Mini Huayhuash Trek 04 Days

An iconic destination that always leaves an indelible mark in the hearts of those who visit it.

Discover the magic of mini huayhuash! In just 04 days, immerse yourself in the beauty, culture and excitement of a destination that will leave you breathless. Explore its corners of the mini huayhuash circuit, remember that every moment counts, so make the most of your trip and create memories that will last forever!

Mini Huayhuash is the shortest hike in the Cordillera Huayhuash, for people who do not have much time to do the whole circuit of the Cordillera Huayhuash. This new alternative for short time visitors, and not to miss to visit a part of this marvel of the Cordillera Huayhuash for its beautiful views of mountains like Ninashanca, Rondoy, Mituraju, Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Rasac, Huacrish and also as its beautiful lagoon of different colors Laguna Solteracocha, Laguna Jahuacocha, and surrounded by different native trees like the Quenual, the cattails, the lupinas, and wild animals and also with its beautiful gorges like Llamac, rondoy, huacrish, ahin where the small streams of the Huayhuash mountain range flow.

Tour summary

  • Duration: 04 days / 03 nights
  • Altitude: 4700 Sambuya Pass
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Difficulty
  • Best season: April / September
  • Location: Huaraz / Peru
  • Activity: Trekking / Nature
  • Start: Huaraz / Rondoy
  • End: Llamac / Huaraz.


Day 1

Huaraz –  Huallanca – Rondoy

Breakfast 7:00 AM.

We leave Huaraz by private bus to the south east, passing through the towns of Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac, Laguna Conococha until we arrive at Rondoy camp, the trip lasts approximately 5 to 6 hours. Rondoy is the place where we spend the first night, and also the muleteers are waiting for us with the donkeys to transfer the camping materials and food during the trek.

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Mini Huayhuash 04 is a rewarding experience that combines physical exercise with the exploration and enjoyment of natural surroundings.
Day 2

Rondoy – pasó Sambuya – Jahuacocha

Breakfast 7:00 AM

We leave Rondoy and start our trek through the Rondoy ravine with the view of the Nishanca and Rondoy mountains until we reach the Sambunya pass 4700m where we have a view of the Mituraju, Jirishanca, Yerupaja Chico and Yerupaja Grande mountains. We descend through a small valley passing by the Solteracocha lagoon and then our campsite at Jahuacocha.

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Day 3

Jahuacocha –  Mirador Cerro – Huacrish

Breakfast 7:00am

We start our hike through the Huacrish valley with diction to the Yaucha pass 4830m where we will have the view of the main mountains of the Huayhuash range as Rondoy, Mituraju, Jirishanca, Yerupaja chico, Toro, Yerupaja Grande, Rasac, Siula grande and the Sarapo, and then visit the viewpoint of Huacrish where we have the view of the beautiful mountains and the Jahuacocha & Solteracocha lagoon.

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Day 4

Jahuacocha – Llamac – Huaraz

Breakfast 7:00am

We start our last day trekking towards the town of Llamac passing through different landscapes full of bushes and cactus along the road to Pampallamac and the view of the Cordillera Blanca, and then descend to the town of Llamac where our private transportation awaits us and return to Huaraz. 

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What’s Included
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Transportation from / to the beginning of the trekking.
  • A bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
  • Field Cook
  • Muleteer
  • Pack animals (donkeys and / or horses)
  • Emergency horse
  • Camping equipment for collective use
  • Entrance tickets to the Huayhuash reserved area
  • Celebration lunch at the end of the trek with a typical Andean dish
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite communication device in case of emergency
  • Logistics in general
What’s Not Included
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Alcoholic and carbonated beverages
  • Personal equipment see (equipment list )
  • Personal expenses including emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  • Travel, personal and medical insurance.
One Day Trekking With Us

Around 7:00 AM one of our team members will wake you up by offering you a cup of hot drink, then by the time you leave the tent you will have a small tub of hot water so you can wash your hands, then you will have breakfast in our dining tent.

We usually start the hike before 8:30 AM; we make breaks and stops depending on the pace of our clients, many times we stop at the places our clients wish to do so, sometimes to take pictures or eat their snack.

During the days of trekking you will not need to carry anything since the equipment and food are transported in pack trailers, you will only carry a small backpack where you should carry the snack of the day, camera, a bottle of water and your waterproof clothes to use in case of rain.

If someone gets tired during the hike, he/she can ride one of our horses to the next camp or until he/she feels better, we always carry a saddle mule, what we call an ‘emergency mule’.

Safe Travel

In our service, traveler safety is our number one priority. Every step you take, every place you explore, is backed by meticulously designed safety measures. From reliable accommodations to carefully planned routes, we make sure your experience is worry-free. Travel with peace of mind, knowing that we are committed to providing you with a safe environment so you can enjoy every moment of your trip to the fullest.

  • In order to offer safer experiences, we will keep groups small, generally with a maximum of 10 participants per group.
  • All our staff has received biosafety training, especially the trekking team (Guides, Camp Cooks, Muleteers and Mountain Assistants).
  • All our Guides have taken courses in first aid in remote areas, as well as in management of suspected cases of Covid-19 infection.
  • For transfers, in most cases we will use spacious and private vehicles exclusively for the group.
  • All our camping equipment is carefully disinfected before leaving for a tour. The mats and personal items provided by the travel agency will be delivered in a suitcase labeled for the exclusive use of each passenger.
  • We have satellite communication equipment to coordinate the evacuation of passengers in case of emergency, in order to have an immediate response and take care of the health of each member of the group.
List of Equipment
  • 1 backpack with a carrying capacity of 60 to 70 liters / 25 to 15 gallons (or other that can be used as a substitute for the backpack)
  • 1 small backpack to be used during the day
  • Sleeping bag (recommended -10 ºC to below)
  • 1 jacket or jacket to keep you warm
  • 3 pairs of hiking pants (jeans are not recommended, as they take a long time to dry)
  • Warm sweaters
  • 3 to more pairs of wool socks
  • T-shirts, shirts, hats
  • Several sets of underwear with long sleeves
  • 1 pair of good hiking shoes (make sure they are not damaged)
  • 1 pair of light shoes (sneakers or sandals)
  • 1 set of light rain gear (poncho and/or raincoat and pants of waterproof material)
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 headlamp and batteries
  • 1 pair of sunglasses (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Sunblock or sunscreen and lip balm (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Personal medication
  • Personal and hygiene items