03 Days/02 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5326 m / 17,473 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Maparaju
Availability: All year
Nevado Maparaju means “Dirty Mountain”. Considered as one of the easiest mountains to climb in the Cordillera Blanca, it belongs to the Chinchey massif. It is located at the head of the Cayesh Gorge. The Maparaju is a perfect way to acclimatize before climbing other peaks of the same area. The ascent to this peak is considered mild-difficult despite being classified as easy. Mountaineers advise that hikers must be very careful in the rocky part before the glacier, and to get to the glacier, hikers have to pass a fissure with great caution.
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
Day 01: Huaraz – Llupa – Pitec – Base Camp of Maparaju 4250 m / 13,943 ft
From Huaraz we will drive to the entrance of the gorge Quilcayhuanca, where we will start our trail in a wide valley, until we reach Cayesh, before going south and reaching 4250m. Then, we will set up camp. Approx. 5 to 6 hours by walking.
Day 02: Base Camp Maparaju – Summit Maparaju 5326 m /17,473 ft – Base Camp
We will start early in the morning (3am) to reach the top of Maparaju Glacier (5326 m / 17,473 ft). At the top, we will have a great panoramic view of the Cayesh mountains: San Juan, Huantsan, Huapi, Chinchay and part of Conchucos. Then, we will descend to the camp. Approx. 5 to 6 hours
Day 03: Base Camp 4250 m / 13,943 ft – Huaraz
We will go down by the same road we took until we get to the entrance of Quellqueyhuanca, where our shuttle will be waiting for us. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of trek.
Complete meals during the trekking program
Kitchen / dining tent.
Collective technical equipment
Tent for 2 Person
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.