Quilkayhuanca Cojup Ishinca trek is a trail that is becoming more popular with time, due to the beauty of these 2 valleys, surrounded by peaks of 6000 masl, and the spectacular lagoons such as Palcacocha and Cuchillacocha.
It is also a great challenge to climb to the pass in Choco Peak 5000 m, where there is an inestimable reward: The views of Ranrapalca (6162 m) Palcaraju Tocllaraju and Ishinca Peaks. In Quilcayhuanca Valley you can enjoy a great view of Pucaranra , Chinchey Tullparaju and Andavite peaks. With a bit of effort the first day, it’s possible to go inside the Cayesh Valley to observe the steep needle shaped peak: The Cayesh.
When to go
Best from may to September (during the dry season)
3140m to 5,100m
.Trekking speaking english guide
.Cook during the trek
.Complete Food During The Trek
.Donkeys and Donkey Drivers
.Dining tent with chairs and table
.Kitchen Tent with utensils
.Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
.Private car for start and finish the trek
.Taxi From Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
.Flight or Bus Ticket from Lima to Huaraz / Lima
.Hotel in Huaraz / Lima
.Personal Trekking Gear
.Food in town
.Taxi From Lima airport to Bus station Lima
Date & price
The Best weather are: MAY – JUNE – JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Huascaran , Chopicalqui, and others peaks of the Cordillera Blanca generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
Day 1: Huaraz 3,090m. – pitec – yupanapamp 4,180m
After the breakfast in hotel we will pick up for you then transfer to pitec, quillkayhuanca where our donkey driver will be waiting for us. we will start our hiking up the trail is almost flat along the route we will enjoying nice views of mountains san juan, cayesh marapaju, yupanapampa overnigh camping.
Day 2: Yupanapampa – paso Huapi 4,980m. – Cojup 4,200m.
After our breakfast we will start hiking up. After our breakfast we will continue with the ascencion already with the help of our porters. which it is impossible for donkeys, after 3 hours we will be in huapi pass from here we can see mountains of huapi pucaranra san juan between others and we will observe the mountains of palcaraju 6,274m.ishinca 5,530 and ranrapalca 6,162m. after we will go down to cojup
Day 3: Cojup – Ishinca Moraine Camp 4,800m
In the morning we will continue climb up to morena camp of ishinca ,along the trail we can see ranrapalca ,ishinca palcaraju and the perolcocha lake
Day 4: Moraine Camp – Ishinca Pass 5,100m. – Ishinca Base Camp 4,300m.
This day we will have two option: • The people who want to climbing ishinca we will do summit after descend to ishinca base camp • The people who does not want to climbing we can continue with normal route . along the trail we will see the next mountains ranrapalca, ishinca, tocllaraju urus then ishinca camp.
Dia 5: Ishinca Base Camp – Cochapampa – Huaraz
After our last breakfast in the morning This day we will back to Huaraz after the breakfast around 8:00hours, go down to Cochapampa before you will register in the Huascaran National Park your return, lunch on the way, it will takes 3 hours to cochapampa where our private transfer will be waiting to for us after Huaraz – Hotel.