Cordillera Huayhuash – Mini-Huayhuash Trek – 3 Days
The shortened 3 day Mini-Huayhuash trek allows you to experience an abbreviated version of the longer trek; while not compromising on the stunning views.
Following then; this route is a little more demanding than the more classic Santa Cruz trek route. Hence; it is considered to be suitable for novice trekkers and hikers; however ensuring that a program of acclimatisation is followed properly before departure. During the trek you will be rewarded with a series of glacial lakes and snow capped nevadas along the way.
Thus; it’s important to note that there are many route variations; lasting from 3-7 days. Some itineraries require a long drive to the trailhead at Queropalca before getting into the Cordillera Huayhuash to begin the trekking.
After all; this 3 Day trek is centred around the incredible Jahuacocha Lake area; considered one of the most scenic places in alpine trekking, to trek and camp out.
Along the route you’ll see the important sights of the Cordillera Huayhuash; hit the Rondoy Valley, scale the impressive Sambunya Pass and experience the beautifully natural Jahuacocha Lake.
SEASON: April to November.
DISTANCE: 42 Km.
ALTITUDE: 3300 – 4760 meters above sea level.
WEATHER: Warm to hot in the daytime / temperate cold at nights.
TREKKING TIME: 5 to 8 hours a day.