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Festival of the Sun at Huánuco Pampa & Cultural Huayhuash Trekking (9 DAYS)

Huánuco Pampa

Huánuco Pampa was an important Inca settlement and was a major stopover point on the Inca route that runs from Cuzco through the north of Peru. The Inti Raymi was the most important festival in the Inca empire to worship the Sun God, the Source of life. Thanks

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    9 days 8 nights

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Huánuco Viejo was an important Inca settlement and was a major stopover point on the Inca route that runs from Cuzco through the north of Peru.  The Inti Raymi was the most important festival in the Inca empire to worship the Sun God, the Source of life. Thanks

This unique trekking program combines breath-taking Huayhuash Mini Trek in the heart of the Huayhuash Mountain range with the Huanuco pampa Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun). Holding the ceremony in the Ushno or Main Square of the Inca fortress at the Huánuco Pampa archaeological complex, this event is celebrated each year on July 27th. Historically Huanuco Pampa is recognize as the capital of Chinchaysuyo and was the residence of the Incas Tupac Yupanqui and Huayna Capac.

are given for the year’s harvest and prayers made for good weather and harvests for the coming year.

This trek offers a combination of an unforgettable cultural experience with a trek into the Cordillera Huayhuash, classified in some guidebooks as one of the “classic” trekking circuits in the world.

Not many tourists or trekking agencies know of the Inti Raymi festival in Huanuco Viejo, and unlike the crowed Inti Raymi festival in Cuzco, the Huanuco Viejo event is frequented by very few tourists, giving visitors a relaxed day in the company of the local people who make us very welcome.

The festival is celebrated each year on 27 July, and involves some 600 dancers and actors dressed in traditional Inca costumes.


  • Price sharing tour: US$ 900 /person (minimum number of people 8)
  • Price for private tour :

1 person: US$ 2550 /person

2 persons: US$ 1850 /person

3 persons: US$ 1380 /person

4 persons: US$ 1200 /person

5 to more persons: US$ 1050 /person

Price includes

  • Transport Huaraz to Queropalca, and return from Llamac in a private vehicle
  • Professional certified guide  – AGPM – IFMGA
  • Professional outdoor cook
  • Donkeys or llamas and porters where applicable
  • Full camping and kitchen equipment. Complete food
  • kitchen tent, mess tent,  two-people tents,  tables, chairs, and bathroom tent
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expedition
  • Rights of path in different communities
  • Information and specific recommendations before the trekking
  • Permanent assistance of the agency throughout the duration of your stay


eat healthy and natural foods

Wildlife Viewing

You may see cordor, vizcacha, many kinds of birds, South Andean Deer or Foxes on your visit to Cordillera Huayhuash.


Trek one of the most famous and beautiful hiking routes in the world.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment (such good shoes, a small back pack, clothes, sleeping bag and pad, etc.)
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance
  • Meals and drinks in the city


We start with a six hour drive from Huaraz to La Union. From La Union we drive a half hour further to Huanuco Pampa (12,257ft / 3736m) situated on a grand plateau area. In the afternoon we visit this intriguing and captivating ancient Inca city of Huanuco Viejo.
After breakfast in the Hotel we will pick up to your hotel and will aboard our private transfer to start our travel to Queropalca, passing the small villages such as: Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac and Conococha, then we will change the route to the East side passing the villages Pachapaqui, Huansala, Huallanca and finally arriving to Huanuco pampa ruins, where we will visit the ruins for about 1 hour having lunch, then we will continue our travel to Queropalca our first Camp. Travel time 6 to 7 hours, overnight camping at 3800m.
After breakfast in Queropalca we will start our trek at 8:00am to Carhuacocha for about 4 - 5 hours, midday lunch, from Carhuacocha we will see the nice views of Yerupaja, Siula and Ninashanca Mountain the West side and the nice color of Carhuacocha Lake, overnight Camping at 4138m.
We have chosen a rest day at Lake Carhuacocha for the magnificent scenery and surrounding attractions this beautiful site offers our clients. We have the option to do a half day hike to visit the beautiful Laguna Siula at the base of Siula Grande featured in the gripping 2003 British docudrama movie Touching the Void was filmed.
After breakfast in Carhuacocha we will start going up to the Carhuac Pass 4650mfor about 3 hours, where we can enjoy the nice views of Ninashanca and Jirishanca Mount; midday lunch, then we will start go down to Mitucocha for about 1 hour half, overnight Camping at 4100m.
After breakfast in Mitucocha we will start our trek at 8:00am, 3 hours climb up to Cacanan Pass 4700m. where we can see Ninashanca Mount in the South side, where we will have lunch, then we start go down to Rondoy for about 3 hours, overnight Camping at 4100m.
After breakfast in Rondoy we will start going up at 8:30am for about 4 hours half to the Sambunya Pass 4750m, where we will have lunch enjoying the nice views of different mounts such as: Jirishanca, Ninashanca, Yerupaja, Siula, Carnicero and others, then we start go down Jahuacocha for about 3 hours.
We spend our last trek day on this circuit resting at Lake Jahuacocha. This is one of the special days for the pleasant and impressive landscape that surrounds and “wows” you by its awesome majestic beauty. There is an option to do a half day trek to Paso Yaucha at 15,748ft / 4800m where we have a breathtaking view of the surrounding spiraling peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash or just chill-out resting at Jahuacocha camp.
After breakfast in Jahuacocha we will start hike for about 1 hour, then we will start going up to Pampallamac Pass 4500m 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.


$900,00 9 days 8 nights

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