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Copa (6,188m), 4-day Ascent in the Cordillera Blanca, from Huaraz

Reach the summit of Nevado Copa with a local certified mountain guide. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca and the Huascaran National Park.


4 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




* Explore the highest tropical mountain range in the world.

* Discover the Cordillera Blanca, part of the stunning Andes mountain range.

* Stand at the summit of Nevado Copa, and enjoy breathtaking views of the area.


Don’t miss the chance to explore Nevado Copa (6,188 m) in the Huascaran National Park, a magnificent mountain in the Cordillera Blanca.

We’ll meet in Huaraz and head towards Vicos. We’ll pass many enchanting towns on the way, such as Monterrey, Marcará and Jangas. And once we arrive to Vicos, our team of porters will be ready to assist us, carrying our gear and supplies to the Copa Basecamp. Thereon, our hiking adventure begins. So for about 5 hours we’ll enjoy the most breathtaking sceneries of the Cordillera Negra, and its impressive peaks, like Vallunaraju and Urus.

After a good night sleep under a dazzling bed of stars and a nutritious breakfast, we’ll head to High Camp 1. We will scale up the morain until we reach the Copa Glacier. Upon arrival, we’ll gear up and strap on our crampons so we continue for about 1 more hour. Finally, when we reach High Camp 1, our efforts will be rewarded with the best views of Huascarán, Vallunaraju and the whole Callejón de Huaylas Valley.

Day 3 will be the day in which we reach the summit of Nevado Copa. We’ll depart at about 1:30 a.m., climbing for around 7 hours. After enjoying the hypnotizing views from the top and breathe in the freshest air, we’ll begin our descent back to High Camp 1, which will take approximately 3 hours. Then, we’ll take a well deserved break, before continuing to Basecamp.

On our last day, we’ll enjoy a 5 hour trek from Basecamp back to Vicos, where our vehicle will be waiting to drive us to Huaraz. At about 4:00 p.m. we’ll be arriving at Huaraz and dropping you back at your hotel.

If you wish to come on this expedition, just send me a request. It would be my pleasure to guide you on this mountaineering paradise.

I also guide this ascent to Huascaran South Face in 6 days, if you’re looking for another adventure.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes: all meals during the expedition, camping tents (for 2 people), porters at Nevado Vallunaraju (2 pax 1 porter), kitchen equipment, cooks, transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz. The price does not include: international flights to Lima, transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival and departure, exit tax at the airport in Lima, travel accident and health insurance, luggage insurance and trip cancellation, meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz, personal expenses, acclimatization Tour, entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park, transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station, domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru, hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima, hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz, pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel, personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.), tips.


Day 1: Huaraz - Vicos - Copa Basecamp (4,400 masl)

Day 2: Basecamp (4,400 masl) - Moraine Camp - High Camp 1 (5,200 masl)

Day 3: High Camp 1 (5,200 masl) - Copa Summit (6,188 masl) - Basecamp (4,400 masl)

Day 4: Basecamp - Vicos - Huaraz



More info

The ascent to Nevado Copa is moderately difficult. However, there are areas with crevasse risk. Therefore, I will guide you and your group exclusively to ensure your fun, and most importantly, your safety.

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About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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