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3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru

Nevado Chopicalqui
3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru
3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru
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.


17 Days

May - 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

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Luggage transfer

- Personal porters

- Mules and horses

- Tents

- Rope

- Cooking utensils

- Snacks

- Drinks

- Clean drinkable water

Price details

Not included:

• International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

• Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure

• Exit tax at the airport in Lima

• Travel accident and health insurance

• Luggage insurance and trip cancellation

• Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz

• Personal expenses

• Acclimatization Tour

• Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park

• Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station

• Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru

• Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima

• Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz

• Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel

• Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

• Tips four our local team


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.



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.


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

For this tour you need good physical condition, and also before going better to do some mountain climbing courses. We recommend for this trip to be between 18 years old and approximately 60 years old, but if the participant feels very well trained in the 3 aspects that are very important, such as being physically, technically, and psychologically prepared = Then the participant is ready to take on this challenge and climb this summits. For more information, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp. In order to request information about you, we would like to receive your experience from your CV of mountain climbing from your previous trips.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

For this type of demanding or technical climbing sports, it is recommended to do some summits above 5 thousand meters beforehand and have good knowledge of high mountain technical equipment such as the use of technical ice axes, ice screws, correct use of crampons, and of course, all the technical material. For more information, we can schedule an appointment to be able to explain in more detail everything about the mountain equipment and the preparations prior to joining our outings.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

For this trip, personal equipment & personal technical equipment is not included, so you have to have your own equipment such as personal equipment (boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Gore-Tex, etc.) If you do not have this list, it is possible to rent the whole list in Huaraz. For detailed information and in order to send you the entire list that you should have and take, you can contact us. We can also schedule a call via WhatsApp and we will announce more details about this question.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

In some sections, we have porters, but if you want an extra porter for your personal belongings, there is an additional cost of USD 65 per day. In some sections, we will use mules or donkeys to the base camp. For more information, we can schedule a call and we can explain how the trip will be executed.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

During the trek & mountain, we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget, the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions, we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, the local guide, who is a certified guide, will make the most correct decision on what to do at the moment. One more day of reservation can be added, but this will have an extra cost. The final decision will be made on the ground by local guides. If you have any other questions, we can fix a date to explain.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a right of 150 soles per person is paid. We recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health the COVID-19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance. We always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

For these mountains, for non-technical mountains, a guide takes 3 clients. For technical access mountains, the guide takes a maximum of 2 clients, meaning n a ratio of 2 customers = 1 local guide.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The best time to climb these peaks is from the end of May to the end of September.

Can I join a group?

For trips whether trekking or high mountains, going privately is the most recommended option, but the costs are more expensive. So, if one joins a group, the prices will be more reasonable. In the mountains, the only disadvantage is if you are in a wall with another partner and if one of the participants gets tired or gets sick. In this case, you have to abort or cancel the summit and return together. For more information, contact us. We can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify all your questions.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

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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