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6-day ascent to Nevado Alpamayo, Huaraz

3. Alpamayo done

Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you on this 6-day mountaineering trip to Nevado Alpamayo (5752 m) summit. Climbing this beautiful mountain is a demanding and thrilling adventure!

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6 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




The pyramidal Mount Alpamayo (5947 m) is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Also, it's a challenging ascent! Today I invite you to join me on an exciting 6-day climb to the summit.

The ascent is very steep and it's mostly technical climbing. Therefore, the Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) ascent is only recommend for experienced mountaineers. Furthermore, you need to be in very good shape. Also, a good acclimatization is essential.

So, on this tour, we will take a route through Huaraz, Caraz, Cashapampa and Alpamayo. Most important, we will be able to enjoy an amazing view of some peaks of the Andes range!

Along our way, we will also enjoy the view of two beautiful lagoons: Chinacocha and Orconcocha. Also, we will trek through ice and snow on a glacier, with some steep stretches. Then, we will reach to the technical part of the climb, until we get to the amazing Alpamayo summit!

On the last day, we will hike back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa again. Then, a vehicle will take us back to Huaraz.

You can check the day by day itinerary below this text.

So, if you find this great mountaineering adventure in Nevado Alpamayo temping, contact me! We can talk about it and plan the ideal trip for you!

Also, you can check another great tour that I offer: Nevado Huascaran (6768m) 6-day ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa (2800m) – Llamacoral (3750m)

From Huaraz we will drive to a village called Cashapampa with our shuttle. The donkeys and donkey driver will be waiting for us there. From there, we will begin our trail through the Santa Cruz valley until reaching Llamacoral, where we will set up camp. (4 to 5 hours).

Day 2: Llamacoral – Base Camp (4250m)

We will start our trail in a valley where we will be able to enjoy the views of two beautiful lakes, Chinacocha and Orconcocha. Then we will take aa zigzag trail to Base Camp. (About 5 hours).

Day 3: Base Camp – High Camp (5450m)

We will hike up to High Camp, first via a rocky trail until arriving to  the glacier.  Then we will trek through ice and snow, along some steep parts until we get to 5450m where we will set up camp.

Day 4: High Camp – Alpamayo Summit (5947m)

The hike will start at 1 am. We will trek until we surpass a crevasse, where the technical part in the ice begins, until we reach the Alpamayo summit. Then we will abseil down to High Camp. (Approx. 6 to 7 hours. We wil have the option of going down to base camp)

Day 5: High Camp – Base Camp

We will descend comfortably to Base Camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours

Day 6: Base Camp -Cashapampa - Huaraz

We will hike back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our vehicle will be waiting for us, and then to Huaraz. (Approx. 4 to 5 hours.)




In tents during the ascent. Also, toilet, kitchen and dining tents are included. Hotel In Huaraz is not included.

More info

The price also includes: Donkeys-Donkey drivers-Cook and helpers-Private transportation from Huaraz-according to the program-to Huaraz-Tent for 2 people./// The price doesn't include: Aclimatization tour-Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park-Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)-Horse(in case of emergency, on some trekking parts)- Not mentioned food and beverages- Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters)

Meeting point


About the guide

Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.


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What people are saying about this trip

Karel Umlauf


June, 2019

Octavio is very nice guy with acceptable command of English


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