Alpamayo Quitaraju 2-Week Guided Ascent

Koky, a mountain guide with IFMGA certification, wants to guide you on a 2-week trek to the mighty peaks of Alpamayo & Quitaraju in the Cordillera Blanca

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Jun, Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    11800 USD

    Group of 2
    5900 USD

    Group of 3
    3933 USD

    Group of 4
    2950 USD

     

    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)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Lima

      Private pick-up at Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel for meal and sleep.

    • Day 2Huaraz

      Private transfer to bus station. First class bus ride to Huaraz, (approximately 8 hour trip). Check into hotel for the night.

    • Day 3Puka Ventana

      Orientation meeting in hotel. 4 hour acclimatization hike to Puka Ventana (red window). Return to hotel in Huaraz for the night.

    • Day 4Laguna Churup (4,500m)

      Approximately 5 hour hike to Laguna Churup. Return to hotel for the night.

    • Day 5Huarapasca 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.

    • Day 6Santa Cruz Valley

      Go to town of Cashapampa to load donkeys with gear and supplies. Camp near alpine lake.

    • Day 7Base Camp

      Arrive to base camp by mid-afternoon. Stay the night.

    • Day 8Moraine Camp (4,900m)

      Ascend steep moraine to camp for the night.

    • Day 9High Camp (5,200m)

      Ascend to high camp located between Alpamayo and Quitaraju for the night.

    • Day 10Alpamayo Summit (5,950m)

      Depart from camp at 3am, climb steep summit wall to mountain summit. Camp for the night.

    • Day 11Rest Day
    • Day 12Quitaraju Summit (6,100m)
    • Day 13Base Camp

      Descend back to base camp for the night.

    • Day 14Huaraz

      Hike back to Cashapampa, returning to Huaraz around 4pm. Check back into hotel. Meet later in the evening for celebration feast.

    • Day 15Lima

      Departing Huaraz at 11am, reaching Lima International Airport or hotel by approximately 7:30pm.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Lima International Airport

    Accommodation

    3-star hotel in Lima and Huaraz

    Camping on mountains

    More info

    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!

     
     

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