With its pyramidal shape, the Nevado Alpamayo is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
It’s my pleasure to guide you to the Mount Alpamayo on this 6-day trip. This peak can be seen as a symmetric pyramid from one side, with branches and huge ice balconies. From the other side, you can also enjoy beautiful views.
If you want to join me on this 6-day expedition keep in mind you must be well acclimatized since the ascent is very steep and involves a high technical level. That’s why I always recommend to have prior experience as well as do an intensive warm up in the area. For example, this 10-day Huayhuash trek with a climb to Diablo Mudo.
The best season to climb the Nevado Alpamayo is from June to August. I can lead a group of no more than 12 participants.
So, if you’re planning to come to the Cordillera Blanca and want to reach this summit, get in touch with me. We can plan an acclimatization trip and after that, the big program up to the Alpamayo!
Huaraz - Transfer to Cashapampa- Trekking to Llamacoral (3850 m)
From Huaraz we’ll take a transfer to the village of Cashapampa via the valley of Santa river. Then, we’ll start the Santa Cruz Trek after meeting our local porters and donkeys. We’ll reach to Llamacoral where we’ll set up camp (-/L/D).
Llamacoral - Alpamayo Base Camp (4350 m)
From the Llamacoral campsite we will hike up to Arhuaycocha (4300 m) enjoying amazing views of the Alpamayo, Artesnorahu and Taulliraju peaks. Night at the Alpamayo Base Camp (B/L/D).
Alpamayo Base Camp - Ascend to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4900 m)
Today we will have breakfast and prepare the equipment for the expedition. To continue from this camp we will need the help of our local team (porters, cook and donkeys). We will start walking through a trail with steep moraine, passing by the tongue of the glacier to finally reach the Alpamayo Moraine Camp (B/L/D).
Moraine Camp - Ascend to Alpamayo High Camp (5300 m)
The Alpamayo High Camp is on the steep glacier at the base of Alpamayo and Quitaraju mountains. Due to the constant shrinkage of the glacier, every year we find a different situation along this section. Anyway, we will enojoy magnificent views from the High Camp. We will have dinner early because we must wake up at 3 AM, for the long day that awaits tomorrow. Overnight Camp (B/L/D).
High Camp - Alpamayo Summit (5947 m) - High Camp or Descend to Base Camp
Summit day! One possible ascent route is the French route, a 60-80-degree ice wall which leads us to the top. Above the wall, you will have to climb a few meters to the highest point of the narrow ridge. Once at the summit, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Cordillera Blanca! After a brief rest and some photos, we must return quickly to the High Camp via a rappel by the same route we ascended. With good weather, the climb to the summit and return to base camp can be done before noon. The ascent takes 5-6 hours and the descent about 2-3 hours. If participants are tired, we can sleep one more night in the High Camp. If everyone feels fine, which is usual, we will descend to the Alpamayo Base Camp (B/L/D).
Base Camp - Descent through Quebrada Santa Cruz - Cashapampa - Huaraz
Today we will get up early in order to descend through the Santa Cruz valley to Cashapampa (about 6 hours.) In this village our minibus awaits to take us back to Huaraz. Lodging at the hotel in the city (B/L/-).
Price per person
|Group of 2||1450USD|
|Group of 3||1450USD|
|Group of 4||1350USD|
|Group of 5||1350USD|
|Group of 6||1200USD|
|Group of 7||1200USD|
|Group of 8||1100USD|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Travel accident and health insurance
Deposit for reservations: 1.000,00 USD (900 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!