Classic Huayhuash Trek in 10 Days
Explore one of the world’s most stunning treks, the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Journey through a breathtaking panorama encompassing three of Peru’s regions: Ancash, Huánuco, and Lima. The views are nothing short of spectacular!
- Maximum Altitude: Paso Cuyoc at 5,000 meters
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
- Best Season: April – October
- Location: Cordillera Huayhuash
- Distance: 118 km
Charming town in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca
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Tristan has been to over 40 countries in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked all Guatemala, trekked alone across the Triglav in Slovenia, travelled through all the Amazon by boat. He also has worked and leaded tours in Senegal, Morroco, Croatia, Greece, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and many more. Remote Expeditions is the fruit of his love for people and travel.Learn More
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Huaraz to Llamac (3,300 m)
DAY 2 - Date not available
Llamac to Cuartelhuain (4,300 m)
DAY 3 - Date not available
Cuartelhuain to Mitucocha via Paso Cacanan (4,700 m)
DAY 4 - Date not available
Mitucocha to Carhuacocha via Paso Carhuac (4,500 m)
DAY 5 - Date not available
Carhuacocha to Huayhuash via Paso Siula (4,850 m)
DAY 6 - Date not available
Huayhuash to Viconga via Paso Portachuelo (4,700 m)
DAY 7 - Date not available
Viconga to Huanacpatay via Paso Cuyoc (5,000 m)
DAY 8 - Date not available
Huanacpatay to Huatiac (4,400 m) via Huayllapa
DAY 9 - Date not available
Huatiac to Jahuacocha via Paso Yaucha (4,800 m)
DAY 10 - Date not available
Jahuacocha to Huaraz via Llamac
Peru, a country in South America, is famed for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, it is home to ancient ruins, colonial architecture, and a blend of cultural traditions.
'- Official Name: Republic of Peru
- Location: Western South America
- Time zone: Peru Standard Time (PET)
- Capital: Lima
- Population: Approximately 33 million
- Official Language: Spanish
- Government: Presidential Republic
- Economy: Based on extraction of raw materials and on agriculture, manufacturing, and services.
Regions at a Glance
Peru is divided into three main geographical regions: the arid coastal plains, the mountainous Andean region, and the dense Amazon rainforest. Each region offers a unique blend of cultural and natural attractions.
Key landmarks include Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city atop the Andes; the Nazca Lines, large geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert; and the historic city of Cusco. The Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titicaca are also significant natural attractions.
The official currency is the Peruvian Sol. Credit cards are widely accepted in cities and tourist areas. ATMs are readily available. Exchange currency at banks or official exchange offices for the best rates.
Pack light, versatile clothing that can be layered. Bring sturdy footwear for hiking. Consider packing a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun. It's also advisable to bring a reusable water bottle and purification tablets.
Peruvian culture is a blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, with rich traditions in music, dance, and cuisine. Festivals like Inti Raymi and Carnival are vibrant displays of this cultural heritage.
Accommodation options range from luxury hotels to budget hostels. Prices vary widely depending on the location and the level of luxury. Always check the safety of the area before booking.
Travelers must carry a valid passport. A visa is not required for stays up to 90 days for many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. No specific vaccinations are mandatory but several are recommended. Visit the official embassy website for up-to-date information.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Emergency numbers in Peru are 105 for the police, 117 for ambulance services, and 116 for fire services.
Respect local customs and traditions. Many places, especially religious and historic sites, require modest dress. Drug laws are strict, and penalties for drug offenses are severe. Public displays of affection are generally accepted but should be modest.
Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage
Peru uses type A and C plugs. The standard voltage is 220 V. Travelers from countries using 110 V may need a voltage converter.
Peru has a varied climate, from the hot and humid Amazon rainforest to the cool Andes Mountains. Dress in layers and bring rain protection if visiting the rainforest or during the rainy season.
Public transportation includes buses, minibuses, and taxis. Taxis do not have meters, so negotiate the fare in advance. Driving can be challenging due to heavy traffic and different road conditions.
The official language is Spanish. Basic English is spoken in tourist areas and major cities. In remote regions, Spanish predominates.
Respect the environment by minimizing waste, conserving water, and staying on designated paths when hiking. Support local communities by purchasing local crafts and eating at local restaurants.
Useful Apps & Websites
Useful apps include Google Maps for navigation, TripAdvisor for restaurant and hotel reviews, and Duolingo for learning Spanish.
Peru is a diverse country with something for every traveler. Whether you're drawn to historical sites, vibrant culture, or natural beauty, you'll find it in Peru. Remember to respect local customs, keep safety in mind, and embrace the opportunity to learn about this unique country.
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