Trekking The Cordillera Huayhuash 5 Days Short Circuit
Rondoy Pass 4700m - Huayhuash Trek
Trek Program: Huayhuash Mini Trek
Timing: 5 days/4 nights
Grade: Easy /Medium
Inkaland Journeys is fluent in Andean adventure and we have designed this special version 5 day trek of the Cordillera Huayhuash for our clients who are time limited but still seek to capture the unparallel beauty and spirit of this treasured Andes mountain range. The 5 day trek route includes some of the most dramatic scenery to be witnessed and photographed in the Cordillera Huayhuash. Together we’ll cross two passes, one of them the Sambuya Pass at 4750m/15,584ft, with a vantage position that holds some of the most stunningly unforgettable views within the Huayhuash circuit. On the final evening of this 5 day circuit, your camp site is set-up on the banks Laguna Jahuacocha, one of the Cordillera Huayhuash’s most exceedingly special places for its majestic views of the largest mountains in the range. A prerequisite however, is to be well acclimatized since we ascend high fast.
Adventure day by day Description:
Day 01: Huaraz (3090m) - Llamac (3250m)
In the morning we drive south from Huaraz in our private transportation to the village of Llamac, the gateway to the Cordillera Huayhuash where our Inkaland Journeys crew will set up our first camp in the village football field (3250m) 5 to 6 hour journey.
Day 02: Llamac (3250m) – Rondoy Valley (4000m)
After breakfast we start our trek towards Cuartelhuain (4185m) as we follow the Rio Llamac walking gradually up the valley. As we approach the entrance of Rondoy valley at (4000m) it opens up into a rolling grassy area where we will have the first views of the snow- capped peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash. We set up our camp in Rondoy Valley 4350m. 6 ½ hours.
Day 03: Rondoy Valley (4000m) – Jahuacocha Lake (4050m)
This is a demanding day but well worth what you will personally capture this day in breathtaking majestic scenic views as we gradually ascend up through the Rondoy Valley. As you ascend to the top of the Rondoy Pass at 4750 m, you then descend towards to the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha on the way to our camp at the head of the lake 4050m. 6 to 7 hours.
Day 04: Rondoy Valley (4000m) – Jahuacocha Lake (4050m)
We spend our last trek day on this circuit resting at Lake Jahuacocha. This is one of the special days for the pleasant and impressive landscape that surrounds and “wows” you by its awesome majestic beauty. There is an option, if you chose, to do a half day trek to Paso Yaucha 4800m where we have a breathtaking view of the surrounding spiraling peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash or just chill-out resting at Jahuacocha camp.
Day 05: Jahuacocha Lake (4050m) – Llamac (4250m)
With successfully completing our special version of the shortest Huayhuash trekking circuit, after breakfast we leave camp early for our return back to Llamac. We’ll ascend a steady but gradual climb up to Punta Pampa Llamac at 4300m. After a brief rest at this vantage point taking in the surrounding Andean ranges, we then descend down the steep gravelly trail to Llamac Village 4250m where our private transportation now transfers us back to Huaraz.
The Andes is our space…..come trek and climb in it with us
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