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Qelqaya Trekking 3 Days 2 Nights


3-Day Qelqaya Trekking within the Ausangate area with Sivina Qocha Lake is essentially the most extraordinary brief trek in Peru.

This three-day Qelqaya Trekking (from Cusco to Cusco) contains 2-days of trekking within the stunning distant area of Qelqaya, which is the largest glacier in South America and doesn’t require any particular permits from the federal government for now. The area is known for its stunning sceneries, its peculiar wildlife and beautiful views of the excessive peaks of Andes, together with the mighty Ausangate 6370m and Sivinaccocha, the largest lake (29km2). Qelqaya is commonly described as essentially the most stunning glacier on the planet and our journey contains some unimaginable days to succeed in the glacie. The Qelqaya Path is comparatively younger because it opened in 2010. It’s a journey again in time and presents all who journey it a really conventional and genuine expertise. The Qelqaya Trekking is way quieter than different treks within the area of Cusco, which implies you’ll meet lots much less folks, the infrastructure will not be as effectively established as within the Inca Path to Machu Picchu or Salkantay Trek, however if you’d like an genuine expertise with pure pure magnificence whereas spending time with native communities, then this hike is the proper mixture of previous, new, and journey for you!


  • TIMING: 3 days 2 nights.
  • STARTING & ENDING POINT: Cusco Resort.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Journey, Cultural and Historical past.
  • TRANSPORT: Trekking and bus.
  • DIFFICULTY: Does contain some slim trails, so sturdy footwear is required that will help you take pleasure in it totally. Average to Difficult.
  • WHEN TO GO: Greatest from April to October
  • DAY TEMPERATURE: 10 ºC to 25 ºC / Evening temperature: 4ºC to -10º C
  • REMARK : 2-days acclimatization required.

Quick Trek itirerary

  • Day 1.- Cusco – Phinaya – Sivinaccocha – Quehuar.
  • Day 2.- Quehuar – Qelqaya Glacier – Quehuar.
  • Day 3.- Qhehuar – Cusco

Detailed Trek Itinerary


Our 3-day Qelqaya Trekking , have been rigorously chosen to incorporate one of the best night time stops and highlights. Nonetheless, as native and operational situations might differ and unexpected circumstances can come up, the next itinerary must be used as a tenet.

Day 1.- Cusco – Phinaya – Sivinaccocha – Quehuar.

We’ll decide you up from tour lodge within the metropolis of Cusco at 5:30am (From different websites please coordinate on the reserving time); then we journey in our non-public automobile to the village of Pitumarka (2:00 hours) the place we’ll cease to take pleasure in our breakfast, after breakfast you should buy some objects for the journey. Then we’ll proceed touring in our automobile by means of a picturesque panorama for about 4:30 Hours till we arrive to the lagoon of Sivinaccocha (4,600masl); which is the largest lake within the area, it’s surrounded by splendid mountain surroundings. Right here we’ll cease to discover and take stunning photos. The we’ll proceed till hour camp of Quehuar (4850masl) the place we’ll setup our tents.
  • Meals: L – D
  • Lodging: 2 Individuals per Tents
  • Most Altitude: 4,850masl the camp at Quehuar
  • Minimal Altitude: 3,400masl town of Cusco
  • Approximate Strolling Time: 2 hours

Day 2.- Quehuar – Discover Qelqaya Glacier – Quehuar

Early breakfast within the camp and prepared for a morning stroll by means of rocky formations and ice-water rives; the stroll continues step by step up the place you’ll have nice views of the encircling snow peaks. It can take us roughly 4 hours to succeed in lake subsequent to the glacier of Qelqaya (7 kms). As soon as within the glacier we’ll discover it, together with the ice caves and climbing to the highest of the glacier. In spite of everything we’ll return to the lake subsequent to the glacier the place our lunch might be served, after lunch we’ll return the stroll to our camp in the neighborhood of Quehuar.
  •  Meals: B – L – D
  • Lodging: 2 Individuals per Tents
  • Most Altitude: 5,600masl the highest of the glacier
  • Minimal Altitude: 4,850masl the camp at Quehuar
  • Approximate Strolling Time: 6 – 7 hours

Day 3.- Qehuar – Cusco.

Expertise a beautiful dawn. Then take pleasure in your breakfast after that we’ll bord our automobile and return to Cusco. We’ll arrive at roughly 2:00pm.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Qelccaya Trekking Contains

  • Pre Trek Briefing
  • Assortment out of your lodge within the morning of trek departure.
  • Personal transport from Cusco to Quehua camp (the trailhead) and return on the finish of the trek
  • Entrance charges.
  • English/Quechua/Spanish talking skilled information
  • Tents – 2 folks in a 4 particular person tent which permits for larger consolation, and likewise storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest
  • Cook dinner and Cooking tools (Assistants are supplied for bigger teams)
  • Bathroom tent
  • Meals as indicated within the itinerary (non-obligatory vegetarian meals). Our skilled cooks put together meals that incorporate components of the western eating regimen and likewise conventional Peruvian delicacies. (Please talk together with your information/cook dinner through the trek when you have a choice for sure forms of dishes).
  • Eating tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook dinner to organize meals
  • Tents for our employees to sleep in, sleeping luggage & mattresses plus a finances for his or her meals.
  • First assist package together with emergency oxygen bottle – however not blister remedies as recognized in western nations.

Not Included

  • SLEEPING BAG: Will be rented in our workplace for US $15
  • Non-compulsory Ideas for the crew

Packing Record


  • Sleeping bag (you’ll be able to lease at SUNRISE workplace).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (will be buy in Cusco).
  • Mountain climbing boots.
  • Heat jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, lengthy pants, solar hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Solar block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Bathroom paper and rubbish bag.
  • Small towel and bathing swimsuit (scorching springs non-obligatory).
  • Digicam, further movie and further batteries.
  • Snacks, goodies, power bars.
  • Emergency cash.
  • Strolling stick (non-obligatory).

Value Data

Price of the tour


Personal worth:

2 particular person US$ 3 particular person US$ 4 particular person US$ 5 particular person US$

Cost particulars

For 3-day Qelqaya Trekking we require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$100 per particular person. The deposit will be despatched by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT cash switch. That is the quickest and most safe type of cost in Peru. The cash switch must be within the identify of SUNRISE PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L. When you arrive in Cusco you need to pay the remaining stability in money previous to starting your tour. We settle for each US {Dollars} and Peruvian Soles (native foreign money).

 Necessary information

For 3-day Qelccaya Trekking, the night time earlier than your trek there might be a pre-trek speak (briefing) in our workplace or in your lodge at both 6 or 7pm (actual time might be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

When is one of the best time to go to?

Greatest time to do Qelqaya Trekking

You need to know that Cusco is Situated within the Andes. Like most treks within the area of Cusco, one of the best time to do 3-day Qelqaya Trekking is from Could to October, through the months is dry season within the Andes, permitting for sunnier climate and clearer days to benefit from the scenic magnificence. The driest months of the yr are between June and August. The dry season can also be the excessive season for the area, so Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Inca Path are usually extra densely populated. Happily, the distant Qelqaya Trek is a novel possibility, avoiding the crowds year-round, even throughout peak season. The wet season within the Andes is between November and April, with the rainiest months being from January to March. Throughout this time, particularly in February, the rains will be torrential, which might result in path closures. It’s best to stay to the dry season or the off-season (combined climate) of April and October. All through Qelccaya Trekking, temperatures vary from 10-25 ° C through the day if the climate is nice, to 05-10 ° C through the day if there isn’t any suny. Given the excessive altitude of the campsites, temperatures drop significantly within the afternoon and particularly at night time, after they can drop to -10 ° C and even decrease within the dry season. Subsequently, heat clothes is especially in demand for this hike.

Bokking information

In case you are serious about 3-day Qelqaya Trekking. please E-mail us to:, and we are going to ship you the related journey file outlining the itinerary intimately together with availability, worth, phrases and situations. or prior to creating a reservation with SUNRISE PERU TREK you will need to learn by means of our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). This may assist reply any queries that you could have about our companies. With a view to make a reserving with our lares trek service simply click on on the Reservations hyperlink beneath.

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