9 days
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Huaraz, Huayhuas Full Loop Trekking

This is the best trekking option in the Huayhuash Mountain Range. The trail starts in Quartelwain and finishes in Llamac. Besides, it includes the visit to the most beautiful lakes of Huayhuaysh: Jahuacocha and Carhuacocha and the impressive 6000 peaks: Yerupaja and Jirishanca. It is possible to take a glance of Jurau Lake from San Antonio view point and also Diablo Mudo, Sacras and Rasac peaks.

Great views on Huayhuas Trek Peru

Short trekking itinerary:

Day 1: Huaraz – Quartelhuain – Mitococha
Day 2: Mitococha – Carhuacocha
Day 3: Carhuacocha – Huayhuash
Day 4: Huayhuash – Viconga
Day 5: 
Viconga – Huanacpatay
Day 6: Huanacpatay – Huatiac
Day 7: Huatiac – Laguna Jahuacocha
Day 8: Laguna Jahuacocha
Day 9: Laguna Jahuacocha – Llamac – Huaraz

Note: There is also an 8 day version of this trek, which is 200 US$ less expensive.

Level:             Difficult
Distance:        163 km.
Maximal elevation:     5000 m.s.n.m. (masl)
Maximal Temperature:     25°C
Minimal Temperature:    -2°C
Departure time:        7 AM
Duration:        4 – 7 of walking hours per day
Arrival in Huaraz        17:00/ 18:00h

Huayhuash full loop long itinerary

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Day 1: Huaraz - Quartelhuain


Local farm on Huayhuas LoopEarly In the backpacker/ shared service this tour already starts with the pick-up at 4:00 am from the hostel, to be at 4:30 am at the bus terminal and take the 5:00 am public bus.
You will travel towards the south of the Callejón de Huaylas, to Chiquian Town where the rough tracks start towards Llamac Village (about 3h30 min. travel time). From Llamac you will walk about 4 hours along a dirt road to the campsite of the Quartelhuain Hamlet (4 hours). Quartelhuain is a small hamlet of sheep shepards not far from the dirt road.
During private service, or when the shared service has more than 7 participants, then this trek can start at 9:00 am and you will travel in about 5 hours all the way to Cuartelhuain. After arriving in Cuartelhuain you will have time to acclimatize at an altitude of 4200 m. Rest well, because tomorrow you will have to walk for 8 to 9 hours on high altitude.
Overnight and dinner at campsite.
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Day 2: Quartelhuain - Carhuacocha

The Carhuac Pass, Huyahuas TrekAlter breakfast you start ascending for 2 to 3 hours to Carhuac Pass (4650 masl) from where you can have a glimpse of the small Jirishanca. Then trail goes down towards Carhuacoha Lake in approximately 1 hour, during the trail you appreciate Jirishanca and Yerupaja peaks. Dinner and overnight at the campsite at the shores of the lake.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 3: Carhuacocha - Huayhuash


Huayhuas Trek, lake viewThis day there are two options: the first one taking the normal route of the donkeys (4 -5 hours) towards Punta Carnicero Pass (4600 masl) and then descents to Huayhuash campsite and the second option is to climb up Siula Pass (4800 masl) by a steep trail but with a magnificent views of the three turquoise lakes at the feet of Siula Peak (6 -7 hours). On the way, it is also possible to appreciate Carnicerococha Lake at the feet of the impressive Carnicero Peak. Dinner and overnight campsite.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 4: Huayhuash - Viconga


Waterfall on the Huayhuas TrekEarly in the morning it starts the ascent to Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass (4750 masl). On the way you can appreciate Trapecio (5653 masl), Sueroraju (5439 masl) and the Puscanturpas peaks (5550 masl) and the dam-lake of Viconga. Arrival to the campsite in Viconga after 5 or 6 hours. There it is also possible to take a bath in the natural thermal water rivers of Viconga. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 5: Viconga - Huanacpatay


San Antonio Pass, Huayhuas TrekEarly in the morning ascent to Cuyoc Pass (5000 masl) very close to Cuyoc Glaciar (3 – 4 hours). Then starts the descent towards Huanacpatay Valley. During the trail you can appreciate Trapecio (5653 masl) and Jurau (5600 masl). Then you can climb up by a steep way to San Antonio point view (3 – 4 hours up and down) where you can appreciate the Jurau Peak and Lake, and then continue for 1 or 2 hours more to Huanacpatay campsite. Dinner and overnight campsite.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 6: Huanacpatay - Huatiac


Hiking through the snowEarly in the morning, you start descending until Huayllapa Town and then it starts the ascent to Huatiac (4 -5 hours). Dinner and overnight campsite.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 7: Huatiac - Laguna Jahuacocha

Camping Huayhuas TrekFrom Huatiac takes 6 to 7 hours to arrive to Jahuacoha Lake, passing the Tapush Punta (4800 masl) and Yaucha passes (4800 masl). On the way you can appreciate Diablo Mudo, Huacrish (5774 masl) Sacra (5548 masl), Rasac (6017 masl), Yerupaja (6634 masl), Jirishanca (6094 masl) and Rondoy (5870 masl). Dinner and overnight at the campsite at the shores of the lake.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
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Day 8: Laguna Jahuacocha


Camping Huayhuash Trek PeruDay at leisure to walk around the lake to observe variety of Andean birds, or climb up to the Solteracocha Lake (2-3 hours). There is also the possibility that you can buy a lamp to prepare Pachamanca (typical Peruvian Andean dish of the campesinos where the meat is cooked with firewood and warm stones underground), that cost about 45 soles around US$ 14. Dinner and overnight campsite at the shores of the lake.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner Included.
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Day 9: Laguna Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz


Guide Anthula on Huayhuas TrekEarly in the morning departure by Pacllón Valley trough a pass of 4300 masl to descent to Llamac Village (4-5 hours), where the transportation waits to take you back to Huaraz city. Arrival in Huaraz about 5 PM and transfer to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Recommendations for a good acclimation:
–    Rest the first day
–    Drink more than usual
–    Drink Coca tea
–    Eat light food

Important: For more information about Altitude sickness, we recommend you to check: Symptoms of altitude sickness

Huayhuash Full Loop, inclusive:

Included during trekking in Backpacker service:   
–    Public transportation from 1 to 6 people
–    Private transfers and transportation from 7 people or places where there is no public transportation
–    Full board (breakfast, box lunch, snack, supper)
–    English speaking trekking guide – cook from 1 to 3 people
–    Guide assistant from 7 people
–    Kitchen-dining tent from 1 to 3 people
–    Camping gear: Kitchen-dinning and toilet tent, table and chairs, tableware, gas lamp from 4 people
–    Additional dinning or kitchen tent from 7 people
–    Personal gear: Mattress and 4 seasons tents (Ferrino, Doite)
–    Muleteer (except for Lake 69 2 days – 1 night)
–    Mules or donkeys (except for Lake 69 2 days – 1 night)
–    Cook from 4 people
–    Cook assistant from 7 people
–    Morning boiled water to fill water bottle or cantimplore
–    First Aid Kit

Does not include:
 Transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima, lodging and meals in Huaraz, tips and extras, emergency horse (US$ 20 per day, includes also donkeydriver), sleeping bag (US$3.5 per day, includes fleece sheet), ecological soap, extra gas for warm water for personal cleaning, private transportation from 1 to 6 people, breakfast of the first day and supper of the last day, Entrance of the National Park Huascarán (150 Soles from 4 to 30 days) + 220 Soles on local community fees.
Hiperbaric chamber (ask for availability):
US$ 20,00 per day (authorized only to UIAGM certified mountain guide and official trekking guides)Recommendations about what to bring:
–    Small backpack (45 liters)
–    Big backpack or bag
–    Sleeping bag -10 Cª
–    Sportive clothes (short pants, t-shirt, sunhat)
–    Sunglasses with UV protection
–    Sun block and repellent
–    Warm clothes (thermal underwear, fleece jacket and pants, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, wool hat, 2 or 3 pairs of cotton and wool socks)
–    Camera
–    Headlamp or flashlight
–    Trekking boots
–    Sandals
–    Purifying pills
–    Plastic bags for the rainy season
–    Water bottle or cantimploreIn Huaraz city it is possible to rent waterproof jacket and pants, down jacket, headlamp, and backpack for an additional price.Included during trekking with Full Services:
–    Private transfers and transportation
–    International and Peruvian menu (breakfast, box lunch, snack, supper)
–    Wine, Pisco sour or beer
–    English speaking trekking guide
–    Guide assistant from 7 people
–    Camping gear: Kitchen-dinning and toilet tent, table and chairs, tableware, gas lamp.
–    Additional dinning or kitchen tent from 7 people
–    Shower tent for trekking more than 3 days
–    Personal gear: Sleeping bag -10°C, pillow, polar interior bag, mattress and 4 seasons tents (Ferrino, Doite)
–    Muleteer
–    Mules or donkeys (except for Lake 69 2 days – 1 night)
–    Llamas for Olleros – Chavín and Inka Naani of Conchucos treks
–    1 emergency horse every 5 people
–    Cook
–    Cook assistant from 7 people
–    Ecological soap
–    Warm water to take a wash at the campsite
–    Morning boiled water to fill water bottle or cantimplore
–    Entrances
–    First Aid KitDoes not include: Transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima, lodging and meals in Huaraz, tips and extras, breakfast of the first day and supper of the last day.
Hiperbaric chamber (ask for availability):
US$ 20,00 per day (authorized only to UIAGM certified mountain guide and official trekking guides)Recommendations about what to bring:
–    Small backpack (45 liters)
–    Big backpack or bag
–    Sleeping bag –10 Cª(it’s included on the Full service)
–    Sportive clothes (short pants, t-shirt, sunhat)
–    Sunglasses with UV protection
–    Sun block and repellent
–    Warm clothes (thermal underwear, fleece jacket and pants, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, wool hat, 2 or 3 pairs of cotton and wool socks)
–    Camera
–    Headlamp or flashlight
–    Trekking boots
–    Sandals
–    Purifying pills
–    Plastic bags for the rainy season
–    Water bottle or cantimploreIn Huaraz city it is possible to rent waterproof jacket and pants, down jacket, headlamp, and backpack for an additional price.

Recommendations for a good acclimation:

–    Rest the first day
–    Drink more than usual
–    Drink Coca tea
–    Eat light foodImportant: For more information about Altitude sickness, we recommend you to check: Symptoms of altitude sickness
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