Huayhuash Mini Trek

from $ 245

On this route you will see a small but very beautiful part of the Huayhuash range. Especially you will have magnificent views from the Jahuacocha lake which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the whole range. This route is a good option for people who don’t have a lot of time but still want to have a great experience.


Tour Duration     4 Days

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    2/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Tailor-Made
  • Activity Level Challenging
    5/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    5-8
All about the Huayhuash Mini Trek.

Highlights:

  • Cordillera Huayhuash – one of the most beautiful treks in the world
  • Untouched mountain landscapes, intensely glaciated
  • Dreamlike campsites you will remember forever

 

Character
This small and easier route of the Cordillera Huayhuash trek lasts 4 days.

Requirements
Surefootedness, a head for heights, a good physical condition, team spirit and willingness to leave your comfort zone. You should have hiked in the mountains already. In preparation for this trip, we recommend conditioning and extensive walks. The hiking times per day are between 4 to 7 hours and can vary depending on the condition of the group and weather.

Best Season
The best trekking season in the Andes is from April to October, with rainy season in between. It is usually sunny and warm during this time. Due to the altitude, the nights can be quite cold (to minus 5 ° C).

Extra Time
Individual connection programs with Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon and much more are possible. Contact us!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transports according to itinerary
  • Qualified and experienced guide (Spanish/Englisch)
  • Cook and assistant
  • Donkeys and donkey driver
  • All meals during the trek
  • Good quality high mountain tent (2 or 3 person)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Dining tent, table and chairs
  • Cooking utensils
  • First aid kit and oxygen
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals in Lima and Huaraz
  • Hotels in Lima and Huaraz
  • Bus tickets and flights
  • Entrance fees to the Cordillera Huayhuash
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Medical care or insurance
  • Emergency rescue or evacuation
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the trek early
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (optional)

 

  1. Day 1 Huaraz - Llamac - Rondoy Camp

    We pick you up in your hotel and drive through the villages of Chiquian und Llamac, which is the gateway to the Cordillera Huayhuash. We meet our donkey driver and donkeys and start hiking towards the Rondoy valley and have first views of the snow-capped peaks. We set camp at 4’200m. 

    Meals included: Packed lunch, tea time, dinner

  2. Day 2 Rondoy - Sanbunya Pass - Jahuacocha

    After breakfast we hike up towards Sambunya pass (40750m). From the pass we enjoy the most spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks and glacier lakes. Then we descend to one of the most beautiful campsites of the Huayhuash range, Jahuacocha.

    Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch, tea time, dinner

  3. Day 3 Jahuacocha - Yaucha Pass - Ancoshcancha

    Today we hike high up the Yaucha pass (4’850m), where we can enjoy the spectacular views of surrounding peaks such as Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in the Peruvian Andes. Then we have a steep and difficult descend to Ancoscancha campsite (4’550m).

    Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch, tea time, dinner

  4. Day 4 Ancoshcancha - Pampa Llamac - Huaraz

    We leave early from our campsite and climb up on a steep trail to Pampa Llamac (4’200m). After enjoying the last views to the Huayhuash range and take some last pictures, we descend down a steep trail to the village of Llamac. Our transportation is waiting for us to bring us back to Huaraz.

    Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch

Everything you need to know about this trip

Camping
During the trek, you spend the night in two-person tents. The selection of camp sites depends on the reachable water points and takes into account – as far as possible – scenic spots. In the Cordillera Huayhuash there are countless dream camps on highland lakes at the feet of snow-capped peaks.

Meals
During the trek we pay attention to a healthy and high-calorie diet. Breakfast and dinner are cooked warm. For lunch, a box lunch is served. We can prepare vegetarian dishes on request.

Transport
We use minivans or comfortable 4×4 off-road vehicles, depending on the group size. 

Luggage
Donkeys carry your luggage during the trek, you only carry your daypack.

Packing listOur recommendation
  • Backpack
  • Bag to load on the donkeys
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sandals
  • Well-worn in hiking boots
  • Down jacket
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Fleece or warm pullover
  • Comfortable clothes (quick dry, merino)
  • Trekking trousers
  • Long thermal underwear (merino)
  • Warm socks
  • Cap, gloves
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen (min factor 40)
  • Hiking poles
  • Sleeping bag -10° comfort
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication travel kit
  • Water bottle and water purification pills
  • Extra Snacks (your favorite chocolate)
  • Extra money

Some basic rules: 

  • Do not climb too fast, allow several days for a gradual acclimatization
  • It can be very useful to take a break at around 3,000 m for a few days
  • Drink more than enough water
  • Do not drink any alcohol
  • Cure infections and other diseases beforehand
  • Do not take sleeping pills
  • Carbohydrate-containing foods, as they consume less oxygen than fats and proteins
  • Drink coca tea or chew coca leaves
Overall Rating
2/5
andinotrek_ce
Reviewed On 13/08/2018

Dear Roni, the famous 3 lakes view can only be seen during the 8 or 10 days Huayhuash trek. We send you an e-mail with more details.

roni
Reviewed On 26/07/2018
4/5

Hi, My husband and I are willing to book the mini HUAYHUASH treck (4 days). I just want to make sure that this treck includes the 3 famous lakes or is it just in the 8 days treck? Thank you!

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