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Ascent to Mount Chopicalqui, Huaraz

Ascend the famous Nevado Chopicalqui in 4 days with one of the certified guides from our staff. A challenging summit for those with some prior experience.



4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


The Chopicalqui is the third highest peak of the Huascaran Massif. Thanks to its 6354 meters of altitude, you'll witness the most breathtaking views of the Cordillera Blanca from the summit.

I would like to invite you climb this summit via the classic southwest ridge in 4 days. It involves some technical sections of ice climbing in which you will use ice axes. That is why you will need strong alpine skills as well as a good safety technique to manage crampons and rope on ice walls.

Once we reach to the high camp at 5400 meters you'll understand why the Chopicalqui is one of the favorite mountains for many climbers. And from its summit we can admire many impressive mountains. The Chacraraju, Huandoy, Huascaran and Artesonraju are some of them.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact me now if you want to go for this challenging peak of the Cordillera Blanca!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Also included: 1 Cook and helper (from 6 pax ) and Kitchen equipment.


Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer via Llanganuco - Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900 m)

After breakfast we will prepare our mountaineering equipment in Huaraz. From there a transfer will take us to the Qubrada Llanganuco and then we’ll hike to the Chopicalqui Base Camp (4350 m). We’ll then continue the ascent to the Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900 m) where we’ll spend the first night (-/L/D). 

Day 2: Moraine Camp - Ascent to Chopicalqui High Camp (5350 m)

Today, we will climb over the rocky moraine to the glacier. Then, over the different slopes of the glacier, we will cross some crevasses until we reach the High Camp (5-6 hours of hike) (B/L/D).

Day 3: High Camp - Chopicalqui Summit (6345 m) - Base Camp

Climbing to the summit. There are many crevasses to cross and sections of technical walls to climb. On the final section we will have 8-10 meters of 75º -80º slopes. Descent to the High Camp or Moraine Camp and continue to the Base Camp. The round trip will take 10-13 hours (B/L/D).

Day 4: Base Camp - Transfer via Quebrada Llanganuco - Huaraz

We will leave early. We will walk down from the Moraine Camp or Base Camp to the highway, where we will find our private bus. Lodging at the hotel in Huaraz (B/L/-). End of the program.



More info

The price does not include:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal expenses
  • Acclimatization Tour
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips

Meeting point


About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about this trip

Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.


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