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Yanapaccha (5,460m), 3-day Ascent in the Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park, Yanapaccha (5,460m), 3-day Ascent
Huascaran, Yanapaccha (5,460m), 3-day Ascent
summit of Yanapaccha (5,460m), 3-day Ascent in the Huascaran National Park
Yanapaccha (5,460m), 3-day Ascent in the Huascaran National Park

A certified mountain guide from our team will guide you to the most impressive spots in the Yanapaccha peak in the Cordillera Blanca. Join him on this 3-days expedition to its summit.



3 Days

Apr - Sep




* Get some of the most mesmerizing views of the Cordillera Blanca.

* Stand at the summit of the Yanapaccha with an experienced guide.

* Discover the Huascaran National Park and its stunning sceneries.


Yanapaccha (5,460 m) is a fantastic mountain in the Ancash province of Yungay. It means waterfall on a black hill in Quechua. And from its summit offers unrivalled views of Pisco and other magnificent peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

Our adventure begins in Huaraz, from where we’ll pick you up and drive you to Callejón de Huaylas. The drive itself is marvellous, passing by many charming Andean villages. Then, our first stop will be at Carhuaz (2,650 m), where you’ll taste the local artisanal ice cream and regional fruits. Thereon, we’ll continue to Old Yungay (2,500 m) from where our ascent begins passing by the Llanganuco Valley, right at the base of Huascaran. Later, we’ll reach Chinacocha and Orconcocha, two dazzling glacial lakes. After passing Portachuelo, we’ll start a 3 hour hike towards the Yanapaccha moraine camp (4,900 m) where we’ll prepare for the ascent.

On our second day we’ll reach the summit of Yanapaccha. After an early departure we’ll hike on a rocky trail for around 30 minutes until we reach a spectacular glacier. Upon arrival, it will take us another 4 hours approximately to the summit, where we will get the most breathtaking views of the Andes. Finally, we’ll begin our descent back to moraine camp to get a well deserved break.

The last day of our trip begins with a hike back to Portachuelo. There, our private transportation will take us back to Huaraz, passing by the Llanganuco Valley.

Would you like to join this amazing expedition? Don’t let this opportunity escape. Request to book this trip today, and stand at the top of Yanapaccha with me.

Looking for another trip in Peru? I also guide this Salkantay 5-day guided hike to Machu Picchu.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes: all meals during the expedition, camping tents (for 2 people), porters at Nevado Vallunaraju (2 pax 1 porter), kitchen equipment, cooks, transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz. The price does not include: international flights to Lima, transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival and 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.


Day 1: Huaraz - Drive to Portachuelo - Hike to moraine camp (4,900 masl)

Day 2: Moraine Camp - Yanapaccha Summit (5,460 masl) - Moraine Camp

Day 3: Moraine Camp - Portachuelo (Trail Head) - Huaraz


About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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