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Trekking with ascents: Cordillera Huayhuash, Pumarinri, Diablo Mudo. Peru

Trekking with climbing: Huayhuash,Pumarinri, Diablo Mudo 

The  Huayhuash  mountain  range  is  an  indescribable  place  with mountains and beautiful lagoons that make your walk a memorable one. Huayhuash is considered one of the ten best Trekking trails in the  world.  Combine  this  wonderful Trekking  with  climbing  to  two mountains five thousand, the Diablomudo and the Pumarinri. Organize your expedition with us and live a unique experience. 

Tour type:
Hiking and trekking
Huayhuash , Andes
Number of participants:
From 2 participants
Maximum height:
5465 m
June - August
Start of the program:
Уарас (Lima)
Finish program:
Уарас (Lima)
18 days
1 900 USD
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Day 1

Arrival in Lima at night (sleep in hotel)

Day  2

Travel from Lima to Huaraz in the morning by Bus or Plane (sleep in hotel)

Day  3

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.

Day  4

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.

Day  5

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. 

Day  6

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.

Day  7

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.

Day  8

Rest day. This  day  we'll  visit  the  three  beautiful  lakes  of  Gangrajanca, Siula  and Quesillococha.

Day  9

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.

Day  10

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.

Day  11

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. 

Day  12

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.

Day  13

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.

Day  14

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. 

Day  15

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.

Day  16

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

Day  17

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.

Day  18

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 - Read


Lima - Huaraz (3052 m) - Churup (Lake 4450 m) - Huaraz  -  Chiquian (3200 m) – Llamac 3250 (m) - Quartelhuain (4200 m) - Cacananpunta Pass (4700 m) - Mitucocha Lake (4230 m) - Carhuac Pass (4640 m) - Carhuacocha Lake (4138 m) - Siula Pass (4834 m) - Huayhuash (4345 m) - Portachuelo or Huayhuash Pass (4785 m) - Viconga Lake (4400 m) - Pumarinri Summit (5465 m) – Cuyoc Pass (5000 m) – Cruce San Antonio (4492 m) - Paso Santa Rosa (5064 m) – Cutatambo Campsite (4400 m) - Huatiac (4253 m) - Punta Tapush Pass (4760 m) – Cashpapampa (4500 m) - Diablomudo Summit (5223 m) - Jahuacocha Lake (4066 m) - Pampallamac Pass (4300 m) - Llamac -  Huaraz - Lima

The cost of the full package of services -  from 1900 USD*

* cost for a group of 8 people or more

  Service with tents Service without tents 
Cost per person   2050 1900



  • Pick  up  at  Lima  Airport  (by  our  personal)  and  transfer  to  the  bus station or Hotel (taxi service must be paid by client).
  • Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner during the expedition.
  • Private  Transport:  to  different  starting  and  ending  point  of  the expedition.
  • Experienced  Climbing  Guides  certified  by  the  UIAGM/IFMGA  or Offical Guides or Trekking Guides certified UIMLA.
  • Cook. 
  • Cook Assistant (from 6 customers) 
  • Donkey drivers. 
  • Donkies. 
  • Camping  equipment:  Sleeping  tents,  Kitchen  tents,  Dinning  tents, Bathroom tent, Mattress, practical table and chairs, etc. 
  • Kitchen kit: Plates, pots, tea pot, frying pot, spoons, knife, cups, etc. 
  • Huascaran National Park entrance fee and Huayhuash entrance fee.
  • Basic first aid kit. 
  • One day hike (Acclimatization day – Churup or Willcacocha lake).
  • PACHAMANCA  the  last  day  of  the  expedition  (typical  food  of  the Peruvian Andes) from company

Not Included:

  • Taxes
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks. 
  • Personal clothing and equipment. 
  • Travel, personal, and medical insurance.
  • International flight. 
  • Hotel (we can make reservations if clients want it so, extra payment). 
  • Extra charge for luggages. 
  • Laundry. 
  • Reconfirmation of flights. 
  • Food during stay in Huaraz city. 
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Transport from Huaraz to Lima or Lima Huaraz.
  • Mountain equipment (it can be rented in Huaraz city).
  • Tips.

Brief information on the area and route

Peru (Republic of Peru) is a country in South America, on the territory of which the tropical forests of the Amazon and Machu Picchu are located - the ancient Inca city on the top of the Andes mountain range. The area around Machu Picchu, where the Urubamba Valley is located (another name is the Sacred Valley of the Incas), the Inca Trail and the colonial city of Cusco, famous for its archaeological sites. The capital is the city of Lima. The territory of Peru can be divided into three regions, differing in the nature of the terrain, climate, flora and fauna.

  • In the west, along the Pacific coast, stretched a narrow strip of desert coastal plains (Costa). The largest deserts are Atacama and Sechura.
  • East is located the mountain belt of the Andes - Sierra. The highest point is Mount Huascaran (6,768 meters); In total, Peru has more than three dozen mountain peaks with a height of more than 6,000 meters.
  • To the east is the Amazonian lowland (selva) - the territory of tropical rain forests.

Huaraz is a city in Peru, the administrative center of the Ancash department. Located in the valley Callejon de Huaylas, on the river Santa, in the central part of the region, at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. The population is 120,000 people, 407 kilometers north of Lima, the Pan-American Highway passes through the city.

Lakes: Churup (4450 m), Mitucocha (4230 m), Carhuacocha (4138 m), Pucacocha , Gangrajanca, Quesillococha  and others.

Llamac is a small village at the beginning of the route.

Pumarinri - a 5465 metre high  mountain in the south of the Huayhuash mountain range in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the Lima Region, Cajatambo Province, Cajatambo District. 

Diablo Mudo - a mountain in the west of the Huayhuash mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5427 m. It is located in the Ancash Region, Bolognesi Province, Pacllon District, and in the Lima Region, Cajatambo Province, Copa District. 

High mountain passes: Cacananpunta (4700 m), Siula (4834 m), Huayhuash Pass (4785 m), Cuyoc Pass (5000 m), Punta Tapush Pass (4760 m) and other.

Peaks higher than 6000 meters: Yerupaja (6617 m), Siula (6344 m), Jirishanca  (6094  m)  and other.

Additional Information

  • Children under 14 years old are allowed on the route only when accompanied by adults.
  • The host party has the right to change the route according to weather conditions and group conditions
  • The cost of the voucher does not include: additional excursions, transfers outside the program, environmental fees, etc.
  • It is possible to provide additional services by prior arrangement: additional transfers, personal equipment hire, hotel booking, recreation, etc.

Attention! Don't forget to read our article about outdoor activities in Peru - Read

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