Quilcayhuanca to Cojup Trek (3 days)

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Get to know new landscapes in the Andes with this Quilcayhuanca to Cojup trek of 3 days, passing by mountains, vegetation and extraordinary lagoons.


  • Price for Quilcayhuanca to Cojup Trek (3 days): US$ 130 per person.


  • Meals.
  • Hotel pick up (just city area).
  • Guide.
  • General first-aid kit.
  • Tent.
  • Sleeping pads.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Shared transportation.
  • Portable toilet.

Not included

  • Entrance ticket for 2 and 3 days to the Huascarán National Park:
    • International visitors: S/. 60 per person.
    • Peruvians: S/. 30 per person.
    • Children (5 to 16 years): S/. 15 per person.
  • Bathroom with shower.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Health insurance.

What to bring

  • A 40 to 70 liter backpack for all the circuit.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex of similar).
  • Polar warm clothes (Polartec or similar).
  • Thermal clothing (first layer).
  • Short and long sleeved T-shirts.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Enough batteries (there is no energy to charge electronic devices in te road).
  • Flip-flops (for showers, rest and river crossing, it it were necessary).
  • Flashlight.
  • Towel.
  • Winter hat and gloves for cold temperatures.
  • Cap to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sun block.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.
  • Personal first-aid kit.
  • Water bottle (Nalgene or similar).
  • Ziploc bags or similar (to store the garbage).
  • Hiking poles.
  • Sleeping bag.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.


Let's traverse the canyons around Huaraz with this Quilcayhuanca to Cojup trek of 3 days, which will take us through various landscapes that include lagoons and views of the mountains.

Day 1: Huaraz – Portada de Quilcayhuanca – Cuchillacocha Lagoon

  • The journey will begin leaving Huaraz at 07:00.
  • We will be heading to the east, to Pitec, Portada de Quilcayhuanca, at 3,850 m high.
  • In this place we will begin our trek by the canyon, seeing typical vegetation of the place, the mountains and the Tullpacocha Lagoon.
  • After a 5 hours trek, we will arrive at our camp in the Cuchillacocha Lagoon, at 4,600 m high, place where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Cuchillacocha Lagoon – Huapy Pass – Palcacocha Lagoon

  • Breakfast.
  • After breaking camp, we will begin the hike towards the Huapy Pass.
  • We will have a beautiful view of the higher mountains, like the Ranrapalca, Tullparaju, Palcaraju and Huantsán before reaching the 5,000 m high of the Huapy Pass.
  • Then, we will begin the descent, watching the thaws that form waterfalls and rivers.
  • After a 6 hours trek, we will reach the Palcacocha Lagoon, at 4,560 m high, were we will camp.

Day 3: Palcacocha Lagoon – Portada de Cojup – Huaraz

  • Breakfast.
  • We will begin a 4 hours descending trek.
  • We will arrive at the Cojup Canyon and have time to rest and take pictures.
  • Then, we will return to Huaraz.

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