Quilcayhuanca trek – trekking Quicayhuanca This is a trail that is becoming more popular with time, due to the beauty of these 2 valleys, surrounded by peaks of 6000 masl, and the spectacular lagoons such as Palcacocha and Cuchillacocha. It is also a great challenge to climb to the pass in Choco Peak (5000 m), where there is an inestimable reward: The views of Ranrapalca (6162 m) Palcaraju (6110 m) Tocllaraju (6034 m) and Ishinca (5530 m) Peaks. In Quilcayhuanca Valley you can enjoy a great view of Pucaranra (6156 m), Chinchey (6222 m) Tullparaju (5787 m) and Andavite (5518 m) peaks. With a bit of effort the first day, it’s possible to go inside the Cayesh Valley to observe the steep needle shaped peak: The Cayesh (5721 m).
When to go:
Best from may to September (during the dry season)
3140m to 4700m
Day 01: Huaraz – Quilcayhuanca – Yupanapampa
After the breakfast in Huaraz, we will pick up you to your hotel to travel to the East side from Huaraz, after travel 1 hour half approximately will be arriving the Huascaran national Park entrance, along this travel we will pass small village lake Unchus, Llupa and Pitec where is the point the Route for Churup lake at (3800m/12464ft), in the Huascaran National Park entrance our Donkey Driver and Donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our camping equipments to Yupanapampa, lunch on the way, along this route we will have a splendid views of Andavite Mount, after hiking 4 hours will arriving to Yupanapampa at 4,200m
Day 02: Yupanapampa – Huapi Pass (5000m) – Cojup
After the breakfast in Tullpacocha we will start climb up to Huapi Pass (5000m) for about 3 hours half, before pass we will enjoy the nice Lake named Cuchillacocha at 4625m on the Top we will stay for some minutes to enjoying the splendid views for nice peaks like Huapi, Pucaranra, Tullparaju, Andavite, Cayash, Maparaju, San Juan, etc, after that we will go down to Cojup, which is our second Camp named Perolcocha at 4000m
Day 03: Hike out Cojup valley – return to Huaraz
After the breakfast in Cojup we will start go down to Cojup entrance for about 2 hours half approximately, where our transport will be waiting for us to transfer to huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 1:00pm and transfer to your hotel.
The best month are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best.
Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
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