3 Summits Expedition in Huaraz, Peru

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

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

18 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    4500 USD

    Group of 2
    2250 USD

    Group of 3
    2250 USD

    Group of 4
    1950 USD

    Group of 5
    1950 USD

    Group of 6
    1800 USD

    Group of 7
    1800 USD

    Group of 8
    1650 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      Flight from Europe to Lima. Overnight in the hotel.

    • Day 2Travel to Huaraz

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

    • Day 3Acclimatization day

      Huaraz – Trekking to Laguna Wilcacoha (3725 m).

    • Day 14Acclimatization day

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

    • Day 5Hike to 1st Camp

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

    • Day 16Yanapaccha Moraine Camp

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

    • Day 7Instruction day

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

    • Day 8Yanapaccha Summit

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

    • Day 9Pisco Base Camp

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

    • Day 10Pisco Summit

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

    • Day 11Chopicalqui Base Camp

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

    • Day 12Chopicalqui Moraine Camp

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

    • Day 13Chopicalqui High Camp

      Moraine Camp – Chopicalqui High Camp (5350 m).

    • Day 014Chopicalqui Summit

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

    • Day 15Transfer down to Huaraz

      Base Camp Chopicalqui – Transfer via Quebrada Llanganuco – Huaraz.

    • Day 16Transfer and flight to Lima

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

    • Day 17Lima and Airport

      Stay in Lima – Transfer to the airport.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Lima International Airport, Perú.

    Accommodation

    - 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!

     

    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.

     
     
    FROM 1650 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Juventino Martin Albino Caldua

     

    The legend Juventino. My brother and I travelled to Huaraz to climb the Vallunaraju summit. Our guide Juventino has been the best guide I\'ve had over the past years and I have made a lot of hikes and climbing over the world. He is a very talented and experienced guide, he took care of us very much and made sure safety is first. We also had an amazing experience with the food, they cooked delicious meals. They also have top brand quality equipment that made us feel really safe, we had the lucky experience of having a horrible storm at the base camp and I believe that the north face summit series tent they provided saved us!!!! Overall, best guide I have ever had, made us feel very confortable and happy. If you want a guide to feel safe and have the best experience possible go with the legend Juventino!!!
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