Backpacking / Trekking in Cordillera Huayhuash, Andes, Peru

Guided Tours:
10-14 Days
Peru or the Republic of Peru is the third largest country in South America, located on the west side of the continent and straddling part of the Andes mountain range. The country is well-known for the ancient city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. It is a remarkable archaeological location and also an UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts visitors from all over the world.

With superb natural beauty, impressive mountain range and rainforest, Peru has plenty of extreme adventures on offer, including climbing and hiking in the mountains. The Cordillera Huayhuash nestles in the Andes. It is situated in the boundaries of the Ancash Region, Huanuco Region and Lima Region.

The location is well-known for its high peaks, including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in the country and Siula Grande, famous by the book and film Touching the Void. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this region and discover the high passes, the spectacular crystal water lakes and hot springs, and the interesting flora and fauna. It takes between 10 to 14 days to circuit Huayhuash, depending on the chosen route. Keep in mind that the range is not as famous as Cordillera Blanca, but it is very impressive. Finally, Huaraz city is located at the foot of the mountain range and it is the starting point of this amazing trekking experience.

How to Get to Destination

395 km/245.6 mi) 5 h 24 mins
Head north to Galeano Y Mendoza to Gullermo Dansey. Turn right into Argentina. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit. Slight right onto Avenida Alfonso Ugarte. Continue straight to Puente del Ejercito. Slight right onto the ramp to Panamericana Norte. Slight right to merge the Panamericana Norte. Keep left to stay on Panamericana Norte. Go through one roundabout. Take exit. Keep left at the fork. Proceed straight. Turn right at Serpentín Pasamayo. Turn left into the Panamericana Norte. Go through two roundabouts. Slight left to Panamericana Norte. Continue straight Panamericana Norte. Turn right onto Carretera a Huaraz. Proceed to Route 16. Turn right to stay on Route 16. Continue to Carretera a Huaraz. Make a 180 degree turn. Sharp right onto Route 3N. Slight left. Take the 3rd right turn to Route 3N. Turn left onto Route 3N. Continue to Confraternidad Internacional Oeste. Turn left at Pedro C Villon. Turn right.
Jorge Chávez International Airport,
392 km/243.8 mi 5 h 26 mins drive

The spot is not accessible by train.


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, Apurímac River
/ Apurímac River, Peru

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

March – PERU
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Apurímac River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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