Day 1 Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Rondoy
We set off from Huaraz at 5.00am, pass through Chiquian (3400m) at 7.00 and arrive at Llamac (3250m) between 8.00 and 9.00. At Llamac we meet our donkeys and their owners who will accompany us throughout the trek. We walk from Llamac to Rondoy (3950m) which takes 5 – 6 hours. This first day serves well for acclimatization. On route we get our first glimpse of snow-capped mountains, such as Ninashanca, and pass through two traditional villages, Pocpa and Paclla. A packed lunch is eaten along the way. On this first day, the hike follows an unpaved road.
We arrive at the camp in the middle of the afternoon to rest, eat, rehydrate, and prepare for the following day.
Day 2 Rondoy – Sanbunya Pass – Jahuacocha Lake
A good breakfast is served before setting off at 7am. The walk takes 6 – 7 hours. The climb up to the Sanbunya Pass (4750m) constitutes the majority of the day´s hike and we expect to arrive at the pass at around 1.00pm. The pass itself offers a splendid view of this area of the Cordillera Huayhuash, a chain of snow-capped mountains and below them the lakes Solteracocha and Jahuacocha. The descent to the camp takes only an hour and passes both Solteracocha and Jahuacocha. We camp on the far side of Jahuacocha (4100m).
Day 3 Rest Day
The third day is for resting. The following activities can be undertaken
Day 4 Jahuacocha Lake – Llamac Pass – Llamac – Huaraz
We awake early to eat breakfast before setting off at 6.00am. The route begins flat and then slowly ascends to our final pass, the Llamac Pass (4300m). The pass offers another breathtaking view and from here it is all downhill to Llamac. As we descend we pass agricultural land used by the local peasants. By midday we are in Llamac where our bus is waiting to take us back to Huaraz.
Does not include
- Lunch, dinner and snacks day 1
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks day 2
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks day 3
- Breakfast and snacks day 4
- Camping equipment
- First aid kit
- Private transport
- Entrance to the National Reserve
- Accident insurance
Clients should carry a daypack which contains:
If you would like to modify this plan, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Sun glasses
- Rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Packed lunch (provided)