Nevado Chopicalqui 4-day ascent expedition

Join Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, on an incredible guided ascent to Nevado Chopicalqui (6345 m), and enjoy the amazing beauty of the Andes.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    I propose a 4-day guided ascent to discover the Nevado Chopicalqui (6345 m) in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Join me an let’s spend an amazing time in the Peruvian Andes!

    This impressive mountain lies between the Huascaran and Contrahierbas peaks, in the Yungay province. Nevado Chopicalqui (6345 m) has an easy access. Besides, the trail inside the valley goes around the edge of two beautiful emerald color lakes, the Chinacocha and Orconcocha.

    We will meet in the city of Huaraz and then head to the Llanganuco Valley. We will enjoy the view of this amazing lagoons and continue to Morrena Camp (4820 m). On the second day, we will cross several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will continue to High Camp (5380 m).

    The third day is summit day! We will enjoy spectacular views from the top of the Chopicalqui. Then, we will hike down to Morrena Camp. Finally, on the fourth day, we will return to Huaraz. You can check the detailed itinerary below this text.

    This program offers a moderate difficulty so you must have some prior experience in altitude climbs. Also, you need to be in good physical condition.

    If you are interested in climbing up to Nevado Chopicalqui, feel free to contact me! I’ll be happy to guide you up there. We will enjoy an unforgettable experience. I also offer a great guided ascent to Nevado Pisco. Check it out!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1450 USD

    Group of 2
    825 USD

    Group of 3
    770 USD

    Group of 4
    715 USD

    Group of 5
    715 USD

    Group of 6
    695 USD

    Group of 7
    695 USD

    Group of 8
    660 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Huaraz- Base camp (4430m) – Campo Morrena (4820m)

      From Huaraz we will go to the second hairpin of the Portachuelo del Llanganuco pass, going through the Callejon de Huaylas until Yungay, before heading east of Huaraz. Then, we will reach the Llanganuco Valley where we will be able to observe two lakes with emerald-like water: Chinancocha and Orconcocha. We will start our hike passing through the Quenuales forest, before reaching a ridge and continuing until we reach Campo Morrena where we will spend the night. (Approx. 4 to 5 hours).

    • Day 2Campo Morrena-High Camp (5380m)

      We will start the hike by crossing several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will start the journey up to the 5380m point where we will set up camp. (Approx. 4 hours).

    • Day 3High Camp-Chopicalqui Summit (6354m)-Campo Morena

      We will start our hike at 1 am, ascending until we reach the ridge, before continuing onto the first wall (50m, 50-60°) and then the second wall (60m, 50-65°) . *Please note that the inclination varies every year. We will climb to the Chopicalqui summit where great mountain views will await us. Later, we will descend to Campo Morrena. (Approx. 5 to 6 hour hike.)

    • Day 4Campo Morrena-Huaraz

      On the last day, we will descend to the hairpin, where our transport will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. (Approx. 3 to 4 hours).

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Huaraz city

    Accommodation

    Tents in camps

    More info

    Maximum group size: 12

    Price 8/12 people: USD 660

    THE PRICE ALSO INCLUDES: Cook and Helpers-Private transportation Huaraz / according to the program / Huaraz- Kitchen and dinning tent-Cooking equipment-Tent for 2 People-Toilette tent. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Acclimatization tour- Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park- Porters (for tents and food)-Donkeys-Donkey drivers- Horse (in case of emergency during trekking)-Not mentioned food and beverages-Personal camping and climbing equipment (sleeping bag, climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow glasses, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
    Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
    I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
    I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

     
     

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