Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Trek

Peru, Trek & Walk, 21 days - from $3,540 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. – 33lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots



Trekking trousers / trekking pants

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants


Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (eg: down)


Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Daypack 30 - 40 litres / 1800 – 2500 cu in.

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

4 season sleeping bag*

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest or foam camping mattress*

Plastic liners / bags (to keep trekbag and daypack contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Mountaineering Equipment:

Walking ice-axe (60 -75 cms.) *

The following items are optional:

Trainers / sneakers or similar for traveling and camp use

Travel clothes

Trekking poles

Spare laces

Insect repellant – (75 – 100% DEET)

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries


This trip involves the crossing of several potentially snow-covered passes and includes the option of ascending to the viewpoint, Cerro Jyamy.For this trip you must bring EITHER a ‘walking’ ice axe or a set of trekking poles. This is a safety measure only for the crossing of the passes and you will not necessarily be required to use this equipment. In certain conditions, the trip leader may issue ‘instep’ crampons to group members for these crossings. These are small lightweight crampons, which can quickly and easily be attached to any kind of walking boot. These in –step crampons are provided by KE.

Equipment hire: Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. All hire / rental equipment will be issued in Peru and you must make sure there is room in your trek bag for this.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

>> Click here to go to the PHD Gear Advisor for Peru s Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit

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