Huayhuash Circuit Trek

Huayhuash Circuit Trek

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Trip Description

Our Huayhuash Circuit Trek takes you into the fantastic ice range of the Cordillera Huayhuash, 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 beauty can be seen in the gripping adventure film “Touching the Void”.

Huayhuash Circuit Trek is a challenging 12- 14-day trek that crosses eight high passes as we circle the entire range.   The nearly continuous panoramas of towering Andean giants, including Yerupaja (21,759) the second highest mountain in Peru.  Huayhuash Circuit Trek 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.

Huayhuash Circuit Trek:  Overview

Altitude Max: 5,000 m Cuyoc Pass, 5, 020 m San Antonio Pass
Distance: 140 – 156 km
Duration: 12 – 14 days
Starting Point: Pocpa
Arrival Point : Llamac
Season Recommendation : May to September

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