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Hiking Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Chopicalqui & Yanapaccha

Hiking Cordillera Blanca is the ultimate expedition! Prepare for 7 days/6 nights hiking through the valley, seeing lakes and enjoying the view at the peak

USD $2,208.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $2,208.00
2USD $1,403.00
3 - 5USD $1,334.00
6 - 7USD $1,242.00
8 - 12USD $1,150.00
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Spend a Week Hiking Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Chopicalqui & Yanapaccha

Prepare for this hiking Cordillera Blanca expedition; it will be an amazing one! Both Nevado Chopicalqui and Yanapaccha are located in the Cordillera Blanca Range and Huascaran National Park. The Nevado Chopicalqui trail goes inside the valley and surrounds the edge of the two beautiful lakes: Chinacocha and Orconcocha; it’s a breathtaking view. The Nevado Yanapaccha is the perfect place to climb because it’s full of crevices and climbing walls, and the nature that we can find here is amazing.

Highlights 

  • Spend a whole week hiking Cordillera Blanca with expert guides
  • Get the experience of sleeping in a fully equipped tent
  • Be amazed by the view of the mountains at the summit

Tour Information

Duration:  7 Days/6 Nights
Start and End Location: Huaraz
Availability: May to September
Miscellaneous: The difficulty level of this tour is set as Moderate

Itinerary 

Day 1 – Hike from Huaraz to Campo Morrena
The day starts at Huaraz, where we will take the road towards Huaylas until Yungay, before heading east. Then we will go through the Llanganuco Valley, where you will be able to see the twin lakes Chicacocha and Orconcocha. We will continue until we reach Kilometer 42. Once there, we will start our hike, going through Campo Morrena (16,404 ft/5,000 m). Approximately 4 hours walking.

Day 2 –  Climb a Wall to Summit Yanapaccha and Admire Glaciers 
We will start the ascent at 3:00 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 590-foot (180 m) wall (50-60°) until we reach the summit (17,913 ft/ 5,460 m). 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 camp. The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. approximately 3 – 4 hours walking.

Day 3 – Descend to Base Camp Chopicalqui
On the third day, we will go back down to kilometer 42 and we will continue to base camp Chopicalqui (14,534 ft/4,430 m), where we will camp for the night.

Day 4 – Walk Along a Ridge to a Moraine Camp
We will start our hike by a ridge and continue until we reach a moraine camp (15,813 ft/4,820 m), where we will spend the night. Approx. approximately 4 – 5 hours walking.

Day 5 – Ascend to the High Camp 
We will start the hike by crossing several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will start the journey up to the 17,650 ft (5380 m) point where we will set up camp. Approx. approximately 4 hours walking.

Day 6 – Climb to the Summit of Chopicalqui
We will start our hike at 1:00 am, ascending until we reach the ridge, before continuing onto the first wall (164 ft/50 m, 50-60°) and then the second wall (197 ft/60 m, 50-65°). We will climb to the top where great mountain views will await us (20,864 ft/6,354 m). Later, we will descend to Campo Morrena. Approx. approximately 5 – 6 hours walking

Day 7 – Return to Huaraz 
On the last day, we will descend to the hairpin, where our ride will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz, where you can rest after your amazing hiking Cordillera Blanca Tour!

What’s Included

  • Mountain guide (AGMP – UIAGM) and specialized cook
  • Entrance fee of National Park Huascaran
  • First-Aid kit
  • Private transport between Huaraz / start and end of the trek
  • Complete meals during the trekking program
  • Donkeys and donkey driver
  • Tent for 2 people, kitchen/dining tent, toilet tent
  • Collective technical equipment and camping equipment

What’s Not Included

  • Tour of acclimatization before hiking Cordillera Blanca
  • 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 and from the station to the hotel/station/hotel – Lima
  • Hotel accommodation in Lima
  • Tour of the city
  • Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima
  • Hotel accommodation in accordance with the tour program
  • Porter
  • Food and drink in Lima and Huaraz
  • Travel luggage and travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Personal spending

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag (-10º to 0ºC) and sleeping pad/mattress
  • Small backpack and small daypack
  • Personal medicine
  • Sunglasses, sunblock, and lip balm
  • Long-sleeved shirts, cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts, and lightweight pants
  • Hiking pants, mountain jacket (Goretex) and hiking shoes
  • Fleece or wool sweater and/or trousers
  • Regular and long underwear
  • Medium weight parka with fiberfill
  • Light cap, wool hat, and gloves
  • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
  • Towel
  • Ice axe and harness
  • 2 Locking carabiners (per person) and 1 Daisy Chain (Life Line)
  • 1 ATC descender (Rappel) and 2 Cords for prusik

Important Notes 

  • We recommend you to do at least a 1-Day hike in altitude to be acclimatized before doing this tour
  • If you are interested in booking this tour, please contact us at info@keteka.com and we will give you all the information you need

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