caminoinca-huayhuash

Recomended season: Early April to last November
Highest point: (4900m/16072ft) Punta Cuyoc pass
Difficult: Moderate
Average hours to walk: 5 – 6 hours per day

Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Lima – flight to Cusco and City tours in the afternoon
After breakfast in the Hotel in Lima, passengers will be transferred to the Airport in Lima, around 7am, to take the morning flight to Cusco, then after one hour flight we will arrive to Cusco around 11am, then the group will be transferred to the selected hotel for the accommodation then, the group will have lunch and in the afternoon they will start the city tour visiting Cusco around. Cusco is located in the Andean area in the south side of Peru at (3399m/11148ft).
During the tour we will visit the Temple of the Sun Coricancha, The Cathedral, The Main Square, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Kenko, the ruins of Pucapucara and the ruins of Tambomachay, then at appropriate time dinner and overnight at hotel in Cusco.

Day 2: Cusco – KM 82 – Huayllabamba (3000m/9840ft)
Early in the morning at 6am the bus will pick the passengers up from their hotel, in a tourist Bus and then travel to the site of Km 88 (Piscacucho) passing through the sacred valley of the Incas and the cities of Urubamba and Ollanataytambo, Optional Breakfast in Urubamba. In the Km 88 Piscacucho starts the trekking passing by the hanging bridge over the Urubamba river, after one our trekking passengers will have lunch in Miskay view of the Llactapata Inca’s city, after we will pass the Cusichaca river Urubamba’s river affluent, after 3 hours hiking we’ll get the Huayllabamba where we will camp at (3000m/9840ft).

Day 3: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (4200m/13776ft)
After the breakfast in the camp site we will leave early in the morning at 7:00am aproximately, the passengers will start hiking up to the Warmiwañuska (dead woman) pass (4200m) aAfter the pass we will descent to Pacaymayu for to camp.

Day 4: Pacaymayu –Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8692ft)
Early in the morning after our typical breakfast we will start hiking, to Runkurakay. A beautiful view is the first that the clients will enjoy after to wake up, it will persuade to continue our enjoyable trekking to Machupicchu, this day passengers will walk the original Inka trail getting us to the beautiful forest, from here we will appreciate Mountains, if luck passengers will see Panda bear and Puma. The sacred watchman’s from this sanctuary. We will know the Archaeological group of Sayacmarca, Conchamarca, Puyupatamarca, until to get Wiñayhuayna our last camp at (2650m/8692ft).

Day 5: Wiñayhuayna – Machupicchu (2400m/7872ft) –Aguas Calientes – Cusco
This day the guide will wake us up very early at 4am approx, then after breakfast to start our last day of trekking, waking up very early is for to get Intipunku in the sunrise time, so from here we can Appreciate how the sun reflects the entire Machupicchu Ruins, the guide will explain that it was sacred hour to worship the sun each day in the sunrise. To get Machupicchu passengers will walk fro only 2 hours to arrive to Machupicchu. We will visit the Inca Empire city with a help of the guide during the morning, then after it the bus will take the passengers to the Aguas Calients (hot springs) after Lunch in this Village we will Aboard the Train to Cusco, arriving approx at 7 – 8 pm.

Day 6: Cusco – flight back to Lima
This day you will flight back to Lima in the afternoon, our private transport will picks up you 2 hours before from your hotel and then transport to the airport in Cusco, you have to be there 1 hour and half before minimum for your checking, the flight takes 1 hours and 10 minutes to Lima, arriving to Lima our private transport will be waiting for you to then transport to the hotel.

Day 7: Lima – early flight to Huaraz and free day
This day very early our private transport will picks up you from the hotel and then transport to the airport in Lima, the flight will leave very early around 05:20hours, 1 hour flight to Huaraz, arriving to the airport you will be transferred to Huaraz and you hotel, it will takes 40 minutes driving.
Then you will have free day for your acclimatization, walking around the city or to make some purchases, also preparation day for the next day trekking.

Day 8: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac (3300m/10824ft)
This first time after the breakfast in the hotel the guide and the other personal will be go to pick up for you to the hotel, we will start the travel at 7:00am. Approximately to the south side for Huaraz. Passing for the different district; Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac and Conococha at (4100m/13448ft). Then will travel to the east side and south East to Chiquian at (3400m/11152ft). Where you can to buy something, the travel take 2 hours then we have to down for about 1 hour and the go up to Llamac for about 1 hour more a long this travel we will observe the Mountains on the est side such as Ninashanca, Jirichanca, Yerupaja, etc. Arrive to Llamac around 12:00m where we will have a lunch, overnight camping at (3300m/10824ft).

Day 9: Llamac – Pocpa – Cuartelhuain (4300m/14104ft)
After the breakfast in the Llamac we will start the trek at 9:00am we will go up for about 4 – 5 hours to the camp side Cuartelhuain , along this route we will passing the small called Pocpa and small mine arriving to the camp side around 1:00 – 2:00pm approximately. From here we will see the Ninashanca Mountain in the south side.Overnight camping at (4300m/14104ft).

Day 10: Cuartelhuain – Cacanan Pass (4700m/15416ft) – Mitucocha
This day after the breakfast we will start our trek at 9:00am from Cuartelhuain the punta cacanan pass at (4700m/15416ft) we will climb enjoy the nice views our around such as Chaupijanca and cunchush after this pass we will go down for about 2 hours half to the camp site from Mitucocha where we can enjoy the nice view of Nicashaca, Jarishinca and Ronday mountains, overnight camping at (4200m/13776ft).

Day 11: Mitucocha – Carhuac Pass (4500m/14760ft) – Carhuacocha
This day after the breakfast we will start our trekking at 9:00am to the south est go up for about 2 – 3 hours to Carhuac pass at (4500m/14760ft) where we can enjoy the nice Jirishanca mount in the south site tehn will be go to down for about I hour half to Carhuacocha lake, Jiishanaca, Yerupaja and Siula in the west site, overnight camping at (4250m/13940ft).

Day 12: Carhuacocha – Siula Pass (4850m/15908ft) – Huayhuash
After the breakfast in the morning we will start our trekking at 8:30am we will go down for about 30 minutes near the Carhuacocha lake for about 4 hours after visit this lake we will continue go up to Siula pass (4850m/15908ft) for about 2 hours where we can see mountains such as: Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Siula and carnicero. After this we will do down to Huayhuash for about 2 hours half where we can see trapecio mount in the west side. Overnight camping at (4300m/14104ft).

Day 13: Huayhuash – Portachuelo Pass (4700m/15416ft) – Viconga
After the breakfast in Huayhuash we will to start at 08:00am, after 1 hour climb up will be arriving to Portachuelo pass at (4700m/15416ft). Where we will enjoy the splendid views of Trapecio, Cuyoc and other mounts, after that we will start to descend to Viconga for about 4 hours approximately, lunch during the hike, after the client can go to the thermal waters of Jatuncocha, overnight Camping at (4100m/13448ft).

Day 14: Viconga – Punta Cuyoc Pass (4900m/16072ft) – Huanacpatay
After the breakfast in Viconga we will start climb up to Cuyoc pass at (4900m/16072ft) the highest pass of the circuit, from here we can see the nice peaks of Puscanturpa, Cuyoc and Pumarinri glaciers. After to enjoy we will start descend to Huanacpatay for about 3 hours approximately, whee we will enjoy the sun set of Cuyoc Mount, overnight camping at (4250m/13940ft).

Day 15: Huanacpatay – Huayllapa – Huatiac (4400m/14432ft)
After the breakfast in the morning in Huanacpatay we will start go down to Huayllapa for about 4 – 5 hours, this village is at (3400m/11152ft), after to visit this village we will start climbing up to Huatiac for about 3 hours more, where we can enjoy the nice views of Diablo Mudo and Auxilio Mount in the North Side, overnight camping at (4400m/14432ft).

Day 16: Huatiac – Yaucha Pass (4800m/15744ft) – Jahuacocha
After the breakfast in the Camp we will start to climb up to Tapush Pass (4800m/15744ft) for about 3 hours, where we can see Diablo Mudo mount, after that we going up to Yaucha Pass at (4800m/15744ft) for about 2 hours, where we can see the nice mountains in the East side such as: Jirishanca, Ninashanca, Yerupaja and others; after that we continue going up to Jahuacocha for about 2 hours more, Overnight Camping at (4100m/13448ft).

Day 17: Jahuacocha – Llamac – Huaraz
After the breakfast in Jahuacocha we will start hike for about 1 hour, then we will start going up to Pampallamac Pass (4300m/14104ft) for about 1 hour half, where we can enjoy the splendid views of nice mounts such as: Yerupaja, Ninashanca, Siula and Diablo Mudo, then we go down to Llamac for about 1 hour half, where our private transfer will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz. 3 hours travel from Llamac to Huaraz.