06 Days/05 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 5947 m / 19,511 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Alpamayo
Availability: June - August
Nevado Alpamayo is a mountain in the Andean Cordillera, located in the Peruvian territory with an altitude of 5947m above sea level. It is one of the peaks that attracts most attention in the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. It was considered by the newspaper Alpinismo (May 1966) as the “most beautiful mountain in the world”.
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.
Day 01: Huaraz - Cashapampa - llamacoral 3760 m / 12,335 ft
From Huaraz we will drive to a village called Cashapampa with our shuttle vehicle. The donkeys and Donkey Driver will be waiting for us there. From there, we will begin our trail through the Santa Cruz valley until reaching Llamacoral, where we will set up camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 02: Llamacoral - Base Camp 4300 m / 14,107 ft
On day 2 we will start our trail in the same valley where the views of two beautiful lakes, Chinacocha and Orconcocha can be enjoyed. Then we will take a Zigzag trail to Base Camp. Approx. 5 hours
Day 03: Base Camp Alpamayo – Moraine Camp 4900 m / 16,076 ft - High Camp
We will hike up to High Camp, first via a rocky trail until arriving at the glacier, then we will trek through ice and snow with some steep parts until we get to 5450 m / 17,880 ft where we will set up camp.
Day 04: High Camp - Summit Alpamayo 5947 m / 19,511 ft - Base Camp
The hike will start at 1 am, trekking until we surpass a bergschrund where the technical part in the ice begins until we reach the summit. Then we will abseil down to High Camp. Approx. 6 to 7 hours. (optional: can go down to base camp).
Day 05: High Camp – Base Camp
Relaxed descent to base camp. Approx. 4 to 5 hours
Day 06: Base Camp – Cashapampa - Huaraz
Walk back through Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
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