Best time: May to September
Timing: 15 days Trek
Grade: challenging

Have a really adventurous vacation, combining the famous Huayhuash trek with climbing two high non-technical peaks, Pumarinri and Diablo Mudo. The fantastic ice range of the Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the world’s classic trekking circuits; and adding these two peaks will make it even more fun and challenging for those people who are looking for some extra adrenaline on their Andean expedition.

From the top of each peak you will have a tremendous panorama of towering Andean giants, including Yerupaja (6617m), the second highest mountain in Peru; Siula, made famous by Joe Simpson; Rasac; Jirishanca; and sarapo.


Day A: Arrive in Huaraz (3090m)
Day B & C: Acclimatization hikes
Day 1: Drive to the village of Llamac and set up our first camp (3300m). 5 – 6 hours drive
Day 2: An easy climb to a wide pass where we’ll have our first views of the big mountains – Rondoy, Jirishanca, and Yerupajá. Return to our camp in Llamac 4 – 5 hours, or continue on to visit the Pre-Inca ruins of Pueblo Viajo (4200m)
Day 3: Walk up the valley, following the Rio Llamac, passing through the villages of Pocpa and Pallca. Camp at Quartelhuain (4185m)
Day 4: In the morning we’ll go over our first pass: Punta Cacanan (4700m) then descend to our camp at the beautiful lake Laguna Mitucocha (4300m). 6 hours. From our camp we’ll have close views of the huge peaks Ronday, Jirishanca, and Ninashanca
Day 5: We’ll cross the Carhuac pass (4650m) then descend to our camp at the big lake Laguna Carhuacocha (4138m) 6 hours. From our camp we’ll be able to see directly across the lake to the peaks and ice fields of Siula and the two peaks of Yerupajá. If the weather is good we can take an alternative and more demanding route via a 4800m pass, with great close views of Jirishanca Chica and passing by a beautiful deep blue high lake.
Day 6: Visit the Siula Lakes or Rest day in Camp
Day 7: We climb to the Portachuelo de Huayhuash pass (4750m) from where you can see across to the Cordillera Raura and the snow topped Leon Huacanan peak. We’ll skirt around the large lake Laguna Viconga before walking ½ hour up the valley to set up Camp (4480m)
Day 8: (Climbing pumarinri 5350m)) today we start hiking early in the morning up to the Glacier of PUMARINRI MOUNTAIN. Climbing pumarinri is not technical but the view from the summit is just astonishing and we will have closer views of yerupaja, rasac, sarapo, jurao and other big mountains. Then we’ll descend to cross our highest pass Punta Cuyoc (5000m) and continue down to the Huanacpatay ravine where we’ll have an easy afternoon walk to our camp (4330m)
Day 9: We continue down the Huanacpatay ravine, then pass via a cattle path through lupins to the Calinca valley. We’ll walk to the top of the valley camping directly below the peaks of Sarapo, Carnicero, and Jurau (4200m) 4 hours
Day 10: Rest Day We can walk past the base camp of Siula Grande (Featured in Joe Simpson’s “Touching The Void”) to visit the glacial lakes of Sarapocha and Santa Rosa. Then traverse around to Laguna Jurau, before dropping back down to camp for lunch. ½ day.
Day 11: We walk back down Quebrada Calinca before turning off just before the village of Huayllapa. We then climb steadily to our campsite high up in the flat pasture of Huatiac (4300m) 7 hours
Day 12: A very easy day as we cross to the Punta Tapush pass (4750m), then descend for less than an hour to our next camp near the lake susucocha at 4500m.
Day 13: (Climbing Diablo Mudo)We start early in the morning to climb our next peak Diablo Mudo 5250m. We’ll walk up a rocky and steep path to the glacier then we’ll put on our climbing gear to walk on the glacier up to the summit. From the summit we will have gorgeous views of Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Rondoy, Ninashanca and Rasac mountains. Then we will descend to the Huacrish valley where we will camp at the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha (4066m) 12 hours
Day 14: Rest Day – Trout fishing, or there are options for walks
Day 15: An early start, beginning with a gradual climb to our final pass: Pampa Llamac (4300m) from where we have our last views of the Huayhuash range. Then it is a long descent back to Llamac. 5 ½ hours. In Llamac the bus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz for hot showers!!
Day 16: Huaraz _ Lima

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