EXPEDITIONS CHOPICALQUI (6354M) & ALPAMAYO (5947M) 19 DAYS
Chopicalqui 6354mts is one of the mountains more visited by the tourists who come to make their summit in the Peruvian Andes. Our following summit will be the mountain Alpamayo 5947mt, of high trajectory in the Cordillera Blanca.
Day 01: Lima: Welcome at the Airport and Transfer to Hotel Lima
Day 02: Travel to Huaraz (3100m) by bus takes 8 hours. Hotel Huaraz
Day 03: Huaraz. Acclimatization day hikes Laguna Churup (4450mt)
By bus Pitec at 3,950m, and Hike Lake at 4,450m, and return to Huaraz.
Day 04: Huaraz / Transfer to Llanganuco / Trekking to Chopicalqui Base Camp (4300mt) Camp
We head out past the beautiful Llanganuco lakes and on to the trailhead where we load our donkeys and ascend to the chopicalqui Base Camp.
Day 05: Chopicalqui Base Camp / Ascent to Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900mt) Camp
Continue the approach, arriving to the moraine camp mid-afternoon.
Day 06: Moraine Camp / Ascent to Chopicalqui High Camp (5300mt) Camp
Continue up to the High Camp located at the very foot of the glacier. That night we prepare for the following days summit climb.
Day 07: High Camp / Ascent to Chopicalqui Summit (6354mt) / Descend to Base Camp (4300mt) Camp
Summit day! We wake at 2:00 am and after a light breakfast depart for the summit at 3:00am. Around 8:00am we arrive at the summit and discover why everyone talks about the view! We return to our camp around 2:00pm and continue on back down to the Base Camp.
Day 08: Base Camp / Descent through Llanganuco / Transfer to Huaraz Hotel Huaraz
We trek out to Llanganuco and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and celebrate.
Day 09: Free day in Huaraz, and Preparations for Alpamayo Climbing
Day 10: Huaraz / Transfer to Cashapampa / Trekking to Llamacorral Camp (3750mt)
Drive to our trailhead in the village of Cashapampa (9,000 feet). This 3 hour drive takes us through beautiful farming communities as we head between the spines of the Cordillera Negra and the Cordillera Blanca. After organizing our burros, we hike with day packs to Llama Corral (3750mt), where we camp for the night.
Day 11: Llamacorral / Trekking Alpamayo Base Camp (4200mt) Camp
A fairly short day, about 3 at 4 hours with day packs. Base camp is made at (4200mt) in a valley at the base of Alpamayo on the opposite side of the route. Base camp is scenic, with greenery, running water and outhouses.
Day 12: Alpamayo Base Camp / Ascend to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4600mt) Camp
From base camp, the route takes a moraine ridge and crosses rock slabs across the edge of the glacier to reach an area of tent platforms (3 hours). This camping area is very limited and we may opt to climb all the way to Col camp in one day.
Day 13: Moraine Camp / Ascend to Alpamayo High Camp (5300mt) Camp
The route above moraine camp continues over ice and moraine before a 300-metre snow couloir leads to the Col between Alpamayo and nearby Quitaraju (6,040m). This section can sometimes be the most technical and difficult part of the route. After gaining the col, there is a short descent to reach high camp.
Day 14: High Camp / Ascend to Alpamayo Summit (5947mt) / High Camp (5300mt)
Alpamayo Summit Day Depart from camp at 2:00am and head to the steep summit wall, which offers 360 meters of fun technical climbing to the summit. Camp in the high Camp
Day 15: High Camp / Descent to Alpamayo Base Camp (4200mt) Camp
We will descend today, to base camp (4 hours), Where our lunch awaits us and in the afternoon relaxes
Day 16: Reserve or rest day in Alpamayo Base Camp (4200m) Camp
Day 17: Base Camp / Descent through Quebrada Santa Cruz / Cashapampa / Transfer to Huaraz Hotel Huaraz
We trek out to Cashapampa and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and celebrate.
Day 18: Lima: Trip to Lima and Arrive in the Afternoon and Transfer to Hotel Lima
Day 19: Lima-Airport: Shopping, and in the Afternoon Transfer to Airport
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Reception in Airport Lima and Transfer to hotel
- Transfer from Lima / Huaraz / Lima
- Hotel in Lima (2 nights) include Breakfast
- Hotel in Huaraz (5 nights) include Breakfast
- UIAGM mountain guide
- Assistant climbing guides for more clients
- Experienced Cooks
- Experienced climbing porters
- Camp Guard
- Donkeys and donkey drivers
- Meals (breakfast, all snacks, lunch, afternoon tea, large dinner) during the Climbs
- Tents (personal tent, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
- Personal tents for clients & crew
- All cooking equipment, plates, cups, utensils etc.
- Private Transfer during climbing (go and back)
- Tours acclimatization
- Huascaran National Park Entrance
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Personal Equipment of trekking and climbing
- Meals and drinks in the city