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.