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Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition

Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition
Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition
Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) 6-day guided expedition
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, together with a certified local guide.

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Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

Jun - Aug


Description

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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mules and horses

- Drinks

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Belay and rappel devices

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Not included:

• International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

• Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure

• Exit tax at the airport in Lima

• Travel accident and health insurance

• Luggage insurance and trip cancellation

• Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz

• Personal expenses

• Acclimatization Tour

• Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park

• Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station

• Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru

• Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima

• Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz

• Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel

• Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

• Tips


Itinerary

Day 1: 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).

Day 2: 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).

Day 3: 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).

Day 4: 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).

Day 5: 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).

Day 6: 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/-).

 

Details

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NOT INCLUDED:

  • 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

Meeting point

Huaraz

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

For this tour you need good physical condition, and also before going better to do some mountain climbing courses. We recommend for this trip to be between 18 years old and approximately 60 years old, but if the participant feels very well trained in the 3 aspects that are very important, such as being physically, technically, and psychologically prepared. Then, the participant is ready to take on this challenge and climb this summit. For more information, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp. In order to request information about you, we would like to receive your experience from your CV of mountain climbing from your previous trips.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

For this type of demanding or technical climbing sports, it is recommended to do some summits above 5 thousand meters beforehand and have good knowledge of high mountain technical equipment such as the use of technical ice axes, ice screws, correct use of crampons, and of course all the technical material. For more information, we can schedule an appointment to be able to explain in more detail everything about the mountain equipment and the preparations prior to joining our outings.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

For this trip, personal equipment & personal technical equipment is not included, so you have to have your own equipment, such as personal equipment (such as boots, ice axe, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Gore-Tex, etc.) If you do not have this list, it is possible to rent the whole list in Huaraz. For detailed information, send you the entire list that you should have, and you can contact us for more precise information. We can also schedule a call via WhatsApp and we will announce more details about this question.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

In some sections, we have porters but if you want an extra porter for your personal belongings there is an additional cost of USD 65 per day. In some sections, we will use mules or donkeys to the base camp. For more information, we can schedule a call and we can explain how the trip will be done.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

During the trek & mountain, we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget, the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions, we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, the local guide who is a certified guide will make the most correct decision on what to do at the moment. One more day of reservation can be added, but this will have an extra cost. The final decision will be made on the ground by local guides. If you have any other questions, we can fix a date to explain.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a fee of 150 soles per person is paid. We recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health the COVID-19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance. We always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

For these mountains, for non-technical mountains, a guide takes 3 clients so a Ratio 3pax = 1 local guide. For technical access mountains, the guide takes a maximum of 2 clients, meaning a ratio of 2 customers = 1 local guide.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The best time to climb these peaks is from June to August.

Can I join a group?

For trips whether trekking or high mountains, going privately is the most recommended option, but the costs are more expensive. So, if one joins a group, the prices will be more reasonable. In the mountains, the only disadvantage is if you are in a wall with another partner and if one of the participants gets tired or gets sick. In this case, you have to abort or cancel the summit and return together. For more information, contact us. We can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify all your questions.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel El Patio Huaraz Peru
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About the guide

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Peru

4.56

(9)

Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Peru

Tony

5.00

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Marcela

4.00

The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

Bad

5.00

William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!

Bad

5.00

Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

Connor

5.00

Great service and trip!


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