Active: Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit (SPHH)

Countries Visited: Peru
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
    Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 8
    Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), camping (7 nts).

    Highlights
    Take in the glacial alpine scenery along the Huayhuash Circuit, challenge yourself conquering the high-altitude mountain passes, sleep in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness.

    Description
    Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Peru's Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain-climber's dream come true. Located in one of the most remote sections of the Andes, the range asks a lot from those who trek it. Rest assured that your CEO has all the expertise, equipment, and encouragement needed to get the most out of these majestic peaks. Great on its own, this trip gets even better when paired with a Machu Picchu trek or any other Peru-based adventure.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12967594

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LimaDay 1 Lima
    There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2HuarazDay 2 Lima/Huaraz (1B)
    Travel north by bus to the alpine city of Huaraz, surrounded by the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Transport: Local bus (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 3HuarazDay 3 Huaraz
    Enjoy a free day to acclimatize to the altitude. There are ample opportunities for optional activities like exploring the city, horseback riding or biking in the mountains. Relax in the evening at a cafE and soak in the natural scenery.
    Day 4ChiquianDay 4 Huaraz/Chiquian
    Transfer by private vehicle to the small Andean village of Chiquian to prepare for the trek ahead. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 110km)
    Day 5Laguna JahuacochaDay 5 Chiquian/Laguna Jahuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The days are spent in remote, high-altitude wilderness, surrounded by alpine scenery including snow-capped peaks, immense glaciers, emerald glacial lagoons, and mountain vegetation. Nights are spent camping under the stars. Several very high altitude passes are traversed, challenging the best of hikers ready to push themselves for the ultimate reward of unmatched remote mountain scenery unlike anywhere else on Earth. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 6Nevado RondoyDay 6 Nevado Yerupaja/Nevado Rondoy (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek through Rondoy Pass where the Huayhuash peaks are breathtakingly close and make for spectacular scenery. On the way to the campsite, descend past Soltera Cocha, a vibrant turquoise glacial lake. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 7Loma OllocuyocDay 7 Nevado Rondoy/Loma Ollocuyoc (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head towards Cacananpunta Pass to see a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys, rivers and mountains. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 8Laguna CarhuacochaDay 8 Loma Ollocuyoc/Laguna Carhuacocha (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Continue the trek along Laguna Mitacocha with Mt Yerupaja, Mt Rondoy and Mt Ninashanca in the background as you pass through Carhuacocha Pass. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 9Cordillera HuayhuashDay 9 Laguna Carhuacocha/Cordillera Huayhuash (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek through Siula Pass, with its towering peaks and glacial lagoons of varying shades of turquoise and blue, youll be hard-pressed to find a place more beautiful. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 10Loma OllocuyocDay 10 Cordillera Huayhuash/Loma Ollocuyoc (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek through Trapecio Punta Pass en route to camp at Quebrada Cuyoc for the night. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 11GuanacpatayDay 11 Loma Ollocuyoc/Guanacpatay (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Start the descent from Quebrada Cuyoc to Guanacpatay. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek
    Day 12LimaDay 12 Guanacpatay/Lima (1B)
    After breakfast, finish the trek by descending to the village of Cajatambo. Youll be picked up and transferred by private vehicle back to Lima for the night and for some well-deserved rest and a hot shower. Included Activities: Huayhuash Circuit Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours, 300km)
    Day 13LimaDay 13 Lima (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/02/2018$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    07/07/2018$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/11/2018$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    09/01/2018$2,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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