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Alpamayo Climb in the Peruvian Mountains (8 days)

Join Edgar, a certified mountain guide, for this challenging but stunningly scenic and exciting 8-day mountaineering ascent of Alpamayo. Make a gorgeous approach through Huascarán National Park before using technical climbing gear and ascending to the summit of the mountain.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Cordillera Blanca.

  • Climb to the top of the most beautiful mountain on earth.

  • Explore the diverse and stunning landscapes of Peru en route to the top.

Description

Rising to 5,947 meters (19,511 feet) in elevation, Alpamayo is among the most recognizable peaks in the Cordillera Blanca and a much coveted summit for mountaineering enthusiasts!

The mountain sits in the northern reaches of Huascarán National Park and shot to fame in 1966 when a German outdoor magazine published a photo of it with a survey of mountaineering experts, who chose it as “the most beautiful mountain in the world”.

Starting from the idyllic city of Huaraz in north-central Peru, we will make our way to the mountain, enjoying a scenic approach through some of the country’s diverse and spectacular landscapes.

Once we reach the base of the mountain, it will be time to get out our climbing gear and make the highly technical, but rewarding ascent to the summit.

However, before any of this, we will start our adventure together with an acclimatization hike to Wilcacocha (3,600m), which will provide us with some great views and whet your appetite for the adventure ahead.

The following day, we will transfer to village of Cashapampa, from which point the trek begins.

Before reaching the foot of the mountain, we will approach through a verdant valley, passing pristine mountain lagoons en route.

As we cross over a mountain pass toward the foot of the peak, we will be privy to one of the best views of the peak that one can possibly get.

Once we’ve arrived at the foot of the mountain, it will be time to take out the ice axes, crampons and rope and begin climbing.

From the top, we will be rewarded with incredible views out over the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Once we’ve had our fill, we will make our descent and return to Huaraz.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 8-day mountaineering adventure to the summit of Alpamayo!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something a bit less technical, then I think you may also enjoy my 4-day Santa Cruz trek in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca!

Accommodation

Sleeping Mountain tents for two people

Meeting point

Pick up from your hotel in Huaraz at 1km radius from mmain square plaza de armas

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Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Belay device

Pulley

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1908 each

Group of 2

USD 1650 each

Group of 3

USD 1495 each

Group of 4

USD 1495 each

Group of 5

USD 1444 each

Group of 6

USD 1423 each

Group of 7

USD 1403 each

Group of 8

USD 1361 each

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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

Price details

• its NOT included additional services not mentioned in the tinerary such foreahead transfers, transports to another areas or places etc, alcoholic beverages or others, personal medicines and toiletries


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