Maximum altitude: 4750 meters

Difficulty: 9/10

Duration: 7 days – 6 nights.

Best Season: All year

Location: Cordillera Huayhuash.


This 7 day trek is another option to enjoy the most beautiful parts of the Huayhuash mountain range. This option is more challenging than the 10 day version and we recommend that you have a good level of physical fitness, and that you are well acclimatised before you begin

Day 01: Huaraz – Huanucopampa – Queropalca

We start our journey with a six hour drive from Huaraz to La Union. From there it is a further 30 min drive to Huanuco Papa which is situated on a high plateau. Here there is the opportunity to visit the ancient Inca city of Huanuco Viejo. After lunch we will continue to Queropalca where the first camp is located, at 3,800m.

Day 02: Queropalca – Carhuacocha

In Queroplca we will meet our Arrieros (donkey drivers) and their donkeys which will assist our trip. We will then hike to Lake Carhuacocha at 4150 meters where we have close up views of the snow-capped peaks of Jirishanca and Yerupajá. We will camp for the night on the shores of Laguna Carhuacocha.

Day 03: Carhuacocha Camp – Laguna Siula – Carhuacocha Camp.

On the third day we will take a day trip from the Carhuacocha Camp to visit the spectacular Siula Lagunas. The three lagunas are all unique in their shade of blue or green.

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 to spot the elusive Viscacha rodent. 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 (4,350 meters).

Day 06: Rondoy – Jahuacocha

Today is a demanding day but well worth the energy. You will ascend the Rondoy Pass at 4,750m before heading down to the Laguna Jahuacocha. We will camp at the head of the lake at an altitude of 4,100m.

Day 07: Jahuacocha / Llamac- Huaraz

On the final day we will start early and descend for around an hour before climbing up to the final pass, Papa Llamac (4,300m).

It is then 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
  • Donkeys
  • 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.
  • Tips.