Maximum altitude: 4750 meters
Duration: 7 days – 6 nights.
Best Season: All year
Location: Cordillera Huayhuash.
Queropalca – Cordillera Huayhuash 7 Days, This is one of the other options to enjoy most of the beauty of Huayhuash trek. We recommend that you need have a good level of physical fitness Actually no profetional on it but good enough to walk over this beautiful Mountains trek and definetely to be well acclimatized before committing to this beautiful trek
Day 01: Huaraz – Huanucopampa – Queropalca
We start with a six hour drive from Huaraz to La Union. From La Union we drive a half hour further to Huanuco Pampa situated on a grand plateau area. We will visit this intriguing and captivating ancient Inca city of Huanuco Viejo and have lunch, then we will continue to Queropalca where our first Camp is located. Overnight Camping at 3800 meters.
Day 02: Queropalca – Carhuacocha
Here we will meet our Arrieros (donkey drivers) and donkeys. From this point, we hike to Lake Carhuacocha at 4150 meters where we have close up views of the snow-capped peaks of Jirishanca and Yerupajá which are reflected in the lake water that we will camp on the shores of, Laguna Carhuacocha.
Day 03: Side Trip to the Spectacular Laguna Siula lagunas and Return to Carhuacocha Camp
We stay another night at Carhuacocha to enjoy the mountain surroundings. We take a day hike up a side valley past the base of Yerupaja and Siula Grande. Here we find 3 glacial lagunas, all unique in that each has a different shade of blue or green. Sometimes we see avalanches coming off the glaciers into the lakes.
Day 04: Via Punta Carhuac to Laguna Mitucocha
A steady ascent on a good path takes us to Punta Carhuac, at 4650 meters, with good opportunities en route of spotting the elusive Viscacha rodent, endemic to the high Andes. From here, weather permitting, we will enjoy excellent views of the Yerupaja and Siula Grande peaks. We descend on grass to the Janca plateau then head southeast to reach tonight’s camp at another large, trout-filled lake; Laguna Mitucocha. After lunch, you have the option of walking around the lake. From our camp we have superb views of the sheer face of Jirishanca (6094 meters) and Jirishanka Chico.
Day 05: Mitucocha – Rondoy
Leaving our camp we head towards Cacanampunta Pass at 4750 meters. From this vantage point we will enjoy the spectacular view on the other side of the valley and we might have an opportunity to observe majestic condors flying above the pass. We then descend down to our camp at Rondoy Valley 4350 meters
Day 06: Rondoy – Jahuacocha
Today is a demanding day but well worth the energy for what you will personally capture this day in breathtaking majestic scenic views as we gradually ascend up through the Rondoy Valley. After ascending to the top of the Rondoy Pass at 4750 meters we then descend towards the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha on the way to our camp at the head of the lake at 4100 meters.
Day 07: Jahuacocha / Llamac- Huaraz
After an early start and gentle descent for an hour, we start our gradual climb to the final pass, Pampa Llamac (4300 meters), from where we have our final views of much of the Huayhuash range. Then it is a long descent back to the Llamac valley and the village of Llamac. In Llamac the bus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz and your hotel for that long-awaited hot shower!! We arrive in Huaraz at about 4PM.
- 3 Meals per day + 2 snacks.
- Breakfast: omelet, pancake, fruit salad, serial, scrambled eggs… coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, butter, jam, cheese etc.…
- Snack: fresh fruit, chocolates, crackers, cookies, sweets drinks.
- Lunch: salads, soups, rice, chicken, coca tea.
- Tea time: different hot drinks, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, crackers, popcorn, pizza, and Tequeños.
- Dinner: different kind of soups, salads, main courses, pasta, chicken, trout, beef, vegetarian options available, dessert, hot wine.
- Sleeping tent: Salewa, Doite & King Camp (3 Persons tent, used for 2 persons)
- Sleeping mat: Size, 200 cm X 60 cm X 5 cm
- Kitchen tent
- Dining tent
- Toilet tent
- Sleeping bag, synthetic.
- Certificated Trekking guide (Speaks English/Spanglish)
- Certificated cook
- Donkey driver
- 5 Kilos personal Luggage for the Donkeys
- Kitchen and dining full utensils. chair, table, stove, gas, plates, caps, forks.
- First aid kit
- Private transport (if it’s only 3 or 4 people, we us public transport to trailhead)
- Hot water every day in the morning to clean up your hands and face.
- Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
- Entrance Fee (220 soles approximately)
- Personal trekking gear
- First day breakfast
- Travel accident and health insurance
- Transfer – Airport/hotel/airport /bus station/Hotel – Lima
- Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima
- Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
- Not mentioned food (restaurant) and beverages
- Personal spending
- Emergency Horse
- Hotel in Huaraz.
- Hiking boots
- Trekking socks (synthetic fibers)
- Sun hat
- Hat for cold weather (fleece or other)
- Microfiber shirts and thermal
- Trekking pants
- Linen bath
- Day Backpack – 20-30 liters
- Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or other) seasonal
- Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other) seasonal
- Waterproof Layer seasonal
- Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
- Sunscreen (lips and skin)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Photographic Material
- Wash bag and towel
- Hiking poles
- Toilet Paper.
- Missing Something? Ask Us