CORDILLERA BLANCA
 
     

QUILLCAYHUANCA - COJUP

TIMING 3 days
ACTIVITY Trekking
HIGHEST POINT 5020 masl
GRADE Moderate

DAY  1: Huaraz - Quillcayhuanca - Tullpacocha ( 4300 masl) .

Huacuru (Opuntia Floctosa)
Arqueological Constructions

We go by van towards east of huaraz City, passing through Villages as Unchus, Llupa, and the place called Pitec, then reach the control post of Quillcayhuanca, the trekking starts here. After passing the control post we see Rock paintings, wild flora and fauna, and small arqueological remains at Nuevo Tambo, and also mountains as Andavite (5518 masl), Cayesh (5721 masl) and others, after reaching our Campsite we visit the Tullpacocha lake, with panoramic views of mountains as (5421 masl), Huapi (5421 masl),Pucaranra (5156 masl), Tullparaju (5787 masl), and others. About 4 to 5 hours.

DAY 2: Tullpacocha - Huapi Pass (5020 masl) - Quebrada Cojup (4400 masl).

Tullpacocha Lake
Cuchillacocha Lake

In the morning we ascend to the Cuchilla lake, then reach the Huapi Pass, from where we have  a panoramic view of mountains as Ranrapalca (6132 masl), Ishinca (5530 masl), Tocllaraju (6034 masl), Palcaraju (6274 masl), Pucaranra (5156 masl), Chinchey (6222 masl), Tullparaju (5787 masl), Andavite (5518 masl), Cayesh (5721 masl), Maparaju (5325 masl), San Juan (5843 masl), and others, then descend to Cojup Valley, observing the Palcacocha lake, and finally reach the campsite. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 3: Cojup  Valley - Huaraz.

Palcaraju Mountain and Palcacocha Lake
Cojup Valley

We walk down through Cojup Valley, observing wild flora and fauna, and reach the mouth of the Cojup valley, where our private van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz City. About 4 to 5 hours.

Also see:
Trekking: Quillcayhuanca Valley

4 days

 

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