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Alpamayo guided ascent in 9 days

Alpamayo guided ascent in 9 days | Peru

Conquer the Nevado Alpamayo, a 5947-meter-high peak, with the help of Hugo. He is a local IFMGA mountain guide who knows the Cordillera Blanca better than anyone!

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Cordillera Blanca

9 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug



Welcome to this 9-day program in which I will help you conquer the top of the Nevado Alpamayo**.**

This trip is one of the most demanded by climbers around the world. All the Cordillera Blanca and especially the Nevado Alpamayo will make us live a really unforgettable experience.

In addition, with its 5947 meters above sea level, the Alpamayo is considered the most beautiful mountain in the world. The magazine Alpinismus declared that in 1975.

The ascent to the Alpamayo will take us 9 days and 8 nights, in which we will walk through the most remote places of the Cordillera Blanca. On the way, you will witness the great amount of snow-covered peaks that dye the entire landscape white, giving name to the mountain range.

The expedition to the summit starts and ends in Huaraz. I can guide only two people, taking into account the difficulty that this ascent implies.

Please find the details of the day by day at the end of this page. The best time to try this ascent is from June to August.

So, contact me now if you would like to reach the top of the Nevado Alpamayo. I will be happy to guide you up there!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa –Llamacorral

We will leave by bus from the city of Huaraz to Cashapampa (2,900 m), from where we start the trek to the campsite in Llamacorral (3,760 m) It will take about 4 to 5 hours of trekking.

Day 2: Llamacorral - Arhuaycocha (Alpamayo Base Camp)

Continuing the trail and passing the lagoon of Jatun Cocha, we will arrive at the crossroads. Here we will take the left route to ascend to the base camp of the Alpamayo, in Arhuaycocha (4,400 m). Today we will walk for 3 or 4 hours in total.

Day 3: Moraine Camp

Day of previous acclimatization going up to the moraine camp and spending the night at 4,900 meters of altitude. That will be a difficult climb through a well-marked trail with slopes of 50º. Total hiking time of the day: 3 – 4 hours.

Day 4: Moraine Camp - Camp 1

Special day to climb the Alpamayo Col. It is a zig-zag road on the glacier that will take us to Camp 1 from where we can appreciate the South West face of this magnificent mountain. Finally we will set up camp to 5,500 meters of height after a walk of 4 to 5 hours.

Day 5: Camp 1 - Summit - Camp 1

We will leave Camp 1 very early, between 2 or 3 am, to attack the 70º-to-90º wall until reaching the summit of the Alpamayo. We will return to Camp 1 for the night. Round trip: 9 to 12 hours.

Day 6: Camp 1 - Arhuaycocha Base Camp

The return to base camp will be by the same trail by which we ascended. Overnight at the Arhuaycocha camp.

Day 7: Rest day

Extra day.

Day 8: Base Camp - Llamacorral

The return will be by the same trail of day 2, until arriving at Llamacorral, where we will set up the last camp. Total walking time: 4 to 5 hours.

Day 9: Llamacorral - Cashapampa – Huaraz

Continuing the return by the same trail until arriving at the town of Cashapampa where the Bus is waiting for us to take us back to the city of Huaraz. Night at the hotel.



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Not included in the price:

  • Transport
  • Personal meals and guide's meals
  • Personal technical equipment
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bag
  • Donkeys
  • Entrance Fee to Huascarán National Park (65.00 soles per person)
  • Porter

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

AGMP - UIAGM Guide from Perú

Edgar Hugo Sifuentes Maguiña Mountain Officer Guide AGMP - UIAGM (Operations Manager) trained as a Mountain Diploma Guide in 1992, with the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP), under the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism of Peru and COTESU (Swiss Technical Cooperation), in 1996 enters the table of Instructors of the AGMP to date. In 1999 the AGMP joined the UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guides Associations) in which he is also a member, in 2001 he is President of the AGMP making substantial changes within the Institution.


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