TIMING 7 days
GRADE Moderate

DAY 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 masl) - Llamacorral (3760 masl).

We leave from Huaraz city towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz, following the Rio Santa and observing part of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. From Caraz we go to the Cashapampa village and reach the place called Llamacoral where we camp. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 2: Llamacorral  - Taullipampa (4250 masl).

Artesonraju Mountain
Taulliraju Mountain

In our second day of trekking we pass through the beautiful lakes of Hichic Cocha (small lake) and Hatun Cocha (big lake), then observe mountains such as Aguja (5886 masl), Caraz (6025 masl), Pumapampa or Abasraju (5765 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Alpamayo (5947 known as the most beautiful mountain in the world), then walk towards Taullipampa where we camp, from where we can observe other mountains as Rinrijirca (5810 masl), Taulliraju (5830 masl), Paria (5600 masl) and Artesonraju (6025 masl). About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 3: Taullipampa - Punta Union Pass (4750 masl) - Paria Valley (3870 masl).

Punta Union Pass 4760 masl
Punta Union Pass 4760 masl


We ascend following the Inca Trail towards the Punta Union Pass, from where we have a scenic beauty of mountains as Chacraraju (6112 masl), Pirámide de Garcilazo (5885 masl), Chopicalqui (6354 masl), the South Peak (6768 masl) and North Peak (6655 masl) of Huascaran, Artesonraju (6025 masl), Paria (5600 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Santa cruz (6259 masl), Rinrijirca (5810 masl), Taulliraju (5830 masl) and Pucaraju (5090 masl), then descend and reach the next campsite in the Paria Valley. About 6 to 7 hours.

DAY 5: Paria Valley - Molinopampa (3650 masl).

This day we pass through the Picturesque village of Huaripampa, with the presence of kids asking for candies, pens, matches, and others, from this place we have the spectacular view of the Southeast face of Chacraraju (6112 masl). We also pass through villages as Yanachaca, Colcabamba and Chalua and reach the Molonopampa campsite, from where we can observe mountains as Cajavilca (5419 masl) and Contrahierbas (6036 masl). About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 6: Molinopampa - Avalancha (4650 masl).

Avalancha Campsite

After leaving from Molinopampa Campsite we go to the Avalanca campsite, ascending through Ulta Chico Valley, from the path we can observe the small Ichic Ulta lakes, and reach the Avalanche campsite, from where we can see continual avalanches from the Contrahierbas mountain (6036 masl) falling over these lakes. About 4 to 5 hours.

DAY 7: Avalancha - Punta Yanayacu Pass (4850 masl) - Huaraz.

This day we ascend to the Punta Yanayacu Pass our last pass in our circuit, from where we can observe mountains as Chopicallqui (6354 masl), the South Peak of Huascaran (6768 masl), Ulta (5875 masl), Chucllaraju (5575 masl) and Chequiaraju (5286 masl), then descend  through Cancahuapampa Valley and reach the Ulta Valley, where our private van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz city.


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