Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition

A unique 6-day ascent up to the summit of the Nevado Alpamayo, one of the most beautiful mountains of the world. Your guide will be Juventino, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3000 USD

    Group of 2
    1450 USD

    Group of 3
    1450 USD

    Group of 4
    1350 USD

    Group of 5
    1350 USD

    Group of 6
    1200 USD

    Group of 7
    1200 USD

    Group of 8
    1100 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Huaraz - 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).

    • Day 2Llamacoral - 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).

    • Day 3Alpamayo 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).

    • Day 4Moraine 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).

    • Day 5High 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).

    • Day 6Base 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/-).


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    18/09/2019 to 23/09/2019
    8 spaces available.

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    - Travel accident and health insurance

    - Transfer/bus station/Hotel – Lima

    - Transfer airport/hotel/airport – Lima

    - Nights Hotel in Lima / Double room with breakfast included

    - City touring Lima

    - Hotel In Huaraz,according to the program 2 nights. Double room with breakfast included

    - Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima, executive service in public bus-Movil Tours or Cruz del Sur

    - Horse (in case of emergency, for trekking parts)

    - Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance

    - Not mentioned food and beverages

    - Personal Spending

    - Personal camping and climbing equipment ( sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, - appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.)

    - Tips


    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.

    FROM 1100 USDper person


    What People are Saying about Juventino Martin Albino Caldua


    The legend Juventino. My brother and I travelled to Huaraz to climb the Vallunaraju summit. Our guide Juventino has been the best guide I\'ve had over the past years and I have made a lot of hikes and climbing over the world. He is a very talented and experienced guide, he took care of us very much and made sure safety is first. We also had an amazing experience with the food, they cooked delicious meals. They also have top brand quality equipment that made us feel really safe, we had the lucky experience of having a horrible storm at the base camp and I believe that the north face summit series tent they provided saved us!!!! Overall, best guide I have ever had, made us feel very confortable and happy. If you want a guide to feel safe and have the best experience possible go with the legend Juventino!!!
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