Cordillera Huayhuash Trek
Lima & Huaraz, Peru5.0 (1 reviews)
- Stunning Alpine Scenery
- Spectacular Glacier Fed Lakes
- 4 High Mountain Passes
- Unique Local Wildlife
- High Elevation over 15,000 Feet
- Ancient Inca Ruins
- Mountain Solitude
- Acclimatization Day Hikes
- Guides Choice Trip
This trip takes us into the Cordillera Huayhuash, a tightly bunched, sensational 18-mile long collection of high peaks in the Peruvian Andes. This trekker’s paradise is remote, wild and stunningly beautiful. The range is the home of Siula Grande (20,814′), the location of the famous mountaineering book and movie “Touching the Void.” We acclimatize for several days in Huaraz, Peru by taking spectacular high elevation day hikes in the surrounding mountains and sleeping at a lower elevation in town. We can then head into the higher mountains safely, feeling good and prepared for the upcoming trekking adventure. On this trek we cross four high mountain passes, all over 14,000 feet and three higher than 15,000 feet. We camp next to stunningly beautiful alpine lakes and in broad, grassy valleys with wildflowers and rushing alpine creeks. And all the time we’re staring in awe up at the soaring, snow-laden Andes giants that tower above us with peaks at elevations above 20,000 feet!
$3250 PER PERSON
$340 Single Supplement
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip requires significant elevation gains and losses on rocky steep trails, and tops out at over 15,000 feet. The higher elevations make the trekking and trail terrain more difficult and necessitates training for most guests to be well prepared.
Up to 8.1 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 3000 ft
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 7-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven steep terrain
- River, creek crossings and rock hopping
- Hiking at elevations of 15,000+ feet
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Peru hike a solitude 3. Expect hours of solitude at a time on the trail. Camps are usually set up in the vicinity of other groups in beautiful natural settings.
Minimum of 2 Guests
We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply
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