People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug
Type of Trip
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 per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
- 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
- In tents during the expedition
- Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima
- Hotel Churup 6 nights in Huaraz
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.)
About the Guide
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.
He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.
To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.
He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.
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