huayhuash circuit with simon yates


huayhuash circuit with simon yates
South America
huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
trip highligh­­­ts
Unique once in a lifetime opportunity to trek with Simon
Yates in the Huayhuash region in Northern Peru
Challenging 165 kilometre circuit around the
Cordillera Huayhuash, considered by many to offer
some of the best trekking in South America.
Explore Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca
Simon and the group will be accompanied by Javier
Bello, one of Peru’s finest local trek leaders
3 hearty meals a day on trek prepared by our
cooks and a traditional Pachamanca meal
Exhilarating trek amongst a wondrous collection
of towering 6000 metres flanked by cascading
glaciers, azure blue lakes and alpine meadows
Experience indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems.
Trip Duration19 days
Trip Code: HSY
GradeModerate to Challenging level
ActivitiesTrekking and Day Walking
Accommodation19 day trip, 12 day trek, 5 nights
hotel and 13 nights camping
welcome to
World Expeditions
Thank you for your interest in our Huayhuash Circuit with Simon
Yates trip. At World Expeditions we are passionate about our off the
beaten track experiences as they provide our travellers with the thrill
of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness
regions of great natural beauty. We are committed to ensuring that
our unique itineraries are well researched, affordable and tailored for
the enjoyment of small groups or individuals - philosophies that have
been at our core since 1975 when we began operating adventure
holidays. Our itineraries will give you the very best travel experience,
designed by people with incredible local knowledge who share our
vision of authentic exchange and real exploration with a responsible
tourism approach. Whether you like your adventures to include
trekking, touring, cycling, mountaineering, kayaking or cruising World
Expeditions can make it happen for you. We hope you will join us for
a life changing experience!!
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why travel with World Expeditions?
This is undoubtedly a unique once in a lifetime opportunity to trek
with Simon Yates in the spectacular Huayhuash region of Northern
Peru. In addition, Simon and this small group of 18 trekkers will be
accompanied by our of Peru’s most experienced and charismatic local
leaders, Javier Bello. Our Peruvian operations are directed by Andreas
Holland who has lived and worked in South America for over 25 years.
His staff are dedicated to providing you with the very best travel
experience while ensuring that our operations comply with all the rules
for responsible and sustainable tourism. This trip offers exceptional
value for money, using good quality equipment, comfortable centrally
located hotels, private transportation in vehicles that are driven by
our drivers and maintained by recognized mechanics, all meals whilst
trekking, all your entrance fees and permit fees, expert local leadership
and much more. Compare our prices and all our inclusions and we feel
that few trips can compare in terms of value for money. Given our local
knowledge, experience and excellent leadership, we are quite sure that
this trip will be the trip of a lifetime.
huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
trip dates
26Jul - 13Aug
trip cost
Joining Lima:$3990
options & supplements
Single Supplement Tent Only:
Single Supplement:
World Expeditions does not require single travellers
to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will
arrange for you to share accommodation with
another traveller of the same gender and if we can
not match you up we will provide a single room at
no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single
supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.
The cost of the single supplement is listed above.
For competitive airfares and stopover ideas
to join this adventure, contact our expert staff
today to receive a detailed quote.
the trip
Join Simon Yates on this dramatic trek around the peaks and passes of the Cordillera
Huayhuash. During this trek, Simon will escort you to Siula Grande Base Camp from where
Simon and his climbing partner Joe Simpson undertook their famous first ascent of Siula
Grande (6344m) which led to the award winning book and film “Touching the Void”. Simon
is a seasoned leader with World Expeditions and he will be returning for his first trek in this
region since that epic expedition in 1985. Hear first hand, Simon’s stories and explanations as
this once in a lifetime trek unfolds. The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most spectacular
ranges in the Peruvian Andes. This full circuit trek is the best way to fully appreciate the
sheer scale of these snowcapped summits including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain
in Peru. Our trip includes ample time for acclimatisation in the Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz
before spending 13 days crossing high passes - all in the vicinity of 5000m. Each day
provides an ever changing backdrop of soaring peaks including the distinctive needle like
peak of Jirishanca and the impressive summit of Yerupaja at 6640m. At night we camp in
tranquil locations alongside glacial lakes or alpine meadows in this unrivalled corner of the
Andes. Anyone wishing to add a trip to Machu Picchu can easily do so, please ask for more
about your leader
Simon Yates: Simon first came to prominence as a mountaineer in 1985 after the first ascent
of the West Face of Siula Grande in the Huayhuash mountains of the Peruvian Andes. The
ensuing epic descent described in Joe Simpson’s book and award winning film ‘Touching
the Void’. However his impressive climbing career includes many first ascents to some of
the world’s most remote peaks, taking to such places as the Karakoram, European Alps,
Tien Shan, as well as the Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia. Since 2006 Simon has led World
Expeditions’ first Spantik Expedition in Pakistan (7027m), K2 and the Gondogoro La (5940m)
and Peak Lenin (7134m). In 2010, he led two trips to the Huayhuash which were very
successful, with travellers appreciating the perspective and knowledge Simon imparts and
we are thrilled to have him back for this one off trip in 2013. Simon has developed a strong
reputation as an engaging expedition leader and his great passion for the mountains of South
America means he is ideally placed to lead our Huayhuash Circuit trip.
at a glance
Day 1Arrive Lima
Day 2Drive to Huaraz (8-9 hours) (2900 m)
Days 3-4In Huaraz, Day Hikes
Day 5Drive to Matacancha (4185m) via Chiquian, (6 hrs)
Day 6Trek to Mitococha (4250m) via Cacanampunta Pass (4700m) (6-7 hrs)
Day 7To Carhuacocha Lake (4180m), via Carhuac Pass (4650m) (6 hrs)
Day 8To Huayhuash, via Carnicero Pass (4600m) (8-9hrs)
Day 9Trek to Puscanturpa Valley via Portachuelo Pass (4750m) (7-8hrs)
Day 10To Cuyoc Valley via Cuyoc Pass (5000m) (6-7hrs)
Day 11Trek to Cutatambo via San Antonio Pass (7-8hrs)
Day 12Day trek to ascend Cerro Bella Vista (5150m)
Day 13Trek to Huancho Valley via Huaylapa (8-9hrs)
Day 14Trek to Cashpapampa via Tapush Pass (5-6hrs)
Day 15Trek to Jahuacocha via Yaucha Pass (6-7hrs)
Day 16Rest day at Jahuacocha. Morning hike to visit Solterococha &
Day 17Trek to Llamac (3320m) (6-7hours)
Day 18Drive from Llamac to Lima (8hrs)
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Day 19Trip ends Lima
what’s included
expert leadership provided throughout by Simon Yates
18 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 13 dinners
airport transfers if arriving on Day 1 and departing on Day 19
expert bilingual guide, Javier Bello
group medical kit
comfortable and central hotels
all private transportation
gear pack including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket and sleeping mat
group camping equipment
horses or mules to carry camping and personal gear
Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the
adventure travel industry. The policy seems to benefit the tour operators, more than the
local economies or travellers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the cost and risk of
cash handling to travellers. In accordance with our Responsible Travel practices we have
chosen a policy not to ask for such payments.
detailed itinerary
Day 1Arrive Lima
If you are arriving on day one you will be met at the airport and transferred to the group hotel for
overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure. We plan to have a group briefing
before dinner, however this will be subject to all group members arriving during the day – otherwise
we will have the briefing tomorrow.
meals: NIL
Day 2Drive to Huaraz (8-9 hours) (2900 m)
Drive from Lima to Huaraz by private transport, a full day’s driving of approx 8-9 hrs.
meals: B
Days 3-4In Huaraz, Day Hikes
Huaraz is a scenic town set at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca with views directly up to the highest
peak in Peru, Huascaran (6768m). There are a range of different walking excursions we can make
from our base here for a couple of days, and it will be invaluable acclimatisation for our trekking
program ahead. Huaraz also serves as a pick up point for our crew and all supplies and equipment
for the trek. On day 3 we’ll walk to the pre Inca ruins of Willcahuaín (3400m), and back to the hotel
in a loop walk that will last 4 to 5 hrs approximately. We can finish the day in the Monterrey hot
springs. On day 4 we’ll make a day trip to Churup Lake. The trek to Churup lake (4485m), is one
of the most popular one day treks in Cordillera Blanca and takes approx 4 to 5 hours. The lake is
located below the mountain of the same name and its colour of turquoise blue and green is unique
to the other lakes in the region.
meals: B,L
Day 5Drive to Matacancha (4185m) via Chiquian, (6 hrs)
We drive to our trek commencement point via Conococha to the south of Huaraz. From there we
turn eastward and then south, and gain our first views of the range. We drive through the village
of Chiquian and Llamac (our finishing point) and arrive at our campsite at Matacancha, where our
“burros” (donkeys) and “arrieros” (muleteers) will be waiting.
meals: B,L,D
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
fast facts
Countries Visited:
Please check visa requirements with
your reservations consultant*
Please consult a travel vaccination
specialist for up to date information
Private Groups:
Private group options are not
available for this trip
A single supplement is available for this trip*
Western Escort & local leaders in country
Brochure Reference:
The Americas
*Ask our staff for more information.
Day 6Trek to Mitococha (4250m) via Cacanampunta Pass (4700m) (6-7 hrs)
Trekking to our first pass, and crossing the divide to the east, we gain our first serious views of the
mountains. Zigzagging steadily upwards over rocky and loose terrain above our previous night’s
camp, the trail then becomes steep in a final hill across to the pass. From here we descend briefly
before contouring the hillside to find the mountains at the north end of the Huayhuash opening out
before us; Ninashanca (5607m), Rondoy (5879m), Jirishanca (6094m) and Jirishanca Chico (5445m)
are among them. Our path descends to the village of Janca and continues on for another hour, just
beyond to a camp by the river with lovely mountain vistas.
meals: B,L,D
Day 7To Carhuacocha Lake (4180m), via Carhuac Pass (4650m) (6 hrs)
Trekking upwards in a southerly direction on the left and then the right hand slopes, we reach
Carhuac Pass after approximately 3-4 hours. The trail then drops steeply for an hour passing
a couple of dwellings at Yanayana and then a small lake. Shortly after, the one kilometre long
emerald green Laguna Carhuacocha comes into view. Andean geese are often sighted on the lake.
Our camp is set above the lake beneath the eastern sides of Yerupaja Chico and Yerupaja, the latter
the centrepiece of the massif and the second highest mountain in Peru after Huascaran (6768m).
Yerupaja is the highest point of the vast Amazon basin watershed feeding into the Rio Marañón, a
principal tributary of the Amazon.
meals: B,L,D
Day 8To Huayhuash, via Carnicero Pass (4600m) (8-9hrs)
Leaving the lake by it’s eastern side, we trek southward past some of the grand peaks of the range
including Suila Grande (6344m) and Carnicero (5960m) with their associated glaciers and small
lakes that we pass by close at hand. We are viewing the eastern ‘other’ side of Suila by which Joe
Simpson and Simon Yates climbed the mountain. The route to the pass is not strenuous, but a long
one, five hours approx. As we descend to Huayhuash (a settlement of one house and little else!) the
views are spectacular. The mountains of Trapecio (5644m) and Jurau (5650m) are above us, as well
as Canicero.
meals: B,L,D
Day 9Trek to Puscanturpa Valley via Portachuelo Pass (4750m) (7-8hrs)
Once again, the day begins with three hours of scenic climbing with the peaks of Puscanturpa
(5442m) before us. From the pass we make a long descent towards the immense Laguna Viconga,
enjoying wonderful alpine views enroute. Camp is set adjacent to hot springs beyond the lake.
meals: B,L,D
Day 10To Cuyoc Valley via Cuyoc Pass (5000m) (6-7hrs)
We cross the highest pass of the trek today. From camp we head in a north west direction to the
pass, switching backwards and forward over 3 hours up to a small lake and swamp and then sandy
slopes to the gap between Puscanturpo Sur (5440m) and Nevado Jirishanco Chico (5248m). In clear
weather we are well rewarded with a dazzling view of the mountains, and then continue on our
journey into the western side of the range. It is a two hour descent by the Quebrada Puyoc and then
Huanacpatay valleys to our camp.
meals: B,L,D
Day 11Trek to Cutatambo via San Antonio Pass (7-8hrs)
This morning, for approx 2 hours, we ascend to San Antonio Pass (4900m). From here we will have
wonderful views of Siula Lake, Sarapo Lake, Jurau Lake. We will start to descent down the Sarapo
Valley. The afternoon is spent trekking to the beautiful lakes we saw from the pass before we reach
our camp at Cutatambo (4400m).
meals: B,L,D
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
responsible travel
The environments we travel through are
fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to
minimise the impact of our presence. World
Expeditions were the proud recipients of
the inaugural Australian National Travel
Industry’s Environmental Achievement award
for our Responsible Travel Guidebook. This
detailed guide to responsible and sustainable
travel is provided to all World Expeditions
clients before they travel. Please ask your
consultant if you have not received your copy
of our award winning book. Alternatively,
you may like to download a copy from our
trip grading
This trip is graded moderate to challenging
and is suitable for fit and healthy people.
Prior trekking is not necessary, although you
would be expected to be comfortable in the
outdoors and enjoy camping for successive
days. This adventure involve trekking for up
to 6 - 8 hours a day at a steady pace and
may include longer days up to 10 hours. This
trip spends successive days at altitudes not
exceeding 5,500m. You will need a good
level of fitness and be in good health.
* Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of
aerobic type exercise, three to five times
a week for the three months leading
up to your trip. Hill walking with a pack
in variable weather conditions is also
recommended. To prepare for a walking
holiday we recommend you take every
opportunity to walk up and down stairs and/
or hills, for leg strengthening and aerobic
fitness. Please remember the fitter you
are the more you will enjoy your holiday.
Day 12Day trek to ascend Cerro Bella Vista (5150m)
Today we take a day trek to Cerro Bella Vista with a picnic lunch. Our day trip will offer perhaps
the best hiking accessible vista in all Peru! As we approach the summit, in this beautiful valley, the
entire theatre for the book “Touching the Void” is sprawled out below. After a fulfilling day in the
mountains we descend back to our camp at Cutatambo for the night.
meals: B,L,D
Day 13Trek to Huancho Valley via Huaylapa (8-9hrs)
In the valley now, we take a half day to descend at a leisurely pace beside the river to the farmland
at Huaylapa. We have lunch right outside the village, then start climbing up the valley for another
three hours to the beautiful camp at Huatia, with great views of Diablo Mudo (5223m) and
Suerococha (5350m) peaks.
meals: B,L,D
Day 14Trek to Cashpapampa via Tapush Pass (5-6hrs)
Leaving camp we trek northwards, winding our way up over a less defined trail to a plateau. After
approx three hours we cross Tapush pass. From there we continue on past a small lake and several
meadows to our next campsite, a couple of hours away.
meals: B,L,D
Day 15Trek to Jahuacocha via Yaucha Pass (6-7hrs)
We start the 2 hours ascent to our last pass on the trek, then an easy descent to Jahuacocha
Lake, our camp for the next two days. If this circuit trek had a highlight it would be this view of the
Huayhuash that truly encapsulates its beauty. There is a small community living near the lake and
they can often be seen fishing for trout in the lake here in their spare time.
meals: B,L,D
Day 16Rest day at Jahuacocha. Morning hike to visit Solterococha & Pachamanca
Today we explore Solterococha Lake, above Jahuacocha and get really close views of the main
glaciers of the Huayhuash range. In the afternoon we will try the famous “Pachamanca”, Peruvian
style BBQ.
meals: B,L,D
Day 17Trek to Llamac (3320m) (6-7hours)
The last days of our trek see a contrast in climate and environs as we descend to farmland and
the warm, desert environment we set out from. The trail follows the river that exits the Laguna
Jahuacocha and soon leads us to the small settlement of Jahuacocha. To reach Llamac we follow a
water canal for 4 hours to our lunch stop, and then drop down steeply over two hours to the village.
meals: B,L,D
Day 18Drive from Llamac to Lima (8hrs)
Our trek complete, we make our way by private vehicle south to the coast once again. A full day’s
driving of approx 8 hours.
meals: B
Day 19Trip ends Lima
Trip concludes in Lima after breakfast
meals: B
This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
adventure travel suggested extensions
By its very nature adventure travel involves
an element of the unexpected. In remote
and developing countries do not expect
standards you are used to at home. Remote
areas are sometimes unpredictable and
itineraries may be altered. To get the
most out of your adventure it is important
that you are flexible, positive and eager
to take on all the challenges that arise. If
you are uncertain about your suitability for
this trip we recommend that you speak
with your consultant or travel agent.
important note
These trip notes represent the most
current information for this itinerary, and
may supersede any information in the
current brochure, including but not limited
to the itinerary and price. The itinerary
should be seen as a guide only. This
itinerary may change at any time due to
inclement weather, forces of nature and
other circumstances beyond our control.
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Cusco and Machu Picchu
Galapagos Islands Cruise
Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires
Colca Canyon & Arequipa
Nazca and Ballestas Islands
Amazon Jungle Extension
country information
The Huayhuash, pronounced ‘why wash’ and a Quechua word for a type of weasel, is situated in
Northern Peru, and nestled just to the south of the well known Cordillera Blanca. By contrast it is
considerably smaller, just 30 kilometres long yet it contains a dense collection of towering peaks
over 6000 metres, making it the second highest mountain range in the world’s tropical region
(the Cordillera Blanca being the highest). Although it is only 100 kilometres from the Pacific
Ocean the crest of the range; Yerupaja is the highest point in the entire Amazon watershed. In
relative terms this range is young, formed fifty to seventy million years ago. Its dramatic relief is
the result of uplift of ancient sea beds and erosion caused by water and descending glaciers.
Being less accessible, it has little more than its ancestral communities that inhabit the few
scattered villages in the region. Their livelihood depends on farming and guiding and portering
activity with their ‘burros’ (donkeys) for trekkers. The cheese that they produce seasonally, is
also a useful source of income and often available for sale to visitors. They live very much in
harmony with the landscape and the fragile balance of the ecosystems here, and it is vital that
we as visitors travel similarly. There are no shops or hostels for westerners throughout the circuit
emphasising the isolation of the area and the relatively few tourists it has received.
Peru - has a population of 28 million, made up of pure-blooded Indians (biggest group are the
Quechuas, whose forebears were the “Incas”) and Mestizos, who are a mixture of Indian and
European backgrounds. More than half the population lives in the largest cities, namely Lima,
Arequipa and Trujillo. Peru has an area of 1,300,000 square kms, and is located on the Pacific
coast of South America. Its capital, Lima, located 12 degrees south of the equator, was the
capital of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the early 19th Century. The old
central part of the city with its impressive commercial section, whose architecture was greatly
influenced by the English, contrasts sharply with the more modern office blocks, shopping
centres and suburbs and especially the ever expanding shanty towns or “pueblos jovenes”
where the poorer country cousins, who move to the city to try and find work and live. Official
languages are Spanish and Quechua.
Geographically, Peru is made up of the three distinct regions. Firstly the arid coastal strip,
mainly desert and up to 60 kms wide. Down the centre of the country runs the great range of
snow peaks and highlands that make up part of the immensely long chain of mountains known
as the Andes, running from Colombia in the north all the way to the southern tip of Chile. The
third region is the jungle - from the “eyebrow of the jungle” in the Andean foothills to the pristine
jungles of the great Amazon rain forest. The coastal area is the economic heartland of Peru, and
the coastal waters with the cold Humboldt Current running north up the coast contain some of
the richest fishing grounds in the world. The highlands or “sierra” contain more than a third of
the population - mostly the Quechua or Aymara speaking Indians engaged mainly in pastoral
farming. This is a high, very often lush and fertile land of gentle slopes and valleys surrounded
by the high peaks of the Cordilleras Vilcabamba, Vilcanota and Blanca.
Cusco, once the capital of the great Inca Empire, stands at 3400 metres (11,200’) in the heart of
the southern sierra. It is remarkable for the perfect stonework of its Inca ruins, its many beautiful
colonial churches and palaces, and of course the world-renowned ruins of the lost city of the
Incas at Machu Picchu.
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huayhuash circuit
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Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
The trekking season in Peru lasts from the end of April (the last month of the wet season)
through to mid-October (by which time the rains have returned and hiking becomes more
difficult due to muddy trails and snowed-in passes). Temperatures in the area around Lima are
warm during the day (20-25 deg C) and cool (5 deg C) at night. In the highlands of Peru, where
the treks take place, daytime temperatures will be in the range of 10-2 deg C falling as low as
-10 deg C at night. Also it is possible that we’ll get some snow on the higher ground and some
of the higher passes.
a typical day
Trekking Routine:
If you have trekked with us in South America before, the routine will be similar for our program
in the Huayhuash. We will take some staff and equipment from our base in Cusco, managed by
Andreas Holland, to complement the staff and a majority of food supplies which we will obtain
from the local area. This works well in maintaining trip quality, ensures freshness of food, and
also provides employ and income to local people in the area, many of which have coexisted in
the mountains for hundreds of years.
Trekking days usually begin at around 6.30am with a cup of tea and washing water brought
to our tent. Before breakfast we prepare for the day ahead, including packing our daypack
and kitbag for porterage by the animals. Whilst we have breakfast, camp is broken and loads
prepared for the donkeys to carry directly to the next camp. We would aim for trekkers to get
underway by 8.30am with the donkeys leaving independently of us, around the same time or
shortly afterward.
Closer to lunch time, camp staff will trek ahead to set up a picnic lunch and boil water for hot
drinks on a small fuel stove they have carried with them. In the cooler, dry climate we are able
to carry more fresh food including bread rolls, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and ham
or tinned fish. The pickled gerkins, onions and peppers are also tasty. There are usually some
sweet biscuits to go with your hot drink or fresh fruit.
In the afternoon we continue on for several hours until camp, which we would aim to reach by
mid-afternoon for practical reasons, as well as the chance to relax and/or explore the area.
Throughout the day the weather can vary from pleasant ‘t-shirt and shorts’ weather through
to snow or hailstorms which may occur on one of the passes. We are at altitude, in the winter
period, with a close proximity to the Amazon and these factors mean that we must be prepared
for all seasons in one day. A good waterproof, warm jacket, hat, gloves, glasses and thermals
should be carried with you on most days, as well as water bottle/s and camera etc, however
your guide will advise you on this in daily briefings. A larger rucksack not only gives ample
space to pack everything in, but also provides better support on your hips and shoulders with
a superior harness - a worthy consideration. Sturdy, well worn in boots are also important for
a trek over rough terrain and the numerous passes that this trek encompasses. Their durability
and comfort are obviously paramount to your performance and enjoyment of the trip and should
be reviewed closely in your trip preparations. Other clothing and equipment is straightforward
for a trekking adventure to a cool climate, and is detailed in our pre-departure booklet issued
on making a booking with us. A sleeping bag, insulated mat, fibre-filled jacket and kit bag
is provided to you for the trek duration within the trip cost. Please check with one of the
World Expeditions consultants if you have any questions about your clothing and equipment
requirements for the trip.
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
meals during the trek
We provide a full service while on trek. An important aspect of this service are the meals that
are prepared for you and we are frequently complimented by returning travellers about the food
provided. Ensuring that you stay healthy is one of our highest priorities. Therefore, each of our
treks is accompanied by a trained cook as well as kitchen staff who provide you with three
hearty meals each day. High levels of hygiene are engaged to ensure that our travellers stay
healthy and fit. Our cooking staff has mastered the preparation of a varied and balanced menu
and there is always plenty of food for those who may like seconds. Our cooks are trained to
provide excellent food for vegetarians and anyone who has a limited diet including those who
are lactose or gluten intolerant. Our meal inclusion on your trek is for your benefit and takes
all the hassle, expense and worry out of your holiday. Typically, you can expect breakfast to
consist of muesli or cereal, eggs, local breads and pancakes and hot drinks. Lunch will generally
be vegetables, salads, bread, cheese pasta style dishes, tinned fish and meats and are normally
eaten picnic style. Dinner is always three courses and includes soup, seasonal vegetables,
meat, rice or pasta and bread with some local specialties also in the mix. Dessert is always
served after the main meal each evening followed by hot beverages.
what you carry
In your daypack you will need to carry extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location
and weather), a rainjacket, water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as
sunscreen, lip-eze etc. Mules carry all group gear and your trek pack.
equipment required
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is
provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).
acute mountain sickness
When we ascend above 2500 meters our bodies have to acclimatise to the decreasing amount
of the oxygen available. To allow our bodies to adjust we have structured our treks so that you
ascend slowly, allowing acclimatisation to occur. However, during the acclimatisation process,
you may experience some of the following symptoms.
• Headache
• Tiredness
• Disturbed sleep
• Loss of appetite/nausea
• Shortness of breath
• Cough
• Palpitation
• Swelling of the hands and face
Individuals acclimatise at different rates. Your best strategy is to take your time and drink plenty
of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it
does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our group leaders have extensive
first aid training and we urge you to communicate with the group leader at all times should you
believe you have any symptoms in order that we can effectively monitor your symptoms. The
only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend.
Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if
symptoms persist.
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huayhuash circuit
with simon yates
Join Simon Yates on this exhilarating trek around the
peaks and passes of the Cordillera Huayhuash.
what’s not included
Personal expenses and drinks
Medical treatment
International flights & Excess baggage costs
Airport taxes
Travel Insurance
info nights
World Expeditions invites you to attend our inspiring adventure travel information nights. These
special evenings are designed to inform and entertain and are hosted by our most experienced
and passionate adventure travellers and mountaineers. Ask our staff for a info night schedule or
register on our website - Shows can fill early so it is important to
register your attendance so we know to save a seat, or two!
private groups
The adventures featured in our brochures, and on our website, are just a starting point for
many of our private group travellers. Working closely with our Groups Department we can
organise custom designed itineraries for groups of friends, clubs, charity’s, schools or even
work colleagues. Our team will assist you with all aspects of your private group adventure from
itinerary design to group flights. Contact our team today.
subscribe to our e-newsletter
To keep up to date with our new and exciting adventure opportunities, special promotions and
adventure news, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter! You can do this on line through our
website, or contact our office.
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trip availability
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to call us now to check availability. There
are many reasons why you may not be able to join your desired departure and limited space
on our small group departures is just one of them. Many of our adventures require us to secure
services on your behalf; such as trekking permits, train travel and visa invitation letters. The
demand is increasing each year making it difficult to join a trip last minute. To ensure we can
assist you onto your adventure of a lifetime we ask that you check your trip availability with our
team at your earliest convenience.
how to book
To book a World Expeditions trip, you will need to complete a booking form and pay a non
refundable deposit which you can do by using our online booking function for most trips, or
if you prefer, download a booking form from the website and return to us by fax, or mail your
booking form and deposit to your nearest World Expeditions office or travel agent. We can also
help you with any additional arrangements that you require, such as competitive airfares to get
you to your destination, stopovers, pre or post trip accommodation or any additional tours that
you wish to take in conjunction with the main World Expeditions trip.
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