Quilcayhuanca Trek climbing Ishinca and Tocllaraju – 8 Days / 7 Nightsadmin
Day 01: Huaraz – drive to Quilcayhuanca entrance – hike to Tullpacocha (4250m/13940ft)
This first day after breakfast in the hotel we will picks up you from your hotel around 07:00hours for start the expedition Quilcayhuanca Climbing Ishinca and Tocllaraju, then transport to Quilcayhuanca entrance for about 2 hours, passing small villages like Nueva Florida, Unchus, Llupa and finally arriving to the Quilcayhuanca entrance, there will be waiting our donkey driver and donkeys to help us carrying our logistics to the first Camp site only, during this trekking we will have lunch at noon in a nice place we find, along this trekking you will enjoy the nice mountain views like Andavite, Cayesh, Chinchey, Tullparaju, San Juan, Maparaju, Pucaraju, etc. Arriving to our camp you will have hot water for washing and immediately hot drink, overnight camping at (4250m/13940ft).
Day 02: Tullpacocha – Huapi pass (5000m/16400ft) – Cojup valley
After breakfast in Tullpacocha we will start climb up to Huapi Pass (5000m/16400ft) for about 3 hours and half with the porters help, before pass we will enjoy the nice Lake named Cuchillacocha at (4625m/15170ft), 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, Huantzan, Ranrapalca, Ishinca, etc, after that we will go down to Cojup valley, which is our second Camp at (4000m/13120ft). Lunch on the way at noon, arriving to camp hot water for washing and immediately hot drinks.
Day 03: Q. Cojup – climb up to the Moraine Camp of Ishinca south side (4700m/15416ft)
After breakfast we will start hiking at 8:00am. A four-hour hike will bring us until the Moraine Camp of ishinca. During the way we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery. Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic. Overnight 4700m.
Day 04: Moraine Camp – Climbing Ishinca summit (5550m/18204ft) – Base Camp Ishinca
This day we will have early breakfast around 03:00hours for 30 minutes, at 03:30 we will start climb Ishinca, 2 hours climbing up over the rocky paths to the snow, from there we will climb up to the summit of ishinca for about 2 hour and half over (5550m/18204ft), once get the summit you can enjoy the nice mountain views around like Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Palcaraju, Tullparaju, San Juan, Huantzan, etc.
After that we will descend to the Base Camp located in the north side of Ishinca valley, which is the same Base Camp for Urus and Tocllaraju mountains, lunch on the camp, Overnight camping at (4350m/14268ft.
Day 05: Ishinca Base Camp – Rest day
This day we will have late breakfast, then the clients will have free day to walk around the camp
In the afternoon you can take a shower, hot drinks and late dinner, overnight in the Base Camp.
Day 06: Ishinca Base Camp – Climb up to the Camp 1 of Tocllaraju (5200m/17056ft)
This day you will have late breakfast, then we will check our climbing gears to use during the climbing to Tocllaraju, after that you will have lunch in the Camp at noon, immediately will leave to the Camp 1 with our porters who’s will be helping us carrying our logistics, 2 hours climbing up over the rocky paths and 1 hour climbing over the snow to the camp 1, free afternoon, hot drink and dinner, overnight over the glacier at (5200m/17056ft).
Day 07: Camp 1 – Climb up Tocllaraju summit (6035m/19794ft) – down to the Base Camp
After breakfast in the Camp 1 at 3:00am will be starting to climb up to the Summit (6035m/19794ft) for about 5 hours, where we will enjoy the splendid views of different peaks our around like: Huascaran, Santa Cruz, Ranrapalca, etc. after that immediately will return to the Camp 1, then we will pick up our equipments ant continue go down to Base Camp, arriving at 4:00pm approximately and overnight in the Base Camp.
Day 08: Base Camp – hike out Ishinca valley – back to Huaraz
This day we will back to Huaraz after breakfast around 08:00hours, down hill to Pashpa, before you will register in the Huascaran National Park your return, it will takes 3 hours half to Pashpa where our private transfer will be waiting to transport to Huaraz and then transfer to your hotel, lunch on the way, arriving to Huaraz around 14:00hours.