Located to 110 km South of Huaraz, to 50 Km Southeast of Cordillera Blanca, it includes 30 km; seven of its summits overcome 6000 m; in this Mountain chain is located the second highest mountain in Peru, Yerupajá (6634m) (after Huascarán at 6768 m), and Siula Grande (6344m), made famous by Joe Simpson in the book Touching the Void, and among its important peaks are: Rondoy (5870m), Jirishanca (6094m), Toro (5965 m), Siulá Grande (6344m), Sarapo (6127m), Carnicero (5960m), Trapecio (5644m).
As well as Cordillera Blanca, Huayhuash has a great diversity in flora and fauna: In accordance with the studies made for Roberto Arevalo of The Mountain Institute in Cordillera Huayhuash has been identified 272 species of plants, grouped into 148 genera and 55 families. There are 61 species of bird, 14 mammals, two anphibians and two fish. Then species of bird threatened by extinction have been identified. turquoise color lakes where can be found trouts.There are five ecological zones in the Cordillera between them we have: Riverside woodland (Bosque rivereño), Scrubland (Matorral), Scrubland and Puna grassland (pajonales y Césped de puna), Mountain forest (Bosques de montaña); and Peatlands and lakes (Bofedales y lagunas).
In 2002 the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture declared the Huayhuash aa a "Reserved Area" and prohibited certain economic activities, including any future mining. .
To carry out Cordillera Huayhuash circuit Chiquian (31 Km. of Conococha) was used as starting point , but now you can start in Llamac village, because there is a dirty road from Chiquian to Huallanca that cross near to Matacancha camp; the other start point, sometimes used as a finishing point of the circuit is Cajatambo located at 300 Km. of Lima.
Fee Entrance: The Fee entrance in Cordilleras Huayhuash is being
charged for the communities (Llámac, Queropalca, Jesús, Quisuarcancha,
Turamaza, Huayllapa and Pacllón) located around Huayhuash mountain range,
each comunity charges S/. 15.00 (Fifteen Nuevos Soles) with the exception
of Huayllapa comunity that charges S/. 35.00 (Thirty Nuevos Soles). You
pay them in the campsites that belong them.