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Cordillera Huayhuash

Touching The Void Trekking Peru

During this trekking we going to visit the Base Camp and the real story, told in Touching the Void, It’s not simply about a dramatic turn of events, not merely an adventure that exceeds reality but also about a real resurrection.

We're talking, quite clearly, about what really happened to the British mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates on Siula Grande, the remote and fascinating 6356m high mountain in the Cordillera Huayhuash Range Peruvian Andes.

It was 1985, and the two alpinists were there to climb its difficult and dangerous West Face. Theirs was an enormous and ambitious project, so much so that, although attempted several times previously, it had remained unclimbed. The climbers were armed with the strength and boldness of youth (Joe was 25 at the time, Simon was 21), which combined with the experience they had gained on large mountain faces in the Alps. In addition, they were influenced by that particular style of climbing that made the British mountaineers of that era approach the mountains without compromises. It is no coincidence therefore that they embarked on this adventure on their own. And it was only due to a chance encounter that Richard Hawking, a youngster just like them but with no mountaineering experience to speak of, accompanied them to Base Camp.

In July 2002 return to Siula Grande on the film “Touching The Void” it was filmed on the west face of Siula Grande Cordillera Huayhuash – Peruvian Mountains.

Altitude Max: 5,000m Cuyoc Pass
Distance: 130 km
Duration: 10 days
Starting Point: Rondoy / Matacancha
Arrival Point: Cajatambo
Season Recommendation: May to September


Day A.- Arrival to Lima – Transfer to your Hotel
Upon arrival to Lima airport will be transferred to your hotel in Miraflores town

Day B.- Lima – Huaraz
Morning bus to Huaraz, Boarding our comfortable bus , we make the long drive across the Punta Conococha (4100m) to the town of Huaraz (3090m), it take 8 - 9 Hours.

Day C.- Acclimatization day – Tour to Churup lake lake 4450m.
7:00 am We will pick up you from your hotel. We will then continue to make our first stop Pitec 3800m. the trailhead of Churup. The climb up take 3 hours to arrive to churup lake there we enjoy a light lunch, take pictures and then continue our way back to Pitec then transfer back to Huaraz. Arriving back into town by 3pm.

Day 1.- Huaraz – Transfer Drive to Rondoy
In the morning, we head south of Huaraz for about two hours to Chiquian town. During the way we will appreciate part of the Cordillera Huayhuash including Yerupaja, the second highest peak in Peru. Continuing our journey we arrive Llamac Village, the gateway of the Cordillera Huayhuash. then we will pass Pocpa village, Pallca and finally to Rondoy campsite at 4050m.

Day 2.- Rondoy – Sambunya Pass 4800m.- Jahuacocha Lake 4100.
After our breakfast we climb up to our first pass Sambunya at 4800m. View point to see the beautiful mountains of Rondoy, Ninashanca, Jirishanca, Yerupaja 6634m. Rasac. Along the descend we will see solteracocha lake, our camp site is next to Jahuacocha lake close views of the high peaks. Hiking Time: 6 – 7 Hours

Day 3.- Jahuacocha Lake – Yaucha Pass 4800m. – Cashpapampa 4300m
This morning We hike up to Yaucha pass 4800m. it will take 3 hours, beautiful mountain views, good spot for sighting condors then walk down to Ancoscancha valley. crossing the small river hike up for 40 minutes to cashpapampa camp
Hiking time: 7 Hours

Day 4.- Cashpapampa – Tapush Pass 4800m. – Huayllapa 3500m
After our breakfast we hike up to tapush pass at 4800m. ( 1 hour ) during the way we see diablo mudo peak, auxilio mount and part of the Cordillera Blanca then go down to huayllapa village there we will see typical vestments of the local people, in the afternoon we will visit Huayllapa.
Hiking time: 5 Hours

Day 5.- Huayllapa – Cutatambo
Follow the calinca valley we hike up to cutatambo camp, during the trail we will see beautiful mountains as Jurao, Carnicero at our arrival to camp we will see Sarapo peak, Yerupaja south face , Huacrish and others.
Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours

Day 6.- Cutatambo – visita Sarapococha and Base Camp of Touching TheVoid
This is the expected day, today we will visit Base Camp of Touching The Void.
Early in the morning after our breakfast in the camp we hike up to base camp of “Touching The Void” There our guide will explain about the dramatic history of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates in Siula Grande 6340m. Then will visit Sarapococha lagoon, then to viewpoint to see Siula Grande, Sarapo, Rasac peaks, then return to camp

Day 7.- Cutatambo – Santa Rosa Pass 5020m. – San Antonio 4300m.
In the morning after the breakfast we climb up to Santa Rosa the highest pass at 5000m. It will take 3 hours from the pass we will have amazing beautiful mountain views ,then we go down to san antonio camp
Hiking time: 6 Hours

Day 8.- San Antonio – Cuyoc Pass 5000m. – Viconga 4300m.( hot spring)
Climb up to Cuyoc pass at 5000m. our last pass from here we will see the next peaks Cuyoc peak, Pumarinry peak and the Cordillera Raura mountain peaks, then go down to viconga camp ( hot Spring) for take hot shower
Hiking time: 5 hours

Day 9.- Viconga – Cajatambo 3300m.
After our breakfast We hiking down along the pumarinri valley then we will arrive to our small last pass called - Cajatambo Pass at 4150m. We will say bye bye Cordillera Huayhuash, then go down to Cajatambo town, there we spent the night in hostal or in the tents. Celebration dinner.
Hiking Time 7 Hours

Day 10.- Cajatambo – Pativilva – Lima or Huaraz
In the morning after our last breakfast we going to take our private car or public bus and then transfer to Pativilca village here you have to say bye bye to our personal team because they have to go back to Huaraz and you will continue to Lima hotel or airport 7 - 8 hours

Day .- Hotel transfer to Airport


  • Trekking speaking english guide
  • Cook during the trek
  • Complete Food During The Trek
  • Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
  • Bi-Personal Tent
  • Dining tent with chairs and table
  • Kitchen Tent with utensils
  • Acclimatization day
  • Oxygen
  • Entrance Fees to Huayhuash Area
  • Private car for start and finish the trek
  • Extra Horse
  • Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
  • Flight or Bus Ticket from Lima to Huaraz/ Cajatambo to Lima
  • Hotel in Huaraz/ Lima
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Food in town
  • Tips
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Taxi From Lima airport to Bus station Lima

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