This trek is designed to include the most breathtaking parts of the Cordillera Huayhuash with campsites by the most beautiful lakes and with impressive views of the largest mountains in the range, including the second highest peak in Peru, Yerupaja, the famous Siula Grande and many more. This version of the trek is a great option for travelers who are short on time or who want a slightly less challenging option, but still want to get the full experience of this amazing trek.

Duration: 8 Days
Max Altitude: 5200m
Distance Covered: 140km
Difficulty: Hard
Price: from USD 350



What is included
  • Transport: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of your trek, and from the finishing point of your trek back to your hotel in Huaraz. We use minivans or 4x4 depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and basic English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner.
  • Donkey driver: In charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group. You are allowed to bring up to 5 kg of personal belongings that will be loaded on the donkeys. You will only carry your daypack during the day.
  • Food: Breakfast, packed lunch, tea time and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, dining tent, table and chairs, first aid kit, cooking stove, dishes and cooking utensils.
What is not included
Entrance fees, personal equipment, sleeping bag, emergency horse, first breakfast, last dinner, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the trek early, additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation, bottled water (you drink water from the river), toilet paper.

Gear List

What to bring
  • Bag to load on the donkeys with your personal belongings (plastic bag with zipper or garbage bag)
  • Small daypack
  • Sleeping bag if available
  • Walking sticks if you have knee problems
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (factor 40 minimum), hat, sunglasses
  • Well-worn in hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes: t-shirts (quick dry or merino wool recommended), trekking trousers or leggings, sweater, woolen trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers / or rain poncho
  • Water bottle and water purification pills
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money
Missing something? We can provide you with everything you need for a great trek, just let us know how we can help.

Departures and Prices 2018

Join one of our fixed departure treks (group size: 9 to 15 people)
Our fixed departure treks are ideal for single travelers or small groups, who are interested in being part of a larger group. Fixed departure treks are a great way to make new friends from various countries and share the enriching experience of discovering the beauty of Peru together. If our fixed departure date is not suitable for you, just inform us of your preferred date and we will do our best to arrange a group for your preferred date.

Departure Date Price (per person) Availability  
April 21, 2018 350 USD Book
May 9, 2018 350 USD Book
May 21, 2018 350 USD Book
June 1, 2018 350 USD Book
June 12, 2018 350 USD Book
June 23, 2018 350 USD Book
July 5, 2018 350 USD Book
July 12, 2018 350 USD Book
July 24, 2018 350 USD Book
August 2, 2018 350 USD Book
August 9, 2018 350 USD Book
August 18, 2018 350 USD Book
August 26, 2018 350 USD Book
September 5, 2018 350 USD Book
September 13, 2018 350 USD Book
September 20, 2018 350 USD Book
October 6, 2018 350 USD Book
October 20, 2018 350 USD Book
November 3, 2018 350 USD Book
November 14, 2018 350 USD Book

Organize your own private trip or join a smaller group
We organize private trips on any dates, for any group size. Depending on availability you can also join a confirmed private group.

Number of people Price (per person)  
1 1’950 USD Book
2 - 4 950 USD Book
5 - 8 750 USD Book

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