ALPINE TREK – QUILLCAYHUANCA – COJUP 4 DAYS





OVERVIEW

This outstanding short version trek takes place to the East of Huaraz, those looking for a quitter more accessible & more demanding alternative than Santa Cruz, without compromising on dramatic scenery. It’s one of the best routes for spotting Andean condors, you can camp near glacier, under the gaze giant peaks. The huapi pass is one off the highest pass over 5080 meters, from it offer superb view toward each places where you can see.

Maximum Altitude 5080 m (feet)
Difficulty challenge
Length 4 Days trek


Brief itinerary of the trek program Huaraz – quillcayhuanca - cojup – Huaraz

Day 1: Huaraz – pitec 3850m – laguna churup 4450m – pitec 3850m
Day 2: pitec – via quillcayhuanca valley - tullpacocha camp 4250m.
Day 3: tullpacocha camp – guapi base camp 4850m
Day 4: guapi base camp – choko pass 5080m – cojup valley – Huaraz.

SUGGESTION: please understand that before the quillcayhuanca – cojup trek you should complete 2 or 3 acclimatization day hikes to avoid altitude sickness. Ask us for advice or visit our page about acclimatization hikes.

Note: If you have more time you can extend this trek program by ascending easy or moderate summits such as:

• Quillcayhuanca - cojup trek + climbing pisco 3 days climb
• Quillcayhuanca - cojup trek + climbing ishinca 3 days climb
• Quillcayhuanca - cojup trek + climbing vallunaraju 2 days climb
• Quillcayhuanca - cojup trek + climbing yanapaccha 2 days climb

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

ITINERARY

TREK PROGRAM HUARAZ – QUILLCAYHUANCA – COJUP - HUARAZ

Included meals: B = Breakfast / S = Snack / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

Day 1: Huaraz – Pitec at 4850m – laguna churup (4450m) – pitec (3850m)

After we pick you up at your hotel in our private vehicle, we will drive from Huaraz toward the east side of the mountains (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes); on the way, we will pass by the villages of Unchus and Llupa, where the land is used for agriculture. The trail to Lake Churup begins in a parking area at 3850 m. while our staff sets up camp at pitec we start hiking upon moderate grade trail with some steep sections; we ascend over the long ridge, where we will usually make some stops to rest; then we approach a steeper and rocky gradient, where the trail changes from a moderate pleasant walk to strenuous ascent across large boulders. This section will get your heart pounding and blood flowing. Last forty minutes of the hike up to the lake are a real scramble on slab rock along a waterfall cascade, the headwaters of which are sourced at Lake Churup. Upon reaching the top of the waterfall, we will behold dramatic Churup Lake at 4450m/14,600ft, which lies just below the equally impressive mount Churup. Lake Churup has an impressive azure color with orange deposit on the surface near the shore. The water of the lake is astonishingly clear allowing you to see the rocky bottom many meters below the surface. The return trip on this hike is via the same path. Overnight camp at pitec. Meals: S / L / D

Day 2: Pitec – quillcayhuanca valalley – tullpacocha camp (4250m)
This day is easy day almost flat terrain, we will hike along lovely & lush green valley of quilcayhuanca, its wider than others, the nevado andavite commands the valley ahead, the main trail keep to the left, after quebrada cayesh cross, the trail swing into quebrada tullparaju and steepens in route to a large pampa and climb to smaller grassy pampa , there the path become indistinct – go to the upper end after passing it we approach to good grassy camp spot, after finishing this grassy pampa the camp spot is located just on a riverside platform. Overnight camp at tullparaju camp. Meals: B / S / L / D

DAY 3: tullpacocha – huapi base camp or bayococha(4850m)
This day we will walk up following the main path that crossing two rivers then climb up several zigzags for one hour to great grassy flat terrain at the base of the moraine enclosing laguna cuchilla cocha. Side trip to laguna cichilla the path go crossing the stream, then climb zigzags until lake then we will back on same route until main path to follow walking toward the camp, the next section after grassy flat terrain is difficult because is quiet steep until reach lake, our camp is located at lakeside of bayococha, the view is spectacular toward the east, six thousand meters peaks imposing the area as: pucaranra, tullparaju, andavite, maparaju, san juan and others. Overnight camp at bayococha. Meals: B / S / L / D

Day 4: bayococha – choku pass (5080m) – cojup valley - Huaraz
After our breakfast, we will start walking upon steep section, until reach the huapi base camp, from it the choku pass is visible to the north-west, the path climb on moderate and steep grade at least for forty minutes after that we start traversing across rocky ground until reach the pass as soon as we approach to the pass the inmense mount Ranrapalca comes into view to the north, while nevado ishinca appears little more than bump on the ridge ahead, the huge massif of palcaraju dominates the head of cojup valley. descent is straight down on steep path until reach the cojup valley crossing the stream we will take the main trail curently is car road, then walk downstream along lush green cojup valley after 7 – 8 hours walking we arrive to entrance or portada of cojup valley. Finish our trek. Where our private transportation will await us to bring Huaraz. Back to Huaraz for a nice shower and some rest; enjoy a good dinner in town celebrating after trekking success. Overnight at hotel. Meals: B / S / L

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

PRICES & DATES

Multi-day trek Rates for private groups 2020

Choose and book your adventure travel style & let us take you on it for a responsible & sustainable tourism:

Season
May
June
July
August
September
Mid of October


We organize this four days version of multi-day trek on private basis for groups of friends, families, adventure companies & tour leaders. With fully local guides assistance. Please feel completely free to get in touch with us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates to send you a quote, with no obligation.

Cost on base of:


  • 2 participants USD $ 710 per each one
  • 3 participants USD $680 per each one
  • 4 participants USD $ 560 per each one
  • 5 participants USD $530 per each one
  • 6 participants USD $500 per each one
  • 8 participants (+) USD $ 440 per each one

Note:
• Additional info or Full trip dossier information (PDF) available upon request & provided at the booking time.

• In the showed rate isn’t included the general Peruvian taxes (I.G.V)


Get Special discount for the groups more than 6 participants

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.


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INCLUSIONS

What’s included in the cost
  • Huaraz bus station (meeting service) and Transfer from bus station - ho(s) tel – bus station (arrival & departure day)
  • Private transportation for begin & return of trek quillcayhuanca – cojup valley
  • Bilingual trekking guide certified by (UIMLA).
  • Assistant guide if the group is formed more than 5 participant
  • Mountain cook
  • Assistant cook for large groups
  • healthy & fresh meals per day (hearty breakfast, snack, cooked lunch & hot dinner)
  • Donkeys (mules)
  • Donkey driver (muleteer service).
  • Emergency horse if the group is formed more 2 people
  • Full First aid group kid
  • Cook tent, Dinner tent, Toilet tent for take care our environment
  • Good quality Sleeping Tent (a tent for 3 persons by 2 people).
  • sleeping mats (foam) for every body
  • Full Utensil kitchen by every body
  • entrance fee ticket Huascaran national park ($ 50) per each hiker
What doesn’t included in the cost
  • booking bus or flight ticket to transfer from (lima - huaraz – lima)
  • Booking Ho(s)tel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • Acclimatization program before this trek.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Meal and beverages during the stay in Huaraz
  • Extra food in our trip
  • Personal trek equipment
  • Additional tours.
  • Sleeping-bag (-15 ºC)
  • Travel insurance assistance
  • Phone calls, access to internet cabins & others extra expenses
  • Additional sleeping pad or thermal rest
  • Laundry service
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Tips for the staff
  • Extra expenses no specified in this trip program
Extra
we can help you to rent extra equipment not included in the price

  • Down sleeping bag = USD $8 per day
  • Hiking polls = USD $ 2 per day
  • Single Supplement Tent Only = USD $ 10 per day
Extra service available upon request
  • booking hotel for accommodation in Huaraz
  • booking bus ticket to travel (lima - Huaraz – lima)
  • additional tours, hikes, climbing expeditions

Trip program Lima – Huaraz – mountains – Huaraz – Lima all included just available on request.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Responsible travel
Responsible travel practice is elemental in our each trip program. When you book one of our adventure pursuits, we will ensure that you practice a responsible & sustainable tourism on wild & remote areas protecting: the fragile ecosystem, tradition of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

As a responsible travel we try to produce the most minimum impact as possible to the environment on the path where we walk, because we know clearly about the global warning and climate change that is the main reason that we have a responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact with our presence.

Tourism is one of the most important industries in the planet. It option to employs people around worldwide, obviously the Benefits is much more for people who live in developing countries where the income we provide can mean the difference between economic survival and poverty

THE RESPONSIBLE WAY TO YOUR ADVENTURE MEAN:

PROTECTING & CONSERVING: natural mountain-scape, every natural resource, flora & fauna.

RESPECTING:
local culture – traditions, religions and built heritage where you visit.

BENEFITTING: with your visit you will generate a job opportunities for local communities.

MINIMISING POLLUTION: taking-out our trash during the trek or climb expeditions all litter is remove to the city for it properly recycled. We use specified spots to put on our toilets tents at the camping areas to don’t pollute the water resource.

Please become part of this practicing a responsible & sustainable travel your challenge is important

Ultimate Value

When you book one of our tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks, & climbing expeditions, you will receive currently information, quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions & exclusion cost. This trip offers exceptional value money, ensuring your holiday with affordable rate and guaranteeing with centrally good quality hotels, private transportations, official bilingual guides with international certification (UIMLA), (UIAGM) both organizations are internationally recognized, good varied and fresh food for adventure expeditions, all your national park entrance fees and permits included, no hidden cost, no surprises and no staff exploit.

Pricing
As a 100% local qualified guides & tour operators our trip prices are based directly on Peruvian economy rates our cost structure is built up cost on cost because we directly manage and run all of our trips, beside promoting the local employ, personal qualified people, providing a job opportunity with that improving their economy and their quality of life and even we encourage hardly the fair wage, because we work very transparent & the most honest possible

Custom Made Itineraries
You should absolutely feel free to build your own trip program according your preference & necessity just only let us know to help with our experience to make an itinerary day a day just for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go, when you want to do it, How you can enjoy it with better health. Adjust an existing itinerary & ensuring that you develop a responsible and sustainable tourism.

Small Group is good
We are focused organizing for small groups to provide topnotch service in: tours, hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions to live a life time experience for adventure lovers, while your guide & support crew are attentive to ensuring your travels are supportive and full safety.

No Single Supplements
If you are joining in one of our adventure expeditions as a single person, we’ll match you with another traveler of the same gender and you won’t be charged anything extra for the vast majority of our trips. If you however want a guaranteed single occupancy or tent, we can also arrange that for at a small extra charge.

Exploring cordillera blanca
Indubitably cordillera Blanca provides some of the most astonishing landscape in the world, varied tours, acclimatization hikes, multi-day treks & climbing expeditions. This is Peru’s best-known mountain region, only 100km from the Pacific Ocean, we find within this 185 km long from south to north the greatest concentration of tropical zone glaciers on earth and it has 722 glaciers for survival 30 peaks of them are over the 6000m high, crowned by Peru’s highest peak Huascaran (6768m), and the most beautiful peak in the world “Mount Alpamayo” is lies hire as well.

Cordillera Blanca provides gorgeous views of sparkling glaciers, multicolored glacier lakes; turquoise and pristine lagoons & vertical granite rock walls rise thousands of meters into the sky, water falls, and cascades with incredible view, (a number of high passes), green lush valleys, magnificent vistas of summits over 6,000 m, cascading glaciers, wondrous alpine meadows, fragile ecosystems, going explore is really good chance to Enjoy the sptacles of the nature to Click stunning photos.

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WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING FOR TREKKING

    CLOTHING
  • Walking boot or hiking shoes: These are the boots you will wear on the trek over high passes, then you'll need a couple shoes of handling a bit of slippery snow and very rough and rocky trails. For example a B0 or B1 ankle-high boot.
  • For multiday treks is advisable a pair of sandals to wear around camp instead of sneakers
  • A couple of fast drying base-layer tops (made of synthetic material is preferable instead of cotton or wool t-shirt) (whatever material can be long sleeve is advisable)
  • Mid – layer (mid weight fleece or a synthetic insulation jacket (e.g primaloft) as well as full of thermal underwear to wear in the evening.
  • Wear light/medium - weight trousers that allow the free movement and will dry quickly.
  • Down jacket is nice or a micro –down jacket
  • A woolly hat and thermal gloves ( a pair polar Tec)
  • A light weight waterproof jacket shell proof ( gore - tex)
  • A light weight waterproof pants or over-trouser (Gore - Tex) are recommendable.
  • Wind proof waist coat or jacket (optional)
  • Light weight cotton or synthetic pants / trouser: for hiking in the mountains or for hiking around camp Shorts are Ok.
  • A pair of high quality sunglasses is essential (dark sport sunglasses) spectrum 3 for trekking
  • At least 3 pairs of good quality hiking socks (liner sock can be to reduce abrasion and blister.
  • Sun hat: Or baseball cap with bandanna safety pinned to it to keep the sun off your face and neck.
  • Thermal liners
  • Neck gaiter or balaclava (wool or synthetic, mid-weight) the neck gaiter is more versatile and can serve as ear band

  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag – 15ºC should be enough to sleep well (down or synthetic)
  • Foam sleeping pad or a therm- a – rest (prolite or NeoAir for a better night sleep) which is the best for more comfort at high camp.
  • 2 liters water bottle (Nalgene) or camelback
  • Water treatment (chlorine dioxide tablets) (micro pure) (optional)
  • Headlamp or head torch with extra batteries (we recommended all use LED technology).
  • Good quality sun cream (Sunscreen) for using around the camp
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife (optional)
  • Pee Bottle (2) 1 Liter wide mouth bottles (Nalgene) (optional)
  • Thermos (optional) 1 Liter capacity stainless steel vacuum bottle
  • Trash bags (4) To line stuff sacks and one large to line pack

  • SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

  • hiking steaks or trekking poles are useful a compact 3 section (leki or black diamond they are lither and durable)
  • Duffel bag or ruck sack(around 60 - 70 liters) with padlock. These duffels will be tied onto the backs of burros on the way up to Base Camp, so make sure they’re tough.
  • A 40 – 45 liters day pack to carry spare clothing, snack, camera and water to drink during the day walk.

  • ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT

  • MP3 players, paperbacks, journal, games or cards, tablets or electronic book
  • Camera
  • Mobile phones
  • Solar charging panels

  • PERSONAL MEDICAL KID

  • Should include: plasters, antiseptic, cream, sterile gauze and bandage, rehydration sachets, zinc oxide tape and anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
  • Bring paracetamol, and acetazolamide or Diamox for treating mild symptoms of (AMS).
  • Have loperamide is a good idea in case you get the runs
  • Antibiotic such as: ciprofloxacin or Bactrim for bacterial stomach bugs.
  • A small roll of adhesive tape, cough drops.

  • PERSONAL TOILETS

  • Toilets such us: Toothbrush, small amount of toothpaste, dental floss, contact lens fluids, a small bar of soap, and small hand towel or wash clothes.
  • On most expeditions in base camps we can supply you with a small bowl of warm washing water in the morning and afternoon.
  • A small synthetic hand towel (wash clothes) is useful for taking a sponge bath, toilet paper.


$ 440
per each one for 8 participants



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PRE-PAYMENT DEPOSIT: 40% of the total price (in USD $) The Balance will be paid in cash at Huaraz 48 hours before the trip departure.

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