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8-day Alpamayo ascent in the Cordillera Blanca

Join Edwin, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, and reach the summit of the Alpamayo on this 8-day trip in the Cordillera Blanca, Perú.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration8 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Have you ever wanted to ascend the Alpamayo? This 8-day program is the perfect opportunity to do it!

This astonishing mountain is part of the Cordillera Blanca, a mountain range in Perú that belongs to the Andes. It has an altitude of 5,947 meters and is located inside the Huascarán National Park. Its summit is a very popular destination for mountaineers from all over the world.

The starting point of this trip will be the city of Huaraz, located in the Ancash region. During this week, we will progressively ascend from one camp to another, until we reach the summit of the mountain. If you want more details of the program, please take a look at the itinerary below.

Take into account that this is a very popular ascent, so the time that we’ll spend going up will vary according to the route’s traffic. Also consider that this is a challenging ascent. It is very important to have mountaineering experience as well as a very good physical condition. We’ll face a steep climb before reaching the top. Then we must rappel the route to descend to base camp. 

Are you ready for this fantastic adventure? Send your request and book this program now! It will be a pleasure to safely guide you to the Alpamayo’s summit.

Looking for an easier adventure? You can take a look at my trekking program around the area.



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Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa

From Huaraz, we’ll follow the Cordillera Blanca and drive to Caraz and then to Cashapampa. Here, we’ll prepare our gear and start the trekking to the Base Camp. We’ll explore the Quebrada Santa Cruz and reach Llamacorral, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Base Camp

After 3-4 hours of walking, we’ll get to the Base Camp, located at 4,200 meters of altitude.

Day 3: Moraine Camp - Base Camp

We’ll take our equipment to the Moraine Camp (4,800 meters) and then return to Base Camp.

Day 4: Moraine Camp

On this day, we’ll move to Moraine Camp with the help of porters.

Day 5: High Camp

On day 5, we’ll go to our next camp. After leaving the Moraine Camp, we’ll face a steep climb to the glacier. Then we’ll reach the col and get to High Camp (5,500 meters).

Day 6: Alpamayo Summit

After a difficult climb through 8 pitches, we’ll reach the top of the mountain. The access varies according to the peak’s conditions. Our descent will be by rappel and we’ll return to High Camp in the afternoon, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 7: Base Camp

We’ll start our descent to Base Camp.

Day 8: Departure

After a 7-hour walk, we’ll return to Cashapampa. From there, we’ll drive to Huaraz and say goodbye.

About the guide

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My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3506 each

Group of 2

USD 2165 each

Group of 3

USD 2155 each

Group of 4

USD 1650 each

Group of 5

USD 1650 each

Group of 6

USD 1557 each

Group of 7

USD 1557 each

Group of 8

USD 1124 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

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

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The prices displayed are for private groups, including a group of: 8-9 people US$1090 / 10 or more US$900. For shared groups, starting at 5 people, the price is US$1460. Not included: flights, transport to the start of the trip, accommodation and meals in Lima and Huaraz, personal equipment, personal insurance.

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