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Winter treks in the Cordillera Huayhuash 2016 / 2017

(November - March)

Winter trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash

Ichik Huayhuash

Duration: 4 days
Distance: 30 Km Approx.
Rating: Moderate
Start: Llámac
Finish: Llámac
Elevation: 3300 – 4750m

Huanuco Marka Huayhuash

Duration: 7 days
Distance: 74 Km. Approx.
Rating: Moderate - strenuous
Start: Huanuco Marka - Queropalca
Finish: Llámac
Elevation: 3300 – 4750m

For those people want to make a trekking tour in winter we recommend the short options (4 or 7 days) those that are close to the towns; making the long options it is not prudent because the remote of the area, the most of the passes would be covered with snow and cross them are very difficult and the campsites are desolate. These two options we mention above run very close to towns in part of the path there is access to mobile phone, in the most of the campsites are cottages of locals and maximum there are two passes and them are relatively easy compared with the complete circuit.

The best season to make a trekking tour in the Cordillera Huayhuash spans from April to September (the dry months), so from October to March are the rainy months, during these months just few people make treks in this range. A day during these months sometimes gets light cloudy and other days completely clear, the rain usually falls after noon, so in the morning it is possible to walk and we recommend to arrive to the campsites before at noon in this way the rain catch us when you already are inside the tents.

The Huayhuash reserved area is not closed in winter, it is open all year; but in the most of the campsites you will not find any local rangers or collectors.

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