Huayhuash Circuit

Starts: Mainz, Peru
Finishes: Mainz, Peru

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate


The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most spectacular ranges in the Peruvian Andes. It was a region that attracted worldwide attention following Joe Simpson's graphic account of his ascent of Siula Grande in his book 'Touching the Void'. This full circuit trek is the best way to fully appreciate the sheer scale of these snowcapped summits including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in Peru. Our trip includes ample time for acclimatisation in the Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz before spending 12 days crossing high passes - all in the vicinity of 5000m. A highlight for all will be a side trip to Siula Grande Base Camp and an ascent of Cerro Bella Vista for incredible views. Each day provides an ever changing backdrop of soaring peaks including the distinctive needle like peak of Jirishanca and the impressive summit of Yerupaja at 6640m. At night we camp in tranquil locations alongside glacial lakes and alpine meadows in this unrivalled corner of the Andes. Anyone wishing to add a trip to Machu Picchu can easily do so, please ask for more details.


    • Trek the challenging 165 km (103 mi) circuit around the Cordillera Huayhuash in Northern Peru—some of the best trekking in South America
    • Undertake an exhilarating circuit among towering peaks over 6000 m, cascading glaciers, alpine meadows and azure glacial lakes
    • Explore Huaraz and the stunning Cordillera Blanca
    • Experience indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems
    • Behold views of incredible landscapes providing endless photo opportunities

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 133946
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Mainz, Peru
Finishes: Mainz, Peru
Duration: 19 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • An exhilarating trek around the peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash


  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages (except wine on last trek day)
  • Medical treatment
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas


Price person (sharing double) $2,999 ($158/day)


$400 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

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Overall Rating










D Ostwald  

The weather on Huayhuash was not always kind, however Javier our guide was excellent and ensured a really harmonious group and positive attitudes. He was great at ensuring everyone could walk at their pace while still maintaining a group feeling, and for me it was the best trek group atmosphere I have experienced. All the crew were great, best camping trek food I have ever had. Cesar the cook worked his magic every meal with constant variety and was always seen with a smile. The day of the last pass I went to a lookout and was rewarded with 360 degree views of hills and mountains. Spectacular. That made up for not having other views and rain and snow to reduce the views. The 'Touching the Void' day was also spectacular weather and was a lovely day walk. I must read the book again now I have been there and have seen the distances involved. I also have to say seeing the salt fields for the first time in person was an oh wow moment - despite having seen many pictures on the internet. It really is a diverse country. Great trek.

Tour Operator

World Expeditions

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