trip duration TRIP DURATION
6 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
15 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


I am glad to offer this amazing 6-day ascent to the summit of the Quitaraju Peak.

The Quitaraju is a 6040-meter mountain located in the southeast of the Alpamayo. Although it is not as famous as the Alpamayo I think that it is an advantage. The ascent route is really quiet and far from the tourists. In addition, the Quitaraju offers amazing views from its summit.

There are many ascents routes to reach the top of the Quitaraju. The west ridge seems to be the easiest way but it is quite long with many steep sections. There is another option, via its north face, which is really nice although you must face some slopes of 55º degrees of inclination and an altitude change of around 700 m.

The perfect season to ascend the Quitaraju Peak is during the months of June, July and August. Although I have not open groups yet, I can open a new one for you and your friends (15 as maximum).

Keep in mind all the member of the group must have a perfect physical condition since it is a demanding ascent.

So, if you want to join me on this adventure or maybe in other similar program in the area (such as this ascent through the Huascaran South Face) don’t hesitate to contact me! It will be my pleasure to guide you in the Cordillera Blanca.




Day 1

Huaraz - Llamacoral (3850 m)

Transfer from Huaraz to Cashapampa. The trek stars in Santa Cruz where we’ll meet the team and the donkey drivers. Walk to Llamacoral Camp (-/L/D).

Day 2

Llamacoral - Trekking to Base Camp of Quitaraju/Alpamayo (4350 m)

Today we’ll hike to Arhuaycocha (4300 m) with great views of the Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Taulliraju peaks. Night at the Base Camp of Alpamayo (B/L/D).

Day 3

Alpamayo Base Camp - Ascent to Quitaraju/Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4900 m)

After breakfast we’ll prepare the equipment for the day. We will then start the ascent with the help of the donkey drivers. The trail takes us across a steep moraine at the glacier to the Moraine Camp (B/L/D).

Day 4

Moraine Camp - Ascend to Quitaraju/Alpamayo High Camp (5300 m)

Today we’ll reach the Alpamayo High Camp, which is located on a steep glacier at the base of the Alpamayo and the Quitaraju peaks. Due to the constant shrinkage of the glacier, every year we find a different situation along this section. We will have dinner a bit early because we must wake up very early for the long day that awaits us tomorrow. Overnight at the high Camp (B/L/D).

Day 5

High Camp - Ascent to Quitaraju Summit - High Camp (5300 m) or Descend to Base Camp (4300 m)

Summit day! One possible route is the French route, a 60-70-degree ice wall. Above the wall, you will be very close to the highest point of the narrow ridge. At the summit, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Cordillera Blanca! After a brief rest and some photos at the summit, we must return quickly to the High Camp via rappel by the same route we ascended. The ascent takes 6-7 hours, while the descent takes about 2-3 hours. If participants are tired, we can stay one more night in the High Camp. If everyone feels fine we will descend to the Quitaraju/Alpamayo Base Camp (B/L/D).

Day 6

Base Camp - Descent through Quebrada Santa Cruz - Cashapampa - Transfer to Huaraz

Today we will start the hike early, descending through the Santa Cruz valley to Cashapampa. In this village our minibus will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz. Lodging at the hotel (B/L/-).

Price per person

1 Person2600USD
Group of 21450USD
Group of 31450USD
Group of 41350USD
Group of 51350USD
Group of 61200USD
Group of 71200USD
Group of 81100USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Porters

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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


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