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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

15 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

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.

 

 


Price per person

 
1 Person
2600 USD

Group of 2
1450 USD

Group of 3
1450 USD

Group of 4
1350 USD

Group of 5
1350 USD

Group of 6
1200 USD

Group of 7
1200 USD

Group of 8
1100 USD

 

Price includes

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

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • 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/-).

 
 

Other details

 
Meeting point
Huaraz
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

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

About the Guide

 
 

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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