Climbing Nevado Chopicalqui (04 Days)

Overview


04 Days/03 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6354 m / 20,846 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Chopicalqui
Availability: June - September
Difficulty: Moderate

Nevado Chopicalqui is the third highest peaks of Huascaran mountain of the massif, located in the Cordillera Blanca, between the two peaks ofthe Huascaran and Contrahierbas, in the Yungay province. The trail inside the valley goes around the edge of the two beautiful, with emerald-like water lakes of Llanganuco: chinacocha (Female lake) and Orconcocha (Male Lake)

TIP:

  • We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour.
  • We can offer you different hikes.
  • Huaraz - Acclimatization Churup lake

    This is a very good hike to acclimatize. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa. At 3850 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.

  • Acclimatization Wilcacocha lake
  • Acclimatization Uruscocha lake
  • Acclimatization Ahuac lake
  • Acclimatization Rajucolta lake
  • Acclimatization Laguna 69

  • Travel Program


    Itinerary

    Day 01: Huaraz - Base Camp 4430 m / 14,534 ft – Moraine Camp 4900 m / 16,076 ft
    From Huaraz we will go to the second curve of the Portachuelo del Llanganuco pass, going through the Callejon de Huaylas until Yungay, before heading East of Huaraz. Then, we will reach the Llanganuco Valley where we will be able to observe two lakes with emerald-like water: Chinancocha and Orconcocha. We will start our hike passing through the Quenuales forest, before reaching a ridge and continuing until we reach Morraine Camp where we will spend the night. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.

    Day 02: Campo Morena - High Camp 5380 m / 17,650 ft
    We will start the hike by crossing several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will start the journey up to the 5380 m / 17,650 ft point where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 hours.

    Day 03: High Camp - Cumbre Chopicalqui 6354 m / 20,846 ft - Campo Morena
    We will start our hike at 1 am, ascending until we reach the ridge, before continuing onto the first wall (50m, 50-60°) and then the second wall (60m, 50-65°) (please note that the inclination varies every year). We will climb to the top where great mountain views will await us. Later, we will descend to Morraine Camp. Approx. 5 to 6 hour hike.

    Day 04: Campo Morena - Huaraz
    On the last day, we will descend to the hairpin, where our ride will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. Approx. 3 to 4 hours.

    What’s included


    What’s included

    Include:
    • Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
    • Specialised cook
    • Porter
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • First-Aid kit
    • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
    • Complete meals during the trekking program
    • Kitchen / dining tent.
    • Collective technical equipment
    • Camping equipment
    • Tent for 2 Person
    • Toilet tent

    Not Include:
    • Tour of Acclimatization
    • Travel accident and health insurance
    • Pick-up from the station and transfer to the Hotel reserved for you in Huaraz.
    • Transfers from the airport / hotel / airport - Lima
    • Hotel accommodation in Lima.
    • Tour of the city
    • Transfer from the station to the hotel / station / hotel - Lima
    • Bus ticket Huaraz / Lima,
    • Hotel accommodation in accordance with tour program.
    • Donkey driver
    • Donkeys
    • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
    • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
    • Not mentioned food and beverages
    • Personal Spending
    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, harness, hiking pants, mountain jacket (goretex), hiking shoes, matraz, suitable clothing, personal medicine, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, etc.)

    What to take


    What to take

    • Small backpack
    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
    • Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers
    • Lightweight pants
    • Regular and long underwear (at over 13,000 ft./4,000 masl)
    • Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down
    • Light cap and wool hat
    • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
    • Water bottle
    • Light gloves
    • Medium weight socks
    • Hiking boots
    • Sleeping bag (-10º to 0ºC)
    • Small daypack
    • Strong waterproof duffel bag
    • Sunglasses, Sun block, lip balm
    • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
    • Towel.

    technical equipment

    • Gloves(Good gloves)
    • 2 Ice axes (per person)
    • 2 Locking carabiners (per person)
    • 1 Daisy Chain (Life Line)
    • 1 ATC descender (Rappel)
    • 2 Cords for prusik
    • Harness
    • Sleeping pad / Mattress

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