Mountaineering Course Nevado Yanapaccha (04 Days)


04 Days/03 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5686 m / 18,654 ft
Route: Mountaineering Course Nevado Yanapaccha
Availability: March - October
Difficulty: Moderate

Nevado Yanapaccha lies in Cordillera Blanca in Huascaran national park. It can be climbed almost all year round and its difficulty is moderate. The inclination of the final part reaches 65° before reaching the summit. Yanapaccha is a perfect mountain to practice ice climbing and rescue courses because it offers many crevices and ice walls. Its name comes from words Yana = black and Paccha = waterfall, meaning waterfall in the black mountain.


  • 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


    Day 01: Huaraz 3100 m / 10,170 ft - Camp Morrena 5000 m / 16,404 ft
    We leave from Huaraz, driving through Yungay and up into the Llanganuco valley where we pass two beautiful lakes Chinancocha and Orconcocha. We continue driving up to Km 42, where we start our hike. We ascend to Camp Morrena where we set up our camp. In the afternoon we get to know the essential knots and practice anchoring and other important techniques. 3,5 hours driving. 4 hours walking.

    Day 02: Equipment & technique course
    We walk only 20 minutes this day to reach the Yanapaccha glacier where we have a basic ice climbing course:

  • Equipment and how to use it
  • Essential knots you need to know
  • Using of the crampons
  • Rope up
  • Anchoring in ice
  • Ice climbing techniques

    Day 03: Rescue and Self-rescue course
    We pass various moraines to reach the glacier. We put on our equipment, rope up and start climbing up an ice wall. After 1,5 hours, we reach a crevice where we continue with the course:
  • Refreshing the knowledge about the equipment and techniques
  • Repeating the knots
  • Climbing in the glacier
  • Security and self-security techniques in ice climbing
  • Anchoring in ice and snow
  • Rescue and self-rescue course

    Day 04: Campo Morena – Cumbre 5460 m / 17,913 ft – Campo Morrena 5000 m / 16,404 ft – Huaraz
    We will start hiking the ascent at 3 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 180m Wall (50-60°) until we reach the summit. There, we will enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, such as the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys and others. Later, we will start descending via a ridge, with views of the Chacraraju, to the moraine and will carry on until km 42 where our transport will be waiting for us. The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. 3 to 4 hours.

  • What’s included

    What’s included

    • Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
    • Specialised cook
    • Porter
    • 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:
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • 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
    • 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

    • Helmet
    • 100% uv snow sunglasses
    • Crampons
    • Harness
    • Snow boots
    • 2 Gloves (Light gloves and good one)
    • 2 technical axes (per person)
    • 4 carabiners lock (per person)
    • 1 stake of Snow
    • 1 Carabiner (Pear from)
    • 2 express
    • 1 Deysichay (Life Line)
    • 3 Hoop Tapes
    • 2 Ice screws
    • 1 ATC descender (Rappel)
    • 3 Cord for prusik
    • Cap for cold

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    Mountain Guide (UIAGM-AGMP)

    Octavio Salazar

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