Climbing Nevado Quitaraju (06 Days)

Overview


06 Days/05 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6040 m / 19,816 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Quitaraju
Availability: June - August
Difficulty: Difficult

Nevado Quitaraju located in the cordillera blanca mountain range, a part of the peruvian andes

TIP:

  • 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


    Itinerary

    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 5450m where we will set up camp.

    Day 04: High Camp – Summit Quitaraju 6040 m / 19,816 ft
    The hike will start at 1 am, we will walk until we climb a crevice where the technical part on ice starts. It will go on until we get to the top, then we will descend with several rappels 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.

    What’s included


    What’s included

    Included:
    • Mountain Guide (AGMP - UIAGM)
    • Specialised cook
    • Porter
    • Donkey driver
    • Donkeys
    • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
    • 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 Included:
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • Tips

    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
    • Light gloves
    • 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

    • Gloves(Good gloves)
    • 2 Ice axes (per person)
    • 2 Locking carabiners (per person)
    • 1 Daisy Chain (Life Line)
    • 1 ATC descender (Rappel)
    • 2 Cords for prusik
    • Harness
    • Sleeping pad / Mattress

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