GLACIERS TOUR CUSCO

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Quelccaya Express route is an excellent option! This breathtaking 3-day route starts and finishes at C’ochas, traveling along the expansive Quelccaya Ice Cap, the largest glacial area of the tropics. This is a remote and little-known route, which offers solitude, physical challenge, and high altitude.

DAY 1 CUSCO-C’OCHAS-BAJO

Hiking Duration: 5hrs / 11km

DAY 2 BAJO-ALTO HUANCANAY

Hiking Duration: Depends on your interests and physical fitness

DAY 3 ALTO HUANCANAY-C’OCHAS-CUSCO

Duration: 4.5hrs / 11km

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Quelccaya Express route is a gorgeous option! This breathtaking route begins and ends at C’ochas, following along the expansive Quelccaya Ice Cap, the largest glaciated area of the tropics. This is a remote and little-known route, which offers solitude, physical challenge, and high altitude..

DAY 1 CUSCO-C’OCHAS-BAJO

1. We will meet you at your Cusco hotel early in the morning for departure to C’ochas, the departure point of out trek.  The drive will last approximately five hours, with the last three hours following a remote dirt road.

2. Upon arrival we will break for lunch before beginning our trek across a pretty valley filled with grazing llamas, alpacas, and multi-colored pools fed by glacial meltwater.

3. We will cross a river, then begin a steady climb to Bajo Huancanay (4,755 msnm), where we will camp for the night.

Duration: 5hrs / 11km

 

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DAY 2 BAJO-ALTO HUANCANAY

1. After breakfast we will continue the ascent to Alto Huancanay (5150 msnm), and the current border of the Quelccaya Ica Cap. 

2. We will explore these impressive glaciers during the day, before returning to camp at Bajo Huancanay in the evening.

Duration: Depends on your interests and physical fitness

 

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DAY 3 ALTO HUANCANAY-C’OCHAS-CUSCO

1. In the early morning we will begin the hike back to C’ochas, where private transportation back to Cusco will be waiting.

2. We will drop you off at your Cusco hotel in the early evening.

Duration: 4.5hrs / 11km

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  • Extreme/adventure

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Duration: 3 Days
Language: English, Español
Suitable for Children:
Maximum number of participants: 15

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