The circuit trek of the Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the world’s greatest treks. For mountain scenery and remoteness it is without equal in the Andes.
The Huayhuash (pronounced Why-wash) circuit is a difficult and wild trek, crossing several high passes including one over 5000m high so a high level of fitness is recommended. This extended trek will be fully supported and take us a total of fifteen to seventeen or more days, including a couple of rest days and the ascents of Leon Huacanan and Diablo mudo.
Previous experience of trekking and camping in remote areas is essential. This is a tough trek suitable only for those who are both fit and adventurous. You will need to have or hire an ice-axe and crampons for the ascent of Suerococha and Leon Huacanan and for the trip onto the glacier beneath Yerupaja, but there is no need to have previous experience of using these prior to the expedition for these peaks.