Where is Cordillera Huayhuash?
Huayhuash (possibly from Quechua waywash, weasel, or waywashi, squirrel) is a mountain range within the Andes of Peru, in the boundaries of the regions of Ancash, Lima and Huánuco.
When to hike Huayhuash?
The best months to hike the Cordillera Huayhuash are May through September when the weather is dry but cold (during the wet season there can be snow which blocks the mountain passes).
How long is Huayhuash trek?
Huayhuash treks fall roughly into two categories: short (4-7 days) and long (8-14 days). If you have the time, we recommend choosing a route that is 10-12 days. This length of circuit can provide a complete Huayhuash experience and deliver more views and stunning landscapes than you thought possible in one trek.
How do you pronounce Cordillera huayhuash?
This astronaut photograph was taken looking east as the International Space Station was flying about 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) off the Peruvian coast and shows Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced “Why-wash”).
How do I get to Lake Humantay?
Your options for getting to Humantay Lake from Cusco are by taking either a bus or van to the village of Soraypampa and then hiking. Your choice here comes down to your personal choice, taking a group tour or do your own thing. When deciding, consider your hiking experience and how much time you have to visit.
How do you pronounce huayhuash?
Capped with 20,000-foot peaks, the Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced “why-wash”) a subrange in the central Peruvian Andes, is the second loftiest range in the world behind the Himalaya.
Can you swim in Laguna Humantay?
Yes, you can find people swimming, hiking, mountain biking, and paddleboarding in Humantay Lake.
Is Rainbow Mountain Hard?
Rainbow Mountain is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pitumarca, Cusco, Peru that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
What does the term Cordillera mean?
A cordillera is a major system of often parallel mountain ranges that includes the intervening plateaus, valleys and plains. It derives from the Old Spanish word cordilla, which was the diminutive form of cuerda (meaning “cord,” “string” or “rope”), from the Latin chorda.
Where is the Huayhuash alpine circuit in Peru?
The official home of Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash Alpine Circuit. The Huayhuash Alpine Circuit is a 7-day mountaineering adventure in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. It involves 5000m of elevation gain, the same amount of loss, and 70km of distance.
Is the Cordillera Huayhuash a classic trekking circuit?
Join Us In The Majestic Cordillera Huayhuash Trek — One Of The Worlds Classic Trekking and Hiking Circuits Thanks to Rob & Pippa from the UK and Berne & Karen from New Zealand who provided many of the photos here. The Cordillera Huayhuash is a small, compact and remote mountain range to the south of the Cordillera Blanca.
Which is the best Haute Route in Huayhuash?
The Alpine Circuit is the best Haute Route on Planet Earth. The Alpine Circuit is not the standard, traditional, popular Huayhuash Circuit. The popular route is called the Valley Circuit, and is completed hundreds of times per year, usually with donkey support.
How much does it cost to hike Huayhuash Circuit?
The once terrific trout fishing has been decimated. in 2004 hikers paid US$300 / person for a 12 day Huayhuash Circuit to and from Huaraz. In 2014 an Exodus guided Circuit could cost 10 times as much, $3000.