Sample Day Hikes from the LDI 

(all hiking times estimated - we are at high elevation and everyone's acclamatization process is personal)

Quebrada Llaca, Huascaran National Park

Time Required Roundtrip: 6-8 hours if walking from Inn or 2hrs w/taxi 

Total Distance: 15 km roundtrip if walking

Transportation required: optional

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles one-way, 180 soles round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate hike, most of the uphill is from LDI to the park entrance 

Elevation Gain: 850 meters to lake and 550 to entrance of valley

Loop/Variations: No, hike is out and back

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 Soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Cojup

 Time Required Roundtrip: 4 hours from trailhead to the end of the valley. Trailhead to LDI estimated 1 hr

Total Distance: 14 km roundtrip from entrance, distance from Inn to entrance is 10 km

Transportation required: useful to have ride to entrance and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 70 Soles drop off, 140 round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate to difficult

Elevation Gain: 835 m from LDI

Loop/Variations: Trail returning from lake varies if desired

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Laguna Churup

Time Required Roundtrip: 8-9 hours if walking from Inn or 1.5 hrs w/taxi to the trailhead and 5 hrs on the trail 

Total Distance: 15 km roundtrip if walking

Transportation required: optional

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles one-way, 180 soles round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate hike, most of the uphill is from LDI to the park entrance 

Elevation Gain: 850 meters to lake and 550 to entrance of valley

Loop/Variations: No, hike is out and back

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Quilcayhuanca

Time Required Roundtrip: variable, up to 8 hours if to small lake beyond valley split, 2 hours to ruins. Taxi recommended to trailhead. Walking time to LDI from trailhead estimated 3 hrs.

Total Distance: variable, estimate that average hiker travels 4km/hour

Transportation required: useful to have ride to entrance and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles drop off, 190 round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate

Elevation Gain: varies upon your destination, up to 1000 m

Loop/Variations: see description, trekking possible

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Shallap

Time Required Roundtrip: 7-8 hours from the Pitec Parking area for the Churup Lake. Walking time to LDI from trailhead estimated 3 hrs. (All hiking times are estimated based on your fitness, acclimatization level and weather conditions)

Total Distance: 18-20 km, estimate that average hiker travels 4km/hour

Transportation required: useful to have ride to Pitec and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 70 Soles drop off, 140 round trip (4 passengers max) to the Pitec Parking area

Level: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 650 m

Loop/Variations: No

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No