Huayhuash Mountain Range Trekking
concidered as one of the most beautiful treks
The fantastic ice range of the Cordillera Huayhuash is renowned for knife-edged 20,000-foot peaks that attract mountaineers from around the world. Seven of Peru’s highest peaks rise from this dramatic massif, whose awesome beauty can be seen in the gripping adventure film Touching the Void.
Our challenging 12- 14-day treks crosses eight high passes as we circle the entire range, with nearly continuous panoramas of towering Andean giants, including Yerupaja (21,759′), second highest mountain in Peru. Our adventure culminates in an optional climb of Diablo Mudo (17,235′), a non-technical snow peak with panoramic views across the entire Huayhuash. Sunny blue skies, mild daytime temperatures, and a profusion of edelweiss and purple lupine make these mountains an alpine paradise.
Altitude Max: 5,000m Cuyoc pass , 5020m. San Antonio pass
Distance: 140 – 156 km
Duration: 12 – days
Starting Point: Pocpa
Arrival Point : Llamac
Season Recomendation : May to September
Below you'll find a list of upcoming expeditions, with the number of places still available, the total cost and the deposit required to secure a place. Should no expeditions be available, please contact us to see what we can do for you. Bespoke personally tailored expeditions can also be accommodated.
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Requirements & Technicality
Our Photographer And Photography
Ascent Explorers photographer joins us on many of our UK tours and training programs to capture group images through the program duration. A selection of images are shared on social media sites such as Facebook (please inform us if you individually prefer this not to happen) Digital copies, prints are available upon request.
Through hardship, friendship is built. Through friendship, great things can be accomplished.
Huaraz city ( 3,090m.) Is located 410km. north of Lima about eight hours by Bus and 40 minutes by airplane, Huaraz is capital of the Ancash departament, Huaraz is the main city in the Callejon de Huaylas located in the food of the Cordillera Blanca.
Huaraz is the center for for high – altitude sports and outdoor activities it is used as the base for many expeditions, trekking, climbing, mountaineering , mountain bike, horseback riding, around the Blanca Mountain Range Huayhuash Mountain Range and the Cordillera Raura.
Flights & Travel Information
Ascent Explorers understands what adventure travel is all about, which is why we are proud to partner with a specialist team of travel consultants for great deals on flights to all destinations.
We work hard to bring you the best flight routes and tickets, accommodation, travel passes, tours, volunteer placements - the works. Quite simply Ascent is your travel agency; you can shoot any question to our dedicated travel manager and we'll be sure to steer you in the right direction. Along with all the advice that we can offer; there are a few other reasons to book with us:
To book your flights or to discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated flight account manager, Ellie Gilmore on 0808 260 9953
- Unrivalled product knowledge and expertise.
- Passionate about travel – we will do everything they can to create your perfect travel experience.
- We promise to offer you the best airfare solution to suit your needs.
- 24 hour emergency assistance helpline.
- Access to 'Travel Butler', a service which offers you support whilst you are travelling by providing:
- One point of contact – we provide your very own Personal Travel Advisor wherever you may be.
- Free help and advice on ticket date and reschedule changes (free of charge revalidation of ticket where possible).
- Part of a $12billion organisation that offers you security and utilises global buying power to save you money.
- Trekking speaking english guide
- Cook during the trek
- Complete Food During The Trek
- Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
- Bi-Personal Tent
- Dining tent with chairs and table
- Kitchen Tent with utensils
- Toilet Tent
- Aclimatized day
- Entrance Fees to Huayhuash Area
- Private car for start and finish the trek
- Extra Horse
- Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
- flight from Lima to Huaraz ( round trip )
- Hotel In Huaraz
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Food in town
- Sleeping Bag
Prices, Booking and Terms & Conditions
The total cost for this expedition is £
and a deposit of £
is required to secure your place.
For further information concerning our Terms and Conditions, bookings and cancellations, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page
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Need help? Call: 0208 500 3323 or 07967 589289 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm GMT)
Participation & Accuracy Statement
Ascent Explorers recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Although it is our intention to operate this itinerary as printed, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of flight schedules, climatic conditions, limitations of infrastructure or other operational factors. As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops and the duration of the day may vary from those outlined. You should be aware that some events are beyond our control and we would ask for your patience.
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