Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Usually the hike around the Cordillera Huayhuash begins in the city of Chiquián (3400 meters), 111 km south of Huaraz. This little-known route is one of the most beautiful and impressive. The trek takes approximately 2 weeks and winds through such spectacular mountains as Yerupajá (at 6,634 meters, the second highest in the Peruvian Andes), Jirishanca, Siulá Grande, Rondoy, Ninashanca and Rasac. This trail passes incomparably breath-taking lakes of crystalline water and tiny villages seemingly out of touch with the rest of the world – a wonderful recompense for those willing to venture over these paths.

Distance : 134 – 156 km
Duration : 10 – 14 days
Altitude Between: 2,750 – 5,000 m.
Rating : Difficult
Starting point : Matacancha
Arrival point : Llamac

Highest mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash:
Yerupajá – 6,634 m
Siulá Grande – 6,344 m
Sarapo – 6,127 m
Jirishanca – 6,094 m
Rasac – 6,017 m
Rondoy – 5,879 m