Jun, Jul, Aug
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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/-).
- 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.)
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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