An amazing trekking in the Peruvian Andes


Trip: 15 days

Trekking 8 giorni


Level: medium


From May to September

The Cordillera Huayhuash's trek, in the Peruvian Andes, it's one of most spectacular trekking paths in the world, characterized by breathtaking Andean landscapes and unspoiled nature. Come with me and live this unique adventure: we'll follow the most spectacular and less travelled itinerary among the emerald green lagoons and sky-confined passes.


It's possible to participate with any level of experience adn equipment: smartphone, SLR or compact camera.

Cordillera Huayhuash

15 days from
1850 €

July 25 - August 08 2020


25/07 - 08/08

10 places available

From May to September


  • Duration: 15 days ( 8 trekking days)

  • Location:  Ancash region, Huaraz province, Peru

  • Level: Medium / High

  • Visa and vaccination: no

  • Type of trip: trekking & photography experiencing journey

  • Photography: no specific level of experience required

  • Trekking route: about 150 km, 8-hour walking on average per day

  • Trekking category: camping, accommodation in tents

  • Maximum altitude: San Antonio pass 5,080 meters

  • Best season: From May through September.

  • Weather: Sunny with possible but not frequent rains and snow.

  • Temperature during the day: from +10 Celsius degrees to +22

  • Temperature during the night: from 0 to -6 degrees

The Cordillera Huayhuash trekking is a unique experience, that allows you to discover a South American and Peruvian spot that's still outside mass tourism. Every step of the circuit the semi-alpine route can amaze with its landscapes that can be admired and photographed, such as those you can see from the mirador de las tres lagunas or from San Antonio pass. This is a trip that requires good physical preparation: after a first phase that will allow us to get acclimated, we'll leave for the real trekking phase. Together with a certified guide, we will walk for 8 days, for an average of 7 hours per day. We will sleep in tents, under wonderful skies full of stars.
A dedicated staff will manage the transport and the preparation of our camp as well as the preparation of meals. We will not have to worry about anything but enjoying the path we will be facing and the beautiful images that we'll be able to capture. Photography is something extra in this trip, which is unique in itself already: my goal is to allow the participants to live a useful and entertaining photographic experience, regardless of the preparation level and the equipment, that could also just be a smartphone! We will have time to tackle photographic themes and techniques together, according to one's skills.


Depending on the weather and physical conditions of the group, there may be variations to the following program, both during the acclimatization phase and during the trekking phase.


Arrival in Lima

We meet in Lima at the hotel, where we'll stay one night.



Transfer to Huaraz, check-in at the hotel, free time.


Laguna 69

Daily hiking: first test at high altitude!


Laguna Paron

Daily trip: possibility to do a short hike or to enjoy the lake.


Rest and preparation for the trekking.


Huaraz - Matacancha
Trekking start. First field in Matacancha 4.200 mt.



Trekking Matacancha - Carhuaccocha
We reach our first step at about 4.800 meters circa, laguna Mitucocha. Campsite close to Laguna Carhuaccocha.


Trekking Carhuaccocha - Huayhuash
Mirador de Las Tres Lagunas e Siula Pass (4.800 m.). Campsite Huayhuash (4.100 mt.)


Trekking Huayhuash - Cuyoc
variation to the traditional route, climbing up the Trapecio slopes to reach Trapecio Punta (5.020 mt). Possibility to climb up to the glacier. Campsite Cuyoc (4.300 mt).

DAY 10

Trekking Cuyoc - Huayllapa
San Antonio pass (5.080 mt.), campsite in the small village of Huayllapa (3.490 mt.)

DAY 11

Trekking Huayllapa - Huatiac
We reach Punta Tapush (4.800 mt) close al Diablo Mudo. Campsite Huatiac.

DAY 12

Trekking Huatiac - Jahuacocha
Yaucha pass, campsite at laguna Jahuacocha.


DAY 13

Trekking Jahuacocha - Llamac - Huaraz
Last day of trekking.

We reach Pampa Llamac pass (4.300 mt). The trekking ends in the small village of Llamac. Come back to Huaraz, pizza party all together!

DAY 14

Huaraz - Lima
We came back to Lima.

DAY 15

Last day
Our trip ends; we came back home with the memories of an incredible experience!


  • Overnight in Lima (days 1-14) with breakfast

  • Overnight in Huaraz (5 nights) with breakfast

  • Transportation to and from Lima with possible intermediate movements

  • Guidance and support by the photographer / tour leader Simone Cocco

  • Guidance during trekking by a certified guide

  • Support staff during trekking; transportation mules

  • Transport to and from the trekking path

  • Entry permits for the local communities

  • Full board during the 9 days of trekking

  • Camp equipment: tents, mats, common tent for eating, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils

  • Acclimatization excursions with transport and guide


  • International flights (if you need we can help you to book the flights)

  • Potential travel extension and visits to other sites (Machu picchu): available upon request

  • Sleeping bag and personal equipment for trekking

  • Personal travel and injury insurance - mandatory!

  • Tips

  • Meals and beverages not included in “The fee includes” paragraph

  • Transport from Lima airport to the hotel – day 1 and transportation from hotel to Lima airport - day 15

  •  Everything not specifically included in the “The fee includes” paragraph


  • A personal travel insurance coverage is mandatory. Trekking does not present technical difficulties, however the altitude combined with physical effort may, in some cases, have consequences that require extra assistance. The fee does not include an insurance that covers injuries while trekking.

  • If you need trekking equipment (such as a sleeping bag or poles) let us know and we will arrange to find it on site.

  • A list of material and clothing necessary for trekking will be shared at the time of confirmation of the trip.

  • The trip is confirmed upon reaching the minimum threshold of participants: 4.

  • Possibility to organize private groups on request.

  • The technical direction of the trip is entrusted to Verticalife snc - Outdoor Travel Company, Tour Operator



Do you want to organize a private group or leave at other times of the year? Contact me! 

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