Arrival in Lima at night (sleep in hotel)
Travel from Lima to Huaraz in the morning by Bus or Plane (sleep in hotel)
Acclimatization day - Churup Lake (4600 m). We’ll leave from Huaraz city towards east, passing through villages as Unchus and Llupa, up to the place called Pitec (3860 m), where we have to pay the entrance fee at the Huascaran National Park control post, then start hiking in an ascending path, observing mountains as Huamashraju, Cashan and Shacsha also crop fields can be seen. This place houses a diversity of flora and fauna such as the wild duck, plants with healing properties and quenual tree forests. To reach this lake we have to climb rocks helped by a steady metal rope, ideal for those who love the adventure or take other path less challenging. Churup is a beautiful blue lake one of the most frequently visited, surrounded by Ichu grass, Quenual trees, wild flowers, etc. thereґs also a smaller lake on the east side for those who want to continue hiking, both lakes are right below the mountain with the same name, then return to Huaraz city.
Huaraz – Chiquian (3200 m) – Llamac 3250 (m). We'll leave from the huaraz city by van, towards the Chiquian City, passing through cities of the Callejon de Huaylas as Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac, observing the mountain chain of the Cordillera Blanca and the Conococha lake (4050 m). Making a short stop in Chiquian, then continue up to the Llamac village, where weґll camp and meet the donkey drivers and donkeys who will accompany us during the trekking.
Llamac - Quartelhuain (4200 m). In our way to Quartelhuain we’ll follow the Llamac river, passing through villages as Pocpa (3475 m) and Palca (3825 m), observing mining campsites and a variety of wild flora and fauna and the Ninashanca mountain (5607 m), and finally reach the Quartelhuain campsite. About 5 to 6 hours.
Quartelhuian - Cacananpunta Pass (4700 m) - Mitucocha Lake (4230 m). We'll ascend up to the Cacananpunta Pass, where we can find medicinal plants, and observe the Cordillera Huallanca and the Pucacocha lake, then descend to the place called Janca and reach the Mitucocha Campsite, from where we can observe mountains as Ninashanca (5607 m), Rondoy (5870 m), Jirishanca (6094 m), Jirishanca chico (5446 m). About 5 to 6 hours.
Mitucocha Lake - Carhuac Pass (4640 m) - Carhuacocha Lake (4138 m). From the Mitucocha Campsite we’ll ascend to the Carhuac Pass, through the Yana-Yana valley, and reach the Carhuacocha Campsite, where we have the famous view of mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash as Jirishanca chico (5446 m), Jirishanca (6094 m), Yerupaja chico (6089 m), Yerupaja (6617 m) and Carnicero (5960 m). About 5 to 6 hours.
Rest day. This day we'll visit the three beautiful lakes of Gangrajanca, Siula and Quesillococha.
Carhuacocha Lake - Siulб Pass (4834 m) - Huayhuash (4345 m). We’ll pass through the three beautiful lakes of Gangrajanca, Siula and Quesillococha, walking uphill we’ll reach a natural lookout from where we have a spectacular view of these lakes as well as mountains as Jirishanca chico (5446 m), Jirishanca (6094 m), El Toro (5965 m), Yerupaja (6617 m), Siula (6344 m) and El Carnicero (5960 m), then reach the Siula Pass from where we can observe other mountains as Puscanturpa (5652 m), Trapecio (5653 m), Jurau (5674 m) and the Cordillera Raura, then descend observing the Carnicero lake and finally reach the Huayhuash campsite. About 7 to 8 hours.
Huayhuash - Portachuelo or Huayhuash Pass (4785 m) - Viconga Lake (4400 m). Portachuelo or Huayhuash Pass is the limit of the departments of Huanuco and Lima, from this pass we can observe mountains such as Pumarinri (5465 m), Cuyoc (5550 m), Puscanturpa (5652 m), Millpo (5330 m) and the Cordillera Raura, as well as herds of Alpcas and Llamas, we’ll pass near the viconga lake and reach the campsite where there are natural hot spring baths. About 5 to 6 hours.
Viconga Lake – Pumarinri Summit (5465 m) – Cuyoc Pass (5000 m) – Cruce San Antonio (4492 m). We'll leave at dawn, walking over the moraine and reach the ice, then start climbing up to the Summit, from where we can observe many mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash and the Cordillera Raura, then descend crossing the Cuyoc Pass and finally reach the Cruce San Antonio campsite. About 7 to 8 hours.
Cruce San Antonio – Paso Santa Rosa (5064 m) – Cutatambo Campsite (4400 m). From Santa Rosa Pass we have a panoramic view of mountains as Jurau, Carnicero, Sarapo, Siula Grande, Yerupaja, Rasac, Tsacra, Huacrish, Rosario, and others, as well as lakes as Jurau, Sarapococha and the famous campsite of Joe Simpon – (Touching the Void), and finally descend to Cutatambo campsite. About 6 to 7 hours.
Cutatambo – Huatiac (4253 m). After leaving from the campsite, we’ll ascend through the Calinca valley, passing through the Huayllapa village, then ascend again through the Huancho valley and finally reach the Huatiac campsite in the Huancho valley, from the site we can observe mountains as Tapush (5223 m), Diablomudo (5223 m), Angocancha (5450 m), Juituhuarco (5449 m). About 6 to 7 hours.
Huatiac – Punta Tapush Pass (4760 m) – Cashpapampa (4500 m). We'll pass through the Inka Wain campsite, then ascend to the Punta Tapush Pass with views of mountains as Tapush (5223 m), Diablomudo (5223 m) and the Susucocha lake, passing through the limits of Lima and Ancash Departments, and finally reach the Cashpapampa campsite (Base Camp of Diablomudo mountain). About 3 to 4 hours.
Cashpapampa - Diablomudo Summit (5223 m) - Jahuacocha Lake (4066 m). We'll leave at dawn, walking over the moraine and reach the ice, and start climbing up to the Summit, from where we can observe important mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash, then descend through the Huacrish valley and reach the campsite near the Beautiful lake of Jahuacocha. About 11 to 12 hours.
Rest day (Optional). We can visit the following places:
- The Yaucha Pass (4800 m), to observe the other side of the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash
- The Cerro Amarillo (Yellow hill)
- The Solteracocha Lake, where we can find remains of a plane that fell in 1954
Jahuacocha Lake - Pampallamac Pass (4300 m) - Llamac - Huaraz (Hotel, Pachamanca dinner) - Lima at night (exit hotel). We'll ascend to the Pampallamac Pass, the last one in our trekking, from where we can observe part of the cordillera blanca, then descend to the llamac village, where our private van will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz city. About 4 to 5 hours. Hotel, Pachamanca dinner.
Departure from Huaraz to Lima and Lima – Home. Possible overnight in Lima!!
Note: After the ascent, we are ready to offer you a vacation on the coast of the ocean, lakes and various excursion programs in Peru.