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

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

16 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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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    Price per person

     
     

    Price includes

     
       

      About the Guide

       
       

      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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