Duration : acclimatization, 2 days and 11 days in trekking.
Considered within one of the more beautiful circuits of trekking of the world, in Huayhuash still it is possible to perceive the real sense of the adventure in the Peruvian Andes. During these days it is possible to observe several of the mountains that shape this mountain chain and also, from all the route, you will see the dangerous walls that belong to the cordillera which are worldwide known because of their difficult ascent (you will find here the Siula grande west face, 6,344 m. famous after the dramatic survival story the British alpinist Joe Simpson wrote in his book "Touching to the void"). It is also possible to see the Jirishanca (6,094 m. once climbed by Ricardo Cassin in 1964), Rondoy (5,871 m.), once climbed by Walter Bonatti) and Yerupaja Chico (21,765 ft. – 6,634 m.) for Reinhold Messner in 1966. The Yerupaja Mountain is the highest Peruvian mountain after Huascaran and one of the most difficult to climb.
Day 1 .- Huaraz, (3,100 m.) Huallanca (3,700 m.) Matacancha ( 4,120 m.). In vehicle.
Day 2. - From Matacancha, we will ascent to first pass Cacananpunta, at 4.700 m. The change of landscapes with respect to other cordilleras in Peru is always interesting there. The green valleys dominate all the place. Descent to Mitucocha lake, 4.150 m. You can see one the most emblematic mountains in Huayhuash, the Jirishanca 6,094 m., once climbed by Ricardo Cassin.
Day 3. - Mitucocha lake, Carhuac pass, 4.650 m. descend Carhuacocha lake, at 4.138 m. an exceptional viewpoint to mountains Savage, Jirishanca, Yerupajá an Silulá ( east faces).. According many commentaries of the people who are there been, Carhuacocha is the most beautiful camp of all the circuit.
Day 4. - Carhuacocha, third pass , Siulá (4,850m.) descent to the Huayhuash camp . (4300 m.)
6 - 8 hours aprox. This day is extensive but most beautiful of the trekking. We crossed near of the glaciers Yerupaja (6.634 m.) and the Siula grande, 6.344 m. We can hear the avalanches ...
Day 5 .- Ascent the fourth pass, Portachuelo (4,750 m.) and descent to Viconga lake (4.407 m.) A few meters exist natural thermal baths. Camp with an exceptional swimming pool with hot water at 4400 m. altitude. A whole midway relax ..
Day 6 .-Ascend to the fifth pass , Cuyoc Punta (5,000 m.). The view from here is perfect to Yerupaja, Carnicero, Rasac and others. At this point we will be entering into the Huayhuash west side. The journey is 5 hours until close to Huanac Patay valley. Camp beside a giant elephant-shaped stone.
The ascent runs through a bridle path that zigzags to reach near the glacier Cuyoc.
At this point We follow the normal route of Huayhuash circuit
Day 7 .-We Ascended to a high pass "no name" that is located on right of the famous passage "San Antonio". The descent is directly to Jurau lake, where we fishing some trout. The altitud of "no name" pass is 5,080 m. You may even see a deer in this area.
The views are amazing to the Jurau, Rasac, Siulá Grande mountains.
We bordered lake and will make the camp in Cutatambo, near the camp who used Joe Simpson and Simon Yates in 1985 before climbing Siula Grande.
From the pass, we carry our equipment because is forbiden the pass of animals in this great place.
Day 8 .-This day will be the most impressive and demanding of the route. Is neccesary carry our equipment to Sequya pass, at 5100 m. 5 hs. aprox.
The views from there are perfects to west faces of Sarapo, Rasac, Siulá Yerupajá.
We have a amazing view to Siula Grande west Face (6354 m.), mountain extreme in Huayhuash.
We descend 45 m. aprox. to the beautiful, wild lake Caramarca (4500 m.) where we will install the camp.
Day 9 .-Glacier pass day. Very early, We ascent a rock ridge to reach the glacier's Rasac. On glacier, we put on our crampons and will climb a 2 hs. until the beautiful Rasac pass (5150 m.). The views during the ascent will be amazing. Descent to Rasac Lake (4300 m.) where we will make trout fishing.
We will continue descent to Jahuacocha lake (400 m.) We will find our base camp and another groups that made the normal route.
Day 10 .- Rest day for a "Pachamanca" - typical food of the Peruvian andes based on lamb and spices that are cooked underground. This is one of the most impressive of the circuit.
Day 11. - Descent to Llamac (3.350 m.) From Jahuacocha. 5 hs. Return to Huaraz.
|This route is offered by NUESTRA MONTAÑA, mainly to innovate new routes in trekking. Besides the growing number of people who follow the normal route and the possible installation of a mine also in the usual trekking.
Date recommended: March to October.