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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, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, 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



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.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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