Before closing the Huayhuash folder for good, I would like to give you a summary of Huayhuash trek…
Around 180kms of walking between 4,000 and 5,000m… when you finish this trek, although you are tired, you are as well full of energy!!! ready to climb more mountains…
You understand that weather changes pretty quickly. We went at the end of may to make sure we don’t have rain… Yeap… But we did have 4 days of rain and 5 days of sun…
The temperatures during the day (under the sun) are around 20 degrees Celsius while they drop to 0C at night…
If you follow the 9 days of posts, you may have noticed that the landscapes are pretty amazing.
- How much?
We spent 775 Soles per person so around 210 euros including 600 Soles for the agency (which takes care of providing food, tent, guide, donkey to carry your big bag) and 175 Soles that you directly pay to the local for the right to walk and camp. (and as well for them to ensure your safety)
- Which agency?
Honestly, I would recommend to go through an agency that ask you for a minimum of 800 soles. Indeed at this price, you will have a good camping gear, enough food (and good food) and enough donkeys so they don’t die on the way up loaded with 50 kilos of bag, food and other.
Ok we went with a less expensive travel tour because we had no choice… At the time we arrived in Huaraz, any agency could go in the next 3 to 4 days as there were not enough people in the group (minimum of 4 people…) So, if you come from europe or somewhere else and haven’t book any tour, make sure to give yourself enough time to find a group to go trekking. At least, that will leave you enough time to acclimatise to the altitude.
Be careful with agency that include in their price the permit cost (what you pay to the local) as they may put their margins on top of it….
That is it for Huayhuash trek… When we planned our 330 days around the world we decided to put it toward the end so we have a bit of experience with trekking (after Nepal), that our level of fitness improves (especially for Caroline who is not used to walk a lot) and giving the weather conditions (dry season versus rainy season)
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