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3.) Circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash

Thirteen days of trekking, almost always above 4000m, crossing a breathtaking succession of passes around the spectacular Cordillera Huayhuash mountains in the Peruvian Andes. This is simply one of the greatest walks in the world.

This trek is sustained and demanding, though never as arduous as the eight passes we cross would suggest. It has a remote feel and with the altitude, our extra early acclimatisation days are essential. The trail skirts glaciers, moraines and icy green lakes, always dwarfed by the towering peaks above. We will be awe-struck at the sights of Yerupaja, Siula and the icy needle of Ninashanca and marvel at the panorama of white peaks spread out from the top of Punta Cuyoc, our highest pass at 5000m.

We camp in high meadows, fish for fresh trout and marvel at the abundant and varied bird life. All this in the good company of our local guide, cook and arrieros is an experience and an adventure to remember forever.

What did you enjoy most about your trip?

“Superb scenery, excellent trek management, friendly trekking group, good weather.”
Tony Willey, Circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash

“Third trip with High Places and as ever the service from start to finish has been excellent. The fact that there are so many repeat customers suggests that most people think the same.”
Roger Barwell, Circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash


High on the Huayhuash Circuit
Huayhuash trek
Camp on the Huayhuash Circuit
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