Cordillera Huayhuash, one of the best trekking circuits in the world
There is no doubt that the trekking circuits in the Cordillera Huayhuash are among the very best in the world. Located in the Peruvian Andes just south of the Cordillera Blanca and measuring a mere 30km in length, the Cordillera Huayhuash is an incredible compact cluster of enormous icy towers surrounded by cascading rivers, turquoise lakes, and with a great diversity of flora and fauna. Here looming overhead stands the legendary Yerupaja (6634m), the second highest peak in Perú, and more legendary still, Siula Grande (6336m), a mountain famous as the setting of Joe Simpson’s epic tale of survival, “Touching the Void”.
We have had the great fortune to have walked the Huayhuash circuit many times and would like to invite you to join us on one of our adventures. We offer several different trekking programs of different durations and for a wide range of budgets. You may, for example, mix the classic circuit with an ascent of a moderate peak like the Diablo Mudo, do a shorter route that lasts less than a week, or you may prefer to organize your own trek/climb for which we can provide all the information and logistical support you’ll need.
The Cordillera Huayhuash circuit is considered one of the finest trekking tours in the world.
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The Cordillera Blanca is located in the Peruvian Andes, and is the highest tropical mountain range on the planet. Famous summits of the range include Huascaran (6768m/22,205ft), the world’s highest tropical mountain, and Alpamayo (5947m/19,511ft), which is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful mountain.
This mountain range stretches some 180km in a northwest to southeast direction and is at its widest point 28km in width. The Cordillera Blanca is crowned by dozens of peaks surpassing the 6000m (19,685ft) mark, and has dozens of other snowy peaks which rise to over 5700m (18,701ft). Among the most known mounts are:
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