04 Days/03 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6025 m / 19,767 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Artesonraju
Availability: June - August
Nevado Artesonraju (Paramount) is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Cordillera de los Andes. This beautiful icy pyramid is located in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, between the gorges of Santa Cruz in the north and of Paron in the South.
Nowadays, it has become quite popular, especially for its two main trails. The first is the northern one, accessible from the gorge of Santa Cruz and the other one by the southern route, accesible by the Paron lake, located at the end of the gorge that holds the same name. This one is famous for its great icy hike of approximately 900m of slope with an inclination of 45 to 55°.
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 - Caraz, Paron - base camp 4500 m / 14,763 ft
From Huaraz we will drive to the lake Paron, where we will start the hike by walking along the lake until reaching Campo Base. Approx. 4 to 5 hours
Day 02: Base Camp - High camp I 5200 m / 17,060 ft
We will take a trail that will lead us to a ridge togo up to the moraine. Then, we will keep going to a wide glacier until we reach the camp. Approx. 4 hours
Day 03: High Camp I - Artesonraju summit 6025 m / 19,767 ft - High Camp I
Start of the hike in the early hours of the morning by a zigzag trail in order to avoid the crevices. We will cross the crevasse, then we will climb the 950m wall until we reach the top, where we will have splendid views of Huascaran, Alpamayo, Huandoy, Pisco and others. Then we will go down with several rappels. Approx 7 to 8 hours.
Day 04: High Camp I - Huaraz
We will go down using the same route as before, until we reach the starting point where our vehicule will be waiting for us. Then, we will go back to Huaraz. Approx. 3 hours.
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