Enjoy 6 days/5 nights of this Nevado Alpamayo hiking expedition, where you will enjoy the views of the peaks of Cordillera Blanca
The Nevado Alpamayo is a mountain in the Andes mountain range that’s located in Peru. Come with us and let’s hike “The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World,” according to the magazine Alpinismus (May of 1966).
In this 6 days/5 nights hiking expedition, we will go to Cashapampa, Santa Cruz Valley, Quisuar, Ruta Ferrari wall, and many other amazing places.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Start and End Location: Huaraz
Availability: From May to August
Day 1 – Start Your Hiking Adventure
We will pick you up at 6:00 am at your hotel with our private transport. From here we will go north of Huaraz, heading to Callejón de Huaylas, and on this route we will pass through different towns such as Carhuaz, Yungay and, Caraz. Then, we will continue our way until we reach the District of Cashapampa. We will be arriving at Cashapampa at 10:00 am. In this place, the donkeys and muleteers are waiting for us. They will be in charge of transporting the cooking and camping material. We will start walking uphill for 2 and a half hours and on the way, we will have lunch. Finally, we continue for a few more hours until we reach our first camp called Llamacorral.
Meals: Box Lunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 2 – Admire Beautiful Blue Lakes and Arrive to Base Camp
We will have breakfast and then we will walk along Santa Cruz Valley, and during the journey, we will enjoy the amazing turquoise lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. We will arrive at Quisuar where we will have lunch and then continue the walk to the Base Camp of Alpamayo.
Day 3 – Climb a Glacier
After breakfast, we will take the camp down and prepare our things with mountain equipment. The porters will be in charge of the transportation of food and tents. From here we will begin to climb for about 3 hours along a rocky road until we reach the Morrena Field, where we will enjoy splendid views of the mountains Artesonraju (19,767 ft/6,025 m), Paria (18,107 ft/5,519 m), and Pucajirca (19,835 ft/6,046 m).
After this, we will equip ourselves correctly and get ready to climb the glacier for 4 hours until we reach Campo I. Here we will have dinner and rest.
Day 4 – Summit Nevado Alpamayo
Our day starts at 1:00 am. We will rope ourselves up and walk for 1 hour on the glacier until we reach the Ruta Ferrari Wall. The ascent begins with 55° to 75°, 1,640 ft (500 m) approximately of wall. After 7 – 8 hours of climbing, we will reach the summit where we will have impressive views of the peaks of Cordillera Blanca.
The descent will be via rappel with the help of our expert guide, and we will arrive at the camp at approximately 11:00 a.m. Here we will have a well-deserved rest and snack. After this, we will make the descent to base camp.
Day 5 – Descend via the Santa Cruz Valley
After breakfast, we will take down the camp, prepare our things and the mountain equipment so that the muleteer takes them. The descent allows us to return by the Santa Cruz ravine. We will pass by the lagoons of Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha. Finally, we reached Llamacorral, our campsite.
Day 6 – Return to Huaraz
After breakfast, we start the walk downhill along the Santa Cruz Valley until we reach the town of Cashapampa where private transportation awaits us to move to the city of Huaraz.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.