Huayhuash Express 6D/4N

Huayhuash Express 6D/4N

6 Days
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$1457

$1411

Huayhuash Express 6D/4N

6 Days Starting and ending in Huaraz

Visiting: Queropalca, Carhuacocha, JANCA, Centro Poblado Matacancha, Jahuacocha, Huaraz

Tour operator:

Bamba Travel

Tour code:

52444

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Tour operated in:

English
From: $1457 $1411 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$46

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 6-day/5-night journey through Huaraz and the world's highest tropical range mountains in Peru. This trek offers a captivating blend of stunning natural vistas, diverse flora, and pre-Inca archaeological sites that will leave you in awe. With newly accessible routes leading to Peru's most breathtaking mountain scenery, we've crafted this brief trek into the heart of the picturesque mountain range. It presents a unique opportunity for those with limited time, bypassing the longer, traditional routes. However, it's crucial to be well-acclimatized due to rapid elevation gain. Explore the comprehensive itinerary to discover the myriad wonders awaiting you. Check out our helpful tips on the left side of this window to ensure you're in optimal condition. We look forward to meeting you on the trail!

Highlights

  • Explore Inca ruins at Huanco Pampa & witness the colossal Puya Raimondi bromeliad

  • Marvel at the reflection of Jirishanca and Yerupajá in serene Laguna Carhuacocha

  • Conquer Punta Carhuacocha Pass, unveiling Lake Mitucocha's majestic beauty

  • Ascend Sambuya Pass for panoramic views of Ninashanca, Rondoy, and Jirishanca peaks

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Huaraz To Queropalca

Location: Queropalca

We travel to Queropalca, passing through charming villages like Recuay, Ticapampa, and Catac. Changing our route to the east side (Huascaran National Park), we encounter the impressive Puya Raimondi bromeliad, the largest in its species. Reaching heights of 3 meters in vegetative growth, it boasts flower spikes towering 9–10 meters with over three thousand flowers and six million seeds per plant. Continuing our journey, we traverse small villages such as Huanzala and Huallanca, culminating in a visit to the Inca city at Huanco Pampa Ruins—a significant settlement on the main Inca Road from Quito, Ecuador, to Bolivia. We then drive to Queropalca for an overnight stay, camping at an elevation of 3,800m.a.s.l.


Bus ride: 272 km (169.01 mi)

Duration: 7 hours


Day 2 : Queropalca - Carhuacocha

Location: Carhuacocha

Embark on a half-day hike leading to the picturesque shores of Laguna Carhuacocha. In this enchanting location, calm days offer mesmerizing reflections of snow-capped peaks such as Jirishanca and Yerupajá in the serene waters. Our campsite by the lake is situated at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level (13,780 feet).


Trekking Distance: 10.8 km (6.71 mi)

Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes


Day 3 : Carhuacocha - Carhuac Pass - Janca

Location: JANCA

After leaving our campsite, we ascend over Punta Carhuacocha Pass at 4,620m (15,157ft), enjoying panoramic views. The pass reveals Lake Mitucocha, with the majestic backdrop of Mt. Yerupaja, Rondoy, and Ninashanca. Lunch is either on the route or at the camp. By early afternoon, explore the lakeside and marvel at the nearby mountains. Our overnight camp is set at Mitucocha, situated at an altitude of 4,100m.a.s.l.


Trekking Distance: 13.3 km (8.26 mi)

Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes


Day 4 : Janca - Matacancha

Location: Centro Poblado Matacancha

Departing from our camp, we proceed toward Cacananpunta Pass at 4,700m (15,420ft). The trail ascends to the pass, offering views of the aquarium divortium. Following this, we descend to Cuartelhuain for lunch. The journey continues to Matacancha, where we set up camp below the pass for the following day, at an altitude of 4,200m.a.s.l.


Trekking Distance: 9.4 km (5.84 mi)

Duration: 7 hours







Day 5 : Matacancha - Jahuacocha

Location: Jahuacocha

Ascending through the Rondoy valley, we reach Sambuya Pass at 4,750 m.a.s.l (15,583 ft). Enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks including Ninashanca, Rondoy, Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Rasac, and Solteracocha. Descending, we head towards Lake Jahuacocha, where we set up camp at 4,050m.a.s.l (13,287 ft) near the lake, nestled below a stunning cirque.


Trekking Distance: 12.8 km (7.95 mi)

Duration: 8 hours







Day 6 : Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz

Location: Huaraz

Exiting the valley, we bid farewell to the snow-capped peaks, revealing a distinctive panorama of granitic and basaltic intrusion. The valley tightens as we traverse a westward ridge to the Llamac Pass. Descending on a winding trail, we reach the village of Llamac, where a vehicle awaits to transfer us to Huaraz. Alternatively, you can opt to stay in Chiquian and take a public bus to Lima. Hotel transfer not included.


Bus Ride: 144 km (89.48 mi)

Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Trekking Distance: 9.4 km (5.84 mi)

Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes


What's Included

  • Accommodation

    5N in Tents with Thermarest sleeping pads

  • Transport

    All Transportation as listed

  • Meals

    5B/5L/5D

  • Activities

    All hikes as listed in the itinerary

  • Guides

    Professional bilingual guide

  • Extras

    Non-alcoholic drinks
    Kitchen and dining tents
    Cook and field staff
    Horses and drivers
    Entrance tickets
    Solar energy lamps
    First aid kit and oxygen tank
    Toilet tents
    Adequate garbage disposal

What's Not Included

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Laundry service

  • Airline tickets

  • Sleeping bags (rent available)

  • Personal gear

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Additional services

  • Tips & Gratuities

Mode of Transport

All transportation is provided as listed, ensuring seamless travel throughout the tour, including bus rides and vehicle transfers.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are alcoholic beverages included in the tour package?

    No, alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour package.

  • What is the highest altitude reached during the tour?

    The highest altitude reached during the tour is 4,750 meters (15,583 feet) at Sambuya Pass.

  • Is a guide provided during the tour?

    Yes, a professional bilingual guide is included in the tour package.

  • Are non-alcoholic drinks included in the tour package?

    Yes, non-alcoholic drinks are included in the tour package.

  • What kind of accommodation is provided during the tour?

    The tour provides 5 nights in tents equipped with Thermarest sleeping pads, ensuring a comfortable camping experience amidst the stunning landscapes.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, the tour includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners.

  • Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

    Yes, you need to bring your own sleeping bag, although rental options are available.

  • Is personal travel insurance included in the tour package?

    No, personal travel insurance is not included in the tour package.

  • What kind of views can I expect during the hikes?

    You can expect panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, serene lakes, and stunning landscapes, including reflections of Jirishanca and Yerupajá in Laguna Carhuacocha, and views of Ninashanca, Rondoy, and Jirishanca peaks from Sambuya Pass.

  • What kind of transportation is provided during the tour?

    All transportation is provided as listed, ensuring seamless travel throughout the tour, including bus rides and vehicle transfers.

  • Is there an age limit?

    No! Most of our bamba travellers fall between the ages of 18 - 35, but everyone is young at heart and welcome to come experience the world with us! If you are between the ages of 18 and 118, we invite you to travel with bamba and have the time of your life! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Most of our trips cater to the adventurous independent traveller. In fact, many of our travellers arrive on their own and quickly find that they easily meet like-minded people along the way at their hostels, on transportation, or during activities.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip, especially when travelling in developing countries. Bamba does not include travel insurance of any type.Your current medical insurance may cover part of your trip, so it is important for you to become familiar with your current coverage. We recommend purchasing additional travel insurance that provides coverage for medical emergencies, emergency evacuation and repatriation, lost or stolen items and unforeseen cancellations. If you plan to participate in activities such as white-water rafting, trekking, sand-buggy rides, etc please make sure they are included in your policy.

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    Bamba Travel requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of bamba travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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