Huayhuash Laguna Jahuacocha Trek
For those with limited time who would like to enjoy the grandeur of the massive Cordillera Huayhuash peaks, we offer a short trek crossing a majestic high mountain pass close to the biggest mountains in the Huayhuash then camping one or two nights at beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha.
Timing: 4 days Huaraz to Huaraz (can be 5 days)
Grade: Moderate to Hard
Horse Trek Option available – for relaxing Cordillera Huayhuash holiday
This is a high altitude trek with a “stiff” climb to the top of a high pass at 4750m and a long descent down the other side of the pass on day 02 of the trek. A good level of physical fitness is required.
We can offer a horse trek option for those who would like to experience the majesty of the Cordillera Huayhuash but who feel they may struggle with the high passes.
This short trek and stunning location at Laguna Jahuacocha is a great place to celebrate a special occasion – a special birthday, anniversary or honeymoon. Our crew will make sure that you have a happy time and go home with very special memories.
Day 1: We depart Huaraz at 07:30am initially following the paved highway leading towards the town of La Union. After around 4 ½ hours very scenic drive we come to the village of Huallanca where we turn off the main highway and climb to a pass named Cuncush at 4600m from where we start our relaxing afternoon hike. We descend down from the pass following paths flanking the hillside, heading down continuously and stopping often to take in the amazing views and marvel U-shaped grassy valley with rolling hills and flanked by broad expanses of Ichu grass, and we also have our first glimpses of the Huayhuash mountains. We hike down for around 1 ½ to 2 hours to reach our first campsite at Quartelhuain (4200m) at around 3.30pm where a delicious afternoon tea will be waiting.
Day 2: We make a long traversing ascent to the Rondoy Pass (4750m) from where there are breathtaking close views of the nearby highest Huayhuash peaks. Descend past a glacial lake, Solteracocha, and then on to the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha and our camp (4150m). A hard day – 7 hours
Day 3: We stay extra day at Laguna Jahuacocha. Day hike up to the Yaucha Pass to take a look at the western side of the Cordillera Huayhuash range or head up the Quebrada Rasac valley to a glacial lake. Or you could enjoy a rest day in the beautiful setting or maybe try trout fishing
Day 4: The final pass Pampa Llamac 4500m and a long descent to Llamac. 5½ hours. Return to Huaraz in our private van
Optional Day 5: Stay another day at spectacular Laguna Jahuacocha camp and either do another day hike or have a day for R & R at camp
Contact us for more information and prices.
If you know, tell us the approximate dates that you would like to be trekking and the number of people in your group, as well as if you prefer a private trek or would be happy to join with other people.