QUILLQUEHUANCA - COJUP - ISHINCA
This is one of the treks that combine culture, Nature and Adventure in one, since throughout our tour we appreciate Archaeological remains of a local Pre Inca culture, unique vegetation with native and millenary plants with incredible medicinal properties and passes with Snow and glacier to have one of the best experiences in the Cordillera Blanca in a really short time.
Route: Trekking Quillquehuanca- Cojup- Ishinca
Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights
Recommended Season: Early April to last October
Highest Point: 5350m. Ishinca Glacier
Difficult: Easy -Moderate
Average hours to walk: 5 - 7 hours per day
Day 1: Huaraz – Quilcayhuanca– Cuchillacocha 4600m.
After the breakfast in Huaraz, we will pick up you from your hotel and then transport to the East side from Huaraz, after 2 hours driving we will be getting to the Quilcayhuanca entrance at 3870m., along this travel we will pass small village like Unchus, Llupa and Pitec where is the start hike point for Churup Lake at 3800m., Here at the entrance of Quilcayhuanca valley we will star our adventure together with our porters and cook and they going to transport our camping equipment’s during 4 days and today until the first camping place called Cuchillacocha 4600m., we will have lunch on the way and along this route we will have a splendid views of Andavite Mount, after hiking 6 hours walking we will arrive to Cuchillacocha camp ground, Overnight Camping at 4600m.
Day 2: Cuchillacocha – Huapi Pass 5050m. – Cojup (Perolcocha)
After the breakfast in our camp, we will start climb up to Huapi Pass 5050m for about 2 hours and half, before get to the pass, we will enjoy the splendid view of a nice lake named Cuchillacocha at 4625m., on the Top we will stay for some minutes enjoying the magnificent views of nice peaks like Huapi, Pucaranra, Tullparaju, Andavite, Cayash, Maparaju, San Juan, Ranrapalca, Palcaraju, Ishinca, etc, after that we will go down to Cojup valley, when we get to the bottom we will have a break before to walk up to our camp site which is nearby the lake Perolcocha at 4780m., to get here it will take us about 1 hour and half more, from here we will have amazing view of impressive mountain and in the night if the sky is clear you will watch millions of stars and wonderful milky way.
Day 3: Perolcocha- Ishinca Mount- Ishinca Base Camp
After breakfast very early in the morning, we pack all our belongings and the camping equipment to start another amazing day full of surprises, today our walk will be a bit demanding and long; but the landscape and everything that surrounds it is simply wonderful, as we ascend until you reach the glacier you will be fascinated with the beautiful landscape surrounded by several impressive mountains and lagoons with crystal clear and turquoise waters. Once in the pass the view will be magnificent and you will enjoy seeing all the splendor of many mountains of the Cordillera Blanca; You will also have another experience doing the crossing on the glacier from 40 to 50 minutes using some mountain equipment for your safety, finally after this crossing our path will be a little easier to descend until we reach the Base Camp of Ishinca where we will spend the third night.
Day 4: Ishinca Base Camp- Pashpa- Huaraz
This is our last day of adventure, so we share the last breakfast all together and begin our descent to the town of Cochapampa. Our tour will take us approximately 4 to 5 hours, and we will walk along a fairly easy path and in the middle of a lot of vegetation, especially within forest of Quenual trees that are very typical in the Andes and that can grow even at an altitude of 4800m. Once we arrive at the town of Cochapampa, we put the entire luggage in our transport and board the bus to return to the city of Huaraz and transfer to your hotel.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- All private tours, all private transport and the price system guarantees your departure and only with your team members.
- Official bilingual guides with good manners and social behavior
- Official mountain cooks (Our expeditions always go with guide & cook, amount depending on the amount of participants).
- Good and varied food - best quality (vegetarian option).
- Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca always with accredited guides, no exceptions.
- Porters, donkeys and donkey drivers, amount depending on the amount of participants and nature of your expedition.
- We respect working conditions and local tariffs of staff - no exploitation
- Imported tents from Eureka, Mountain Hard ware, North face and Ferrino brand, 3 person tents for every 2 customers, 2 person tent for every single person.
- All camping equipment and cooking/eating utensils.
- Self inflating Matresses (Thermarest)
- Clients carry day pack only, approx. 12 kg per client on the donkeys
- Safety horses in case of emergency or fatigue (until 6 pax -> 1 horse, until 12 pax -> 2 horses, until 18 pax -> 3 horses …).
- All entrance fees
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Not mentioned or additional beverages or meals in villages
- Sleeping bag (rental US $ 7.00 per day + US $ 5.00 for obligatory laundry)
- Breakfast on the 1st day (hotel) and dinner on the last day.
- Tip for the staff
- Travel accidents and health insurance
- Return or abortion otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
- Personal mountain equipment.
TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
We understand how important it is for our clients to have the right equipment on their trips. That’s why we provide you with this Trekking Gear List, which gives you a detailed inventory of all the items you need during your excursion.
- Walking Boots
- Lightweight long underwear bottoms
- Comfortable and lightweight cotton or synthetic pants
- Water/windproof pants
- Lightweight long underwear tops
- Mid weight top layer
- Down or synthetic fill parka or sweater with hood
- Water/windproof jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Shelled gloves
- Warm hat
- Neck gaiter and/or balaclava
- Ear band
- Sun hat
- Light cotton long sleeved shirt
- Trekking Poles
- Sunscreen: At least 30 SPF or higher.
- Lip balm: With sunscreen.
First Aid Kit:
- Insect Repellent
- Repair Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Ear Plugs
- Water Bottles
- Water Purification
- Snack food
- Sun glasses
- Duffel Bag
- Day Pack: A large-is (30 liters) day pack is recommended.
- Stuff Bags: A few assorted stuff sacks to help organize your gear
- Entertainment Selection
- Passport: Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels