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Quebrada Quilqueyhuanca Trek + Ishinca Climb

Join a local certified mountain guide from our team on a great trek in the Quilqueyhuanca Valley with a summit attack to Nevado Ishinca. All of that in a unique 12-day guided trip.

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12 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov


A great combination of hiking and mountaineering in one of the best places of the Peruvian Andes. Join me in this 12-day hike in Quebrada Quilqueyhuanca with a summit attempt to Ishinca peak. 

The trekking in Quebrada Quilqueyhuanca I am proposing is a short hike among a valley far from the crowds. Moreover, this trek will be the best way to acclimatize our bodies before the big climb. It is also a nice opportunity to enjoy an activity with your family. The road does not present major difficulties.

When the trek progresses you will also find a 13-km-long gorge in the heart of Quilqueyhuanca Valley. It leads directly to a cirque of mountains over 6.000 meters high. The scenery at this point is really stunning. However, what make it most beautiful is the green grass dominated by cows, horses and donkeys.

Finally, you will also discover several archaeological remains. And it is worth mentioning the Quilqueyhuanca wildlife. During the trek you will admire from small birds to amazing foxes.

The second stage of this trip, after the acclimatization trek, consists in climbing the Ishinca Peak. With that goal in mind we will trek across the Ishinca Valley.

Ishinca is a perfect option for those climbers who want to summit a 6000-meter peak with a encouraging landscape around. And even if you don’t reach the top it is anyway an incredible climbing. On the way up you will have the best views of Ishinca, Urus, Tocllaraju, Ranrapalca, and the Palcarajus.

Please, find at the end of this description a detailed itinerary of this 12-day hike and climb in Peru. For any other doubt or question feel free to contact me.

As your guide, I’ll put all my background and expertise to your service. Please, get in touch with me and book your place for this exciting adventure.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Day 1: Arrival in Lima. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Huaraz (3100m)

Day 3: Huaraz - Trekking Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m)

Day 4: Huaraz - Trekking Laguna Churup (4200 m) - Camp at Pitec (3850 m)

Day 5: Pitec - Trekking Quebrada Quilcayhuanca - Close to Laguna Tullpacocha (4350 m)

Day 6: Laguna Tullpacocha - Cayashpampa - Huapi Pass (5020 m) - Cojup (4150m)

Day 7: Quebrada Cojub - Trekking Laguna Pelorcocha (4800 m)

Day 8: Laguna Pelorcocha - Climbing to Ranrapalca Hill (5000 m)

Day 9: Ishinca Base Camp - Trekking downhill to Lake Cochapampa (3400 m) the village of Pashpa - Transfer to Huaraz

Day 10: Transfer to the Anta Airport and flight to Lima (50 minutes.) Transfer from Lima Airport to hotel. Bus optional.

Day 11: Stay in Lima - Transfer to the airport

Day 12: Fly back home


About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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