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Fixed Departures 2024

Quilcayhuanca - Cojup (3 Days)

Duration: 03 days / 02 nights
Distance: 32 km.
Highest point: 5020 m (Huapi pass)
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.

This trekking is ideal to have a bit of adventure and enjoy the great diversity of Andean flora and fauna very close to the city of Huaraz; with a bit of luck it is possible to meet a condor and/or deer.
The highest point is the Huapi pass (5020m), from this point you can see: The snow-capped Ranrapalca, Ishinca, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, Huapi, Pucaranra, Chinchey, Tullparaju, Andavite, Cayesh, Maparaju, San Juan and Huantzán.


Day 1: Huaraz - Pitec (Quilcayhuanca gate, 3800m) - Tullpacocha (4250m) Transfer in private transport to Pitec. Here we start our hike towards the Quilcayhuanca valley. On the route we will be able to appreciate cave paintings and the archaeological remains of Tambo Nuevo.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Cayeshpampa (4100m)

Day 2: Tullpacocha - Huapi Pass (5020m) - Cojup (4150m)
This day we will have a beautiful view of the Tullpacocha and Cuchillacocha Lagoons. The hike will be ascending until reaching the Huapi pass 5020 m. the highest point of the hike.
» Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours approx.
» Campsite: Cojup valley (4150m)

Day 3: Cojup valley - Huaraz
This last day the hike will be through the Cojup valley in the direction of the entrance or control of the park, where our private transport awaits us to move us to Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours approx.



  • Transportation: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, and from the end of the trek to your hotel in Huaraz.
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mattresses, dining tent, kitchen tent, dishes and kitchen utensils, tables and chairs.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (option for vegetarians or vegans).
  • Guide: Certified trekking guide (English or Spanish) another language by request.
  • Cook: Trained cook to prepare varied and healthy dishes.
  • Arriero: In charge of loading the donkeys and driving them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys depends on the size of the group. You can carry up to 6 kg of personal items that will be loaded onto the donkeys. During the day you will only carry your personal backpack.
  • Emergency horse: 1 horse will accompany the group in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (See Rates )
  • Personal trekking equipment: sleeping bag (it is possible to rent in Huaraz), trekking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket and/or pants, poncho, backpack, flashlight, etc.
  • Additional expenses: as a result of leaving the trek early, as a result of emergency rescue and/or evacuation, extra food or drinks in the villages, medical treatment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Tips.


Price 2024

  • Price according to the number of people.
  • Please contact us for more information.

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