanca that come into view as we reach Carhuacocha 4150m/13,615ft..
This lake is one of the most beautiful aqua-blue colored lakes in the Cordillera Huayhuash. We’ll camp overnight beside Carhuacocha Lake. 3 hours drive/4 hours hike.
On our third day we reach the first pass of our trek named Carhuac Pass 4650m/15,256ft. The ascent is a constant on a gradual climb up, for approximately 3 hours, from where you’ll have the first view of the beautifully stunning peaks of Yerupaja, Siula Grande and Jirishanca.
From this vantage point, we’ll descend to our next campsite at Mitucocha Lake at 4250m/13,944ft. Here we will camp overnight beside this lake enjoying a stunning view of Rondoy, Mitaraju and Ninashanca peaks. Afternoon walk around the lake or you may choose just to rest. 5 hour hike.
Today we ascend again to the Punta Cacanan Pass at 4700m/15,420ft, where we again enjoy panoramic views of the valley.
There are two options to reach; the pass and it depends on the hikers’ level of fitness, on which option they and the group may choose. (Mini-option one is hiking on a normal trail, that leads us along the valley, then includes a gradual climb up to reach the pass). (Mini-option two) represents a steep climb up on a lesser used, steeper trail.
With option 2, as we gain increased altitude there are astonishing panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountains. Option 2 is a challenging hike but well worth it because of the stunning mountain views. Fewer trekkers choose this alternative route but we offer you both options. From the pass we descend to Cuartelhuain 4180m/13,714 ft then continue hiking down the valley to reach the Rondoy Valley. We’ll camp overnight at the entrance of the Rondoy Valley. 6-7 hours hike
On day 5 of our trek, we ascend another steep climb up the Rondoy Valley towards the Rondoy Pass 4750m/15,541ft. During today’s hike, we pass through a lot of lupines, and as we gain altitude we see the impressive view of Rondoy Peak. After a 3-4 hour hike, we reach the Rondoy Pass at 4700m/15,420ft. From this point we continue to reach the second pass, Sambuya, at 5659m.
From this vantage point, you will have astonishing dramatic views, of the surrounding mountains like Solteracocha Lake, a beautiful aqua blue colored glacier lake just below.
After enjoying this impressive view, we descend to our final campsite at Jahuacocha Lake 4050m/13,615ft which is a beautiful large lake sitting in the Jahuacocha valley with the impressive views of Rondoy, Jirishanca, El Toro and Yerupaja as a backdrop and truly, along with the Carhuacocha camp site, one of the most impressive campsites in the Peruvian Andes. 6-7 hours hike.
We’ll complete our 6 day mini trek, by hiking down the Jauacocha Valley for approximately 45 minutes, and then ascend up to the Llamac Pampa at 4300m/14,108ft with its great close up view of the Huayhuash Mountain range as a backdrop.
After resting here and enjoying the close views of the peaks, and taking some great panoramic photos, we’ll then make a long descent, to the village of Llamac, where our private transport will be waiting, to take you back to your hotel in huaraz town, where ends our Peru Andes Trekking tour (5 hours hike and 5 hours drive).
Our private tours does not have single supplements.
– United States – Dollar (US $)
– Peru – Soles (s/)
We advise you to book on advance
You can cancel the tour, even with a week on advance