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Hike Laguna Queshque 2022

Quesquecocha name means “lake of the puya”. This excursion takes us to the secluded Queshque and Trancaruri valleys, which are located in the southern section of the Huascaran National Park, about 10 km east of Catac.
Superb mountain vistas of the Cordillera Blanca’s jagged summits, including those of Mount Cashan (5716m), Shaqsha (5703m), Huantsan (6395m) and Uruashraju (5722m), can be enjoyed on the drive up, and occasionally herds of vicuñas can be spotted grazing on the vast expanses of ichu grass in the valleys of this part of the range.
Once we near our destination, extraordinary vegetation appears: the Puya Raimondi – a rare plant that can reach up to 12 m in height and that is only found in a few isolated valleys of the Andes – covers the steep rocky slopes surrounding us.

  • Full Day
  • Easy. Up to 3 – 4 hours physical activity.
  • Briefing and last information a day before.
  • Start: 8:00am Huaraz
  • Finish: 17:00 aprox. in Huaraz
  • All Year


Moderate, the highest point in this hike is Lake Queshquecocha (4250m/13,943ft)


You are in a place with all cleaning and biosecurity protocols.


It means that social distancing on the tour is a natural thing.


All guided tours in Spanish and English. Groups could be mixed.


From $ 25

Program details: Day Hike Laguna Mullaca


Day 1: Huaraz – Catac – Quesque valley – Puyas Raymondi – Huaraz
Trip duration: 4 hrs (by car) 3-4 hours (hiking)

  • Our staff comes to pick up you and after we leave at 8:00am and travel towards the village of Catac.
  • We drive through the southern section of the Callejon de Huaylas Huaylas Valley and pass through Recuay, one of the few villages in the region that retains some of its traditional architecture after the earthquake of 1970.
  • Once we arrive in Catac, we follow a dirt road that leads up to the Huascaran National park. After an hour of driving we reach the trailhead situated in close proximity to the beautiful Lake Queshquecocha.
  • Our hike starts near Lake Queshquecocha, a magical place where birds of all sorts – eagles, falcons, mountain caracaras and hummingbirds – can be observed in large numbers and at close range.
  • We can also see the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Pongos (5680m) and Mururaju (5688m) rising high above the turquoise waters of the lake.
  • After a short walk, another lagoon comes into view – Lake Jarapococha – bordered by the region’s largest forest of Puya Raimondi, a truly terrific sight, especially with the several species of hummingbirds that come and feed on the nectar of the plants’ thousands of flowers.
    This relatively easy hike gives Guides the rare opportunity to visit some of the Cordillera Blanca’s most untouched and seldom visited valleys.
  • We have lunch in this idyllic and peaceful spot before making our way back to the starting point, where our vehicle is waiting. At around 3 pm we drive back to Huaraz.
  • We arrive in town at around 5 pm approx.

What’s included?

Services included in the program:

  • Transport from to your hte to start point to hike and back.
  • Trekking guide, english speaking.
  • Basic first aid kit.

Not included:

  • Bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz.
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz.
  • Food during the tour, I recommend you bring a box lunch or snack.
  • Huascaran National park entrance fee (15 soles).
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance.

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


14 to 18


(Price x person)


US $ 25

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price x person

02 person US $ 85
04 peopleUS $ 65
06 peopleUS $ 45
08 peopleUS $ 35
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 4 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, because you only know the health situation of your circle of friends and/or family.

Group departures programed:

We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people.


Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.

How to book the full day?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All clients will need to fill out a passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We need the following information:

  • Personal information (Full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender and passport number
  • Nationality and date of birth.

SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person. You can make your payment by VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data).

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our trek rates can change according the book time or number of participants, contact with us for more information please.

Information for a better experience during the trek


Packing list for trekking in Perú

During the treks in Cordilleras Huayhuash or Blanca you will fill your backpack just enough. Clothes, sleeping bag, accessories depending of the tour duration.


Altitude sickness in Perú? Travel tips

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