04 Days/03 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5686 m / 18,654 ft
Route: Mountaineering Course Nevado Yanapaccha
Availability: March - October
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
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
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.
Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
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
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.