Trekking Quilcayhuanca to Cojup
A 3-day adventure passing by beautiful sites of the Cordillera Blanca. The highlights of this trail are Quilcayhuanca, the climb of the Huapi Pass at 5000m/16,404, and the Cojup valley.
Day 01: Huaraz – Quilcayhuanca – Tullpacocha (4,250m/13,940ft)
After breakfast in your hotel, you will board our private bus and drive for about 2h to the beautiful Portada Quilcayhuanca. Then, we will continue our travel, passing by small villages like Unchus, Llupa and Pitec, and arriving at the entrance of Huascaran National Park. There our donkey drivers will be waiting for us. We will start a 4-5h hike up to Tullpacocha, enjoying breathtaking views of the Andavite Mount on the way. Overnight camping at 4250m/13940ft.
Day 02: Tullpacocha – Huapi Pass (5,000m/16,404ft) – Cojup (4,000m/13,120ft)
After breakfast, we will start a 3h30 ascent to reach Huapi Pass (5000m), passing by the beautiful lake of Cuchillacocha (4625m/15170ft). At the top, we will enjoy breathtaking views over the peaks of Huapi, Pucaranra, Tullparaju, Andavite, Cayash, Maparaju, and San Juan (among others). Then, we will head down to Cojup, where we will find our second camp, Perolcocha. Overnight camping at 4000m/13120ft.
Day 03: Cojup valley – return to Huaraz
After breakfast, we will hike down the Cojup valley for about 2h30, then board our private transport back to Huaraz. Estimated arrival time in the city: 1pm. Transfer to your hotel.