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Climb Nevado Yanapaccha (Huandoy) in Yungay, Peru, 3 days


Come and spend 3 days climbing the gorgeous Nevado Yanapaccha in Yungay, Peru with one of our experienced and IFMGA certified guides.


Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

May - Sep




* Enjoy a 3-day climb of the Yanapaccha peak in Peru.

* Marvel at the great views of the Cordillera Blanca.

* Spend 2 nights in the Campo Morrena.


A fantastic peak in the Ancash province of Peru, Yanapaccha (5,460m), makes for a great climb. And on this 3-day adventure, we are happy to take you to the peak’s glorious summit.

Positioned between a number of 6,000 meter plus peaks, the summit of Yanapaccha, which is part of the Huandoy Massif, will provide you with stunning, panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca.

Our trip will begin in Huaraz. From there, we will go to Kilometro 42 before arriving at the Campo Morrena, where we will spend the night. On the following day, from the camp, we will climb up to the summit of the mountain before returning to the Campo Morrena for the night. On the third and final day of the trip, we will return to Huaraz.

While not an excessively difficult climb, scaling Yanapaccha does still require some previous mountaineering experience. You should also be in good physical condition.

There are a number of amazing peaks to choose from in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. However, Yanapaccha is definitely one of the best, and a perfect warm-up climb for the bigger, 6,000 meter plus peaks in the area. To enjoy this 3-day climb, please send a request. We have no doubt you’ll have a great time.

We also offer a 2-day climb of Vallunaraju that you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Price Includes

Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)

Certified chef during Yanapaccha expedition

Private transportation: Huaraz – Road 106, km 42

Private transportation: Road 106, km 42- Huaraz

Porters for the transfer of logistic equipment to moraine camp.

Mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, and crampons)

Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (15 Kg per participant)

4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.

Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room

First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.

Satellite phone for emergencies

Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)

Warm water for your personal higiene

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Price Excludes

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles

Personal porters

Mountain boots and technical ice axes

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Day 1: Huaraz (3.100 m) - Yungay / Road 106, km 42 (4.600 m) - Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4.900 m)

Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After pick up we will head north through the Huaylas valley to Yungay, from here we will turn east towards the Quebrada Llanganuco. On the way we will stop for 30 minutes for breakfast. We will continue our journey and after about 10 minutes we will make another stop to register at the Huascaran National Park entrance control. After another 20 minutes we will go around the beautiful lakes of Llanganuco (Chinancocha and Orconcocha). Finally the transport will arrive at Km 42, the starting point of our hike to the Yanapaccha moraine camp. Our porters are those responsible for the transfer of the logistic equipment to the campsite. The first 40 minutes passes through a plain of rock surrounded by andean vegetation, we will hike a small uphill until we reach the moraine area. Along the path we will see the views of the imposing Chacraraju and Huandoy peaks. Yanapaccha base camp offers fantastic landscapes of the peaks: Chacraraju, Huandoy and Pisco.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch and dinner Transfer by car: 3 hours Estimated trekking time: 2 to 3 hours Elevation: +1800 (3100 masl to 4900 masl)

Day 2: Ice climbing course

This day we will learn ice climbing, rappelling and safety tips for climbing the mountain.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4.900 m) - Yanapaccha Summit (5.460 m) – Moraine Camp - Road 106 km 42 - Huaraz

The long desired day has come: it’s summit day. The approach to the glacier is about 20 minutes, at this point we will equip ourselves, our guide will make an inspection of everything necessary for the climb and finally we will rope up to continue climbing. We will approach the base of the wall overcoming crevasses and short climbing sections (55°). After climbing for 7 hours the wall 200m (60° – 65°) we will reach the summit to enjoy an impressive panoramic view, we will see the core of the Cordillera Blanca, the most emblematic mountains of Peru: Huandoys, Chacraraju, Huascaran South and North, Chopicalqui, Alpamayo, Hualcan, Pisco, Taulliraju and more.

We will stay at the summit to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will make the rappels of down by the same route of climb, we will arrive to our campsite

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner. Estimated time: 8 to 10 hours approximately. Elevation: +560 (4900 masl to 5460 masl)



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Andean Raju



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We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about Andean Raju



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too



An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.



The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.



Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

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