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Huayhuash short circuit trekking 2023

The short Huayhuash route was designed for those people who don’t have much time and just want to visit the most important places in the Cordillera Huayhuash, such as the lakes Jahuacocha, Solteracocha and Rasac, and also have impressive views of Yerupajá, Hirishanka, Rasac, Rondoy etc. This route has some great fishing opportunities in the above-mentioned lakes. The highest point of this circuit is Zambunya (4750m), from this pass you get a close-up view of the second highest mountain in Peru, Yerupajá, and its incredible 1100 meter west face, not to mention epic views of other neighboring mountains.

  • 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Moderate. Up to 5-6 hours physical activity each day. Some exposure to heights
  • The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
  • Start: 8:00am Huaraz
  • Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz
  • Best season from April to October.


Moderate to hard, the highest point is Paso Rondoy (4750m/15580ft)


You are in a place with all cleaning and biosecurity protocols.


It means social distancing comes naturally.


All guided tours in Spanish and English. Groups could be mixed.


From $ 300

Program details: Trekking Huayhuash Queropalca

Day 01: Huaraz to Llamac and to Cuartelhuain by road and afternoon short hike until Rondoy.

  • We depart Huaraz at 08:00am and first drive to the village of Chiquiàn, enjoying distant views of the awesome Huayhuash range from afar.
  • From Chiquián we descend to a cactus and scrub environment and continue to the village of Llamac (3300m) arriving around 12:00m where we have lunch.
  • Then we continue passing through the small village of Pocpa and then by new road between Llamac to Cuartelhuain.
  • Today is a relaxing hike with no steep ascents; it is also an extremely valuable extra acclimatisation day before crossing our first high pass tomorrow.
  • We camp at Rondoy (4200m).

Day 02: To Laguna Jahuacocha via the Rondoy Pass (4750m).

Duration: 7 hours aprox
Distance: 14 km aprox

  • We make a long traversing ascent to the Rondoy Pass (4750m).
  • From here we enjoy yet more awesome views of the nearby peaks, the highest Huayhuash peak, Yerupaja (6634m), as well as Rondoy and others, dominating the panorama.
  • Descent from the pass takes us first past a stunning, milky blue glacial lake, Solteracocha.
  • Then along the shore of the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha to our picturesque camp at the head of the lake (4150m).

Day 03: Free day at Laguna Jahuacocha for Rest & Relaxation or a Side Trip.

  • The awesome setting, together with options for side trips
  • means we stay an extra day at Laguna Jahuacocha.
  • We can take a day hike up to the Yaucha pass 4847m to take a look at the western side of the Cordillera Huayhuash range or head up the Quebrada Rasac valley to the Rasaccocha glacial lake.
  • Alternatively, you could enjoy a rest day and go fishing for trout! Why not visit the farmhouse just behind our camp and buy a beer to go with your trout.

Day 4: Walk from Laguna Jahuacocha to Llamac.

Duration: 6 hours aprox
Distance: 14 km aprox

  • After an early start and gentle descent for an hour, we start our gradual climb to the final pass, Pampa Llamac (4300m)
  • From where we have our final views of much of the Huayhuash range.
  • Then it is a long descent back to the Llamac valley and the village of Llamac.
  • In Llamac the bus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz and your hotel for that long awaited hot shower!!
  • We arrive in Huaraz at about 05:00pm.

What's included?

Services included in the prices:

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. The meeting will be at the afternoon before the trip begins.
  • Transport: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel by private transportation to the starting point of the trek.
  • Experienced Guide: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route! He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!
  • All camping & cooking equipment (sleeping, Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and cooking equipment (all carried by the donkeys).
  • Cargo Mules: For to carry the all camping equipment and your allowance of personal baggage (6 kgs/13.2 lbs).
  • Trekking Cook: A chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant (if the group is more than 8 people), will prepare all of your delicious meals along the journey to replenish your energy. You will never go hungry!.
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost).
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
  • Tea time daily: Every afternoon before dinner, the cook will provide popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Snacks on the trail daily: Our snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.
  • Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park
  • Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Transport: Private transport from end of trek to your hotel in Huaraz.

Not included:

  • Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz.
  • Sleeping Bags: Considered a personal equipment, but you can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -10ºC. They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
  • Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
  • Day 1 breakfast and last day dinner in Huaraz city.
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the tour early or additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


6 to 8


(Price x person)


US$ 300

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 6 to 8 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price x person

01 person US $ 915
02 people US $ 495
04 people US $ 375
06-08 people US $ 300
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 4 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, because you only know the health situation of your circle of friends and/or family.

Group departures programed:

We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people. HERE OUR GROUP DEPARTURES



How many days do I need to aclimate in Huaraz BEFORE THE TREK?
It is very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We do recommend that you arrive to Huaraz at least 2 or 3 days before the trek starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.
We can organize day hikes & other tours around Huaraz for your acclimatization:

  • Laguna Willcacocha Trek - Half Day Tour
  • Laguna 69 trek - Full Day Tour
  • Laguna Churup trek - Full Day Tour

If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Huaraz, we still recommend you have a complete day in Huaraz to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Huaraz before departing for the trek.

Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.

Can you accommodate food sensitivities?
Our cooks are used to dealing with vegetarians. However, other clients and staff may have a conventional diet. Meals are prepared in the same tent and scents of meals can not be avoided. if you do not want to eat your meal in the same tent with clients having a conventional diet, please inquire about a private tour.

How to book the trek?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All customers or leader of grup will need to fill out a Passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information:

  • Personal information (Full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender and passport number
  • Nationality and date of birth
  • Dietary requirements and medical conditions (alergies)

SECOND: We require a 50% deposit per person to organize your experience well in advance. You can make your deposit by Paypal, VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data). All subject to transfer fee

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 5 to 8 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our trek rates can change according the book time or number of participants, contact with us for more information please.

Information for a better experience during the trek


Packing list for trekking in Perú

During the treks in Cordilleras Huayhuash or Blanca you will fill your backpack just enough. Clothes, sleeping bag, accessories depending of the tour duration.


Altitude sickness in Perú? Travel tips

It is important to know what precautions to take before traveling to the Andes of Peru, also because of its geography, Soroche is a possibility.