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6-day Climb to the Alpamayo Mountain in Peru

Climb the beautiful Alpamayo on this 6-day trip in the Cordillera Blanca along with Percy, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, and have a fantastic mountaineering experience!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Reach the summit of the stunning Alpamayo.

  • Have a wonderful mountain climbing experience in Peru.

  • Contemplate the breathtaking sights of the Cordillera Blanca.


Famous due to its beauty and its distinctive shape, the Alpamayo is an impressive mountain located in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes. With 5,947 meters above sea level, it is one of the peaks that belong to the Santa Cruz Massif and offers several different routes for climbers around the world.

For this trip, we’ll meet in the city of Huaraz and drive across the Ancash department to Cashapampa, the trailhead of our ascent. If you are interested, you can read a detailed itinerary of the trip below.

The difficulty of the Alpamayo climb depends on the weather and the snow conditions. In general, the level of this climb is difficult and requires a very good physical condition and prior mountaineering experience.

Are you coming to Peru? You can’t miss this 6-day climb to the most beautiful mountain in the range. Send your request now. I will be happy to guide you to the top of the amazing Alpamayo.

Or check out this 4-day climb that I lead in Tocllaraju Mountain, also in the Cordillera Blanca.



Base Camp High Camp

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Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa

We’ll drive from Huaraz through Caraz to the trailhead, Cashapampa, for about 2 or 3 hours. Then we’ll hike up during 4 to 5 hours to the Santa Cruz Valley, the Llamacorral Camp and, finally, the Ichic Lake (3,950 meters).

Day 2: Base Camp - Moraine Camp

We’ll go to the Base Camp (4,400 meters) and then to the Moraine Camp (4,800 meters). This will take us around 4 to 5 hours.

Day 3: High Camp

On a 4 to 5 hike, we’ll go to the High Camp (5,100 meters).

Day 4: Alpamayo Summit

On day 4, we’ll reach the summit after a 12 to 14-hour hike. Then we’ll return to the High Camp.

Day 5: Base Camp

We’ll go down to the Base Camp. This will take us around 5 or 6 hours.

Day 6: Cashapampa - Huaraz

Finally, we’ll return to Cashapampa (6 o 7 hours) and drive to Huaraz.

About the guide

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Percy Williams Dextre Henostroza who is a member of the Peruvian Mountain Guide Association (AGMP) for over 17 years and is fully certified by the Unión International Association of Mountain Guide (IFMGA-UIAGM). Percy who hails from a family of mountaineers, has worked and climbed all over Peru honing his skills over many years in the mountains. Such as: Huandoy (Norte Face) Piramide Garcilazo (South West Face), Huascaran, Alpamayo, Chopicalqui, Ranrapalca, Tocllaraju, different routes, Another’s ones etc. Pisco, Yanapaccha, Vallunaraju, Ishinca, Urus, different routes, another ones, etc.

I’m in this page to show you the different activities that are available in the Cordillera Blanca and around Peru. Whatever you would like to do in the mountains, around Huaraz or elsewhere in Peru, or outside of Peru we can plan, organize, and execute your trip with a high degree of efficiency and competence.

We pride ourselves in providing a professional service dedicated to help you achieve your goals in a safe, enjoyable, well organized way. Our team is comprised of people with many years of training and experience in the mountains to accomplish this. We live, train and work in these mountains and know them very well, along with all the different aspects of trip logistics in Peru. We strive to provide quality in everything we do, your food, transportation, gear, staff, restaurants, etc. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2578 each

Group of 2

USD 1547 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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