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Climbing Yanapaccha, Pisco and Chopicalqui

Climbing The peaks of Yanapaccha (5460m), Pisco (5752m) and Chopicalqui (6354m), located in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, inside the Huascaran National Park with our certificated guides. This climbing activitie offer magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. These climbs are for anyone wishing to have a first experience with the fascinating world of

Duration16 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified

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Climbing The peaks of Yanapaccha (5460m), Pisco (5752m) and Chopicalqui (6354m), located in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, inside the Huascaran National Park with our certificated guides.

This climbing activitie offer magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. These climbs are for anyone wishing to have a first experience with the fascinating world of high mountains and present no particular technical difficulty.

DETAILED PROGRAM TREKKING

DAY 1
Reception at Lima airport
Reception at the Lima airport and transfer by taxi to your hotel in Miraflores. Your hotel offers -in addition to its strategic location- an ideal location to discover Lima restaurants, shops and bars, museums. This is the favorite area for tourists and the elite of Lima!. Dinner.

DAY 2
Lima – Huaraz
Transfer at the bus terminal. Seven hours’ drives are needed to reach Huaraz, capital of the department of Ancash, and high place of the South American mountaineering. Installation in the city. Breakfast served in the bus, free dinner.

DAY 3
Huaraz (acclimation Wilcacocha)
Morning departure to Lake Willcacocha (3725 m) in Cordillera Negra. Our view: the Cordillera Blanca is spread in all its glory! Return to Huaraz at middle-afternoon. Picnic included, free dinner.

DAY 4
Huaraz (acclimation Yanacocha)
Morning departure by private vehicle to the village of Pashpa, located on the western slopes of the Cordillera Blanca. From here we continue our walk down to the glacial lake Yanacocha. We cross a beautiful quenoals forest (Polylepis sp.) and lunch at the lake. Walking time: about 4 hours. Back at mid-afternoon to your hotel in Huaraz. Dinner.

DAY 5
Huaraz – Llanganuco – Base Camp
Transfer by private vehicle to the Llanganuco Valley where we will choose domicile for the next days. Shortly before reaching the pass of Portachuelo, we meet with our carriers and the beginning of the approach walk to base camp Yanapaccha. Camp setup in front of the glacier.

DAY 6
Base Camp – Yanapaccha – Base Camp
Early climb to the first peak scheduled in our program: Yanapaccha (meaning “black waterfall” in the Quechua language). Return to camp late-morning.

DAY 7
Base Camp – Cebollapampa
Short descent to reach the neighborhood of Cebollapampa. Camp setup in a beautiful green valley. For those with more energies, ability to mount to the lagoon at the foot of Chacraraju, 4600 meters.

DAY 8
Cebollapampa – Base Camp
Starting mid-morning by a well marked trail to Pisco base camp. We will have a great view of the Huascaran, Huandoy and Chacraraju. Installation near the refuge.

DAY 9
Base Camp – Pisco – Base camp
Departure at night for the ascent of Pisco, beautiful belvedere located in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca. Anticipated return to the camp in the early afternoon.

DAY 10
Pisco Base Camp – Base Camp Chopicalqui
At morning, we will transfer from Pisco base camp to Chopicalqui.

DAY 11
Chopicalqui Base Camp – Camp Moraine
Short climb from Chopicalqui to the Moraine camp. Camp setup.

DAY 12
Moraine Camp – Advanced Camp
Ascension of about an hour and a half and installation on the glacier. This day can also be used as reserve day.

DAY 13
Advanced Camp – Chopicalqui – Base Camp
Depart at night: we will go up gradually Kinzl glacier to reach the “cervix”. The last part of the climb along the SW edge is particularly impressive. Arrive in the late afternoon to base camp after a long descent.

DAY 14
Base camp – Huaraz
Back in Huaraz. Dinner.

DAY 15
Huaraz – Lima
Transfer by bus to Lima. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast in the car, free dinner.

DAY 16
Lima – transfer to airport
Morning and lunch in Lima. Afternoon: transfer to the airport for your international flight.

The only thing left to do is decide to make it and enjoy! This trip to Peru will stay in your memory as an exceptional experience full of landscapes, reencounters, Inca culture and extremes adventures. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or advice.

Extra details

Experience

Information and specific recommendations before the trekking. Permanent agency assistance throughout the duration of your stay.

Equipment

Tent, kitchen, two-seat tents, toilet tent, foam sleeping pad.

Guide

1 mountain guide UIAGM.

Transport

Taxi Transfers in Lima and Huaraz. Line Bus transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima. Transport by private car from Huaraz to different sites.

Lodging

City accommodations.

Spots of interest

Yanapaccha, Pisco and Chopicalqui

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About the guide

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I'm Mountain guide AGMP (Peru) since 1982 and IFMGA (international) since 1988. Technical Director of AGMP (Association of Mountain Guides of Peru) since 1996, I train future mountain guides.

I started as a porter helping my father in an expedition he organized in 1976. During my first expedition, it did not know anything about mountain, I had to do my first rescue because a client got sick. It has been a hard work to evacuate him because the motorway still did not get to Quebrada Honda.

I've organized numerous rescues in the mountains and the Amazon jungle and participated in scientific missions on behalf of American glaciologists as Lonnie Thompson. Familiar of the Alps and the Himalayas, the mountain ranges of Peru have no secrets for me.

Mountains are nice worldwide and give you good memories, but if I had to keep one expedition, I would take one in the Cordillera Blanca, Huandoy (North Face) or Yerupajá maybe.

What I prefer in this job is keeping learning new knowledge, nice life standard, travel and know the world and of course knowing people and cultures. I also like helping in the training of new guides.


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