Chopicalqui (6350 m) 4-day climb with a guide

A real challenge led by Quique, a local IFMGA mountain guide. Climb with him the Chopicalqui mountain in a 3-to-4-day expedition via its southwest ridge.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Today I bring a challenging proposal for you! Let’s climb together the Chopicalqui Peak, at 6350 meters of altitude.

    Imagine the immensity of this mountain that it can be seen from the Portachuelo de Llanganuco pass. The Chopicalqui summit is undoubtedly a unique climbing opportunity for those who love high adventures.

    The Chopicalqui is the third highest peak of the Huascarán massif, located in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca. It is also the fifth highest mountain in the province of Yungay and the fourth of the entire mountain range.

    It will be a 3 or 4 day expedition in which you must climb on ice. I think it is a unique experience full of emotions, effort and rewarding feelings. We will reach its summit by the southwestern crest with the plus of finding really deep snow.

    Once you are at more than 6000 meters high, you won’t believe such a spectacular view. The Huascaran, Chacraraju, Huandoy and the Pisco mountains are some of the main stars of the scenery.

    The round trip, up to the Chopicalqui summit and down, will take 3 or 4 days. This ascent is suitable for climbers with some prior experience. In addition, a good fitness level is also mandatory.

    So, if you are ready to live this unique adventure, please get in touch with me. As your guide, I will do my best to make you reach that summit in a fun and safe way!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    966 USD

    Group of 5
    873 USD

    Group of 6
    867 USD

    Group of 7
    820 USD

    Group of 8
    812 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Huaraz

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM - AGMP Mountain Guide from Perú.

    I began my mountain work when I was 18 years old as cook and carrier (porter) and I am now a Mountain Guide UIAGM – AGMP.

    1998: I studied French at the Alliance Française in Cusco.
    2000: I was accepted at the Don Bosco School for Guides of the Andes through the intermediary of the Italian volunteers of the Operazione Matto Grosso, technical support of the Association of the Mountain Guides of Peru.
    2005: I passed my diploma as Mountain Guide UIAGM-AGMP. Climbing in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
    2008-2011: Extra training as a Guide in Italy.
    Since 2011, I have been Secretary of the of Peruvian Mountain Guides Association.
    2013: Guiding in Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Illinizas.
    2014: Climbing to Utah, Usa.
    2015: Exploring trip in Cordillera Central, close to Lima, Perú.

    I speak French, Italian and English fluently. For more than 12 years I have been organizing and managing trekking, mountaineering in Peru and expeditions to the Aconcagua since 2007.

    Contact me if you are interested in doing a mountain trip to Peru!

     
     
    FROM 812 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Quique Apolinario Villafán

    • 2 reviews

     

    Had a great time, felt safe with certified guide.
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    Our guide, Quique. was top notch. I have used guides all over the world and he stands out in his knowledge, professionalism and kindness. I hope to try and use him in the future. In the mountains, one must adjust to changing conditions and he did so quickly and competently. Besides being one of the nicest people I have ever met, his skills in the mountains cannot be doubted.
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    Jeffrey Abate
     

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