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Peruvian expedition to Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Huascaran

Join this amazing 24-day mountaineering expedition to the Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Huascaran peaks with a local certified mountain guide. A big challenge for well prepared people!

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24 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


A fantastic challenge in the Cordillera Blanca, only for brave people!

I am happy to offer this amazing 24-day expedition to the most beautiful mountains of Perú. During this trip I will help you conquer the Alpamayo (5947 m), the Artesonraju (6025 m) and the Huascaran (6768 m) peaks.

This expedition starts with an acclimatization. That’s why I think that the Santa Cruz trek is ideal for a warm-up. Moreover, it is one of the most popular hiking trails of the Cordillera Blanca, passing through breathtaking landscapes. We’ll hike to the Churup Lake at 4450 meters after crossing the Punta Union Pass (4750 m).

As for the Alpamayo, its ascent is steep and involves a technical climb. Furthermore, this mountain is only suitable for well acclimatized climbers with some prior summit experience.

Regarding the Artesonraju, it is a peak of the Cordillera Blanca famous because of its exceptional settings for mountaineering. We can climb this peak in around 8-12 hours in total. If we take the South ridge ascent route, it will be a very difficult challenge. Otherwise, its difficulty is moderate via the normal route. We must conquer a 1200-meter slope of 45-55 degrees of inclination.

Finally, this adventure will take us to the Huascaran peak. As you may know, it is the highest mountain of Peru. This mountain has two summits: the North Huascarán, at 6655 meters and the South Huascarán. It is the main summit and it’s at 6768 meters above sea level.

The Huascaran is the dream of many climbers. The climb is not technically difficult. However, it is a serious climb because of the avalanche risks. The mountain offers several ascent routes but in any case, all participants must have a perfect previous acclimatization.

The best season to enjoy this trip is from June to August. I can take with me a group of 10 guests maximum. However, I don’t have an open group yet, so I can open a new one for you and your friends.

At the bottom of this page you will find a sample itinerary of the program. Of course, it will depend on the group level and skills.

So, if you’re coming to the Cordillera Blanca you cannot miss this big mountaineering challenge. Contact me now for more details and let’s plan your next adventure!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mules and horses

- Drinks

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Not included:

• International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

• Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / 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 four our local team


Day 1: Flight to Lima. Travel by bus to Huaraz (3100 m). The trip takes 8 hours

Day 2: Huaraz. Trekking to Laguna Wilcacocha (3725 m)

Day 3: Huaraz. Trekking to Laguna Ahuac (4650 m)

Day 4: Huaraz. Transfer to Yuracoral. Cebollapampa. Trekking to Laguna 69 (4650 m). Yuracoral Camp (3850 m)

Day 5: Cebollapampa/Yuracoral. Transfer to Portachuelo Pass (4650 m). Huaripampa Camp (3550 m). Trekking to Tuctupampa Camp (4150 m)

Day 6: Trekking to Punta Union Pass (4750 m). Taullipampa Camp. Alpamayo Base Camp (4300 m)

Day 7: Climb to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4,900 m)

Day 8: Climb to Alpamayo High Camp (5300 m)

Day 9: Summit Alpamayo (5947 m). High Camp or descend to Base Camp

Day 10: Rest day in Alpamayo Base Camp

Day 11: Trekking to Artesonraju/Taullipampa Base Camp (4250 m)

Day 12: Climb to Artesonraju Moraine Camp (5000 m)

Day 13: Summit Artesonraju (6025 m). Descend to Moraine Camp  or Taullipampa Base Camp

Day 14: Rest day in Taullipampa Base Camp or descent to Taullipampa Moraine Base Camp

Day 15: Trekking and descent to the village of Cashapampa. Transfer to Huaraz

Day 16: Rest day in Huaraz. Optional: Rock climbing at the walls of Chancos

Day 17: Huaraz. Transfer to the village of Musho (3000 m). Trekking to Huascarán Base Camp (4250 m)

Day 18: Ascent to High Camp I (5350 m)

Day 19: Ascent to the High Camp II (6000 m)

Day 20: Ascent to the summit of Huascaran (6768 m). Trekking descent to Base Camp

Day 21: Trekking to the village of Musho and transfer to Huaraz

Day 22: Transfer to the Anta airport and a 50-minute flight to Lima. Transfer to hotel

Day 23: Stay in Lima. Transfer to the airport

Day 24: Arrival in your country of origin



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The price does not include: - International flights to Lima / Peru round trip - Transfer from the airport - Travel accident and health insurance - Luggage insurance and trip cancellation - Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz - Personal expenses - Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

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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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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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