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Nevado Yanapaccha 2-day climbing expedition

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Discover Nevado Yanapaccha in the Cordillera Blanca, in a 2-day climbing trip with Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide. You can't miss this great adventure!

Cordillera Blanca

2 Days

Apr - Sep




Join me on a 2-day climbing  expedition to Nevado Yanapaccha (5460 m), a beautiful summit in the Cordillera Blanca!

The Yanapaccha is located in the Huandoy Massif, in the Huascaran National Park. Its quechua name means "waterfall in a black mountain". It is an ideal place for practicing your climbing skills.

This mountain can be climbed all year round. Also, it's a good place for climbing and for rescue courses, due to its crevasses and climbing walls.

The first day, we will meet the group in Huaraz. From there we will continue to Huaylas. Then, I will guide you through the Llanganuco Valley where we will enjoy the view of the twin lakes: Chicacocha and Orconcocha. Our hike will start once we reach Kilometer 42. We will spend the night in Campo Morrena.

The second day will start early in the morning. We will climb Nevado Yanapaccha and from the top we'll get some incredible views of glaciers such as Huascaran, Chopicalqui and Pisco.

Finally, we will descend via a ridge while we can enjoy views of the Chacraraju summit. Once we arrive to Camp, a vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

This climb offers a  moderate difficulty, so climbers must have some prior experience and a good physical condition.

If you want to live an unforgettable experience in Nevado Yanapaccha, don't hesitate in getting in touch with me. I also offer a 3-day guided expedition to Nevado Urus  summit. Check it out!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

- Porters


Day 1: Huaraz-Campo Morrena (5000 m)

The day starts from Huaraz, where we will take the road towards Huaylas until  Yungay, before heading East. Then we will go through the Llanganuco Valley, where you will be able to see the twin lakes Chicacocha and Orconcocha. We will then continue until we reach Kilometer 42. Once there, we will start our hike,going through Campo Morrena. Approx. 3.5 hrs of transport and a 4-hour walk.

Day 2: Campo Morena – Yanapaccha Summit (5460) – Campo Morrena (5000m) –Huaraz

We will start hiking the ascent at 3 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 180m wall (50-60°) until we reach the Summit of Yanapaccha. From there, we will enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, such as the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys and others. Later, we will start descending via a ridge, with views of the Chacraraju, to the moraine and will carry on until km 42 where our transport will be waiting for us. The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. 3 to 4 hours.



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Máximum group size: 12 Price 8/12 people: USD 330

The price also includes: Donkeys-Donkey drivers-Cook and helpers-Cooking equipment-Private transportation from Huaraz-according to the program-to Huaraz-Tent for 2 people./// The price doesn't include: Acclimatization tour-Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park-Entrance fee to the Comunity (Huayhuash)-Horse(in case of emergency, on some trekking parts)- 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.)

Meeting point

Huaraz City


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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Founder, manager and IFMGA Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks. I work together with my brother Eloy and a team of IFMGA mountain guides, and UIMLA Mountain Leaders. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my qualified colleagues will be your guide.

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 enjoy doing sports climbing and opening new routes in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has taken me to climb most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.


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What people are saying about this trip



I had an excellent time with Octavio and the whole team at the mountaineering course on yanapaccha mountain in huascaran national park. The preparation was perfect for the final summit day and my first 5000m peak! Octavia and his team always took care of me and were the perfect partners for this incredible experience! Thank you so much!



Excellent adventure. Octavia is a very skilled guide. The expedition was fabulous

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