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Circuit – Lima – Churin – Cajatambo – 12 days


Circuit Cordillera Raura – Cajatambo trek

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Cordillera Raura  Hiking walking Trekking

This trekking is a combination of trek of the cordillera raura and cordillera huayhuash , we will start from Lima. Early in the morning we will transfer in bus then to move towards the Panamerican north to Huaura’s city then desvia for andahuasi sayan to Churin to at 2,080m.

Churin  small town but famous people for his sources termomedicinales ( hot spring )

Churin is a picturesque interandean people of the province of oyon region Lima every weekend is visited by hundreds of national and international tourists who look for a recreation outdoors and for his sources termomedicinales as Chuichin, Picoy, Huancahuasi, Meseta , La Juventud, afaierro, Poz de la Amistad, el Velo de La Novia between others.

The mountain chain raura crowned with the snow-capped mountains of siete caballeros torre de crystal, santa rosa, yarupac, cullcuhsjanca, quesillojanca and leon huacanan that over 5.000m. beautiful lakes as: santa ana, tinquicocha chuspi, patarcocha gaico and huascacocha of color turquoise and abundance of trouts.

In this trek we have two optional climbing to the snow-capped mountain of niño perdido 5,050m.. ( Cordillera raura )

Altitude Max: 5,000m Cuyoc pass 

Distance:  150 km

Duration: 12   days

Starting Point: Churin

Arrival Point : Cajatambo

Season Recomendation : May to September

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Day 01: Lima – Churin 2,080m.

Day 02: Churin – acclimatizing day hiking day at 3800m.

Day 03: Churin – Raura 4,600m. – patarcocha lake 4,150m.

Day 04: Patarcocha lake – gaico lake 4,200m.

Day 05: Gaico lake – Huascacocha lake 4,200m.

Day 06: Huascacocha lake – pass 4.650m. – luychos 4,150m.

Day 07: Luychos – huayhuash 4,200m.

Day 08: Huayhuash – portachuelo pass 4,650m.- viconga (hot spring) 4,300m.

Day 09: Viconga – cuyoc pass 5,000m. – Pumapampa.

Day 10: Pumapampa – Cajatambo Pass 4,300m. – Cajtambo.

Day 11: Cajatambo – Pativilca – Lima Hotel

Day 12: Lima international departure

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  • 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
  • Toilet Tent
  • Aclimatized day
  • oxygen
  • Entrance Fees to Huayhuash and Raura Area
  • Private car for start and finish the trek
  • Extra Horse
  • Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz


  • Flight or Bus Ticket from Huaraz to Lima
  • Hotel in Huaraz/ Lima
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Food in town
  • Tips
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Taxi From Lima airport to Hotel
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The best season for  trekking in the Cordillera Raura Cordillera Huayhuash Peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Raura is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.


Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Yerupaja , Siula Grande, the peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash and Raura generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.

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