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Ascent to Mount Chopicalqui, Huaraz

Ascend the famous Nevado Chopicalqui in 4 days with Juventino, an experienced IFMGA certified mountain guide from Peru. A challenging summit for those with some prior experience.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Type of tripPrivate


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!



Deposit for reservations: 850 USD (760 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

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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

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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.

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1547 each

Group of 2

USD 877 each

Group of 3

USD 877 each

Group of 4

USD 825 each

Group of 5

USD 825 each

Group of 6

USD 774 each

Group of 7

USD 774 each

Group of 8

USD 671 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents

Price details

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

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