Trek for children

Bertrand Würsch,

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Treks for children

ALPA-K can organise short treks for families with young children. To minimise risks, we will focus on acclimatisation before departure. In addition, so as not to prolong the walking days and to make the expedition fun, we will organise a donkey or horse with saddle for each child, depending on their age.

Ideally, your children will be no younger than 6 years old, but requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, especially according to their physical condition and the time spent at altitude before such a trek.

Detailed program

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Trek Quilcayhuanca D1 : Huaraz - Portada Quilcayhuanca - Pampa Cayesh

The Quilcayhuanca trek is perfect for young and old alike. After just an hour's drive, we discover the bucolic atmosphere of the Quilcayhuanca valley. On this first day of trekking, we'll be walking less than 9km through a flat valley. If we're lucky, we may spot condors or Andean foxes, species that are very present in the valley.

Once we reach the camp, we'll have a clear view of Nevado Chinchey (6309m), which has a touch of Alpamayo about it.

(Walking time: 4/5h, D+210m, D-320m)

Night in tent

Box lunch

English speaking guide

Private transport

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Trek Quilcayhuanca D2 : Pampa Cayesh - Lac Tullpacocha - Pampa Cayesh

On this second day of the trek, we'll make a return trip to Lake Tullpacocha, at the bottom of the valley. The colour of this lake will amaze young and old alike. Afterwards, we'll head back to camp.

Optional: for the more courageous, in the afternoon we can also discover the Quebrada Cayesh. This 6.7km round trip will allow us to appreciate the beauty of the Maparaju (5326m).

(Walking time: 5/6 hours)

Night in tent

English speaking guide

Every meals included

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Trek Quilcayhuanca D3 : Pampa Cayesh - Quilcayhuanca - Huaraz

On this final day, we retrace our steps to reach the entrance to the valley. On the way, we'll come across cows and wild horses. When we arrive at the gate, a taxi will be waiting to take us back down to Huaraz.

(Walking time: 3/4 hour)

English speaking guide

Private transport to Huaraz

Included/Not included


  • Guide services as mentioned in the detailed program
  • Transport services as mentioned in the detailed programme
  • Entrance fees as specified in the detailed programme
  • Meals as specified in the detailed program
  • For the Quilcayhuanca trekking
    • Trekking guide
    • Cook (from 4 people, otherwise a guide-cook)
    • Muleteer and mules for carrying your bivouac equipment and belongings.
    • Rescue horse
    • All food
    • Foam floor mats

Not included:

  • International flights to Peru
  • Cancellation, Accident, Rescue, Illness and Repatriation insurance
  • Guide for acclimatization hikes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable or self-inflating mattress for trekking
  • Tips
  • Meals taken in town in Lima and Huaraz

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