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Quitaraju 6-day guided ascent in Cordillera Blanca

An unforgettable climb to the Quitaraju Peak in company of Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide. A 3-day challenging ascent surrounded by the most amazing landscape.

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





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

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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

Meeting point





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/-).

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 2681 each

Group of 2

USD 1495 each

Group of 3

USD 1495 each

Group of 4

USD 1392 each

Group of 5

USD 1392 each

Group of 6

USD 1238 each

Group of 7

USD 1238 each

Group of 8

USD 1135 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

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

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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