trip duration TRIP DURATION
24 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
10 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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!

Itinerary

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

Price per person

1 Person8700USD
Group of 24450USD
Group of 34400USD
Group of 44300USD
Group of 54250USD
Group of 64150USD
Group of 74050USD
Group of 83950USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

Huaraz

Accommodation

- In tents during the expedition
- Hotel Kamana 2 nights in Lima
- Hotel Churup 6 nights in Huaraz

More info

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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