4,850 m.a.s.l.


4,850 m.a.s.l.


4,850 m.a.s.l.


6 days, 5 nights

Highest point

Cuchillacocha Pass (4,850 masl)



Recommended season

April - October

DAY 01:

We leave Huaraz in private transportation at 5am to the village of Huaycayan, where we begin the 6-7 hour hike ascending switchbacks towards our first camp in Huishcash. Duration: 5-6 hours.

DAY 02:

We leave camp at 8am, this is the longest day of the trip. We will first pass by Lake Cullicocha, where we will have views of the Santa Cruz mountains. We then cross the Osoruri pass (4860m), descend 100 meters, and then cross another pass, after which we descend to our camp Osoruri (4600m)

DAY 03:

Today we depart at 7am to ascend 170m towards Ventunan pass (2770m). We then descend in zigzag 590m to Ruinapampa. Then we have a smooth ascent of 100m over the next 4.35 kilometers to reach Jancarurish. Here we set up camp and spend the night. We will enjoy the best views of the hike, Alpamayo.

DAY 04:

Today we leave camp at 7am heading towards Huillca. We climb 630m to reach Gara Gara pass (4830m), enjoying the views of Jancarurish, Alpamayo, and Quitaraju. We then descend 400m, ascend 100m and later reach the Mesapampa pass (4500m). From here we descend 1000m to reach our camp in Jancapampa.

DAY 05:

We leave Huillca at 8am heading towards Jancapampa through the Yana Quenua valley. We will cross the Yanacon pass on this day (4600m). From here we can see the glaciers that hang from the Pucajircas, which we will later see even more of. This is another one of the most beautiful days of the trek. We then descend to Jancapampa (3600m).

DAY 06:

We leave Jancapampa at 8am. This day is mostly descent with a small ascent halfway through to reach the path that will take us to Pomabamba. This path is very beautiful, as the valley is inhabited with very friendly people with traditional houses of the zone. Finally, we will reach Pomabamba, a village with strong cultural traditions. Here our transportation will await us to return to Huaraz.


– Private transportation to and from Huaraz

– Professional guide

– Cook, kitchen tent, stove and cookware

– Camping gear ( tent)

– Donkeys and donkey drivers

– All meals during the expedition, including boxed lunches

– First aid kit


– Huascaran National Park entrance ticket

– Sleeping bag and sleeping pad


– Small backpack

– Trekking poles

– Headlamp

– Sunglasses

– Base layers

– Waterproof clothing (jacket, rain pants)

– Sunscreen

– Camera

– Lightweight clothing