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Climbing Alpamayo, 7-day expedition in Peru

Join IFMGA certified guide William Beltran on an exciting ascent of the stunning Alpamayo peak in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Join a challenging mountaineering program in the Peruvian Andes!

  • Climb to the top of the eye-catching Alpamayo!

  • Enjoy a 7-day adventure and revel at the sights of the Cordillera Blanca!

Description

Would you like to discover one of the most impressive peaks of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru? Then join me on this 7-day adventure in the Andes and revel at the views from the top of Alpamayo, which some consider is the most beautiful mountain in the world!

At 5,947 m (19,511 ft), Alpamayo is a popular mountain among experienced mountaineers. This breathtaking peak is famous for its beauty and difficulty and requires technical crampon and ice-climbing skills to get to the top. Steep ice faces, white walls, and ridges are all part of the thrill of climbing Alpamayo.

In this program, we will set off from Huaraz. The whole adventure will be 7 days long and we will reach the summit on day 5. Because this is a challenging climb, a good fitness level, and mountaineering skills are paramount. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So, are you ready for an exciting mountaineering challenge in the Andes? Then book your place now and join me on this 7-day climbing adventure to the top of the gorgeous Alpamayo peak in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru!

Or, if you’re looking for a shorter program in the region, join me on this easy Pastoruri Glacier 1-day glacier trek!

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Accommodation

Hotel in the city and we will camp (tents) in the mountains

More info

You need to bring: Poles, Helmet, Sunglasses, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Belay device, Backpack, Water bottle.

Meeting point

Huaraz

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz (3100m) – Cashapampa (2900m) – Llamacorral (3760m)

After breakfast at the Hotel, we leave Huaraz with our private transport to the town of Cashapampa (3 hours drive approximately). During this trip, we will pass through many Andean villages of Callejón de Huaylas and we will observe many mountains of the Cordil-lera Blanca range such as Huascarán, which is the highest tropical mountain in the world. In Cashapampa town, our Arriero awaits us so we can begin the trek through the Santa Cruz valley until Llamacorral Camp (our first base camp). The trek takes 5 hours approxi-mately.

Day 2: Llamacorral – Base Camp(4300m)

This day we will enjoy the view of two beautiful lagoons called “Laguna Ichiccocha” and “Laguna Jatuncocha”, which translated into Spanish would mean “small lagoon” and” large lagoon”. Also we will enjoy the views of mountains such as Alpamayo, Quitaraju and Artezonraju considered the Paramount Picture. The walking takes 6 hours approximately.

Day 3: Base Camp to Morrena Camp (4900m)

After a good breakfast and lunch at Base Camp, we will walk up along a zigzag trail for 2 hours approximately until we reach the Moraine Camp. The climbing materials is carried by porters.

Day 4: Morrena Camp to High Camp (5300m)

After breakfast we begin our ascent to the High Camp. From this point we start using mountain equipment such as rope, crampons, ice axes, etc. The ascension takes 6 hours approximately.

Day 5: High Camp-Alpamayo Summit (5947m) -High Camp

Our ascent to the summit starts very early. From the summit of Alpamayo we can enjoy the view of many other mountains with the sunrise. The ascension route is the French direct route that has a wall of 420 meters approximately. The descent is made with several rappels. It takes between 9 to 12 hours in total.
(Optional: This day we can go down to the Base Camp).

Day 6: High Camp-Base Camp

This is a quiet day. We descend the same route of ascension to the Base Camp, which takes 5 hours approximately.

Day 7: Base Camp-Cashapampa-Huaraz

After a good breakfast, we start the way back through the Santa Cruz Valley towards Cashapampa village It takes 7 hours approximately. Then by private transport we leave the village to Huaraz which takes 3 hours plus approximately.


About the guide

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I was born at the foot of Huascaran, Peru’s highest peak. I spent my childhood preparing for a career as a mountain guide. I began working as a porter on big expeditions all around the Cordillera Blanca range to earn both money and the necessary experience to begin my accreditation process towards a prestigious UIAGM Certification.

As my training for this, I spent most of my years from my early 20’s in the mountains as an aspirant guide, apprenticing under others and developing my own strength, style, and techniques as a guide.

Having earned the title of UIAGM mountain guide, I have worked on just about every peak in the National Park with groups from around the globe and continues to do so with patience and professionalism in all aspects of the job.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3186 each

Group of 2

USD 1578 each

Group of 3

USD 1475 each

Group of 4

USD 1392 each

Group of 5

USD 1361 each

Group of 6

USD 1361 each

Group of 7

USD 1361 each

Group of 8

USD 1361 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

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

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents, Cooking utensils

Price details

The price inclludes: Guiding fee, All meals during trip, Transport to the start of your trip, Transport during the trip, Luggage transfer during the trip, Group equipment, Permit and entrance fees, Porters, Personal drinks and snacks, Camping Equipment. Mountain cooks, donkeys and donkey drivers are also included in the price. Hotel in the city is not included in the prcie.


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