QUILCAYHUANCA - COJUP TREK

5,020 m.a.s.l.

QUILCAYHUANCA - COJUP TREK

5,020 m.a.s.l.

QUILCAYHUANCA - COJUP TREK

5,020 m.a.s.l.

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Highest point

5,020 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty

Easy - moderate

Recommended season

March - November

Itinerary
DAY 01: HUARAZ (3100 M) – QUILCAYHUANCA - TULLPACOCHA

We leave Huaraz at 8am in private transportation heading east towards Pitec (4485m), the entrance to the Huascaran National Park. From here we head to the entrance gate of Quilcayhuanca valley, where we begin our trek. At the entrance we can observe cave drawing. We will continue through the extensive valley, which is famous for its Condors, known as the King of the Andes. This hike has impressive panoramic views. After 4 hours we will arrive at Tullpacocha (4300m), where we will set up camp and spend the night.

DAY 02: TULLPACOCHA - HUAPI PASS - COJUP

We will leave at 8am to begin our second day. Our trail will take us along the beautiful Cuchillacocha Lake (4625m) as we advance towards the Huapi pass (5020m). From here we have great views of the Cordillera Blanca incluiding mountains such as Ranrapalca, Huapi, Ishinca, Andavite, Palcaraju, Cayesh, and Maparaju. We arrive at the Cojup valley, where we eat dinner and spend the night.

DAY 03: COJUP - HUARAZ

After breakfast we will pass through cojup valley for about 4-5 hours to reach the entrance of the valley, where our transportation awaits us to return to Huaraz.

Terms
INCLUDED

– Private transportation to and from Huaraz

– Professional guide

– Cook, kitchen tent, stove and cookware

– Camping gear ( tent)

– Donkeys and donkey drivers

– All meals during the expedition, including boxed lunches

– First aid kit

NOT INCLUDED

– Huascaran National Park entrance ticket

– Sleeping bag and sleeping pad

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

– Small backpack

– Trekking poles

– Headlamp

– Sunglasses

– Base layers

– Waterproof clothing (jacket, rain pants)

– Sunscreen

– Camera

– Lightweight clothing