People per Guide
May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Type of Trip
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 per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
- Mountain guide's expenses
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Flight from Europe to Lima. Overnight in the hotel.
Travel to Huaraz
Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m). The trip is 400 km and takes 8 hours.
Huaraz – Trekking to Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m).
Huaraz – Hike Trekking to Laguna Churup (4450 m).
Hike to 1st Camp
Huaraz – Transfer to Cebollapampa (3850 m) – Trekking Laguna 69 (4450 m) – Cebollapampa Camp.
Yanapaccha Moraine Camp
Cebollapampa – Ascend to Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4900 m).
Moraine Camp – Mountaineering course on Yanapaccha Glacier (5000 m).
Moraine Camp – Yanapaccha Summit (5460 m) -Cebollapampa (3850 m) Camp.
Pisco Base Camp
Cebollapampa – Trekking to Pisco Base Camp – Peru Refuge (4680 m).
Base Camp Refugio Peru – Summit Climb Pisco Peak (5760 m) – Base Camp.
Chopicalqui Base Camp
Base Camp Refugio Peru – Descend to Cebollapampa – Chopicalqui Base Camp (4350 m).
Chopicalqui Moraine Camp
Chopicalqui Base Camp – Ascend to Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900 m).
Chopicalqui High Camp
Moraine Camp – Chopicalqui High Camp (5350 m).
High Camp – Ascend to Chopicalqui Summit (6345 m) – Base Camp (4350 m).
Transfer down to Huaraz
Base Camp Chopicalqui – Transfer via Quebrada Llanganuco – Huaraz.
Transfer and flight to Lima
Transfer to the Anta Airport and flight to Lima (50 minutes.) Transfer from Lima Airport to hotel. Bus optional.
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.
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!
About the Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.
He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.
To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.
He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.
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