TIMING 12 days
GRADE Moderate

DAY 1: Huaraz  - Chiquián (3200 masl) - Llamac 3250 (masl).

Llamac village

We 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 masl). Making a short stop in Chiquian, then continue up to the Llamac village, where we camp and meet the donkey drivers and donkeys who accompany us during the trekking.

DAY 2: Llamac - Quartelhuain (4200 masl).

Campsite at Quartelhuain

In our way to Quartelhuain we follow the Llamac river, passing through villages as Pocpa (3475 masl) and Palca (3825 masl), observing mining campsites and a variety of wild flora and fauna, and the Ninashanca mountain (5607 masl), and finally reach the Quartelhuain campsite. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 3: Quartelhuian - Cacananpunta Pass (4700 masl) - Mitucocha Lake (4230 masl).

Campsite near to Mitucocha

We ascend up to the Cacananpunta Pass, where we can find medicinal plants, and in the distance observe the Cordillera Huallanca and the Pucacocha lake, then descend to the place called Janca and reach the  Mitucocha Campsite, from where we observe mountains as Ninashanca (5607 masl), Rondoy (5870 masl), Jirishanca (6094 masl), Jirishanca chico (5446 masl). About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 4: Mitucocha Lake - Carhuac Pass (4640 masl) - Carhuacocha Lake (4138 masl).

Carhuacocha Lake

From the Mitucocha Campsite we 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 masl), Jirishanca (6094 masl), Yerupajá chico (6089 masl), Yerupajá (6617 masl) and Carnicero (5960 masl). About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 5: Rest day.

Gangrajanca, Siula and Quesillococha Lakes

We visit the Gangrajanca,  Siula and Quesillococha Lakes.

DAY 6: Carhuacocha Lake - Siulá Pass (4834 masl) - Huayhuash (4345 masl).

We pass through the three beautiful lakes of Gangrajanca,  Siulá and Quesillococha,  walking uphill we reach a natural lookout from where we have a spectacular view of these lakes as well as mountains as Jirishanca chico (5446 masl), Jirishanca (6094 masl), El Toro (5965 masl), Yerupajá (6617 masl), Siulá (6344 masl) and El Carnicero (5960 masl), then reach the Siula Pass from where we can observe mountains as Puscanturpa (5652 masl), Trapecio (5653 masl), Jurau (5674 masl) and the Cordillera Raura, then descend observing the Carnicero lake and finally reach the Huayhuash  campsite. About 7 to 8 hours.

DAY 7: Huayhuash - Portachuelo or Huayhuash Pass (4785 masl) - Viconga Lake (4400 masl).

Viconga Lake


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 masl), Cuyoc (5550 masl), Puscanturpa (5652 masl), Millpo (5330 masl) and the  Cordillera Raura, as well as herds of Alpacas and Llamas, and walk near the viconga lake and reach the campsite where there are natural hot spring baths. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 8: Viconga Lake - Cuyoc Pass (5000 masl) - Guanacpatay (4300 masl).

Cuyoc Pass

We ascend up to the Cuyoc Pass, with beautiful views of mountains as Pumarinri (5465 masl), Cuyoc (5550 masl), Trapecio (5644 masl), Jurau (5650 masl), Carnicero (5960 masl), Sarapo (6127 masl), Siulá (6344 masl), Yerupajá (6634 masl), Rasac (6017 masl), Huacrish (5622 masl), Rosario (5557 masl) and others, as well as Cordillera Raura, then descend to the Guanacpatay campsite. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 9 : Guanacpatay - Huatiac (4253 masl).

After leaving from Huatiac campsite we walk in an ascending path through Guanacpatay valley, passing through the Huayllapa village, then ascend again through Huancho valley and reach the Huatiac campsite, from where we can observe mountains as Tapush (5223 masl), Diablomudo (5223 masl), Angocancha (5450 masl) and Juituhuarco (5449 masl). About 6 to 7 hours.

DAY 10: Huatiac - Punta Tapush Pass (4760 masl) - Yauchapunta Pass (4847 masl) - Jahuacocha Lake (4100 masl).

Jahuacocha Lake

This day we pass through Inka Wain Campsite and ascend to the Punta Tapush Pass, from where we have views of mountains as Tapush (5223 masl),  Diablomudo (5223 masl) and the Susucocha lake, then ascend passing the limits of Ancash and Lima Departament, we also pass through Cashpapampa campsite the Base Camp of Diablomudo mountain (easy to climb), then ascend again through Ancocancha valley, visiting small lakes and reach the Yauchapunta Pass, from where we have a panoramic view of mountains as Rasac (6017 masl), Yerupaja (6634 masl), Yerupajá (Chico 6121 masl), Jirishanca (6094 masl), Rondoy (5879 masl) and Ninashanca (5607 masl), and finally descend through the Huacrish valley and reach our last campsite at Jahuacocha. About 6 to 7 hours.

DAY 11: Rest day (Optional).

Solteracocha Lake

We can visit the following places.

  • The Cerro Amarillo (Yellow hill).
  • The Solteracocha lake, where we can find remains of a plane that fell in 1954.

DAY 12: Jahuacocha Lake - Pampallamac Pass (4300 masl) - Llamac - Huaraz.

We ascend to the Pampallamac Pass, the last one in our trek, from where we can observe part of the cordillera blanca, then descend to the llamac village, where our prívate van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz city. About 4 to 5 hours.


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