Trip Duration   2 days
Trip Type   Trekking Adventure
Grading   Moderate
Starting point of trek   Portada                                       Quilcayhuanca
Finishing point of trek   Portada                                       Quilcayhuanca
Highest point   Lake Quesillacocha 4640m
Distance   Approx. 25km

This 2-day trek gives hikers the chance to discover in a very short space of time one of the Cordillera Blanca’s most stunning valleys.
The little-visited Quilcayhuanca Valley offers endless breath-taking mountain panoramas of imposing snow-caped peaks towering high above pristine emerald glacial lakes. Some of the most impressive flora and fauna of the Huascaran National Park can often be seen on the trek, and the low number of visitors means that your chances of seeing herds of vicuñas, viscachas and the emblematic Andean condor are largely increased.

DAY 1 Drive to Portada Quilcayhuanca (3840m). Trek to Lake Tullpacocha (4300m). Camp in pampa near the lake at 4200m.
Approx. 1 ½ hour driving, 5 hours trekking

DAY 2 Trek to Lake Cuchillacocha (4640m). Trek back to Portada Quilcayhuanca (3840m). Drive to Huaraz.
Approx. 2 hours trekking to the lake, 5 hours trekking back to the portada, 1 ½ hour driving