Peru: Trekking The Cordillera Huayhuash – 8 Days_266484


Next available dates

Peru: Trekking The Cordillera Huayhuash – 8 Days

Reviews (3)
time-raw8 days
Starting point
Your accommodation in Huaraz

The Huayhuash eight-day trek is an expedition specially designed for those trekkers who do not have sufficient time to complete the Huayhuash Circuit (12-15 days) but still want to get to the heart of the Cordillera Huayhuash and undertake some serious hiking.

What to expect?

  • In addition to the awesome natural scenery on this tour, you will experience Peruvian mountain life and see local farmhouses and farm animals (cattle, sheep, horses and sometimes alpacas & llamas).

  • Although we grade the trek as moderate, you do have to cross four passes above 14,763 ft / 4500 m. This requires a reasonable level of fitness and adequate acclimatization. You do have the option of taking a horse for part of the journey but you would need to descend from the passes on foot. The hire of a horse requires an additional cost.

  • On this Peru adventure, the hiking hours mentioned in the article are estimated times including rest breaks and lunch stop. Distances mentioned are also estimated. Prior to the start of the trek, you’ll stay in Huaraz (elevation: 10,137 ft / 3090 m) for two full days to do short hikes for acclimatization purposes. The trek is approximately 40 miles (65 km) in total – distances mentioned here are estimates.


  • Explore Huaraz, the adventure town in the Peruvian highlands
  • Visit Huanuco Pampa ruins, once an important town of the Inca empire
  • Camp at Laguna Carhuacocha to view peaks that soar higher than 20,000 ft
  • View the Laguna Siula Lakes, which appear in various shades of blue and green
  • Enjoy splendid views of Yerupaja Grande, the second highest peak in Peru
  • Test your lungs and physical fitness on this demanding, high altitude trek

What is included?

  • Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park and community Huayhuash
  • Cooks and helpers
  • All meals during the tour
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Porter for Nevado Tocllaraju
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz
  • All transfer transportation
  • Hotels as required

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • A moderate level of fitness is recommended

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)
  • Overnight items
  • Legitimate hiking gear & attire, including sleeping gear, thermal layers, etc.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Next available dates