Climbing Diablo Mudo (5223 m) begins very early and you’ll have a long day. From the north side on the last steepest slopes, some with “penitentes“, you’ll use crampons, ice axe and harness. The feeling of success at reaching 5000m, and awesome views in the true sense of the word, Diablo Mudo is a well-deserved reward for the effort.
The huge wild mountains of Huayhuash are laid out in front of you. A descent to the camp still follows the long route to Jahuacocha Lake.
Option: Trekking without climbing Diablo Mudo. Short descent from Cashgapampa, turning into Angocancha Gorge (4350 m) and ascent to Yaucha Pass (4750 m), where you’ll again stop and enjoy the impressive view. Steep descent toward the northeast in Huacrish Gorge (4,066 m), leading to Jahuacocha Lake (4066 m).
- Trek and climb the Diablo Mudo on the Huayhuash Circuit.
- Camp on the edge of the lake, with a view dominated by Rondoy, Jirishanca and Yerupajá.
8 – 14 Days: Typically the circuit can take anywhere between 8 – 14 days to complete and there are smaller mini circuits available too.