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Nevado Artesonraju 6-day expedition with a guide

Come to this challenging 6-day ascent guided by Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide. Conquer the summit of the Nevado Artesonraju, one of the hardest peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Type of tripNot specified


Artesonraju, a 6025-meter mountain, is one of the 50 peaks of the famous Cordillera Blanca. It is a really iconic summit since it always stands out in the Paramount pictures introductions.

With its pyramidal shape and its always snow-capped summit, the Nevado Artesonraju lies in the middle between the Santa Cruz Massif and the Parón Gorge.

The total expedition, up and down, will take us between 8 and 12 hours. It is a very difficult ascent if we climb it through its southeast ridge. This route starts in the Parón Lake and requires advanced experience in ice climbing. The elevation gain is 800 meters with 45-55-degree slopes.

On the other hand, its normal route is less difficult although it is also a serious ascent. It runs through the north edge and starts in Santa Cruz. The altitude change of this trail is 700 meters with slopes between 50 and 80 degrees of inclination.

The best period to climb this peak is during de months of June, July and August. I can lead a group of no more than 12 participants. Remember that all of you must have some prior climbing experience as well as a good physical preparation.

And if you want to get well acclimatized before this goal, you can join me on my 3-day program up to the Maparaju summit.

So, contact me now and make your reservation. I will be a honor for me to be your guide in such an exciting expedition!


Deposit for reservations: 1.000,00 USD (900 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

More info

Not included in the price: - 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

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Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer to Cashapampa- Trekking to Llamacoral (3850 m)

From Huaraz transfer drive to the village of Cashapampa via the Santa River Valley. Then, we’ll start the trekking in Santa Cruz, where we’ll meet our local team and the donkeys. Trek up to Llamacoral campsite (-/L/D).

Day 2: Llamacoral - Trekking to Artesonraju/Taullipampa Base Camp (4250 m)

From Llamacoral we will hike to Arhuaycocha (4300 m) with amazing views of the Alpamayo, Artesnoraju and Taulliraju peaks. We’ll spend the night at the Base Camp of Artesonraju (B/L/D).

Day 3: Base Camp - Climb to Artesonraju Moraine Camp (5000 m)

Today we will need the help of our porters as we move to the Artesonraju Moraine Camp. They will carry your personal equipment because the steep nature of the moraine makes the climb more demanding. We will walk for 4-5 hours along the moraine crest until we are finally at the Artesonraju Moraine Camp (B/L/D).

Day 4: Artesonraju Moraine Camp - Summit Artesonraju (6025 m) - Descend to Moraine Camp (5000 m) or Taullipampa Base Camp (4250 m)

Summit day! The route we are climbing today is the North Ridge via the northeast spur. We will climb steep slopes to the left of the ridge, avoiding the crevasses. The weather conditions at this altitude vary from one year to the other. The ascent takes approximately 8-9 hours. Once at the summit you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Cordillera Blanca and all its peaks. After a brief rest and some pictures, we will return to the Moraine Camp via rappel. The descent will take about 3-4 hours. If participants are tired, we can stay another night at the Moraine Camp. If everyone feels fine, we usually drop down to the Artesonraju Base Camp (B/L/D).

Day 5: Extra day

It is a reserve day. We can rest in the Taullipampa Base Camp (4250 m) or descent to the Taullipampa Moraine Base Camp (B/L/D).

Day 6: Taullipampa Base Camp - Trekking descent to Cashapampa - Transfer to Huaraz

Today we will wake up early to start our hike down through the Santa Cruz Valley in direction to Cashapampa (about 6 hours.) In Cashapampa our minibus awaits to take us back to Huaraz. Overnight stay in the hotel.

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2990 each

Group of 2

USD 1743 each

Group of 3

USD 1743 each

Group of 4

USD 1598 each

Group of 5

USD 1598 each

Group of 6

USD 1392 each

Group of 7

USD 1392 each

Group of 8

USD 1289 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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