Overview

This challenging trek is the best way to fully appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the snow-capped summits of the Cordillera Huayhuash, including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in Peru. In this route we also include a side trip to the base of Siula Grande, location of the famous mountaineering story as told in the book by Joe Simpson “Touching the Void”. Each night we set up camp in remote locations alongside alpine meadows and brilliant blue glacial lagoons in this unrivalled corner of the Andes. For the lover of high mountain regions, it would be hard to beat this exceptional trek.

Itinerary

Services

What is included
  • Transport: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of your trek, and from the finishing point of your trek back to your hotel in Huaraz. We use minivans or 4x4 depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and basic English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner.
  • Donkey driver: In charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group. You are allowed to bring up to 5 kg of personal belongings that will be loaded on the donkeys. You will only carry your daypack during the day.
  • Food: Breakfast, packed lunch, tea time and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, dining tent, table and chairs, first aid kit, cooking stove, dishes and cooking utensils.
What is not included
Entrance fees of 220 Soles, personal equipment, sleeping bag, emergency horse, first breakfast, last dinner, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the trek early, additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation, bottled water (you drink water from the river), toilet paper

Gear List

What to bring
  • Bag to load on the donkeys with your personal belongings (plastic bag with zipper or garbage bag)
  • Small daypack
  • Sleeping bag if available
  • Walking sticks if you have knee problems
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (factor 40 minimum), hat, sunglasses
  • Well-worn in hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes: t-shirts (quick dry or merino wool recommended), trekking trousers or leggings, sweater, woolen trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers / or rain poncho
  • Water bottle and water purification pills
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money
Missing something? We can provide you with everything you need for a great trek, just let us know how we can help.

Departures and Prices

Join one of our fixed departure treks (group size: 9 to 15 people)
Our fixed departure treks are ideal for single travelers or small groups, who are interested in being part of a larger group. Fixed departure treks are a great way to make new friends from various countries and share the enriching experience of discovering the beauty of Peru together. If our fixed departure date is not suitable for you, just inform us of your preferred date and we will do our best to arrange a group for your preferred date.

Departure Date Price (per person) Availability  
April 2, 2017 520 USD Book
April 12, 2017 520 USD Book
April 22, 2017 520 USD Book
May 2, 2017 520 USD Book
May 12, 2017 520 USD Book
May 23, 2017 520 USD Book
June 2, 2017 520 USD Book
June 13, 2017 520 USD Book
June 24, 2017 520 USD Book
July 4, 2017 520 USD Book
July 14, 2017 520 USD Book
July 25, 2017 520 USD Book
August 4, 2017 520 USD Book
August 14, 2017 520 USD Book
August 26, 2017 520 USD Book
September 5, 2017 520 USD Book
September 15, 2017 520 USD Book
September 26, 2017 520 USD Book
October 6, 2017 520 USD Book
October 17, 2017 520 USD Book
October 24, 2017 520 USD Book
November 7, 2017 520 USD Book
November 17, 2017 520 USD Book


Organize your own private trip or join a smaller group
We organize private trips on any dates, for any group size. Depending on availability you can also join a confirmed private group.

Number of people Price (per person)  
1 2’340 USD Book
2 - 4 1’185 USD Book
5 - 8 930 USD Book

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