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3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru

3 Summits Expedition
Nevado Chopicalqui
3 Summits Expedition

Amazing 3 Summits Expedition in Perú. Join a local certified mountain guide, to climb up Yanapaccha (5450m), Pisco (5752m) and Chopicalqui (6354m) peaks.

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17 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug


This 3 Summits Expedition is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Cordillera Blanca while climbing along magical mountains!

During the 17-day trip I will take you to three amazing peaks:

  • Yanapaccha (5450 m), Moderate difficulty.

  • Pisco (5752 m), Moderate difficulty.

  • Chopicalqui (6354 m), Demanding difficulty.

Along the journey I will show you the ancient surrounds, marvellous lagoons and magnificent valleys. Also we'll do lots of acclimatization hikes to stay in shape for the summits ascents. Besides that I include one instruction day to show you how to move along the glacier before ascending to the first peak.

Let me tell you a little bit more about the 3 Summits Expedition journey:

After landing in Lima, you'll have a day to explore the city if you wish. The next day we'll travel through the Pacific coastal desert and the Cordillera Negra to the city of Huaraz.

Here we'll spend two days doing acclimatization hikes to Laguna Wilcacoha and Laguna Churup. Because of their locations, both lagoons have exceptional viewpoints of the Cordillera Blanca. Therefore we'll be able to identify our aimed summits.

Now the real expedition begins. We'll take a minibus to the north village of Yungay. From here we'll do a 6 hour hike up to Laguna 69 and down to our first camp in Cebollapampa. The day after we'll climb up to Moraine Camp, in a 3-3.5 hour walk. Here we'll spend a day acclimatizing and preparing to cross glaciers and ice climbing.

On day 8 I'll take you to Yanapaccha summit, ascending through the west wall. Then we'll go down again to Cebollapampa Camp, which requires 3-4 rappels.

Next morning we'll hike for 2.5 hours to Pisco Base Camp, and spend the night on Peru Refuge. The equipment will be transported by donkeys so we travel light.

Day 10 is the Pisco summit! Therefore we'll have a 6-7 hours climb through the glacier, with magnificent views of numerous peaks. Then back down to the Base Camp again.

After so much effort we'll have an easy day descending to Cebollapampa and doing a short climb up to Chopicalqui Base Camp. The next day at midday, after breakfast and lunch, I'll guide you through a 4-5 hours climb to Moraine Camp. Then, the next morning we'll go up again through the glacier, crossing a number of crevasses, to the Chopicalqui High Camp, located in the glacier.

Day 14 is the real deal! The culmination of the expedition is a demanding 10-13 hours technical climbing day. On the way up we'll encounter seracs and crevasses, as well as technical walls to climb. The final section includes 8-10 meters of 75-80º slope. After conquering Chopicalqui summit, we'll go down to the Base Camp.

After having succeeded the 3 Summits Expedition, we'll hike down. We'll get to our private bus which will take us to through the Llanganuo Valley back to the Hotel in Huaraz. Next morning you can choose between going back to Lima by plane or bus. And then return back home!

This inspiring 3 Summits Expedition is waiting for you! Contact me to talk about details and plan what will be a life changing adventure! Or we can also chat about other summits expeditions in Peru, such as Nevado Alpamayo or Nevado Vallunaraju.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Arrival

Flight from Europe to Lima. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Huaraz

Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m). The trip is 400 km and takes 8 hours.

Day 3: Acclimatization day

Huaraz – Trekking to Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m).

Day 4: Acclimatization day

Huaraz – Hike Trekking to Laguna Churup (4450 m).

Day 5: Hike to 1st Camp

Huaraz – Transfer to Cebollapampa (3850 m) – Trekking Laguna 69 (4450 m) – Cebollapampa Camp.

Day 6: Yanapaccha Moraine Camp

Cebollapampa – Ascend to Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4900 m).

Day 7: Instruction day

Moraine Camp – Mountaineering course on Yanapaccha Glacier (5000 m).

Day 8: Yanapaccha Summit

Moraine Camp – Yanapaccha Summit (5460 m) -Cebollapampa (3850 m) Camp.

Day 9: Pisco Base Camp

Cebollapampa – Trekking to Pisco Base Camp – Peru Refuge (4680 m).

Day 10: Pisco Summit

Base Camp Refugio Peru – Summit Climb Pisco Peak (5760 m) – Base Camp.

Day 11: Chopicalqui Base Camp

Base Camp Refugio Peru – Descend to Cebollapampa – Chopicalqui Base Camp (4350 m).

Day 12: Chopicalqui Moraine Camp

Chopicalqui Base Camp – Ascend to Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900 m).

Day 13: Chopicalqui High Camp

Moraine Camp – Chopicalqui High Camp (5350 m).

Day 14: Chopicalqui Summit

High Camp – Ascend to Chopicalqui Summit (6345 m) – Base Camp (4350 m).

Day 15: Transfer down to Huaraz

Base Camp Chopicalqui – Transfer via Quebrada Llanganuco – Huaraz.

Day 16: Transfer and flight to Lima

Transfer to the Anta Airport and flight to Lima (50 minutes.) Transfer from Lima Airport to hotel. Bus optional.

Day 17: Lima and Airport

Stay in Lima – Transfer to the airport.




- Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel. - Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel. - Camping tents (2 persons) in Camps.

More info

Group size: 4 to 12 people.

Level: The Nevados Yanapaccha and Pisco are moderate but Chopicalqui is demanding.

Please note that meals in the cities are not included, only during the trek. During the trek we will have cooks and helpers. The porters are only for Nevados Yanapaccha and Chopicalqui

Deposit for reservations: 1.000,00 USD (900,00 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

Meeting point

Lima International Airport, Perú.

About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about this trip

Connor White


September, 2022

Great service and trip!


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