by PROJECT CORDILLERA
Cordillera Huayhuash, Perú
This 2-wheel mountain bike adventure will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world: the Cordillera Huayhuash. On the Cordillera Huayhuash Yerupaja Circuit you'll ride your bike over strenuous passes and glaciers, down steep mountain sides, around crystal-clear rivers and lakes, and even past dinosaur tracks.
The route will be smooth and easy some days and strenuous on others. Sometimes, there will be no road at all, and at times the rocky and/or steep terrain will require you to carry or push your bike. There will be a team of people and donkeys to help you carry your gear, and plenty of motivation along the way!
To ensure you’re ready for the extreme conditions of the Yerupaja circuit, you’ll spend 3 days completing acclimatization rides outside of Huaraz. The actual bike trek will begin at Yanashallash Pass 4,680 m. The ride is difficult, but full of adventure, unique experiences and incredible vistas worth every moment of sweat and sore muscles.
Ride past the snow-capped peaks of Uruashraju (5,722 m), Huanstán (6,395 m) and Yanamarey (5,237 m.). Cuyoc Point is the highest point of the bike trek at 5,020m. We’ll stop at times to take in the beauty of the Huayhuash giants Siula (6,260m) and Yerupajá (6,635m). Don’t miss this exhilarating adventure in the heart of the Cordillera, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Flight to Lima. Private airport pick-up. Overnight in the hotel.
Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100m). The trip is 400km and takes 8 hours.
On bikes for an acclimatization day:
Huaraz - Marian - Huanchac - Wilcahuain - Monterrey - Huaraz.
On bikes for acclimatization:
Overnight camping at Wilcacocha Camp (3,725 m) in the Cordillera Negra.
On bikes for acclimatization:
Wilcacocha - Huaraz - Llupa - Pitec. Trekking to Laguna Churup (4450 m) and return to Pitec. Downhill to Huaraz.
Begin our bike trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash:
Huaraz - Van transfer over Yanashallash Pass (4680 m) - Ride over Cuncush Pass (4700 m) - Camp Matacancha (4150 m).
Matacancha - Trekking/Biking Cacanampunta Pass (4700 m) - Laguna Mitococha (4300m) - Laguna Carhuacocha (4200 m).
Laguna Carhuacocha - Trekking/Biking Siula Pass (4950 m) / Laguna Quesillococha - Huayhuash Camp (4450 m).
Huayhuash - Trekking/Biking to the village of Portachuelo de Huayhuash - Laguna Viconga / Hot Springs (4400 m).
Laguna Viconga - Trekking/Biking Cuyoc Point (5020 m) - Huanacpatay (4350 m) - Village of Huayllapa (3600 m).
Village of Huayllapa (3600 m) - Huatiac (4290 m) - Trekking/Bike Tapush Point (4800 m) - Gashgapampa (4500 m).
Gashgapampa - Trekking LLaucha Pass (4750 m) - Laguna Jahuacocha (4066 m).
Last day: Jahuacocha - Trekking Jahuapunta Pass (4650 m) - Village of Pocpa (3600 m); Transfer to Huaraz.
Transfer to the Anta Airport and 50 minute flight to Lima - transfer to the hotel.
Stay in Lima, transfer to the airport.
This is a 15- day expedition. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.