PISCO – ALPAMAYO & HUASCARAN MOUNTAIN

Duración

17D / 16N

Tipo de tour

Mountaineering

Altitud del tour

6768 m

Altitud

6768 m

Tamaño de grupo

2 a 10 personas.

Grupo

2 a 10 pax.

Two of the most iconic mountains in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru,
Alpamayo. It is the gem of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Ever since it was first climbed in 1951, alpinists have been flocking to attempt its fluted Southwest Face. Many fledgling high altitude climbers consider this peak a culmination of their early climbing careers. It has often been named by climbers, magazines, and trekkers, “the most beautiful mountain in the world”.
About Huascarán Peak: Huascarán is the highest peak in Peru. This mountain has two summits: Huascarán North (6655 m) and the main summit, Huascarán South (6768 m). Many climbers dream of reaching the high summit of 6768 meters. Huascarán offers multiple routes to arrive at the highest point in Peru. Technically, the climb is not difficult, nevertheless, due to its elevation and risk of avalanches, it is a serious endeavor.

Observation: Huascarán South Summit (6,768 m) The conditions on all mountains change every year; Huascarán is no exception. The glacier between the first and second camps is receding, and as such, some years it is a challenge to get from high camp 1 to high camp 2 due to the crevasses and the large avalanches that may fall in the primary chute. Nevertheless, an ascent of Huascarán is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of mountaineering in the Andes.

Trip Information of Pisco
Grade: PD – Moderate snow climbs – Physically hard
Length: 3 Days
Route:  W Ridge
Season: May – September

Trip Information of Alpamayo
Grade: D/ difficult snow and ice climbing
Length: 6/7 Days
Route: SW – French Direct
Season:  June – September

Trip Information of Huascaran.
Grade: AD
Length: 6 Days
Route: NW Face
Best Season: Mid June – August

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Tour Program

Itinerary

Day 01
HUARAZ 3100m / CEBOLLAPAMPA 3900m / BASE CAMP 4700m
With a private bus transfer to Cebollapampa (3900 masl.) 3 hours approx., where we will meet our donkeys and donkey drivers to transport our mountain equipment, well start going-up for about 3 hours to get the Base camp 4700m. Time 2 to 3 hrs.
Day 02
BASE CAMP 47000m / SUMMIT 5752m / BASE CAMP 4700m
Alpine start! Today is summit day. Wake up at 12:00 am and depart around 1 am for the summit. Cross the moraine and wind your way to the glacier first, then make your way to the saddle where you are sure to see the Huandoys a glow in the sunrise. A beautiful ridge climbs to the summit where spectacular views of some of the Cordillera's highest peaks abound. Afterwards you'll descend to the base camp for a big dinner. Time: 10 to 11 hours
Day 03
BASE CAMP 4700M/ CEBOLLAPAMPA 3900M/ HUARAZ 3100M
Descend to the trailhead where your transport will be waiting. Return to Huaraz about 2 pm for showers.
Day 04
REST DAY HUARAZ
Day 05
HUARAZ 3100M / CASHAPAMPA VILLAGE 2900M / LLAMACORRAL CAMP 3780 M
We will pick you up in our private transport and leave Huaraz to be transferred to Cashapampa after 2 hours by car; here we will meet our donkey drivers, then we will start hiking by narrow valley, we will trek going to the first camp Place Llamacorral where we set up our first camp. Meal includes (L,D). Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Day 06
LLAMACORRAL 3780M / ALPAMAYO BASE CAMP 4350M
We start trekking, after our breakfast, passing the blue-green color lake called Jatun Cocha, in 4 hours we have the Base Camp Arhuaycocha where we will start to prepare our climbing equipment for the next day. Meal includes (B,L,D). Walking time: 4 to 5 hours
Day 07
BASE CAMP 4350M. / MORAINE 5900M / HIGH CAMP 5300M
After breakfast, We will climb the moraine rocky trail to get the glacier, We will walk the rocky area for about 3 hours and getting over 5000m, then we will start using our climbing gear, and start climbing for about 3 hours to get the col at 5350m to finally go down a little for a half hour to the high camp 5300m. Meal includes (B,L,D). Walking and climbing time: 6 to 7 hours
Day 08
HIGH CAMP 5300M / ALPAMAYO SUMMIT 5947M / HIGH CAMP 5300M / APAMAYO BASE CAMP 4350M
After an early breakfast, we will start walking in the snow using headlamps, in 1-hour approx. we will get the base of the wall, known as the French route. The inclination goes from approx. 45º to 80º, then we will start climbing the wall, and after 2 or 3 hours climbing, we will succeed the summit, where we will have impressionist white Mountain peaks. We go down to high Camp and After lunch, we will take the same route to go back to the Base Camp. The ascent takes 4-5 hours, while the descent takes about 2-3 hours. If participants are tired, we can stay one more night in High Camp. If everyone feels fine, which is usual, we descend to Alpamayo Base Camp (4,300 m). Meal includes (B,L,D). Walking time in descent to base camp: 4 to hours
Day 09
RESERVATION DAY
Reservation day in case of bad weather or other inconvenience. Meal includes (B,L,D).
Day 10
BASE CAMP 4200 / CASHAPAMPA 2900M / HUARAZ 3100M
This day we will go back walking down hill along the Santa Cruz valley, until Cashapampa, where our private transfer wait for us to drive to Huaraz. Walking time: 6 to 7 hour Driving time: 2 hours
Day 11
REST DAY
Rest day in Huaraz. Options to go biking, rock climbing, or just hang out and check your email!
Day 12
HUARAZ 3100M / HUAYPAN VILLAGE 3700M / HUASCARAN MOREINE CAMP 4680M
Transfer by bus to the eucalyptus forest, located just 20 minutes from the town of Huaypan. The trek begins through a eucalyptus forest and as you gain height you can see the Callejon de Huaylas valley and the Cordillera Negra. The path continues to get steeper and steeper until it reaches a hill, from where you can see the Huascaran Refuge. Arrival and installation of the camp. Meal includes (L,D). Walking time: 4 to 5 hour
Day 13
MORREINE CAMP 4680M / CAMP ONE 5200M
The route goes over some granite plates until the beginning of the glacier, where we will put on the necessary equipment to continue to camp I. Meal includes (B,L,D). Walking time: 3 to 4 hour
Day 14
CAMP ONE 5200M / CAMP TWO 6000M
Early in the morning we leave to pass the Canaleta (small snow and ice climbing 50 degrees) this part will be the difficult part, then we will arrive to the Camp 2, we are going to stay almost all day in the camp 2 (6000m) to prepare to reach the summit the next day; overnight camping in the glacier. Meal includes (B,L,D). Time 4 to 5 hours.
Day 15
CAMP TWO 6000M / SUMMIT 6768 M / CAMP TWO 6000M
SUMMIT DAY! Again you'll start early, leaving camp around 1:00am or 2:00am for the summit ascent, From the summit you can see all of the Cordillera Blanca, including Alpamayo to the north. The unforgettable view from the summit makes us forget all our effort to get here! After enjoying the summit and taking photos, we begin our descent back to High Camp II. If everyone still feels fine, we can descend to Base Camp (weather permitting) or stay in High Camp II. Rest one hour and begin to go down to Base Camp. Dinner and lodging in moreine Camp. Time required: the ascent: 6-7 hours; descent to High Camp II: 3-4 hours; descent from High Camp II to moreine Camp: 3-4. Meal includes (B,L,D).
Day 16
CAMP TWO 6000M RESERVATION DAY
Reservation day in case of bad weather or other inconvenience. Meal includes (B,L,D).
Day 17
MORREINE CAMP / HUARAZ 3100M
Our last expedition day. we descend to the village of Huaypan, a walk of 3-4 hours. here our private transport will be waiting to take us to Huaraz, our final destination. Here we say goodbye to our local team; Lodging in the hotel. Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

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