The pyramidal Mount Alpamayo is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The ascent to the summit is very steep and it’s mostly technical climbing. The Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) climb is only recommend for travellers who have climbed other peaks before. Furthermore, good acclimatization is essential.
One of the first conquerors (Günther Hauser) described his impressions of the Alpamayo with the following words:
“A dream mountain appears above the valleys of the northern Cordillera Blanca, how only children who have never seen a mountain would dare to sketch it.
That’s the Alpayamo and not a dream, it is the reality. From one side you will see it as a symmetric pyramid, whose branches are covered with huge ice balcons. The other face of the Alpamayo, the trapeze shapes of the southwestern wall, is even more beautiful. Through the concurrence of the almost vertical appearing burning tropical sun at midday and the rising, damp air masses from the jungle, the wall has been covered by fine riffles.
From this side now the mountain looks almost like a white cathedral.”
We will take a route through Huaraz, Caraz, Cashapampa and Alpamayo. Below you will find the daily program.
Day 01: Huaraz – llamacoral 3760 m.
Drive to village Santa Cruz/Cashapampa. Meeting team and donkeys, trekking to Llamacoral (3760 m).
Day 02: Llamacoral – Base Camp
Trekking Llamacoral via Laguna Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha to Alpamayo base Camp (4200 m).
Day 03: Base Camp Alpamayo – Moraine Camp 4900 m.
Ascent to high camp, first going through a rocky path to reach the glacier.
Day 04: High Camp – Summit 5947 m.
We begin our ascent at 1 am to the summit, 6-7 hrs approx. (Optional: you can go down to base camp).
Day 05: High Camp – Base Camp
On this day we have a quiet descent to base camp.
Day 06: Base Camp – Cashapampa – Huaraz
Trekking to valle Santa cruz until Cashapampa.
If this great mountaineering adventure in Nevado Alpamayo tempts you, contact me! We can talk about it and plan the ideal trip for you!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
In tents during the climbing part, the tents (sleeping + cooking + toilet) are included.
Complete meals during the trek program and climbing program are included in the price, the rest of the meals (and beverages) are not included.