Trekking Quilcayhuanca via Huapi Pass (5020 m) to Valley Cojub
Trekking Quebrada Quilqueyhuanca: A great short hike in a beautiful valley, far from other tourist routes. This tour is ideal for acclimatization for the next climb and is also appropriate for families or for those who are looking for an easy trip involving an excursion or camping, but who still want to experience the magnificent mountain landscapes of northern Peru. A special feature of this trek is the glacier-fed lakes.
Toward the end of the valley are three lakes: Cayesh (4,500m), Tullpacocha (4,300 m), and Cuchilla (4,625m). These last two lakes are found at the foot of a great cirque of peaks that form the Chinchey Peak group (6,309m), to the southwest of this is Pucaranra Peak (6,156m), while toward the southeast areTuhhparaju (5,787 m) and Chopiraju (5,518 m)
Found nestled in the interior of the Quicayhuanca valley is a large gorge, about 13 km long, that ends in a cirque of peaks over 6000m. The trail goes through pastures where cows, horses and burros abound; as well as a large number of archeological remains, which add to the allure of the route. It’s possible to see diverse wildlife, from small birds to curious foxes.
Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer via Pitec (3850 m) - Trekking Quebrada Quilcayhuanca - Close to Laguna Tullpacocha (4350 m)
Today we head for the small village of Unchus and Llupa. From Pitec we begin the hike to our next destination, the Quilcayhuanca Valley. The route winds through the gorge alongside glaciated peaks. Here we also find archaeological remains called Nuevo Tambo. The valley is surrounded by peaks, like the majestic Nevado Adavita (5,518 m), the Nevada Tullparaju (5,787 m), Chinchey (6,222 m) and many more. The Cayeshpampa camp (4,100 m) is not easy to find among the rocks, so we can also camp near the lake. In the afternoon we’ll climb to Laguna Tullpacocha, in which icebergs from the glacier still float.
Overnight Camp (B/L/D)
Today we set off on an uphill trail, getting to Cuchillacocha Lake (4,625 m) at the foot of the snowcapped peaks of Pucaranra (6,156 m) and Chinchey (6,222 m). From here we’ll continue climbing to Huapi Pass (5,020 m), approximately 5 hours to arrive at the highest point of the circuit. We then descend toward Cojup Gorge to set up camp in this beautiful canyon. Later we’ll take a short hike to Palcacocha Lake (4,350 m) and return to enjoy the site of the peaks at sunset.
Day 3: Quebrada Cojub - Trekking down via Quebrada Cojub - Transfer via Villages Llupa and Unchus to Huaraz
After breakfast we leave at 8am for an easy return. We leave from camp and trekking down along the quebrada Cojub trail, in the end of the valley our private transport will be waiting to transport via villages Llupa and Unchus. It’s likely we’ll arrive early and have lunch in Huaraz. Lodging in the hotel.
Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)
Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
Services included in the prices:
- Peruvian trekking-guide
- Cooks and helpers
- All meals during the tour
- Donkey driver and donkeys
- Camping tents (2 persons)
- Kitchen equipment
- Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz
- International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
- Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
- Exit tax at the airport in Lima
- Travel accident and health insurance
- Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
- Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
- Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
- Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
- Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru
- Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel
- Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel
- Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
- Personal expenses
- Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
Prices & Dates
From / To
15.05. – 17.05.2023
23.05. – 25.05.2023
15.06. – 17.06.2023
» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays
Prices (per person):
1 pax: 800,00 USD
2 pax: 400,00 USD
4 pax: 360,00 USD
6 pax: 300,00 USD
8 pax: 280,00 USD
10 pax: 250,00 USD
12 pax: 230,00 USD
14 pax: 220,00 USD
15 pax: 220,00 USD + / Contact us! ✓
Deposit for reservations: * 400,00 USD (350,00 EUR) ✓, Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
Trip-code: Number ►PE-403
Duration: 03 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 15
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Northern Peru
Mountain Guide: Juventino Albino Caldua
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!
3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2023
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