This circuit trek takes us to the Peruvian Andes and the Sierra Huayhuash trek – a range of mountains 30 km long, where six peaks tower above 6000 metres, and 29 reach 5000 metres. This includes Yerupaja, the second highest peak in Peru (6634 meters). We trek to the base camp of Siula Grande (6344 meters) made famous through the Joe Simpson and Simon Yates near fatal expedition and subsequent movie “Touching the Void”.
This is a challenging trek with huge rewards and magnificent mountain views of Himalayan proportions, fabulous hospitality, culture, and expert, safety conscious guiding by our trusted local partners. The trek crosses 10 passes and covers about 150 kilometres over eleven days. A lot of time is spent altitudes over 4000 metres, so we take our time to acclimatize, including two nights at the charming “Lazy Dog Inn”, an eco-lodge in the Cordillera Blanca. From here we take two stunning day hikes before heading to the big mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Dan Murphy, co-owner and guide for Active Earth Adventures, will be joining this trek.