07 Days/06 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6354 m / 20,846 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Pisco & Chopicalqui
Availability: May - August
Nevado Piscolies in Cordillera Blanca and forms a part of a mountain range called Macizo de Huandoy. It lies in the central part of Cordillera Blanca, in Yunghay province. It became a popular mountain due to its spectacular views and an easy approach. The normal western route is ideal for acclimatization and many mountaineers use it as a finish of their trek or as a beginning to acclimate before climbing technically more challenging mountains.
Nevado Chopicalquiis the third Huascaran peak 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)
Day 01: Huaraz - Yuraccoral 3850 m / 12,631 ft - Campo Base 4650 m / 15,255 ft
From Huaraz, we will take a shuttle to Yuraccoral (approx. 2 to 3 hours). On the way, you will be able to appreciate amazing sights such as two beautiful lagoons: Chinancocha (lag. Hembra) and Orconcocha (lag. Macho). We will follow the Llanguna Valley to Cebollapampa. From there, we will begin the hike to base camp, where we will camp for the night. The hike will last approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 02: Base Camp - Summit Pisco 5752 m / 18,871 ft – Base Camp
We start very early, at 3:00, traversing various moraines to reach the glacier. We then pass very steep slopes (inclination 35-40°) to reach the peak. A magnificent view opens in front of us, including the gigantic Chacraraju, Artesonraju (Paramount logo), Huandoys, Caraz, Huascaran, Alpamayo and others. We then descend to Base camp. 6-7 hours aprox.
Day 03: Base Camp - Base Camp of Chopicalqui Mountain
We descend to Cebollapampa and continue to walk until base camp.
Day 04: Base camp 4430 m / 14,534 ft – Moraine camp 4820 m
We will start our hike by a ridge and continuing until we reach Campo Morrena where we will spend the night. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 05: Moraine camp - 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 5380m point where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 hours.
Day 06: High Camp - Cumbre Chopicalqui 6354 m / 20,846 ft - Moraine camp
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 Campo Morrena. Approx. 5 to 6 hour hike.
Day 07: Moraine camp - 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.
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Expedition Nevados Pisco 5752 m & Chopicalqui 6345 m
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Expedition Nevados Alpamayo 5947 m & Huascaran 6768 m