People per Guide
Type of Trip
Let me guide you on a 2-week expedition to the peaks of Alpamayo (5,950m) and Quitaraju (6,200m).
Climbers from all over the world venture to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru to climb Alpamayo and Quitaraju. They come to feel the jagged stone on their fingertips, while also breathing in the thin, frigid air. They come to hear the sound of their feet pressing down against the compacting snow, while also seeing a view so stunning, pictures just can’t do it justice.
But this trek is a challenging one. Past experience is required. Alpamayo and Quitaraju will not be conquered easily. They will not just yield to your ambitions. They will test your will and they will test your skill. Hence the 15 day itinerary. But I promise you that every single day of our 2-weeks together will be one of adventure and awe. Besides the mighty mountains, you will see some truly amazing things.
- The turquoise waters of Laguna Churup
- The glacial face of Huarapesca Peak
- The Puka Ventana
- The beautiful Santa Cruz Valley
- The town of Cashapampa
- The Moraine Camp
- The High Camp perched on the snowy col between the two majestic mountains
We will depart from Lima. From there it’s off to the city of Huaraz, where we will spend several nights. After that it’s 8 nights of camping in the mountains. Before finally returning to Huaraz and Lima.
So join me on this once in a lifetime expedition to Alpamayo and Quitaraju. Where you will see such dreamlike views, you’ll feel as if you haven’t woken up until your last day!
I will be awaiting your message.
Also, if you are interested in a ski tour through the Chachani and Arequipa volcanoes, you can join me on this trip.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
- Personal equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Private pick-up at Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel for meal and sleep.
Private transfer to bus station. First class bus ride to Huaraz, (approximately 8 hour trip). Check into hotel for the night.
Orientation meeting in hotel. 4 hour acclimatization hike to Puka Ventana (red window). Return to hotel in Huaraz for the night.
Laguna Churup (4,500m)
Approximately 5 hour hike to Laguna Churup. Return to hotel for the night.
Huarapasca Peak (5,400m)
All day, technical glaciated climb up Huarapasca peak. Leaving at 3am and returning to hotel in Huaraz by 5:30pm for the night.
Santa Cruz Valley
Go to town of Cashapampa to load donkeys with gear and supplies. Camp near alpine lake.
Arrive to base camp by mid-afternoon. Stay the night.
Moraine Camp (4,900m)
Ascend steep moraine to camp for the night.
High Camp (5,200m)
Ascend to high camp located between Alpamayo and Quitaraju for the night.
Alpamayo Summit (5,950m)
Depart from camp at 3am, climb steep summit wall to mountain summit. Camp for the night.
- Day 11: Rest Day
- Day 12: Quitaraju Summit (6,100m)
Descend back to base camp for the night.
Hike back to Cashapampa, returning to Huaraz around 4pm. Check back into hotel. Meet later in the evening for celebration feast.
Departing Huaraz at 11am, reaching Lima International Airport or hotel by approximately 7:30pm.
3-star hotel in Lima and Huaraz
Camping on mountains
Meals are not included during in-town days
Personal climbing equipment is included, but not personal clothing and equipment
Porters only between Base Camp and Moraine Camp on Alpamayo. Additional porters can be contracted by climbers at an additional cost
About the Guide
UIAGM/AGMP Mountain Guide from Peru.
I've been a UIAGM guide since 1999, and have experience climbing and guiding along the Andes in Peru, Chile and Bolivia, and in the Alps.
I'm also specialized in mountain photography and film-making.
So contact me and I'll guide around the best of the Andes in Peru!