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Expeditions Circuit Huayhuash & Tocllaraju (6034m) 23 Days
   
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INTRODUCTION

The circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash, is one of trekking more beautiful of the world per its spectacular Lagoon and mountains, that over pass the 6000mt, during trekking we will have the opportunity To climbing to the mountain Diablo Mudo, our following summit will be the mountain Tocllaraju 6034mt, of high trajectory in the Cordillera Blanca.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Lima: Welcome at the Airport and Transfer to Hotel Lima

Day 02: Travel to Huaraz (3100m) by bus takes 8 hours. Hotel Huaraz

Day 03: Huaraz. Acclimatization day hikes Laguna Churup (4450mt)
By bus Pitec at 3,950m, and Hike Lake at 4,450m, and return to Huaraz.

Day 04: Huaraz / Llamac / Transfer to Cuartelhuain Camp (4150m) Camp
We ascend gradually along the road following the Rio Llamac River to our next camp at Quartelhuain 4150m passing through the village of Pocpa and Pallca mining camp. Walking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Cuartelhuain / Trekking to Mitucocha Camp (4300mt) Camp
Today we will hike the Cacananpunta Pass (4700m). This remarkable pass lies at the Andean Continental Divide that marks the watershed from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean and the Amazon. Rivers on the west of the divide flow into the Atlantic Ocean whilst those to the east flow into the vast Amazon basin. We will have impressive views from the pass over mountains such as Ninashanca (5607m) and Rondoy (5870m). A steep descend brings us into the broad Quebrada Caliente which we follow to our campsite at the blue glacial lake Mitucoche (4300m). This is a spectacular campsite with an inspiring view on the snow-capped peak of Jirishanca (6094m). Walking time is 5-6 hours

Day 06: Mitucocha / Trekking Carhuac Pass (4650mt) / Laguna Carhuacocha Camp (4150mt) Camp
Today we follow the Quebrada Caliente until we begin our climb up to the second pass, the Carhuac Pass (4650m). Our hard work is rewarded with fine views on the mountain peaks of Yerupaja (6634m) and Siula Grande (6344m). The Siula Grande is renowned for the mountaineering story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates told in the book and film ‘Touching the Void’. Descending the pass into a grassy valley allow for more views on high peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash, each more spectacular than the other. We make camp at the turquoisegreen coloured Lake Carhuacocha (4150m) with mountains Yerupaja and Jirishanca prominent at the background. This lake offers great photo opportunities when still conditions transform the lake into a mirrorsharply reflecting the snow-capped mountains. Walking time is 6-7 hours.

Day 07: Laguna Carhuacocha / TrekkingCarnisero Pass (4800m) / Huayhuash Camp (4750mt) Camp
We leave Lake Carhuacocha early in the morning to start a rough climb up to the poorly defined Carnicero Pass (4600m). The pass will reveal the beautiful lakes of Atocshaic and Carnicero in between the impressive mountains of Trapecio (5653m) and Carnicero (5960m). The Carnicero Mountain is called in English ‘the Butcher’ due to the many fatal attempts to climb the summit. An impressive landscape change occurs after the pass where green alpine pastures become a dry terrain of black rocks and grey lakes. We continue our walk to the small village of Huayhuash (4750m) home to herders of Alpaca and Vicunia and set up our camp for the night. Walking time is 6-7 hours

Day 08: Huayhuash / Trekking Portachuelo Pass (4750mt) / Laguna Viconga Camp (4395mt) Camp
We leave the Huayhuash village in the early morning and hike over the Portachuelo de Huayhuash Pass (4750m). This pass offers great views on the remote peaks such as Puscanturpa, Cuyoc and Millpo of the Cordillera Raura located to the southeast of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We will set up our camp and let our bodies soak in the well deserved natural hot pools at Lake Viconga (4395m). Walking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 09: Laguna Viconga / Trekking Punta Cuyoc Pass (5000m) / Yanapampa Camp (4450mt) Camp
You’ll hike over the highest pass in the Huayhuash circuit, reaching 5000 meters of altitude. A beautiful side trail is passable on foot while the donkeys follow a different trail and descent to quebrada Guanacpatay. And camp in Yanapampa to 4450m

Day 10: Yanapampa / Trekking San Antonio Pass (5050m) / Cutatambo Camp (4100mt) Camp
Challenging climb over Cerro San Antonio (5050mt) our highest pass. Breathtaking views to Siula Grande base camp and Siula glacier. Steep descend to camp at Cutatambo.

Day 11: Rest day at Cutatambo. One of the more beautiful vistas of siula Grande (Joe Simpson – explorer) and visit the glacial lakes of Sarapocha and Santa Rosa

Day 12: Cutatambo / Trekking to Huatiac Camp (4253m) Camp
Today will be easy hiking through the valley downwards until reaching the village of Huayllap (3700m). We continue the trek climbing gradually up a narrow valley to reach the pastures of Huatiac (4253m). We will set up camp here for the night. Walking time is 4-5 hours.

Day 13: Huatiac / Trekking Punta Tapush Pass (4750mt) / Gashgapampa Camp (4625mt) Camp
We leave Huatiac in the morning and continue our hike crossing the Tapush Pass (4800m). We set up camp at Gashgapampa (4400m) from where we will start early in the morning our climb to the mountain summit of Diablo Mudo (5350m). Walking time is 4-5 hours.

Day 14: Gashgapampa / Ascend to Diablo Mudo Summit (5350mt) / Laguna Jahuacocha Camp (4150m) Camp
Extra: We will have a nocturnal rise early in the morning and start our climb to the summit of Diablo Mudo. At this hour of the day the snow is frozen and will allow us climbing the mountain with better grip. We will have amazing views when the sun rises and enjoy awe-inspiring summit views on the entire region.

Day 15: An extra day at Laguna Jahuacocha.
Rest Day at Jahuacocha Lake, take a half day hike around the lake, or visit Lake Solterococha.

Day 16: Laguna Jahuacocha / Trekking Pampa llamac Pass (4300mt) / Descent to Llmac / Transfer to Huaraz Hotel Huaraz
Today is the last day of the trek hiking from Jahuacocha to the village of Llamac. One more time we can enjoy the awe inspiring mountain range of the Cordillera Huayhuash where we have walked through for the past two weeks and which has been become a part of us. Walking time is 5-6 hours

Day 17: Free day in Huaraz and Preparations for Tocllaraju Climbing

Day 18: Huaraz / Collon / Trekking to Ishinca Base Camp (4350mt) Camp
Today we'll take private transport to the mouth of the Ishinca Valley and with the help of burros, travel to our base camp (4350mt) below Urus.
Day 19: Base Camp / Ascend to Tocllaraju High Camp (5200mt) Camp
Taking our essentials we leave for the high glacier camp of our final mountain, Toclliaraju. It usually takes 4 hours to reach the camp. Our camp, just less than 5000 meters, is perched on the glacier directly under Toclliaraju’s impressive west facet.

Day 20: High Camp / Ascend to Tocllaraju Summit (6034mt) / Descend to Base Camp (4350mt) Camp
Summit day! Again you'll start early, leaving camp around 2:00am for the summit ascent, arriving back at camp around 2:00pm. After a break and some warm food, you'll continue the descent to BaseCamp.

Day 21: Base Camp / Descend through Valley Ishinca / Collon / Transfer to Huaraz Hotel Huaraz
We trek out to Collon and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and celebrate.

Day 22: Lima: Trip to Lima and Arrive in the Afternoon and Transfer to Hotel Huaraz

Day 23: Lima-Airport: Shopping, and in the Afternoon Transfer to Airport

PRICES & DATES

No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice. For more information and price writes to our: info@peruclimbingexpeditions.com

Date: May - June - July – Aug – Sept,

Trip Cost
1 persona US $6,730
2 persona US $4,160
3 persona US $3,620
4 persona US $3,265
5 persona US $3,112
6 Persona US $2,855
7 Persona US $2,770
8 Persona US $2,615
9 Persona US $2,525
10 Persona US $2,384

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

In The Price Includes
• Reception in Airport Lima and Transfer to hotel
• Transfer from Lima / Huaraz / Lima
• Hotel in Lima (2 nights) include Breakfast
• Hotel in Huaraz (5 nights) include Breakfast
• UIAGM mountain guide
• Assistant climbing guides for more clients
• Experienced Cooks
• Experienced climbing porters
• Camp Guard
• Donkeys and donkey drivers
• Meals (breakfast, all snacks, lunch, afternoon tea, large dinner) during the Climbs
• Tents (personal tent, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
• Personal tents for clients & crew
• All cooking equipment, plates, cups, utensils etc.
• Private Transfer during climbing (go and back)
• Tours acclimatization
• Huascaran National Park Entrance

Price Does Not Include
• Personal Equipment of trekking and climbing
• Meals and drinks in the city
• Tipping
LOCATION
Address:
Av. Interoceanica #198 - New Florida
Huaraz - Ancash - Perú
Telephone: +51 (043) 427635
E-mail:
info@peruclimbingexpeditions.com
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