Rurec Shaqsha trek

Trip notes

When to go

The best season to make this trek is almost all the year, but it is better to make from April to November. Read more

Clothing and accessories

See the list of recommend gear and equipment list

Description of the trek

The dificulty of this trek considered as moderate, with 3 nights camping in places higher than 4000m, with an average walking per day of 5 to 7 hours, the highest point is located at 4600m, making this trek we see the second highest peak of Cordillera Blanca, Huantsan 6395m. Previous to depart for this trek we recommend an acclimatization of at least one day hiking in places higher than 3700m; after to fisnih this trek you can continue with longer treks or try to climb moderate dificulty peaks like: Ishinca 5530m or Pisco 5750m.

Trekking permit

The entrance tickets must be bought in advance in Huaraz, in Huascarán National Park's office, it costs S/. 65.00 (USD 25.30).


This trek relativel new, so during these years we have offering this trek, not have been reported any problems in this circuit.

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