From $ 25
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.
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.
Day 1: Huaraz - Catac - Quesque valley - Puyas Raymondi - Huaraz
Trip duration: 4 hrs (by car) 3-4 hours (hiking)
Services included in the program:
Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.
14 to 18
(Price x person)
US $ 25
Price x person
|02 person||US $ 85|
|04 people||US $ 65|
|06 people||US $ 45|
|08 people||US $ 35|
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:
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).
It is important to know what precautions to take before traveling to the Andes of Peru, also because of its geography, Soroche is a possibility.