Huayhuash Trek in Peru – World’s Most Beautiful Trek

Yet unknown for the world, but known by the trekkers, in the north of Peru, near Cordillera Blanca, there is Cordillera Huayhuash – a spectacular mountain range which can be accessed only by foot.
The trek start from Huaraz only, but it can be organised from anywhere.

There are 2 main companies which operate this tour:

  • Enjoy Huayhuash – which offers a very accessible price and good service, but with limited comfort, and
  • Explore Andes – which for a considerable amount will bring you a 5 starts service in the middle of nothing.
  • Or you can do it by yourself.

No matter the means you chose to do the trek, the nature is the same: speckles. I have no words to describe the beauty of this please.
The tour can be done between 8 -14 days, depending on your preference. Personally I did the 8 days trek hiking between 8 to 12 hours a day.

Some things to consider:

  • The hiking season is mid April – October latest, after that it rains too much
  • The trek is not for beginners. You have to be well acclimatized because for 8 days you will sleep at about 4000m and hike up till 5000m.
  • You have to be in good physical condition because you hike up and down for about 8 hours daily.
  • Get pills with you especially for fever and stomach problems.
  • Have water purification pills just in case, and ensure the tour operator is aware you expect them to provide you water
  • Expect it to be rough, sometimes cold, sometimes in a tend, expect wild nature which may treat you well or not
  • Expect it to be tough – this wonderful landscape will charge a high toll for enjoying it.

Some pictures from each day:

Day 1:

Huayhuash trek - Day 2

Huayhuash Trek – Day 1

Day 2:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 2

Huayhuash Trek – Day 2

Day 3:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 3

Huayhuash Trek – Day 3

Day 4:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 4

Huayhuash Trek – Day 4

Day 5:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 5

Huayhuash Trek – Day 5

Day 6:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 6

Huayhuash Trek – Day 6

Day 7:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 7

Huayhuash Trek – Day 7

Day 8:

Huayhuash Trek - Day 8

Huayhuash Trek – Day 8

Enjoy Traveling!

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